‘Funny money’ rash hits town; warrant issued for one suspect
What police described as “an experienced” gang of counterfeiters blew through Rockdale last week, passing about a dozen bills at several businesses.
Working with the Bee Caves Police Department in the Austin area, Rockdale police believe they have identified a 24-year-old Bastrop woman as one of the suspects and have issued a warrant for her arrest. Full Story
Weather-related calls for sheriff
The Mi lam County Sherif f ’s Department was among the many agencies responding to weather- related calls last Wednesday as a major storm moved through North Milam County.
Deputies were called out nine times, mostly to locations in the northern part of the county as extensive rainfall stranded motorists and closed roads. Full Story
Police will train businesses to avoid fakes
“Begging” isn’t quite the right word but police really want to train Rockdale businesses how to avoid getting stuck with a fist full of “funny money” from counterfeiters after the recent spree (above). Full Story
MILAM COUNTY JAIL LOG
Here is the jail log from Nov. 29-Nov. 4 from the Milam County Sheriff’s Department.
Jail logs list all persons charged with offenses through the county jail docket. Charges may change during the process. Persons are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Full Story
SCARY STORY TIME—
Well, not really. The participants at the city library’s weekly story time last Wednesday favored endearing costumes over the more spooky variety. Led by assistant librarian Karen Newton— left, costumed as Glinda the Good Witch of the South from “The Wizard of Oz”—the children, and moms, enjoyed a Halloween party after the story. Full Story
Gause wreck claims Gatesville woman’s life
GAUSE—A 39-year-old Gatesville woman died Saturday in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of US 79 and Farm to Market Road 2095 in Gause.
According to Trooper J. C. Brooks, Zina Pitts was the driver of a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and was turning from FM 2095 onto US 79 when her vehicle was in collision with a westbound 2009 Dodge pickup driven by Nabil Silvey, 33, of Milano. Full Story
Pastor James Brymer was incorrectly identified as Gary Jackson in a photo caption in last week’s Reporter. Full Story
Sisters Mary Hubert (Mona Butala), Amnesia (Amanda Tyson) and Robert Anne (Tia Rae Stone) perform a raucous rendition of “The Nutcracker” in a scene from Milam Community Theater’s p Full Story
Taken from community calendars.
For additions, call 446-5838.
Nov. 8—Joe Hendrix, Bob Meaker, McKenzie Starr.
Nov. 9—Mardell Cates, Toni Ellis, Blake Finney, Janice Pelzel.
Nov. 10—Scott Shuffield, Eugenia Newton, Sherri Nelson, Kathy Bright, Deborah Bland, Daniel Evans, Billy Galbreath.
Nov. 11—David Eubanks. Full Story
Briana Wright as Frankie Stein and J.J. Vargas as Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty were winners of the best costumes at the First Assembly of God Trunk-N-Treat. Each received a $10 gift card to McDonald’s. Full Story
Milam voters okay 8 amendments, turn down one Tuesday
Milam County voters pretty much followed the path set by the state Tuesday in deciding the fate of nine proposed amendments to the state constitution.
Milam voters okayed eight amendments and rejected one. Turnout was a low 5.6 percent.
Statewide, all nine passed by large margins. Full Story
Rockdale Downtown Association held its annual membership meeting Monday night at Sho’ Nuff Soul Food Restaurant and President Chris Dyess (back row left) presented plaques to Mary Phillips (second from left), representing Place of Hope Pregnancy Center which won the Best Building Renovation Award, and to Rita Juergens (third from left, front row) who won the Shining Star Award for outstan Full Story
Jury selection continues in capital murder trial
CAMERON—The lengthy jury selection process continues this week for the Brandon Charles Cotton capital murder trial.
Prosecutor Bill Torrey is seeking the death penalty for Cotton, who is accused of the Nov. 25, 2011, shotgun slaying of San Gabriel area resident Sandra Phillips.
On Monday interviews began for about 100 prospective jurors in the 20th District Courtroom. Full Story