St. Joseph’s remodeling is holiday gift to congregation from estate
A “Lift up thine eyes.” nyone who follows that admonition from Deuteronomy 4:19 upon walking into the new vestibule of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is in for an experience.
There’s a “hologram” of namesake St. Joseph and the Christ child hovering, suspended in space, above the gorgeous renovated interior.
And it’s inside a cross. Full Story
POSGCD directors unseated in votes
Hodson, Tumlinson out; Starnes wins
Two of the three incumbent members of the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) board of directors, whose terms expire this year, were voted out of office Monday morning in split votes of the Milam County commissioners court. Full Story
Roundup deadline December 4
Brown Santa, Thorndale, Germaine Cares also offer yule cheer
Wednesday, Dec. 4, is the deadline to apply to be served by Christmas Roundup in 2013.
Three other Christmas cheer programs, Brown Santa, Thorndale Cares and Germaine Cares, are also planning to make the holidays brighter for Rockdale-area residents. Full Story
Fall, brought to you in living color
Shadows getting longer,
Likewise are the nights.
Logs in the fireplace,
Turn out all the lights. Full Story
Deck the halls with combs of honey
If you are looking for a sweet way to enhance your holiday fare and impress your family and friends with your culinary skills, think honey. Full Story
‘Tis the season for sharing . . . germs
How to boost your immune system for the holidays
The hustle and bustle of holiday celebrations will soon be upon us. The office parties are already in full swing and storefront windows are all decked out in holiday glitz. Your Christmas lights and decorations are up and all that is left to do is entertain family and friends. Full Story
Trojans like to run, run again
Coldspring has completed just 25 passes this season
It doesn’t take a defensive whiz to figure out the secret of Coldspring’s success.
They love to run the ball and they run it a lot (re: Liberty Hill).
So much so, that the Trojans’ starting quarterback has completed just 25 passes—all season. And in this day and age of fire drill football, that’s an average game for most quarterbacks. Full Story
TIGERS OFF CENTER
Big Blue reaches regional round
COLLEGE STATION—Getting off to a quick start has been paramount to Rockdale’s success this season and especially the past three outings. Full Story
Milam County football has never been more successful
I mmediately following Rockdale’s blowout of Center Friday night at a rain soaked A&M Consolidated field, head coach Jeff Miller apologized to his team because any Thanksgiving plans they had made were now ruined.
Most teams wear it as a badge of honor to be playing on Turkey Day, because it means things are going pretty well, a lot to be thankful for. Full Story
Milam’s jobless rate dips to 6.7%
September numbers delayed due to ‘government shutdown’
AUSTIN—Unemployment rates around the area saw a decrease for October, according to numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) on Friday. The numbers are the first from the TWC since August due to the “government shutdown” in October. Jobless numbers from September were also released Friday. Full Story
TACC plans lot lighting, Christmas parade
The Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce met for their monthly meeting on Nov. 20 to finalize plans for the Christmas lot lighting ceremony and their annual Christmas parade. Full Story
Display spots still available in Thorndale
THORNDALE—Thorndale Chamber of Commerce annual Christmas tree lighting is planned for 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, according to spokesperson Mar i lyn Johnson. There is still time to put up your displays to share with the community. Full Story