Fish fuel fertile forest farm
‘Aquaponics’ effort has best of two ag worlds
When you think “farm” you probably don’t think of something in the sand under the post oak trees in the Western Hills subdivision west of town.
And you sure don’t think of the “livestock” which fuels that farm.
Fish. Or to be a little more indelicate about, it fish poop. Full Story
60s: Big changes in nation, town
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS, SERIES 7, PART 4
A s time ventured into the 60s, many changes in the community began to surface on the south side of the tracks.
The city finally laid sewage lines, giving access to indoor plumbing, and natural gas also became available. Full Story
RELAY FOR LIFE—
Tommy Standard (R), president and CEO of Standards Home Health & Hospice, recently donated $1,000 to Milam County Relay For Life. Full Story
Paul and Tena Backhaus of Katy announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Brittany Lauren Backhaus, to Christopher Edward Buchtien, son of Doug and Debbie Buchtien of Katy. The brideelect is the granddaughter of Wilhelm and Artie Backhaus of Rockdale. She is a 2006 graduate of James E. Full Story
Marriage LicensesAnthony Miles and TinaAlvarado.Richard Fuentes and AprilSanchez.Bradley Davenport andLatethia Winston. Divorces GrantedLoraine Deaver and SamuelDeaver.Jennifer Elliott and ScottElliott.Melodie Ballesteros andPeter Ballesteros.Sandy Whittle and RandyWhittle. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday—Low sodium chicken enchilada bake, pinto beans and salsa, flour tortilla, fruit, milk.
Tuesday—Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, dill carrots, wheat roll, strawberry swirl, milk.
Wednesday— Lemon baked tilapia, tartar sauce, scalloped potatoes, green peas, whole wheat bread, reduced calorie crisp, milk. Full Story
RELAY FOR LIFE
2014 Relay April 5 at Apache Pass
The annual Relay For Life of Milam County event will be a little different this year, but have the same goal—to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer, chair Andrea Anderle said. Full Story
‘HALL OF HONOR’—
Rockdale Chamber of Commerce held an open house last Wednesday in the renovated Hogan-Hall Building adjacent to the organization’s rock house headquarters. The building was named in honor of two Rockdale businessmen, the late W. P. “Red” Hogan and Bill Hall. It was originally the garage for the rock house which became Chamber headquarters. Full Story
Jason and Erica Starnes of Houston announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Reese Starnes, at 1:44 p.m. Feb. 6, 2014, in Memorial City Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. She weighed in at 5 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 18 inches long. Grandparents are Kerry and Denise Starnes of Rockdale, James and Sherri Rasco of Hearne. Full Story
Mardi Gras scholarship bash to include unique items
CAMERON—This Saturday’s second annual Christine Holcombe Memorial scholarship Mardi Gras Bash will feature some special auct ion items including a trophy hunt at Whis- key Hollow Exotic Game Ranch, located south of Gause which includes a shoulder mount and accommodations at the lodge, according to spokesperson Deborah Kostroun. Full Story
The 2014 winner of the annual Denio’s Heart’s Desire Give-Away is Lisa Coldiron of Milano, according to Franci Denio, spokesperson. Coldiron won a Simmons Beautyrest queen mattress set. Full Story
Thorndale hosts health fair
THORNDALE—The Milam County Health department and Thorndale Police Department hosted a health fair at the Chamber of Commerce building Saturday.
Health department nurses performed blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, and provided healthy eating information, along with information on your vaccines preventable diseases. Full Story
Rockdale resident Annette Stone (R) recently presented a program on Rockdale author
George Sessions Perry at former Rockdalian Christine Granados’ Southwest
Literature class at Texas
Tech University-Fredericksburg. Students had read
George Sessions Perry’s “Hold Autumn in Your Hand.” Stone’s presentation covered Full Story