MEET AND GREET—
Representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, and others, were on hand at Renaissance Villa Thursday for a meet and greet with administrator Lillian Hayden and director of nursing Gail Crawford. Renaissance Villa provides advanced specialized care for geriatrics with Alzheimer’s related dementia, psychiatric behaviors and severe memory disorders requiring skilled nursing. Full Story
Twelve sentenced in district court action
CAMERON—Twelve persons were sentenced in 20th District Court action last week, according to Prosecutor Bill Torrey.
He listed case dispositions as follows:
• Alonzo Arispe Jr., 32, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to sexual assault (enhanced), 30-year prison term. Full Story
Early voting for the May 27 Republican and Democratic Primary primary runoffs begins Monday. Only early voting location in the county is the county clerk’s office.
Hours are as follows:
Monday and Tuesday— 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21—7 am. to 7 p.m. Full Story
‘Shots fired’ call results in arrest on Saturday
A “shots fired” call sent police to a Hogan Street address Saturday night, resulting in one arrest.
Police said Cody Ray Box, 34, of Rockdale, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
“Witnesses said a man had held a pistol to someone’s head and had also discharged the gun into the ground,” Lt. J. D. Newlin said. Full Story
No injuries, and minor damages, were reported in a two-vehicle crash investigated by police at 3:17 p.m Monday across US 79 from City Hall. Police said drivers were Julius Frankeny of Lexington in a 2014 Honda CRV and Oscar Gomez of Rockdale in a 2007 Chevrolet pickup. Full Story
Five more scam attempts listed
Attempted scams keep popping up in many areas of Milam County as deputies investigated five more during the past week.
Three were reported Thursday, on FM 1600 north of Rockdale, a phone scam on CR 326 near Rockdale and County Road 206 near Cameron.
On Friday a scam attempt was reported on County Road 311 in the Rockdale area. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY JAIL LOG
Here is the jail log from May 6-12 from the 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.
• Randy Rangel, 46, Cameron, non-payment of child support/Order of Attorney General (OAG), released on $303 bond. Full Story
Fire calls dispatched through the Rockdale Police Department through the past week included the following:
• 10:58 p.m. May 6, grass fire, roadside, County Road 356, Gause VFD.
• 4:10 a.m. Friday, car cire, Travis Street, Rockdale VFD.
• 2:54 p.m. Saturday, hay patch fire, FM 486, Rockdale, Thorndale and Cameron VFDs. Full Story
FIGHTING WITH SHRIVER—
Jessica Bell (L) and Susie Pounders took their support of Rockdale Police Ofc. Tommy Shriver to the skyline of New York City recently with T-shirts backing the officer, who is battling bone-blood marrow cancer. The latest in a series of fund raisers for Shriver gets under way at 12-noon Saturday at The Ranch. Details page 1A. Full Story