BACK IN ‘BUSINESS’—
After being out of service for almost three years, the 100-year-old-plus Worley Bridge over the San Gabriel River is again open to light vehicular traffic. The bridge, on County Road 428, closed in May, 2011 “isolating” some families north of the river who had to make long trips to FM 487 or through Thorndale to access destinations south of the river. Full Story
‘Stash Your Trash’ Saturday at Fair Park
The City of Rockdale’s spring “stash your trash” day is set for 8 a.m. to 12-noon Saturday at Fair Park.
It’s open only to residents of the city, who may bring a driver’s license and water bill to verify residency. Full Story
The names of parents of two 2014 graduating RHS honor students were incorrectly submitted by the school for public in last weeks Reporter. Here is the correct information:
• Jinjutha Chittanurak, daughter of Mayures Poochareon and Phongphat Chittanurak.
• Cale Garza, son of Carlos Garza and Mary Woodward. Full Story
Vehicle theft arrest leads to charge on house burglary
Police investigating several recent vehicle breakins made an arrest on those charges and say they found evidence connected with a residence burglary.
Thomas Ray Hobbs, 44, was arrested Thursday on two local warrants for burglary of a vehicle with two prior convictions. Full Story
77 calls for sheriff in week
The Milam County Sheriff’s Department report4ed 77 calls during the past week including:
May 27—Stranded motorist, North FM 908, Rockdale area; stray dog, East Avenue E, city not listed; suspicious person, CR 222, Cameron area; welfare concern, CR 112, Buckholts area. Full Story
RVFD AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP—
The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary was represented in the parade of scholarships to the stage Thursday evening in the annual Rockdale High School Awards Night. The auxiliary’s $500 scholarship was presented by Amy Caffey (L) to Samantha Muston. See page 8C. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY JAIL LOG
Here is the jail log from May 27-June 2 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
RJH to promote 115 this Friday
Speeches by valedictorian Hailey Wilson and salutatorian Carlee Morgan will highlight promotion exercises for Rockdale Junior-High School’s Class of 2014, at 10 a.m. Friday in the junior-high gymnasium, according to Principal April Eschberger.
Wilson posted a 4.139 grade-point average in her three-year RJH academic career. She is the daughter of Michael and Shanna Wilson. Full Story
Rockdale, Cameron Rotary clubs earn top district awards
Rockdale and Cameron Rotary Clubs were honored with awards at the annual District 5870 conference held at the La Torretta Resort in Montgomery. Full Story
Parents: ‘Andrews tried to save Bergdahl’
Yoe High grad’s 2009 death back in news this week
The parents of a 1994 Yoe High graduate killed in Afghanistan in 2009 have told a variety of news sources during the past week they believe their son was killed trying to rescue Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Andy and Sondra Andrews, now residents of Dallas, said they originally believed 2nd Lt. Darryn Full Story
40 DOWN, 10 TO GO—
Forty years ago Sunday (June 8, 1974) Rockdale buried a 50-year time capsule on the final day of the town’s Centennial celebration. John Ballard, who was chairman of the observance, and wife Dina, re-visited the site last week on the grounds of the city library. The Ballards Full Story
Kids to get helmets Friday
Rockdale Intermediate School students will get new bicycle helmets from a pair of local institutions Friday, June 6.
Little River Health Care and the Rockdale Police Department will measure and fit each child, with an individualized helmet from 9 a.m. to 12-noon.
“We want students to be able to ride around town with safe, appropriate headgear,” Full Story
Milam veterans seek secretary’s full-time return
CAMERON—Veterans service has been a topic of national conversation recently and it’s now become one in Milam County, but for a different reason.
A number of veterans filed into the courthouse last Wednesday (May 28) asking commissioners to restore Karen Kunkel, Veterans Service Office (VSO) secretary, to full-time, 40-hour-per week status in that position. Full Story
BACK FROM THE DEAD—
Three weeks ago, Rockdale’s Old City Cemetery on South Main was clogged with dozens of downed trees, branches and toppled grave markers. But late last week the final brush piles were hauled away by city crews, thanks to a “monumental” effort by volunteers, students and city workers, coordinated by Jack Brooks. Full Story
Milano seniors earn scholarships totaling more than $516,000
Ferrara, Jentsch give speeches during Friday commencement
MILANO–Milano graduating seniors have had a couple of very busy last couple of weeks to their high school year, topped off with commencement ceremonies held late last week. Full Story
Baptist youth garage sale this weekend at Family Life Center
Be sure and take some time Thursday through Saturday (June 5-7) to go to the garage sale that the youth of the Gause Baptist Church is sponsoring at the church Family Life Center beginning at 8 a.m. Proceed will go to foreign missions. Full Story
Citywide clean up effort, free community meal this weekend
Milano’s citywide clean up is set for June 5-8. Luggers will be located across the street from the civic center in downtown. This is a great time to get out and clean up some of that stuff in the yard you’ve been putting off until the summer. Full Story
56 attend Modesette reunion in Thorndale
THORNDALE—The annual Modesette family reunion was held Sunday, June 1 at the VFW hall in Thorndale with 56 attending.
Families represented were Millie Simmons, John Modesette and Lewis Modesette.
Helen Price of Granbury presided and Bill Dittmar of Pasadena gave the invocation. Full Story
Thorndale hands out 51 diplomas during commencement
Students receive $510,300 at annual scholarship night
THORNDALE—The 51-member Thorndale High School class of 2014 received diplomas during commencement ceremonies held Friday at Bulldog Stadium.
Speeches by class valedictorian Riley Schaefer and salutatorian Lorenzo Llana highlighted the event.
On May 27, graduates were awarded scholarships at the annual awards night. Students received $510,300 in scholarships and awards. Full Story
Scholarships, awards $720,776 at RHS
With Rockdale High School graduating seniors picking up almost three quarters of a million dollars in scholarships and awards— a recordThursday’s annual Awards Night was the “real McCoy.”
Emily McCoy, RHS student body president, made 15 trips to the podium to receive scholarships and awards valued at $35,870 with the amount of one still to be determined. Full Story