Six draw terms in district court action
CAMERON—Six cases were disposed of last week in 20th District Court, according to Prosecutor Bill Torre.
He listed case dispositions as follows:
• Armando Rayes Reyna, 29, Holland, pleaded true to a probation revocation motion, on an original charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and, after a pre-sentence investigation, drew a eight-year prison term. Full Story
ONE BIG PICNIC—
It was a packed house during the late morning and the afternoon Saturday for Rockdale’s biggest “picnic” at The Ranch. United Steelworkers Local 4895 hosted the annual event featuring barbecue and all the trimmings, plus lots of visiting. The event was open to Steelworkers and their families. Sponsor was Cappolino-Dodd-Krebs LLP. Full Story
Ex-city employee charged in theft of water meters
A former City of Rockdale employee has been charged in connection with the thefts of old water meters from the city.
John L. Robertson Jr., 37, was charged with theft of material (aluminum, bronze, copper or brass), less than $20,000. He was released on $5,000 bond. Full Story
Women charged after toddler incident
Two Cameron women were arrested last week after a pair of young children almost toddled into traffic on busy Texas 36-US 190 in Cameron.
Cameron police responded after reports of drivers having to dodge the young children.
Arrested were Hanah Hope Franklin, 21, identified as the children’s mother, and 50-year-old Tamra Susanne Selman, identified as their grandmother. Full Story
The Milam County Health Department hosted a two-day All-Hazards Incident Course recently in the Patterson Civic Center, drawing personnel countywide. Chief Thomas Harris, Lt. J. D. Newlin and Communications Supervisor Shana Goodrich from the Rockdale Police Department attended. Instructors were Shawn Meacham and Doc Mills of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY JAIL LOG
Here is the jail log from August 5-11 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
Vacation Bible School, co-hosted by St. John’s United Methodist Church and Peach Lutheran Church (both in Rockdale), was held at St. John’s last week. Organizers report that 68 children were registered for VBS and enjoyed Bible stories, music, crafts, food and fellowship. This year’s theme was “Workshop of Wonders.” St. Full Story
RHS Class of ‘57 had its dreams—Part VI
This is the sixth in a periodic series of “memoirs” of the RHS Class of 1957 compiled from memories of class members Gary Jackson, Billy Sager, John Terry Yoakum and Lavada Yoakum.
By GARY JACKSON
In 1949-50 the class of 1957 was in the fifth grade. Full Story
THORNDALE POLICE BEAT
The Thorndale Police Department is joining forces with the state and federal agencies to remind motorists about the consequences of drinking and driving by stepping up efforts to arrest drunk drivers during the weeks prior to Labor Day. Full Story
At The Crossroads
There’s no better way to get people’s attention than dragging a cross through the middle of town.
For Walter Masters, that’s the whole point.
Masters criss crosses the country spreading the word of God and he passed through Rockdale Monday after noon which was his last desination of the day. Full Story