Water on the mind
A capacity crowd of 225, not counting water district staffers and numerous presenters, attended the two-county (Burleson and Milam) water summit last Wednesday in the Caldwell Civic Center. Topics ranged from water planning to hydraulic fracturing and there were two panel discussions. Below, Milam County Judge Dave Barkemeyer introduced the keynote speaker, State Rep. Marsha Farney. Full Story
Grass fires burn for South Milam VFDs
Grass fires kept South Milam County volunteer fire departments hopping during the past week
Calls dispatched from the Rockdale Police station during the past week were listed as follows:
• 1:13 p.m. Aug. 13, fire reported on FM 486, turned out to be controlled burn, Thorndale VFD. Full Story
Lab test report leads to arrest in traffic case
What started out to be a traffic case a month ago turned into a drug arrest on Saturday.
Police said a 27-year-old Rockdale man had been stopped for a traffic violation and police found a suspicious substance in the vehicle.
“It was sent off for analysis and the test came back positive for methamphetamine, Lt. J. D. Newlin said. Full Story
One hurt in North Milam plane crash
The Milam County Sheriff’s Department and Department of Public Safety state troopers were called to the site of a small plane crash Saturday in the northeastern part of the county.
According to the DPS, a Cessna Husky crop duster plane crashed around 10 a.m. along FM 485 near CR 259 in the Branchville area. Full Story
The City of Rockdale wants to see if a change of scenery, and security, will solve problems at its “often full and worse” recycling dumpster. Its new location, inside a secure fence, in the city’s Mill Street Yard by the blue water tower. Use of the dumpster, for recyclables only, will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY JAIL LOG
Here is the jail log fromAug. 12-18 from the MilamCounty Sheriff’s Department. Jail logs list all persons charged with offenses through the countyjail docket. Charges maychange during the process.Persons are presumed innocent until convicted in acourt of law.• Gustavo Villalpando, Full Story
YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS—
Lots of names will be in lights along the 1200 block of West Cameron (US 79) after the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce’s new electronic sign was installed Tuesday morning. From left, Wayne Fisher, Bud Houston and Brandon Cornwell were part of the crew. Full Story
Air Quality Index — what you should know
During the warmer summer months you tend to spend a lot more time outdoors. Besides using proper sun protection, you should be also aware of the air quality.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) tells you how clean or polluted your outdoor air is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for you. Full Story
At the top, “Give me five on the backside,” says Emily Austin (with mom Jamie) to Peyton Miller. In the middle, Jakob Moreland takes a selfie in front of the overflow crowd. Hanna Jiminez has some fun during the introduction of the volleyball team. Tyler Prazac (52) reacts to the amount he got for his cake with cheerleader Lilly Schweitzer. Full Story