Steel guitar players Billy Barnett (left) and Ronnie Vaughn were part of the Milano Opry house band Saturday night that welcomed many special guests including fiddle player Don George (center) of Lockhart. Reporter/Marie Bakken
Reporter/Marie Bakken 'SHINING STAR'—An elbow in a soccer game had Mason Roach, 8, of Willis "Singin' the Blues" at Saturday's first-ever Milano Opry. See story and more photos, page 6C.
Forty-one entries were on display at the first ever Milano Classic Car and Motorcycle Show held as part of the Milano Spring Sweep event in downtown Saturday.
Reporter/Mike Brown WOMAN HURT—Gloria Henry, 56, of College Station, was flown to Scott & White Hospital with a broken leg and arm fractures after this 8:14 a.m. Friday car-motorcycle accident on US 79, three miles east of Rockdale. Trooper Broderick Sims said Mrs. Henry, who was wearing a helmet, was a passenger on a Harley-Davidson operated by 59-year-old John Henry of College Station.
Gill's shooting suspect indicted on separate charge
A 19-year-old Rockdale man, who was arrested last week in connection with the shooting of a convenience store owner, was indicted Thursday on a separate charge by a Milam County Grand Jury. Tony Eugene Crawford was indicted for possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility, according to prosecutor Kerry Spears. Full Story
RCS thanks volunteers in 2009 Relay For Life
Dear editor, Thanks to the cancer survivors and all volunteers who participated in the "Relay for Life" on Saturday, April 25. The Rockdale Christian Services food pantry received approximately 300 pounds of non-perishable food donated by those who attended the all-night relay. Full Story
Family thanks RVFD for quick response
Dear editor, Last Wednesday we had a fire in our home. It was a scary and traumatic event to say the least! We feel so blessed that there was not any structural damage to our home when the dryer in the utility room caught fire. We are also blessed to live in a town where there is a wonderful volunteer fire department. Full Story
Next Milano Opry now set for July 18th
Dear editor, Let us first say a big "thank you" to all those that made the firstever Milano Opry such a great success. We appreciate all those who came out and special thanks go to our sponsors, concession stand committee and all those who donated door prizes. Full Story
Thanks for flags flying during Memorial Day
Dear editor, To all the businesses and individuals who displayed our American flag this past weekend in honor of Memorial Day, I tip my hat. A special acknowledgement goes to Rockdale Sports & Embroidery for their window display. Full Story
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