CAMERON—Milam County Commissioners have unanimously approved 10 years of tax abatements for Bitmain’s planned facility in the former Alcoa smelter.

In last week’s issue of the paper, one of the First Purple-And-White Scholarship recipients college was incorrectly identified. Frances King will be attending Midwestern State in Wichita Falls.

Reporter/Mike Brown

Monday is the first day of classes for the 2018-19 school year and Rockdale ISD administrators are expecting it to look a great deal like the first day of 2017-18.


Usually, game wardens have few clues to go on when they discover deer remains dumped alongside a road. A recently wrapped up investigation in Live Oak County gave them an easy trail to follow.

Reporter/Wynton Thomason

Hundreds of Tiger fans filled the bleachers at Rockdale High School Gymnasium for more than two hours on Monday night to greet this year’s athletic teams at the annual Meet the Tigers cake auction

Reporter/Cliff Dungan


The Lady Tigers went 8-2 after their first batch of non-district volleyball matches in tournament and cross county rival play this past weekend.

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—The yard of Johnny and Evelyn Hirt, 601 Allday, has been named yard of the month for August by the Linwood Acres Garden Club.


Milano ISD has announced its annual Meet the Teachers and Meet the Eagles events for the 2018-19 school year.


Matinee Musical Club will sponsor Uke-Stravaganza 2 at the historic Kay Theater, 350 N. Main Street in downtown Rockdale on Sunday, Aug. 26. The event is free.


George Ray Knight Sr., 71, of Franklin died Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at his home.

Victor S. Kocian, 89, of Rock-dale died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at Winnie L Nursing Center in Cameron.

ARLINGTON—Ronald Earl Laurence died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, and chose to donate his body for medical research to the University of North Texas Science Center Medical School.

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Traffic was re-routed just before 5 p.m. Thursday due to this spectacular two-vehicle accident at the corner of Cameron and Main (US 79 and FM 908) in downtown Rockdale.

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