TWo felony arrests during past week

Rockdale Police made two felony arrests during the past week as follows:

Calls for the Milam County Sheriff’s Department during the past week:

Here is the Milam County Jail Log for July 28-Aug. 3.

Jail logs list all persons charged with offenses through the county jail docket.

Charges may change during the process.


Choosing family first means everything

As NFL teams began arriving for training camp this season, some players decided to opt-out of playing due to concerns related to the COVID-19 virus.

Milano boxer wants

Milano native and professional boxer Ryan “Cowboy” Karl is training for the biggest fight of his life.

Three former Milam County basketball players were named to the 2010s All-Decade Team by the Bryan Eagle sports staff in July.

Columns & Opinions

Milam 4-H facing another challenging year

This year has been challenging for 4-H with the COVID-19 situation.

The first Reporter stories on the COVID-19 Pandemic were in early March.

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August 8—Carrie Scitern. August 12—Brenda Baker, Tennyson Guthrie.

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Classes in the Rockdale ISD, and online, don’t start until Aug. 13 but teachers have already been preparing in the Rockdale ISD.

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WINNERS—This is the first-place winning team at the recent David Greene Brown Santa Golf Tourney, held at the Cameron Country Club: From left, John Mendoza, Dan Foster, Biff Harris, Stockton



A funeral service for Deborah Sue Praesel Brandt, 48, of Brenham will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

James “Bo” Elvin Downey, died Monday, July 20, 2020, in Crandall.

He was born in Hearne on Jan. 3, 1954, to J.T. Downey and Mozelle Downey.


Kevin “Cowpoke” Lee Reese died Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Milano.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 1, at Liberty Cemetery near Milano with Pas tor Gary Westbrook officiating.

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Milano and Gause firefighters responded to this residence

One person died around 8 a.m. Wednesday after a fire gutted her rural residence on in the 1700 block of County Road 355 Loop.

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Five inches of rain overnight Thursday triggered flooding in Rockdale's "low places" including Meadow Drive. Numerous streets were closed.

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