AUSTIN—A 36-year-old man involved in a chase that ended in a SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) standoff with Austin police Sunday is from Rockdale.
—The Milam County Historical Commission receive the Texas Historical Commission’s Distinguished Service Award, presented to only 80 of the state’s 254 counties.
Texas is 773 miles from north to south and 790 miles from east to west but, according to readers of Texas Monthly magazine, the second best best barbecue in this barbecue-crazy state and the best is 18 miles away in Lexington.
What a Fourth of July it was Thursday in South Milam County, An estimated 1,000 persons gathered in the Fair Park area for a dazzling fireworks display and Milano-area residents were treated to a morning parade, complete with a free hot dog lunch. Below, Mable (L) and Scarlett Lovicott enjoy a little—well a lot—of flag waving at the Milano parade. Coverage of both events, pages 5A and 6B.
What had looked to be a “white elephant” for the City of Rockdale has apparently turned into a triumph for the town and its residents.