City crews were still installing speed limit signs when Rockdale’s newest all-way stop went into action—at least temporarily— for Friday morning school rush hour. The busy Murray Bushdale corner has become a three-way stop for three weeks on a trial period. Full Story
Rockdale: Ready for a facelift
Big volunteer effort to unreel on Saturday
Rockdale, it’s time to look better than you have in years.
At least 14 teams and scores—maybe hundreds— of volunteers will fan out through the city Saturday with a goal of the biggest cleanup effort in decades. Full Story
Trucker dies in crash with train
A 65-year-old Gainesville man died last Wednesday night (April 8) when his truck rig was in collision with a train near the former Rockdale, Sandow & Southern Railroad west of Rockdale.
Danny Camp was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:30 p.m., just east of the Alcoa Turnoff (FM 1786) by Justice of the Peace Gary Northcott, who listed time of the crash as 9:41 p.m. Full Story
‘Relay’ total: $45,868 and counting
Seven teams walk twelve hours for ACS
Seven teams walked through the afternoon, evening and part of the night Saturday at Apache Pass in the annual Milam County Relay for Life.
Preliminary count shows $45,868.41 was raised for the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) efforts for cancer education and research. Full Story
Love, prayers for our own ‘Rodzilla’
Many positive thoughts, love and prayers to Rodney and Jocelyn Lewis and family.
As many of you know, Rodney was injured in a circular saw accident and severed one finger and damaged two others.
Ina31/2hoursurgery the doctors did manage to re-attach the other two fingers but it’s still a wait and see deal. Full Story
Roland Mora and Sabrina Namyat.
Douglas Davenport and Shirley Davenport.
Divorces Granted Sue Tabor and Thomas Tabor. Full Story
Back where they belong
Tigers set their course for state tournament
Girls earn first trip since 1981 after playoff
BRENHAM—A soggy bottom and a little rain did not keep Rockdale from its appointed rounds.
After a two-year absence, the Rockdale boys will return to the UIL state tournament after out pacing everyone in the Class 3A, Region III tournament Monday and Tuesday at Brenham Country Club. Full Story
Tiger netters dominate district tournament
FRANKLIN—Perhaps inspired by playing in what many would call the tennis Mecca of Texas, Rockdale served and volleyed opponents into the baseline chalk.
Networking a dominating performance across the board, the Tigers are sending seven players to the Class 3A, Region III tournament April 20 and 21 at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station. Full Story
Tigers bats come alive with big-hit outburst
Blue is tied for last spot
It may have taken Rockdale a little while to get going, but once they did, they could not be stopped.
In perhaps their best offensive showing of the season, the Tigers produced nine runs in consecutive innings for a critical 10-2 victory over Franklin Friday night at Tiger Field. Full Story
Rockdale remains ahead of pace on 2015 sales tax
While most Milam entities who collect sales tax have now slipped behind last year’s pace, the City of Rockdale continues to post gains.
State Comptroller Glenn Hegar mailed out April sales tax checks last week. March checks represent sales taxes collected in February and reported to the state in March. Full Story
RIBBON CUTTING—Bud’s Electric recently held a ribbon cutting at the Chamber of Commerce’s Rock House Headquarters attended by Chamber officials and board members. Full Story
County sees biggest appraisal gains since 2008
CAMERON—Most Milam County property owners should have received a notice of appraised value from the Milam Appraisal District (AD).
Chief Appraiser Dyann White said the appraisal district mailed about 18,500 appraisal notices on April 1.
Notices will be mailed around May 1 for commercial and personal property, she said. Full Story
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