Wild weather! Flooding, rescues
Trees down in 65-mph wind storm
This time the violent Texas spring weather didn’t miss us.
A quick moving thunderstorm dumped up to four inches on Rockdale about 5 p.m. Monday, sending placid Ham Branch, and many streets, on a rampage.
Volunteer firefighters made two high-water rescues and residents were evacuated from their homes in Central Rockdale. Full Story
Milam’s fallen recalled in moving ceremony
Program honors 235 Milam war dead Monday
Chris Whittaker, Rockdale’s city manager, is a 25-year veteran of the U. S. Army and has served in hotspots like Iraq, Pakistan, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Bosnia.
But a memory that’s seared into his mind happened stateside. Full Story
June 4-6 park events go national
Events surrounding the re-dedication of Milam county’s Centennial Park June 4-6 has gone national.
June 6, the day National DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) President Lynn Forney Young will speak at the site of “Old Nashville,” is National Trails Day. Full Story
Changing the face of City Hall
‘Facelift’ will transform ex bank building
You sometimes hear people talk about “cleaning out City Hall.” Rockdale is transforming one entirely.
The most extensive remodeling of the 36-year-old building that has been Rockdale’s City Hall for the past 13 years is nearing completion.
Those paying bills have been asked to use the drive-through but anyone venturing inside has found huge changes. Full Story
Trip to Llano was just that, a real trip
Bill and I had a great (if busy, for us) weekend, even missing all the really bad weather.
We did get rained on several different times, but we were already home when the flooding and tornados were going on.
At our South Texas Press Conference in April, I was winning bidder for an overnight getaway to Llano, a silent auction prize. Full Story
Considering it was Memorial Day weekend, it was highly appropriate that Lady Liberty shared microphones with American servicemen during the second grade’s walk through history play Friday afternoon in the elementary gym. Top row, from left, Rob Hernandez, Klay Eschberger and Molly Moody. Full Story
Flatonia dismisses Thorndale again
WIMBERLEY—There were far less dramatics than a year ago, but the outcome was the same.
For the second year in a row, Flatonia eliminated Thorndale from the state playoffs with a 12-3, 5-1 sweep in the Class 2A, Region IV quarterfinals. Full Story
Wendell named 3A player of the year
Tiger led state in scoring, free throws
SAN ANTONIO—Despite leading the state in scoring and free throw shooting in 2014, Wendell Mitchell was completely ignored by the TABC, left off their All- State list.
He got their attention this year and was well rewarded for the oversight. Full Story
Velma picks her spot
Louisiana- Monroe right choice for Lady Tiger
Move over Robertsons. There’s a new star in town.
Lady Tigers standout Velma Mitchell has chosen to play at Louisiana Monroe, a member of the 11-school Sun Belt Conference which includes Texas State and Texas-Arlington. Full Story
Volunteers make a splash in city pool’s new look
Just add glue to the paint and presto, you have a sticky substance that will bond to the bottom of the pool and it’s resistant to chlorine and sunlight.
City residents Gary and Annette Griesbach as well as Andy Dewey spent countless hours of volunteer time painting the shallow end of the pool and adding black racing guides on the bottom of the pool. Full Story
June 9th is the next 2nd Tuesday Chamber XChange
Happy May to everyone. We here at the Chamber cannot believe it is almost over.
Congratulations to all of our Seniors who will be moving on to bigger and better things.
We commend you and hope that you have a very happy and successful beginning to what is going to be a long and prosperous life.
Wear those graduation gowns and caps proudly. You earned it! Full Story
Milam unemployment down to 4.6
County rate drops 0.9 percent from year-ago figure
Milam County’s unemployment rate dropped substantially in April, compared to the March and one-year-ago figures.
However. Milam continues to have the highest unemployment rate in the seven-county area it centers.
The April unemployment rate in Milam was 4.6 percent, down from 5.0 in March and down 0.9 from the April, 2014, figure, 5.5 percent. Full Story
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