Names listed in fatal crash - Free Access
The Department of Public Safety has listed names of the two persons killed in Wednesday crash
Emergency crews were called to the scene of a fatal highway crash west of Rockdale on US 79 just before 1 p.m. Wednesday. Reports from the scene said at least three vehicles were involved. Full Story
Luminant, AD settle
Judge: ‘County loses 10 percent of its tax base’
The potentially devastating litigation that’s been hanging over the heads of Milam County taxpayers for almost two years has ended.
Luminant and the Milam Appraisal District (AD) announced Monday afternoon they had reached an out-of-court settlement on Luminant’s lawsuit over taxable values at Sandow Power Plant Units 4 and 5 at Rockdale. Full Story
Saving the past
Volunteers racing calendar to retrieve items from historic home
They’re trying to “make lemonade out of lemons” but it’s a big task and the clock is ticking.
Members of the Milam County Historical Commission are preserving items from the ruin of what may be Rockdale’s oldest house before it’s razed.
The former Dr. Rob Wallis house, at the Milam-San Gabriel corner, was gutted by fire on Jan. 20, 2016. Full Story
‘Tampering’ charge filed in connection with capital murder
Police say arrest probably final one
A 31-year-old Caldwell man has become the fifth, and probably the last, person charged in connection with the Jan. 19 slaying of a Rockdale woman.
But Kevin Cormier is not charged with capital murder, as were four other persons earlier this month. Full Story
Dining for every ‘o-Cajun’
RHS grad opens 7th Houston restaurant
Brooks Bassler has come a long way since sleeping in the back booth of his first restaurant in Houston, working 20-hour days trying to get a foot in the door of one of the most competitive food cities in the world.
Now, the 1997 Rockdale High School graduate— and 7-foot high jumper while a member of the Tiger track team— has just opened his seventh BB’s restaurant. Full Story
Prepare meals ahead to save time, calories
COMMENTS FROM MICAH
Preparing meals ahead of time saves money and you can eat healthier each time. Here are a few tips:
Keep your weekly prepped meals fresh and safe:
• Always store food prep meals in a shallow container, covered.
• Refrigerate meals within 2 hours of preparing to prevent bacteria growth.
Meal Prep your way to a healthy weight: Full Story
Flying the colors
FLYING THE COLORS—La Escuelita, located just east of Rockdale on US 79, was presented with a new American Flag on Sunday by Woodmanlife Insurance, locally represented by Didi Juarez. Full Story
Tigers close out season with a pair of setbacks
Academy, Rogers end hoop season
The Rockdale Tigers’ season came to a close with a pair of losses to Academy and Rogers.
The Tigers finish the season 6-22 overall and 1-13 in District 20-3A.
No. 3 Jarrell (26-3) was the District 20-3A champion.
Rockdale lost to Academy 54-50 Tuesday night at home.
Cameron Mireles paced the Tigers with 14 points, followed by Blake King’s 12. Full Story
Lady Dogs pick off victory
MANOR—The best offense is a good defense is an old adage that is normally reserved for football.
You’ll have to pardon Thorndale is they prefer to put a basketball bent on it.
The Lady Dogs harassed Somerville into 33 turnovers to fuel a 58-36 victory in the Class 2A, Region IV bi-district round Tuesday night. Full Story
Iola grounds Lady Eagles
BRYAN—The Milano Lady Eagles fell to Iola 68-34 on Tuesday night in the Class 2A, Region IV, bi-district round of the state playoffs at The Armory at Bryan’s Rudder High School.
Iola, the second place team from District 26-2A, moves on to play Mason in the area round later this week. Full Story
Thorndale Top Business
THORNDALE TOP BUSINESS—Thorndale Meat Market has been named business of the month for February by the Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce. The family-owned business, now owned by Trey Felton, has roots in Thorndale going back 75 years. Full Story
Lions pancake supper, town hall on horizon
There are a lot of activities planned for spring in Rockdale as follows:
• Farmers Market in Rockdale every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Tractor Supply parking lot.
• Lions Pancake Supper is Feb. 28 at the New Salem Building in Fair Park, 5 to 7 p.m. Full Story
Sales tax up in city, down in county
Rockdale’s up and Milam County’s down for the (very early) yearly totals in 2017 sales taxes.
State Comptroller Glenn Hegar disbursed February sales tax checks last week. February checks represent sales taxes collected in December and reported to the state in January. Full Story
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