UFO buzzes hospital?
Well, not really, and there are a couple of clues if you look closely. First, the ‘UFO’ is about as aerodynamic as a 1972 Volvo. And the 160-foot-tall construction crane (right) just might have given away what was really happening. Little River Health Care replaced two massive heating/air conditioning units on the roof of Richards Memorial Hospital Thursday morning. Full Story
Good Friday holy day and holiday here
Good Friday will be a holiday for many, but not all, in the Rockdale area.
School is out Friday in the Rockdale, Thorndale and Milano ISDs.
It’s a half day holiday at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Thorndale and in the Gause ISD with noon releases. Full Story
Council mulls compromise on HOT taxes
Cameo facade preservation grant being sought from MDD by owner
Rockdale’s city council shifted the hotel-motel tax (HOT) funds compromise, forged by recent Chamber of Commerce-Municipal Development District talks, to a future workshop session during Monday’s council session.
But it still turned out to be the “800-pound gorilla in the room” f or some other agenda items. Full Story
Fair Park ‘habitat’ for Nature Fest
Music, info, ‘hands-on’ activities through day
Nature ruled Saturday morning and afternoon at Rockdale’s Fair Park.
The fifth annual Nature Fest, sponsored by the El Camino Real chapter of Master Naturalists had a little for everyone. Full Story
EARLY BIRDS GET THE BEST DEALS—
The crowds were out early Thursday at the annual Milano Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary spring garage sale. The event ran through Saturday and this year was held in the new MVFD fire station and spilled out into the new vehicle bay area that is still under construction (pictured above). Full Story
Baptist Church Easter egg hunt set Saturday
Springtime is here for sure. Showers and stormy weather, warm one day, cool front same day, high winds, beautiful colors of green, pretty spring flowers and allergies. If you are someone who can say you’ve never had any allergies I will share mine with you. If you are one of the lucky ones who never have allergies—be thankful. Full Story
Karl makes professional debut Friday
‘Cowboy’ part of Golden Boy live series on Fox
SAN ANTONIO—Ryan Karl has heard the bell in the next round of his boxing career.
The 22-year-old Milano native will be making his pro debut on the Golden Boy Live Series, April 18, at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
The event—where pro bouts begin at 5:30 p.m.—will be televised on Fox Sports One and Fox Deportes. Full Story
So long to Bill Martin, ‘The Mailman’
I never met Bill Martin. But, because of our similar names, it seems like I always knew what he was doing.
On television, on radio, in the newspaper.
One of the most recognizable figures in Austin’s gospel community, Bill “The Mailman” Martin passed away over the weekend. He was 82.
Now he was called “Mailman” for two reasons. Full Story
Frosh netters fall
King, Blanchard make it to third place match
BRYAN—In their first brush with trying to gain entry into the state tournament, Rockdale’s fab freshmen found out the road is paved with potholes.
The Rockdale mixed doubles couple Blake King and Erin Blanchard were tripped up in the third place match Tuesday afternoon in the Class 3A, Region III tennis tournament. Full Story
Doing business as...
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Salina Towery dba Thorndale Football League (v. 1,223, p. 688).
Scott Brandon dba Post Office Cafe (v. 1,223, p. 686). Full Story