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QUICK LOOK RISD falls
workshop set short in AYP
gist Lynna Kay Shuffield
will conduct a genealogy
workshop from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Saturday at the city
library. No campus sanctions yet, but
Signup donation is $5 and
lunch will be provided.
staff development required
Sign-in begins at 8:30 By MIKE BROWN
a.m. with breaks for lunch Reporter Editor
Topics will include the The Rockdale ISD, as a district, has
American Revolution and missed federal “No Child Left Behind”
Civil War. standards for the fourth consecutive
Budget hearing No federal sanctions are kicking in,
yet, for any RISD campus but there are
Monday for city now some requirements for the district
City council members as a whole, according to Supt. Dr. Howell
will hold a public hearing Wright.
on their proposed budget “We are required to provide additional
and tax rate at 5:30 p.m. professional development that focuses our
Monday at City Hall.
No increase in the cur-
Changes on the way? Reporter/Mike Brown staff on student needs based on instruc-
tional data,” he said.
rent 66.2775-cent tax rate Depending on how the city council views three recent presenta- The council met in workshop session Tuesday to study contract “Additionally we take this status as an
is proposed. tions, there may be some changes in the method and frequency offers, all of which would involve a “slight” increase in collection important need for improvement, so we
A $6-per month increase of Rockdale’s trash collection. Doravion Dickens (foreground) and rates. Waste Management, IESI and Texas Disposal have made will attend the Texas School Improvement
in the base water rate is part Carlos Lohiengel of Waste Management make their rounds in bids. The city will discuss trash collection during a meeting set Campus in October, even though we are
of the budget proposal. east Rockdale as part of the customary twice-weekly collection. for 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. See editorial, page 5A. not required to attend,” he said.
According to the Texas Education
Agency, the RISD and Rockdale Junior-
School bells ring Monday for 1,649
High School missed AYP (Adequate Yearly
public hearings Progress) goals. The report cited standard-
ized test scores in reading and math in
Public hearings on the both instances.
2012 Milam County budget The high school, intermediate and
are scheduled for 9 a.m. and Rockdale ISD administrators are look- day of classes last year.
ing for 1,649 students when the ﬁrst bell Principal Joey Geletka said 90 juniors elementary campuses met the AYP goals.
6 p.m. Monday in the Milam One in two Texas districts did not meet
County Courthouse. of t the 2011-2012 school year rings at 7:33 are expected with a huge freshman class
a.m. Monday. of 160. the AYP goals in 2011, a drop that was
A third public hearing is reﬂected in the Milam County results.
set for 6 p.m. Sept. 7, also at Or maybe it’s 1,598. Or something in April Eschberger, junior-high principal,
between. said 355 are expected at that campus. Last Of Milam districts which currently offer
the courthouse. a high school campus, only Thorndale ISD
See budget story, page Campus principals estimated pre- year’s ﬁrst-day enrollment was 380.
sented enrollment estimates Monday to Kathy Pelzel, intermediate principal, met the AYP’s district standards.
2A. In addition to Rockdale, Cameron,
the Rockdale ISD board of trustees with estimated an enrollment of 364 in grades
Sandee Calame, elementary principal, 3-5. That compares to 351 last year. Milano and Buckholts all missed AYP
noting it’s tricky at the moment to project PRINCIPALS—Two of the four campus goals as a district.
CRIME BEAT enrollment at that campus, pre-K through
Pelzel Calame principals were hired during the spring.
In April, Pelzel replaced Pam Kaufmann,
In addition to Rockdale Junior-High,
Yoe High in Cameron and the Buckholts
Jail term ordered Calame said as of Monday, 403 had ment at the elementary would total 454 who moved up to become assistant super- school also missed AYP campus goals.
for fugitive in spring enrolled but another 51 are in the process and the Rockdale ISD projected enroll- intendent for curriculum and instruc- STANDARDS—Schools and districts
chase, wreck involving of enrolling. ment would be 1,649. tion. must have 80 percent or more of their
Rockdale constable, She said birth certiﬁcates, immunization That compares to 1,663 who answered In May, Calame replaced Robin Faulk- students in grades 3-8 and 10 pass the
3A. records and proof of income are part of the the ﬁrst bell of the 2010-2011 term. ner, who resigned, then accepted a posi- Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills
enollment process at that level. RHS—Projected enrollment at the high tion as elementary physical education (TAKS) reading or English language arts
school is 476, compared to 503 on the ﬁrst
LETTERS If all 51 complete the process, enroll-
See CLASSES, page 6A See AYP, page 6A
Water rate hike
It’s ofﬁcial, 2011 Rockdale’s hottest summer yet
panned, old house
story praised, 5A.
LADY TIGER SPIKERS, Three all-time Rockdale heat
records fell during the past few
days previously when Rockdale
recorded its 23rd straight day of SUMMER 2011 BREAKS THEM ALL (BUT ONE)
And the world record is 136
COMPETE AT COVE days as 2011 elbowed its way 100-plus. 2011* at El Aziza, Libya, on Sept. 13,
into the forefront of the town’s That broke the 67-year-old
TOURNEY all-time hottest summers. mark of 24 consecutive days, 100-degree highs (record)
(through Tuesday, Aug. 16)
R A INFA LL—Some “t wo-
1C. Monday was the 63rd day of
2011 in which the temperature
set between July 18 and Aug.
8, 1944. Consecutive 100s (record) 27 27
acre” rain bursts were actually
reported in Rockdale on Sunday
climbed to 100 or greater in the Amazingly, the 2011 string Highest temperature 109 113 (2000) but the U. S. Weather Service
U. S. Weather Service thermom- could have been even longer. Days 105 or higher (record) 23 23
rain gauge at KRXT-FM didn’t
eter at KRXT-FM. Rockdale recorded “only” a 99- catch any.
SALES TAX HOLIDAY That breaks the old record of
62, set in 2009.
degree high on July 16 with the
27-day streak starting the next
Through Tuesday, Aug. 16, the
ofﬁcial rainfall total for Rockdale
Back-to-school Tuesday’s high also topped the afternoon. day, a total of 22 (so far). early September. in 2011 was 9.95 inches.
shoppers get their century mark so at presstime The high on the eight days pre- ONE TO GO—There is only In fact, Rockdale’s ﬁve hottest A third of that, 3.7 inches, fell
annual break this Wednesday it was “64 and count- ceding July 16 was also over 100. one major heat record which has readings were all logged in one in January.
weekend, 6C. ing” with more than a month left So a one-degree increase that not fallen in the summer of 2011 week as August baked into Sep- The last recorded rainfall, a
in summer, 2011. afternoon would have yielded a and it’s been close. tember in 2000. paltry .18-inch, fell July 13.
STRING ENDS—Rockdale’s 37-day streak instead. Rockdale’s all time hottest In addition to the all-time The last substantial rainfall,
WEATHER string of 100-degree plus days SUPER HEATED—Thurs- temperature, 113, was recorded record 113, Rockdale logged a 112 1.84 inches fell June 22.
ended at 27 on Saturday when day’s high of 106 was also a Sept. 4, 2000. and three readings of 110. In four of the ﬁrst seven months
THURSDAY 104 High clouds associated with a storm record-breaker. Hottest reading of 2011, 109, Just for the record, the hottest of 2011, less than an inch of pre-
79 Low system which never reached It was the 20th high of 105 was logged on consecutive days, temperature ever logged in Texas cipitation has been measured for
0% chance Milam County shielded the sun or greater in 2011, breaking the Aug. 1-2-3. was 120 in Seymour on Aug. 12, Rockdale.
rain and the mercury climbed only record of 19, also set in 2009. However, traditionally the 1936. No rain at all has been mea-
to 98. The temperature also climbed hottest readings each summer in The U. S. record is 134 in Death sured through the ﬁrst 16 days
FRIDAY 105 High But the record had fallen four to 105 or above Monday and Tues- Rockdale are in late August and Valley, California, on July 10, of August.
SATURDAY 105 High
Hearne man dies A PIECE
in Friday accident OF CAKE
A 65-year-old Hearne man FATA LI T IE S—Two other football player
for updates and forecasts
became the third person to die fatalities were reported during Austin Caffey
on US 79 in Milam County this the year on US 79 in southeastern and cheer-
INDEX year when his eastbound vehicle Milam County. leader Amanda
left the highway between Gause On Feb. 1, a 70-year-old Col- Boyd watch
Business ............................. 6C and the Brazos River and struck lege Station man died in a col- in delight as
Classiﬁeds ..................... 1D-3D a tree. lision between his SUV and an his culinary
Commentary ....................4A-5A Johnny Mathews was pro- 18-wheeler between Milano and concoction
Education ............................ 3B nounced dead at the scene by Gause. brought $500
Faith ................................... 4C Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace A 21-year-old College Station at the annual
Farm & Home ...................... 5C Gary Northcott of Thorndale who resident, and Gause native, was “Meet The
Lifestyle .............................. 1B was summoned to the scene. killed June 11 in a two-vehicle Tigers” cake
Newsbriefs ...........................2A Trooper Er ik Gaston said crash between Milano and Gause auction Mon-
Obituaries ........................... 4D Mathews vehicle left the high- when her car collided with anoth- day evening in
Organizations ...................... 4B way about 7 p.m., went through er vehicle. the RHS gym.
Reunions ............................. 4B a fence and struck a tree. There was another Milam fatal- The event
Sports............................ 1C-3C Gaston said “no braking was ity on July 11 when a 65-year-old raised $5,400
indicated.” Vehicle damage was Buckholts resident was fatally for the athletic
termed “extensive.” injured in a vehicle-pedestrian program.
The Gause Volunteer Fire collision as she attempted to cross
Department was called to the Texas 36 at the FM 1915 inter-
crash scene, about three miles section in that northern Milam Reporter/Bill Martin
2011, The Rockdale Reporter east of Gause. county community.
Page 2A August 18, 2011
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Rockdale ISD employees gath-
• Senior Exercise, 10:30am, ered Wednesday morning in the
Senior Center, 446-2666 • Marie Bakken, Staff Writer
junior-high commons for the tra-
• Friends of Hospice, 11:30am, firstname.lastname@example.org
Murray St. Church of Christ
ditional “all staff” breakfast and
• Bingo, Rockdale VFW Post welcome.
6525, doors open 5:30pm, • Linda Whorton
games 7pm Reporter/Mike Brown email@example.com
• Milam County Appraisal
District (MCAD), Board of
$17.3-million budget ﬁled with county clerk
Trustees, 12:15pm, MCAD
ofﬁce, Cameron, 254-697- • Kelley Zapata
• Milam County Road Runners
2 mile group run, 6pm, corner CAMERON—Milam County Judge Dave of salaries in counties of similar size and Barkemeyer said if the trials’ cost exceeds Production
of San Gabriel and Cameron Barkemeyer has ﬁled a proposed $17.3-mil- wealth—are due pay raises. the $1 million in the budget, money would • Shannon Whorton, Mgr.
Ave, (old Cooke house) All lion budget for 2012 with the county clerk’s About three-fourths of the county’s employ- be borrowed. firstname.lastname@example.org
levels welcome. ofﬁce. ees will not get pay raises if the budget is “We anticipate no reserve buildup and will
• Kountry Squares square The budget is compiled based on a 60-cent approved. redouble our efforts to increase ﬁne and fee Job printing
dancing, 7:30-9pm, Salty tax rate, same as the current rate. Barkemeyer said the budget has no funds revenue by at least $200,000 over current • Cliff Dungan, 446-5838
community church, 512-898- The budget is available on-line at www. for new personnel, no building projects ad year levels,” he said.
5192 milamcounty.net. no new vehicles. Hearings on the proposed budget and tax
• Al-anon group meeting, 7pm, Milam County is currently operating on a There is $100,000 built into the budget rate are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mon- TO ADVERTISE
Rockdale Christian Church, $16.3-million budget. for two capital murder trials in anticipation day and for 6 p.m. Sept. 7, all in the Milam
Sager & Rockdale Road, Salary increases were debated during bud- of adjudicating the April murder of a San County Courthouse. Advertising
Rockdale • Kathy Cooke, Adv. Director
get planning sessions. In the proposed budget Gabriel woman in her home. Commissioners are scheduled to adopt
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
about one-fourth of Milam employees—those Two Rockdale teenagers are charged with the budget and tax rate in a 10 a.m. Sept.
• NA meeting, 7pm, St. John’s considered underpaid in a comparison that crime. 12 session. Web site/digital subscriptions
UMC, kitchen, rear entrance, • Subscribe online or email
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
• Genealogy Seminar, Lynna Three treated following Council members also voted New Hope hosts the annual Box 242, Rockdale, 76567. TO SUBSCRIBE
Kay Shufﬁeld, 9am-3pm, to temporarily close an intersec- meal, which last year served
Milam County Genealogy
Saturday crash on US 79 tion at US 79 and North Elliott, 1,025 persons. Phone (512) 446-5838
Three persons were treated engaged Taber & Burnett to per-
New ‘MAP Run’ slated
Center, Lucy Patterson This year’s dinner w ill be • Marie Bakken
Memorial Library, Rockdale at Richards Memorial Hospital form the annual audit and okayed served on Nov. 19. Oct. 1 at VFW Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
• Milano Opry, doors open following a one-vehicle accident expenses for new sidewalks and Spokesperson Deborah Craw- Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
6pm, music 7pm, Milano at 11:28 p.m. Saturday east of fencing at the city cemetery. ford said the outreach dinner 6525 will host a Military Assis- * Photo reprints and newspaper
High School cafetorium Milano, according to Trooper also needs donations which may tance Program (MAP) Motorcycle back copies available through
• Milam County Chapter of Erik Gaston. Run with its annual fall chili front ofﬁce.
Texas Democratic Women He said the driver, 22-year-old
Capital Area food bank be made to the following: cookoff at the post Oct. 1.
Pam or James King, 446-7296;
meeting, 10am, Peggy Terry Sloniker III, and passen- set to visit on Thursday Vera Rivers, 760-0489; Pearlie For more information contact
Lanford’s Photography Shop, gers Clarissa DeLeon, 18, and The Capital Area Food Bank’s Mack, 446-6626 or mailed to Rod Roderick, 512-446-6696 or The Reporter is printed
Cameron in part on recycled paper
Scotty Grimes, 14, were taken Mobile Pantry will visit the Rock- Community Outreach Dinner, PO James Adcock, 254-541-6249. and is fully recyclable.
to RMH. dale KC Hall at 9 a.m. Thursday,
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
• AA meeting, 8pm, St. John’s Vehicle damages were termed according to Denise Sifuentes,
UMC kitchen, rear entrance extensive. organizer.
446-3150 for more info No injuries were reported in “Since the distribution relies
two other South Milam crashes totally on volunteer help, volun-
MONDAY, AUGUST 22 as follows: teers are greatly appreciated,”
CHEVROLET – BUICK
• Annual Community Outreach • 6:30 a.m. Aug. 10, US 77, she said. For information call
Thanksgiving Dinner planning southeast of Rockdale, driver Sifuentes at 512-446-6475.
meeting, 6pm, New Hope Gail Biehle, 49, Lexington, hit
Baptist Church hog, moderate damage. Rising Star ‘Gospel
• Milam County Commissioner’s
Court, 10am, Cameron, 254-
• 4:48 p.m. Friday, US 79 in Explosion’ Aug. 27th 2011 Chevrolet Silverado
Milano, drivers Carolyn Kirk, 61, The annual Rising Star Baptist
697-7000 Milano, and Peyton Gilbert, 18, Cruise
• Bingo, Rockdale VFW Post Church Gospel Explosion will be
Whitehouse, extensive damages. held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27,
6525, doors open 5:30pm,
Rockdale Cub Scouts Pack Thorndale trustees
at the junior-high commons.
Featured will be the church
789 meeting, 6:30pm, St. approve new tax rate
choir, soloists, praise dancers,
John’s UMC, 512-810-0487 mime dancers and more.
• Diabetes Support Group, 6pm, Admission is $10 per person,
in the Thorndale ISD met Mon-
Multi-Service Center (Senior pre-sale or at the door, with chil-
day and approved a $1.33 tax rate
Citizen’s Center) dren under 10 admitted free.
Stk. #759. Reg. cab, V6, auto.
• Milam County Child Protective for 2012. MSRP $22,580,
That compares to the current Proceeds go to the church Cash Rebate $4,005,
Services board, 5:30pm, MS Discount $325.
Human Resources Bldg. in $1.315 rate. building fund.
Cameron or One Stop Center Supt. Casey Callahan said the
in Rockdale new rate includes $1.17 for main-
tenance and opeation, plus 16
Monthly line ﬂushing 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 2011 Buick Enclave
• Eastside Tutoring for students ahead on August 17th Over 38 MPG 7 Passenger ~ Affordable Luxury
grades K-12, 6pm, New Hope cents for interest and sinking.
Baptist Church Monthly ﬂushing of Rockdale’s In Stock Great Selection
• Society for Creative water lines will be Wednesday
Anachronism, 7pm, ﬁghter
Thorndale city council night, Aug. 17, according to City
practice, city park, 446-3840 schedules meeting Manager Kelv in K nauf, who
• RVFD Ladies Auxiliary, 7pm, THORNDALE—City council reminded residents to run cold
RVFD Station, 446-2781 members in Thorndale met last water taps upon rising the next
• Black Jack VFD training, Wednesday and scheduled a Mon- morning.
7:00pm, ﬁre station, 446- day (Aug. 22) session to propose
• Milam County Narcotics
the new tax rate. Rockdale P&Z Board
to meet on Thursday
2.9% for 60 mo. 0% for 60 mo.
Anonymous, 7-8pm, All Saints
A report on the proposed Hunt-
0 DOWN DELIVERS ON ANY VEHICLE IN STOCK W.A.C.
Episcopal Church, Cameron,
254-231-5364 ers Chase Senior Apartments
complex will be presented during
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 a meeting of Rockdale Planning & la If You Do Not See What You’re
• Senior Exercise, 10:30am, Zoning Board at 3 p.m. Thursday Hab ide a
Senior Center, 446-2666 Se l p
cia! Looking For – Come In And Ask!
A poll of rockdalere- at City Hall.
• Rotary Club, 12-noon, New ño
spa e Gar
porter.com readers asked Other items on the agenda,
Salem Clubhouse at Rockdale
“What should be the according to Lon Williams, chair- E
• Rockdale Cub Scouts Pack priority of city budget plan- man, include reviewing portions Jes
s No One Works Harder!
ners?” of the city’s Comprehensive Waste
789 den meeting, 6-7pm, St.
John’s UMC, 512-810-0487 With 37 voting by Tues- Plan. When the products are the same, the DEALER makes the difference!
day, results were:
• American Legion, 7pm, Legion
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• Milam County Genealogical
49% planning meeting set
Society, 7pm, Citizen’s Bank,
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August 18, 2011 Page 3A
Fugitive from chase, crash
draws 16-month jail terms
A 30-year-old Rockdale man who was being sought on a drug Police said the suspect was hid-
drew a pair of 16-month state delivery warrant. ing between the mattress and box
jail sentences last week in 20th The incident began when Ofc. springs of a bed.
District Court in connection S. A. Smith attempted to stop a Spears listed other case dispo-
with incidents earlier this year vehicle in Rockdale. sitions as follows:
involving a chase and the crash The chase was over city streets, • Adam Moreno Salazar, 48,
of a patrol vehicle. unpaved county roads, farm-mar- Cameron, pleaded guilty to aggra-
John D. Johnson pleaded guilty ket roads and off-road. vated assault with a deadly weap-
to evading arrest (with prior Vaughan sustained only bruised on, three-year prison sentence.
conviction) and evading arrest knuckles after hitting the steering • Heather Michelle Stangle, 22,
with a motor vehicle and was wheel so hard it broke away from Austin, pleaded guilty to posses-
sentenced by Judge John Young- the steering column. sion of a controlled substance
blood, according to Prosecutor The constable’s drug dogs, who (less than one gram), four years
Kerry Spears. were with him during the pursuit deferred adjudication probation,
Johnson was also ordered to and crash, were not injured. substance abuse evaluation and
pay $337 restitution. The suspect fled on foot and any recommended treatment, TOP LAWYERS—Newsweek magazine has included Cappolino, Dodd, Krebs LLP in its annual recogni-
On Feb. 1, Precinct 3 Constable escaped after his vehicle was $1,500 ﬁne, $140 restitution, not tion of top personal injury law ﬁrms in the United States, one of only three ﬁrms in Texas selected to
Herbie Vaughan’s patrol vehicle disabled by spike strips placed attend any type of musical festi- the list. Seated is Richard Dodd. From left, Timothy Cappolino, Valerie Farwell, Craig Brown and Ryan
sustained extensive damage, and on FM 908. val like Nocturnal Fest during the Krebs. The ﬁrm has ofﬁces in Austin, Temple, the Woodlands, Port Lavaca and Cameron. The magazine’s
Vaughan was slightly injured, A manhunt ensured that ended term of her probation. section on the nation’s top personal injury attorneys appears in a double issue dated Aug. 22, which
when it struck a tree off County two weeks later Johnson was • Er vin Hugo Schwarz Jr., is on newsstands now.
Road 304. arrested at his mother’s home in 42, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to
Vaughan, and a number of
ofﬁcers, were chasing a suspect
Rockdale after a tip was phoned
in to the sheriff’s department.
sexual assault of a child, seven-
year prison term. Burn ban violations reported
The Milam County Sheriff’s area; civil matter, CR 446, Thorn-
Trafﬁc stop nets cocaine charge Department continues to be
called to possible burn ban vio-
lations with four reported during
dale area, burglary, FM 385, east
of Cameron; suicidal subject, CR
353, Gause area; burn ban vio-
A 25-year-old Rockdale man Damage estimates were also the past week. lation, CR 112, Buckholts area;
is facing a cocaine possession not available for a two-vehicle Two calls were to the Thorndale loud music, Whip-o-will Drive,
charge after a Thursday traffic POLICE accident at 9:23 p.m. Monday area, both on Thursday. telephone harassment, CR 407, Rockdale area.
stop. Those called deputies to CR Thorndale area; welfare check, Saturday—Debris in road-
REPORT in the parking lot of Murphy Oil
US 190, Cameron area; civil mat- way, US 77, Cameron; theft, FM
Jamal Durell Williams was Company (Walmart gas station). 458 at 5:45 p.m. and again at
charged with possession of a Drivers were listed as Allen 7:08 p.m. ter, FM 487; civil matter, CR 457, 485, east of Maysﬁeld; missing
controlled substance with intent Bayer and Jonathan Seelke, both A burn ban v iolation was Thorndale area; stolen property, bull, FM 1444, Burlington area;
driver’s license. Hayes remains in Oak Park, Rockdale area; medical welfare concern, East Michalk,
to deliver and possession of mari- of Rockdale. reported at 6:24 p.m. Friday
custody in lieu of $5,000 bond. call, CR 350, Rockdale area; fam- Thorndale; welfare concern, CR
juana under two ounces, follow- CITATIONS—Police said cita- on County Road 112 near Buck-
INVESTIGATIONS—Harris ily disturbance, Ben Milam Road, 327, Milano area.
ing the 2:51 p.m. trafﬁc stop by tions issued during the past week holts.
said three thefts were reported Cameron area. Sunday—Burn ban violation,
Ofc. Tommy Shriver. included 28 for speeding, 14 for Deputies were called to another
to police during the week, two Thursday—Welfare check, FM FM 979, Cameron area; civil
Williams remains in the coun- expired MVI sticker, nine for reported violation at 10:17 a.m.
involving bicycles, two shoplifters 2269, Cameron area; phone scam, matter, FM 1444, Ben Arnold
ty jail in lieu of bond totaling expired registration, four for no Monday on FM 979 near Cam-
and one involving a weed eater. Murray Avenue, Rockdale; person area; 911 hangup, East Avenue B,
$43,000. liability insurance and three for eron.
Two burglaries were investi- walking on shoulder of highway, Buckholts; information, Cameron
Police Chief Thomas Harris no seat belt use. CALLS—Milam County Sher-
gated over the past week. location not given; request to area; medical call, FM 485, east
said lab work from a case earlier SERVICE CALLS—Police iff David Greene said other calls
Power tools were taken from a speak to deputy, Gause; theft, of Maysﬁeld; four-wheeler, Maple
this year resulted in the Aug 10 responded to 164 calls for service during the past week for his
garage and the ofﬁces of an RV US 77 north of Minerva; burn Street, Gause.
arrest of Kenneth Lee Barker, 45, during the past week along with department included:
park was broken into. ban violation, CR 458, south of Monday—Suspicious vehicle,
of Rockdale, on a charge of pos- 94 calls through the 911 system. Aug. 9—Unsecured door, FM
Police also investigated one Thorndale; dirt bikes on roadway, FM 1786, Rockdale area; distur-
session of a controlled substance CRIME STOPPERS—Tips 3242, Milano area; welfare con-
assault, a report of credit card/ Buckholts area; burn ban viola- bance, Buckholts Apartments;
(less than one gram). on any crime listed above, or cern, Cameron area; road hazard,
debit card abuse, a runaway and tion, CR 458, south of Thorndale; animal nuisance, CR 252, Mays-
Barker remains in custody in any other crime, may be phoned FM 2095, Gause; information,
one case of criminal mischief. information, Renee Drive, Cam- field area; disturbance, US 77,
lieu of $6,000 bond. in to Milam County CrimeStop- CR 227, Cameron area; disabled
ACCIDENT—Vehicles operat- eron; suspicious vehicle, CR 364, north of Cameron; missing bull,
Timothy Wayne Hayes, 44, of pers, toll-free, at 1-888-697-TIPS vehicle, US 77, Rockdale area;
ed by Anissa Wilburn of Rockdale Milano area; welfare concern, US FM 1444; request to speak to
Lubbock was arrested Aug. 10 (8477). trespassers, CR 440, Thorndale
and Cindy Cabrera of Pasadena 79, Thorndale area. deputy, East Avenue C, Milano;
on a Lubbock County warrant A reward of up to $1,000 may area; assist another agency, CR
were in collision at 3:06 p.m. Friday—Possible scam, CR information, Bell County; harass-
for theft of copper wire ($1,500 be paid for arrest and conviction of 314, Rockdale area.
Sunday in the Walmart parking 146, Cameron area; threats, Bri- ment, Cypress Trail Loop, Rock-
to $20,000). persons responsible and all calls Aug. 10—Suspicious person,
lot. Damages estimates were not ar Lane, Rockdale area; alarm dale area; burglary of habitation,
He was also charged with no are anonymous. Cameron; assault, Cameron area;
available from police. detected, CR 347 Loop, Gause FM 3242, Milano area; request to
civil matter, Oak Lawn Drive;
area; animal nuisance, US 79, speak to deputy, Cameron area;
Rockdale area; trash dumping, alarm detected, Third Street,
MILAM COUNTY JAIL LOG FM 1444, Ben Arnold area; pos-
sible theft, CR 404 Loop, Davilla
Burlington; stranded motorist,
Here is the jail log from Aug. 9- bench warrants, in custody. bond. • Keandre Jarrad Bynaum, 17,
DOES YOUR AUTO
15 from the Milam County Sheriff’s • Tristan Ray Beeman, 25, Davil- • Brigham Alan Mayfield, 39, Cameron, capias pro fine/dis-
Department. la, served district commitment/ China Spring, out of county fugi- orderly conduct, released, fined
Jail logs list all persons charged injury to a child. tive/theft by check, released on $408.20.
with offenses through the county • John L. Robertson, 34, Rock- $500 bond. • Pedro Hernandez Rodriguez,
jail docket. Charges may change dale, non-payment of child sup- • Robert Lee Lewis, 47, Bryan, 47, Cameron, capias pro ﬁnes, fail-
during the process. port, in custody on $3,000 bond. non-payment of child support, in ure to maintain ﬁnancial responsi-
Persons are presumed innocent
until convicted in a court of law.
• Charles Ray Porter, 20, Camer-
• David Angel Alvarado, 30,
Cameron, bond forfeiture/forgery
by making, in custody on $35,000
custody, no bond.
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bility, driving while license invalid,
released, ﬁned $714.
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THEY REALLY SAID THAT?
“Middle age is when your wife tells you to suck
in your middle...and you already did.” —Roy
August 18, 2011
EDITORIAL Our apologies, drouth story didn’t make it rain
kay, I did my part. You’re
on your own now with the
Last week’s Reporter featured
“No, last week’s was so good we
printed it again.”
I started out working for The
Know what he wanted? I’d
spelled his name wrong. He want-
ed it corrected in the next issue.
Which we did.
City may go to recycling with a big front page photo of a dry,
cracked stock tank, burned up
Mike Brown Reporter at the tender age of 23
and I’ve learned a lot of things.
But the best “paper delivery
next garbage pickup contract crops and a big headline: “No
rain, no relief in sight.” this story six weeks ago?”
Well, a few things. Well, I got
day” story was from the early
Many years ago we did some- —mb— One of them was, it’s a bad It so happened that April 1,
here may be a major, for want of a better word, re- thing similar. I think it hadn’t We almost always get interest- idea—and more than a little 1981, was the day for which the
education project in upcoming weeks and months rained a drop in 67 days or what- ing comments when the paper unfair—to put the name of any- paper would be dated.
for Rockdale residents. ever and we had a big drouth comes out on Wednesday after- one charged with a crime into the So Publisher J. W. “Bill” Cooke
photo and story on the front noon, sometimes during the 10-20-40 column in the paper. and yours truly put together a
The Rockdale City Council is considering proposals page. distributions. (It became 10-20-40-100 last wholly-ﬁctional front page.
from three trash collection companies. It met Tuesday in That Wednesday I delivered I think I can speak for all of year). Oh, we put everything into it.
workshop session and will take up the matter again on papers in the rain. All day! us who have delivery routes in Someone may have made a Reporter readers learned:
And yes people would see me, identifying our favorite comment. youthful mistake, been a model • The USDA had sent a giant
Monday. rain slicker over the papers to Which is: citizen for the past 40 years and boot to stamp out ﬁre ants.
At the end of that session the city will expect some guid- keep them dry, splashing through “Are those the new ones?” really doesn’t deserve to have that • Rockdale’s city council dis-
ance from the council on which company it is to proceed parking lots into businesses to Just think about it. I will have, all brought up again in a history banded and donated the city
with negotiations. deliver the papers with our big oh, 50 or 60 newspapers in my column. fleet to the “Dukes of Hazard”
story about the drouth. arms, someone will watch me But I did it, not too long after TV show.
Doesn’t this happen every so often? Yes, but there are Of course, I got lots of helpful take them out of a vehicle, trudge I started work at The Reporter, • County redistricting was
two big differences this time around and if either, or both, comments about the timing. I through the doors of a business mentioned the name of a man in stalled when the group Per-
are eventually adopted by the city there will be some not decided my best defense was to and set them down by the rack. connection with an incident 40 sons Endeavoring to Save Texas
take credit for the rain. A nd this person, who has years ago. (PEST) re-drew lines to include
inconsequential lifestyle changes for Rockdalians. “Hey, we caused this,” I joked. observed the whole process, will He still lived in Rockdale. He more left-handed people.
Each company presented proposals to begin a recycling That worked ﬁne until a gentle- come over and say “are those the called me. Uh-oh. Instant lesson • The school board heard 7-1/2
service for Rockdale garbage customers and to cut residen- man, twinkle in his eye, inquired, new ones?” from life, not from a journalism hours of testimony on evolution
tial pickup dates from twice a week to once a week. “Well then, why didn’t you run I think once I actually said textbook. vs. creationism before declaring
If Rockdale adopts recycling, and that’s certainly the the earth was created Oct. 14,
1950 in a 1947 Plymouth.
way things are going most places, residents will have to • Alcoa moved its corporate
get used to separating their trash into “recyclables” and headquarters from Pittsburgh to
“non recyclables.” Rockdale.
All the stories jumped to page
Each will have its own container. It’s going to be the job 3A. On Page 3A a giant “APRIL
of each home owner—not the trash pickup contractor—to FOOL” directed everyone to the
be sure the right stuff gets to the curb in the right form. actual front page which was on
Going to once a week pickup, if that’s what happens, will 2A.
Bill and I were almost giddy
require changing patterns Rockdale residents have lived when we wheeled the cart with
with all our lives. “Monday and Thursday” and “Tuesday the ﬁrst papers to the front of The
and Friday” are pretty much imprinted on our brains for Reporter, put them in the side-
walk racks and ran inside, barely
residential trash collection. ahead of our ﬁrst customer.
If either, or both, of these changes, happen there’s going We watched as she purchased
to be a period of adjustment and it’s going to be as easy, a paper, then held it up.
or difﬁcult, as we make it. She flipped our masterpiece
over, opened it, back page ﬁrst,
It sure won’t hurt to start thinking about it now.—M.B. and began to scan the garage
She never even looked at the
LOOKING BACK YEARS AGO
Oh well, at least we made it
Art by Angel Lara, a 2010-11 ﬁfth-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. firstname.lastname@example.org
100 YEARS AGO.... TaylorBanc Plaza, which had
A car driven by Walter Felton, been anchored by a savings and
returning from a camp meeting
(revival) on the San Gabriel Riv-
er plunged through the Turkey
loan which failed the previous
year, got a new owner, Cleve-
land (TX) businessman Ralph
Mission markers part of centennial celebraton
Creek railing and overturned in Hubert. This is the third column on ans. On April 14, 1846, Cameron Real de los Tejas National Trail.”
the water 20 feet below. There The husband-and-wife medi- Milam County’s Centennial his- MILAM was authorized as the county seat • Mission San Ildefonso—
was no serious injuries but Fel- cal team of Drs. Kelly and Mary torical markers. HISTORY by legislation. Milam County as it “Located approximately 8 miles
ton termed the vehicle “pretty Beth Felty were the newest is now exists was established in NW of Rockdale on FM 908.
badly torn up” and estimated members of Rockdale’s medical ilam County has ten Cen- Joy Graham 1856.”—Milam County Marker , Second mission built in the San
the repair price a $100. community. tennial Markers. State of Texas 1936. Missions San Xavier Missions complex.”
Mrs. James Clark of San A 33-year-old ranch hand The Ben Milam statue Francisco Xavier, “Located on FM 908/CR 429.
Gabriel sent a letter to the edi- drowned while swimming in a was erected on the courthouse inscription: “A part of Robertson Markers denoting 18th Century Listed in the National Register
tor urging that women be given private lake in the Baileyville lawn in 1937 as part of the state’s Colony in 1834 and a part of Spanish colonial missions are and part of the 1691 El Camino
the right to vote. community of northeast Milam recognition of statues. Municipality of Viesca in 1835 located approximately 8.5 miles Real de los Tejas National Trail.”
A Chicago ﬁrm signed a con- County. Texas Centennial markers were created in 1836 and named for NW of Rockdale on FM 908. • Mission Nuestra Señora
tract to install a sewer system in “Natural causes” were ruled in paid for through federal funding Ben Milam killed Dec. 5, 1835. Here are the inscriptions: de la Candelaria—“Locat-
downtown Rockdale. the death of an elderly Rockdale awarded to Texas in the 1936 “When created it contained • Mission San Francisco ed off Farm Road 908 NW of
The Rockdale City Council man who died during a ﬁshing Centennial Celebration. The fol- one-sixth of the original land Xavier—“First mission built in County Road 432 of listed in the
passed an ordinance requiring trip to Brushy Creek. lowing markers were funded area of Texas. Fifty-four Texas the San Xavier Mission sites on National Register and a part of
all property owners “within the by the State of Texas in 1936: Counties or parts hereof now the south side of the San Gabriel the 1691 El Camino Real de los
Rockdale Fire Zone” to install TEN YEARS AGO.... A Milam County marker on occupy that territory. River. Tejas National Trail.”
concrete sidewalks. Rockdale school trustees US 77 in Cameron is a red gran- “Until 1840 settlers spent much “Listed in the National Register
backed away from a proposed ite marker with the following time in battle with hostile Indi- and part of the 1691 El Camino email@example.com
FORTY YEARS AGO.... 3-cent tax increase and left the
The nationwide wage-price
freeze was being felt in Rock-
dale, especially by negotiators
rate at its current $1.595.
John M. Weed Jr., under
whose 30-year leadership the
‘A man’s ambition is mighty small to write…’
of International Brotherhood of Rockdale Volunteer Fire Depart- ost of us stop and read grafﬁti and for Kilroy when he anti-war sentiment that erupted
Electrical Workers and Indus- ment grew to be recognized as grafﬁti, even if it’s inane INK IN THE said, in a story in two Hearst in the 1960s, perhaps Kilroy’s
trial Generating Company. one of the best volunteer units and serves no worth- BLOOD newspapers The San Antonio symbolism was viewed as part of
Supt. J. M. Moorman pre- in the state, died at age 79. while purpose. Express News and The Houston an American war mentality and
dicted an enrollment of 1,600 The grace period was over Someone once wrote, rather Willis Webb Chronicle, “If you look at historic therefore unpopular to people
when classes opened in the and tickets were being issued profoundly and perhaps pro- grafﬁti at face value, people usu- in that decade and subsequent
Rockdale ISD. for violating new trafﬁc patterns phetically, “A man’s ambition is ally put the date when they did ones.
Fif t y-four upperclassmen around the elementary cam- mighty small to write his name Alamo officials are unable it. Americans at that time were A Wikipedia accounting of
reported to Coach Jim Gray for pus, according to Police Chief on a (public restroom) wall.” to pin down a speciﬁc time the kind of notorious for leaving Kilroy’s existence had one inter-
two-a-day football drills, with Thomas Harris. For some reason unknown inscription was etched or an behind something that says, ‘I esting reference to the graffiti
38 freshman expected. School enrollment was up in and unfathomable to me, it seems explanation of any particular was here’.” character and Joseph Stalin, the
Roger Hashem, formerly of the Rockdale ISD and down in that men are more prone to pro- signiﬁcance for the date. Kilroy Kilroy has long been the sym- Soviet Union dictator. Wikipedia
Gatesville, was the new social Milano and Thorndale. duce grafﬁti than the fairer sex, hadn’t announced his presence bol of Americans’ tendencies reported that at the famous 1945
studies teacher as classes got Ed Gerren of Minerva bowled especially the kind you can’t nor made any prior contributions toward scratching or scrawling Potsdam conference, Stalin went
under way at Milano High perfect 300 game on his “second reproduce in a family newspa- to grafﬁti. messages on public walls. to a private, VIP restroom only to
School. chance.” Gerren had bowled a per. Shrine caretakers do offer While historians can’t seem find Kilroy had been there. He
298 two years previously, leav- Grafﬁti, in one form or anoth- some possibilities. to agree on exactly when Kilroy asked his aides who Kilroy was.
TWENTY YEARS AGO.... ing two pins on his 11th roll. er, goes back to the earliest times One explanation could be that arrived on the grafﬁti scene, it is And, when World War II Ger-
of humankind. But, it seems, an Alamo defender who kept generally noted that the big-nosed man troops captured some Amer-
we modern Americans have a watch during the 1836 siege by American comic character was ican equipment with the term
particular propensity to scribble Santa Ana’s Mexican army from perhaps cloned from British and inscribed on it, Hitler wanted
on public walls. A trip to France a window ledge in that wall, reg- Australian graffiti characters: to know if Kilroy was an Allied
a couple of years back provided istered his birth date. Mr. Chad or Chad (British) and spy.
some comparison. I saw no evi- Another take on the inscrip- Foo (Australians). Foo was widely Graffiti today may have a
An independent newspaper serving Rockdale, Milam dence of French grafﬁti but some tion is that it’s evidence of a used by the Aussies in WWII but much worse reputation than at
of Kilroy’s modern American period about which there is little is not specifically attributed to any time in history. Basically,
County and north Lee County. Milam Messenger established
successors left proof they’d been recorded history. That period, have Australian origins. that’s because most public wall
1873. Rockdale Reporter established 1893. there. marked as 1793-1803, represents Kilroy’s first appearance, at writing, particularly on men’s
A recent item that piqued a time when Mission San Antonio least under that name, came in restroom walls, has become quite
J.W. (Bill) Cooke and Peggy Cooke, Publishers Emeritus my interest enough in grafﬁti to de Valero (the Alamo’s original the late 1930s. The practice and vulgar and offensive to many.
Kathy Cooke Martin, Assistant Publisher/Advertising Director attempt to make sense of it here official name) was secularized. usage proliferated in the 1940s- It can, however, be a form of
Mike Brown, Editor Katie Cooke-Garza, Adv. Sales had to do with some historical Spanish troops began occupa- 1960s. Kilroy’s waning appear- effective social protest and com-
Bill Martin, Sports Editor Linda Whorton, Classiﬁed Adv. scribblings on my all-time favor- tion of the one-time mission in ances perhaps can be attributed mentary. When it is used in that
ite shrine, our Texas Alamo. A 1803. to a different focus in the 1960s. manner, it honors the memory of
Marie Bakken, Staff Writer Kelley Zapata, Ofﬁce Mgr. staffer at that structure discov- Alamo historian and curator Prior to that time, Kilroy was Kilroy and the GIs who created
Cliff Dungan, Photos Shannon Whorton, Production ered the date “1802” had been Bruce Winders may have under- comic relief in those warring him.
scratched into a wall. scored the mischievous bent for times. However, with the massive firstname.lastname@example.org
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August 18, 2011 Page 5A
Final county budget proposed
ommissioners Court has million in sales tax, about 3 mil- several year period to cover this
met several times to make JUDGE’S lion in ﬁnes and fees, a half mil- situation.
the necessary decisions to COMMENTS lion in auto license fees, and so on In addition, Milam County for
get the 2012 budget in balance in addition to ad valorem taxes. the ﬁrst time has the opportunity
and to discuss and communicate David Barkemeyer On the expense side we have to join a coalition of counties that
decisions to all the department Milam County Judge the potential costs of a capital has formed a ”regional public
heads and elected ofﬁcials. murder trial, the challenge of try- defender for capital cases” which
All these sessions were held in the Appraisal Review Board’s ing to get a capital road improve- will in the future offer protec-
open meeting settings. The pro- approved certiﬁed tax base totals ment program underway, over 50 tion against such unforeseen
posed ﬁnal budget is on display which were somewhat higher percent of our budget going to expenses.
at the County Clerk’s ofﬁce, and than in 2010, with some proper- personnel costs with health care We’ve also postponed the reno-
is posted on the website at www. ties still under protest. and other areas skyrocketing. vations in the county clerk area
milamcounty.net. The other confusing factor is Nevertheless, we closed the hoping to ﬁnd some other means
Three public hearings are that the taxes of those citizens million dollar gap that I told you to accomplish this work, and cut
scheduled in the county court- over age 65 and of those that are about in the previous article that in several other areas.
room at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Aug. disabled are frozen regardless of we faced after the ﬁrst round of We anticipate no reserve build-
22 and at 6 p.m. on Sept. 7. any increase in valuation. budget planning that we con- up and will redouble our efforts
As we have stated, we were So, to actually predict the ducted last month. to increase ﬁne and fee revenue
committed to maintaining the amount of ad valorem tax revenue We did this by reducing the by at least $200,000 over current
Milam County tax rate at 60 that will be available next year is amount of planned pay increases year levels.
cents per $100 valuation for the not an exact science. by approximately one half to a So to say to you that we will
coming year. I planned in a full $11,376,000 necessary few. achieve our budget for 2012 is
We planned next year’s bud- in anticipated ad valorem tax rev- We also included only $100,000 going to be quite a challenge Our
get w ith that goal in mind. enue for 2012 which is extremely in additional court costs relative commitment to you is to continue
The 2011 Property Tax Rate cal- aggressive. That assumes that to the capital murder trial. to do a responsible job of operat-
culations have been published every penny is collected. We will plan to borrow what- ing your county government.
by the Milam County Tax Asses- Furthermore, our county rev- ever additional funds are neces-
sor Kolette Morgan based on enue is comprised of some one sary and pay this back over a email@example.com
Art by Emma Mireles, a 2010-11 ﬁfth-grader at Rockdale Interme-
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Thorndale resident Ex-Rockdale couple
remembers ‘mansion’ ABOUT LETTERS
‘No rate increase for
more dirty city water’
to inundate City Hall, your city
council person, the mayor, the
‘trumps’ con artist
The Reporter welcomes letters to city manager, with as many calls
Dear editor, the editor on subjects of interest to Dear editor, as possible, as well as attend a
Just want to tell you how much our readers. Short letters are most Last month, I wrote a letter city budget meeting at 5:30 p.m.
we enjoyed your article on the likely to be chosen for publication.
The editor reserves the right to to the editor asking the City of Monday, Aug. 22, and demand
Wenger home (The Reporter,
Thorndale resident edit letters to meet space require- Rockdale to approve the YMCA that this ridiculous plan be put
MILAM Aug. 11.) ments, for clarity, or to avoid ob- coming to this town. aside and that they concentrate
received a telephone call My parents were L .S. and scenity, libel or invasion of privacy.
COUNTY So far, I have heard nothing on cleaning the ﬁlthy water now
from “a company report- Mayme Parker and they lived Letters must be signed and
T.R.I.A.D. about this happening but, in my coming into our homes.
ing winners of the Donald Trump there in 1937 in a little apartment complete with a mailing or e-mail
address and telephone number for opinion, the answer from the Should this rate be approved,
Sweepstakes.” on the right hand side.
Ted Hubert veriﬁcation. Unsigned letters will not city is probably a resounding “no Rockdale will be paying one
Another winner without enter- (Don’t know what direction be published. thanks.” of the highest water rates in
ing the contest and another that is.) Letters in support or opposition of
Now, however, our illustrious, this area, certainly higher than
requirement to pay a fee up front We moved back there in 1955 political candidates will not be pub-
inept city council and the city
lished. Persons wishing to endorse Milano and Caldwell, and for
to release the funds certainly sity for breach of promise. and every time we would pass manager have proposed a water
or oppose candidates are invited to your information, the city council
sounds familiar, does it not? She invested $60,000 on by she would remind me, that contact our advertising department. increase in the city budget to and mayor are granted an exemp-
The good news is the sweep- bogus seminars with the hope was their ﬁrst place to live and Opinions expressed in letters are $20.95 per month, an increase tion on paying water and sewer
stakes will pay off within six of earning a one-year apprentice- she and my daddy had sweet those of the writer and not neces-
of more than 40 percent over the services in the City of Rockdale
weeks of its closing date. The sarily those of this newspaper.
ship and a “complete” real estate memories about it. current rate of $14.85, in order to and I’m quite certain that this
bad news is, the contest ended education. I love it that someone had build a new water tower here in also applies to the city manager
around March 20, 2011. The one-year deal did not hap- worked on it and loved it also. Dottie (Parker) Kyle and Wayne Rockdale so we can have more as well.
The Thorndalelian was noti- pen, but, she did get, what she is The photos look great. Kyle. filthy water pumped into our In the event that our inept
fied in August about winning calling a three day informatical Thanks again. firstname.lastname@example.org homes and businesses. city council should approve this
the sweepstakes that promised designed to up-sell the Trump I think that most of you will astronomical increase, we, the
to deliver the money in April of University’s “gold plan” and a agree that the water we now voters of Rockdale, should at least
this year. trip to Home Depot. Nocturnal Fest not let’s go see Kid Cudi (a world-wide receive in our homes is the abso- demand that the minimum water
Watch for this call to you. The president of Trump U, ‘rave’; it’s called ‘EDM’ famous rapper, not an EDM artist) lute sorriest and ﬁlthiest water usage be raised from 2,000 gal-
When it happens, just tell them Michael S ex ton den ie d t he at this music festival in Austin.” ever known. It stains toilets, lons to 3,000 gallons per month,
it is too late for the notice or Dear editor, This was a life-changing experi-
charges saying that Makaeff not sinks baththubs and washers and in order to keep most of us from
delivery of funds. If this scam This may be a bit late or random ence, and I truthfully mean that.
only entered all “5”s on a Trump is not even able to be considered receiving water bills of $70 per
follows as other scams do, then but I am writing in regards to the The event was nothing less than
U survey stating her satisfaction clean drinking water and, there- month or higher.
we will see it again in years to annual Nocturnal Festival held at beautiful and left every attendee
of the course, she made a video fore, I must say to the city and Please don’t forget to call the
come. Apache Pass. in awe.
also. Sexton is looking for them. I am now just writing because city manager “no way.” people mentioned above and I
The potential victim knew Google in “Makaeff vs Trump.” The center of the festival is ﬁrst I n m y p r e v i o u s l e t t e r, I respectfully ask you to attend
from the start that this was an a friend of mine just shared, via and foremost the music, along
You will be amazed at the num- Facebook, a viral version of The explained that the unemployment the budget meeting at 5:30 p.m.
attempted scam and told the ber of websites reporting this. with the energy the music gives to rate in Rockdale is very close to Monday, Aug. 22, and let your
caller that. Rockdale Reporter that shared the attendees and how the music
Read and enjoy. information and details about 10 percent, if not over that. voice be heard.
The con artist did not want to Telephones demand that we interacts so well with the unpar- There are no businesses com- Glenn Landrum
Nocturnal Fest. alleled production of lights and
give up easily and keep insisting answer them. ing to Rockdale, in fact several 1501 Highland
I read the reports along with attractions.
the sweepstakes was authentic. It is not uncommon to wait in are closing their doors and leav- Rockdale
letters to the editors shunning It is obvious Mr. Williams did
He seemed set to stay connected line for service, and, when it is ing Rockdale for good, as well
the festival and the attendees and
until the money for releasing the your turn to be waited on, the not attend the event so I am ﬂab- as citizens leaving because of no (Editor’s note: The mayor, city
felt it was necessary to respond to
funds was paid. sales person jumps into action bergasted he believes he can tell an available employment. council and city manager are
these uneducated accusations.
The con artist did hang-up, with a friendly welcome. uneducated reader what goes on at At a time when the economy granted the same exemption on
Mayor Larry Don Jones, along
ﬁnally. Before you can explain why with several council members, the event without any experience is bad, and most other towns are water rates as are all other city
The number was not captured you stood in line for 15 minutes, gave praise to the promoter of the himself. imposing water rationing because employees who live within the
with the “caller ID” system The the telephone rings. event, Insomniac, and also the The drug most highly ingested of one of the worst drouths in city limits.
caller did give a name, but you The clerk grabs the phone. attendees saying we “were polite, at these festivals is MDMA, or Texas history, our great, inept city All of them do not pay on the
can bet it is made up and not his. Suddenly you become second well-spoken and very complimen- ecstasy. council has the mistaken idea that first 15,000 gallons per month
How did the thief get the in line. The telephone allowed tary of Rockdale.” Ecstasy does not give halluci- this enormous rate increase will and are charged for usage over
telephone number? It may be someone to cut in line. It could not be more well said nogenic effects as Mr. Williams just be accepted without opposi- that ﬁgure. They do pay sewer
a wild guess, but I would bet, it You must admit, the telephone and I am very happy and thankful claims but is more defined as tion and, therefore, I am asking bills, which are based on water
came from a telephone book. is a powerful tool used for good that the council of Rockdale is sup- giving therapeutic effects, giving everyone in the city of Rockdale usage in the winter months.)
If you are not called by name, and evil. portive of this wonderful event. users a sense of intimacy with
then, you can bet your bottom Milam county has the pro- But I found a disturbing one another.
dollar he is phishing for informa- I am not commending MDMA
tion from you. The clever thieves
gram for the General Member-
ship Meeting in place, Oct. 11
from a Scott Williams which pro-
pelled me to write this response but if used with responsibility,
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charge, and then they steal you rium. deﬁnition of a ‘rave’ founded from more simply users become very
blind. Time is 6:30 p.m. for refresh- Wikipedia, a web-based knock- happy and loving, which is the
The search for information ments and 7 for a program on off encyclopedia site not even my entire vibe and energy throughout
uncovered another interesting
Donald Tr ump scam. Tarla
Makaeff is suing Trump Univer-
English teachers in high school
allowed us to use.
Nocturnal Festival is just that,
I am also a Christian (Roman
Catholic) and there is not ONE un-
a music and art based festival,
not a rave.
Mr. Williams is calling this a
Christian thing about the festival.
I know drugs are a problem but
in the eyes of the bible MDMA is
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Page 4A August 18, 2011
Trustees okay freeze
for salary schedule,
voting machine buy
Rockdale ISD trustees, meeting all be in the boat.”
Monday in special session in the Wallace said the purchase
Central Administration Building, was planned and that she would
followed through on an austerity not characterize the funds as
measure discussed this spring “surplus.”
and suspended the teacher salary The budget amendment was
schedule and merit pay plans. approved.
“This action only covers the VOTING MACHINES—Dr.
2011-12 school year,” Supt. Dr. Wright told board members
Howell Wright told board mem- recent state legislation has made
bers. “It doesn’t mean forever.” it necessary for voting entities,
The freeze was one of a list of other than counties, to own their
items mulled by board members own electronic voting machines
in February as the Rockdale ISD if they wish to continue having
prepared to deal with a revenue spring elections.
shortfall brought on by education He said an agreement had been
funding cuts at the state level. informally reached between the
QUESTION—That belt-tight- school district, City of Rockdale
ening philosophy was brought and Rockdale Hospital District to
up again later in the session by each share one-third of the cost
trustee Kent Bowermon during
discussion of budget amend-
to purchase e-voting machines.
“That will be a one-time cost,”
Milano family loses home Reporter/Marie Bakken
ments, usually a routine agenda he said. “Of course we will have A Milano family of ﬁve, including three special needs children, is County Sheriff’s Department. Rockdale VFD Fire Chief, and Precinct 3
item. the recurring cost of program- without a home after ﬁre destroyed their residence on County Road Constable Herbie Vaughan, said the ﬁre was traced to an overheated
Marla Wallace, chief ﬁnancial ming them and paying for the 344 Loop just after 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Virgil and Donna Bunch dryer. Fireﬁghters were on the scene nearly four and a half hours,
officer, said one amendment elections.” home sustained major damage. Fireﬁghters from Milano, Rockdale and with Milano units called back around 9:45 p.m. for a rekindle. Anyone
reﬂected $2,500 for the purchase The proposal was unanimously Gause—including Joe Beatty of the Milano VFD (above)—responded wishing to donate to the family can call Milano Barn Church pastors
of a laptop computer for the ath- approved. to the scene, along with the Department of Public Safety and Milam Chad and Sherry Lagrone at 512-455-2431
letic department. In other business, trustees:
Bowermon questioned wheth- • Hired Jennifer Betak as a
er the proposed expenditure
represented replacing broken
equipment or the purchase of
high school chemistry teacher
and Karissa Norte for high school
math and as assistant softball
new equipment using “surplus coach. Continued from page 1A AYP SCHOOL RATINGS Dr. Wright said. no’s campuses made AYP, but
funds.” • Accepted the resignation of test and 75 percent must pass THORNDALE—Thorndale as a district, the Class A school
“It would be hard to explain to
MILAM COUNTY ISD Supt. Casey Callahan heads failed.
high school chemistry teacher the TAKS mathematics test to
those classroom teachers who just Chase Pectal. Rockdale ISD Missed AYP up the only Milam district that “It’s a numbers game,” Supt.
meet AYP. RHS Met AYP
got their step (pay raise) taken • Approved a change in the They also must achieve a 90 contains a high school and met Lindy Robinson said. “It had to
away, why we’re spending $2,500 school calendar, shifting a par- RJH Missed AYP the AYP standards for 2011. do with subgroups. It was our
percent attendance rate or a 75 Intermediate Met AYP
out of surplus funds,” he said. “If ent-teacher conference day from percent graduation rate, depend- “We feel like this is another Hispanic low socio-economic
we’re going to be in the boat, let’s Oct. 5 to Oct. 4. Elementary Met AYP step in the right direction,” he sub-group. We were three kids
ing on the grade levels they
serve. Cameron ISD Missed AYP said. “We met it at every campus over.”
Ex-Rockdale dentist SANCTIONS—Dr. Wright said Yoe High Missed AYP and as a district.” “We are showing improve-
Rockdale campuses do not have Middle School Met AYP Callahan pointed out that ments,” Robinson said.
to implement some of the sanc- Cameron Elem. Met AYP Thorndale’s smaller class size is “The AYP just looks at reading
enters guilty plea tions which would be required
Ben Milam Elem. Met AYP a plus in dealing with AYP each and math,” she noted. “But our
if an individual campus missed Milano ISD Missed AYP year. strong points are science, social
AYP standards for several years MHS Met AYP “Due to size restraints, it studies and writing. And our
A former Rockdale dentist, Milam County Clerk. in a row. MJH Met AYP doesn’t affect us nearly as much career tech opportunities, which
accused of not paying income tax- It also alleges he concealed “Missing AYP status for dis- Milano Elem. Met AYP as it does the bigger schools,” he receive federal funds, are also
es since 1995, has pleaded guilty the amount, true nature, source, tricts is different than that for said. “We don’t reach the limit in doing well.”
Thorndale ISD Met AYP
to income tax evasion in federal extent and disposition of income campuses,” he said. “Since a enrollment for some sub-groups AYP has been addressed in
THS Met AYP
district court and is scheduled to by placing it in the name of an district’s AYP rating is based on Thorndale Middle Met AYP to be counted.” the district’s planning, Robinson
be sentenced next month. entity controlled by him. the performance of campuses Thorndale Elem. Met AYP MILANO—All three of Mila- said.
Dr. John R. Rinn is being held It is also alleged that Dr. Rinn some of the sanctions for missing Gause ISD Met AYP
until the sentencing, according to concealed proceeds he received AYP are for campuses only.” Gause Elem. Met AYP
Mike Lemoine, special agent for upon the sale of an Affordable Rockdale Junior-High, which
the Internal Revenue Service’s Dentures franchise he operated Buckholts ISD Missed AYP
missed the AYP standard in 2011,
San Antonio ﬁeld ofﬁce. in Waco by assigning it to a “nom- met those goals in 2010. Buckholts school Missed AYP
Continued from page 1A full-day pre-kindergarten pro-
“His criminal tax debt was put inee” entity he controlled. Dr. Wright said RISD is not gram in 2011-12.
at $443,750.25.” ‘ORDEAL’—Dr. Rinn main- required to offer public school 3, all of the options above would teacher. BELLS—There has also been a
Dr. Rinn was arrested last tains he does not owe the income choice and supplemental educa- be available,” he said. CHANGES—The biggest phys- change in the bell patterns.
October at his Rockdale home. tax and has been charged with tional services, nor is the district “We have taken great strides ical change in the district will be First bell at all four campuses
INDICTMENT—The original “breaking a law that does not required to implement new cur- to improve student instruction in the 75-year-old elementary rings at 7:55 a.m. with classes
IRS indictment alleged Dr. Rinn even exist.” riculum, hire an expert to advise this next year throughout the gym, which has been air condi- starting at 8.
owed $143,090 in income tax for He told The Reporter last on the school improvement plan, district. Our district and campus tioned for the ﬁrst time. The school day at the elemen-
1995-2000, $6,656 for 2004 and year he has undergone a “15-year replace certain staff members, improvement plans are focused Geletka said the new Freshman tary and intermediate campuses
$47,783 for 2005. ordeal where I have been told by extend the school day, or restruc- on improving student instruction Academy approach will be a part ends at 3:20 p.m. with RHS end-
The indictments also allege he U.S. agents that I must ‘volun- ture the internal organization of pre-K through 12 at the tier 1 of the high school this term. ing the school day at 3:30 and the
ﬁled “false and fraudulent” W-4 tarily’ pay a tax that no United the school. instruction level for all students,” The elementary has gone to a junior-high at 3:35.
forms and documents with the States law even speciﬁes.” “If RISD had a campus in stage
Cameron native killed in Afghanistan Friday
A 40-year-old Yoe High gradu- ate, died Friday from wounds for two decades.
You are invited… ate died in combat in Afghanistan
sustained when enemy forces
attacked his unit with an impro-
The Army announced Price’s
death on Tuesday, saying that
Rising Star Baptist Church U. S. Army Master Sgt. Charles
Price, a 1989 Yoe High gradu-
vised explosive device (IED).
Price had served in the Army
he was ser ving in Kandahar
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LIFESTYLE August 18, 2011
LET THEM EAT CAKE!
Rockdale Athletic Boosters
netted $5,400 during their
annual “Meet the Tigers
Cake Auction,” page 1C-2C.
fun & friends Newly-uncovered ‘gallery’ will help church
e just spent the week-
end in San Antonio at
the South Texas Press
Association board meeting.
Bill and I stayed at the St.
Anthony Hotel, great location,
York set designer
within walking distance to the
Riverwalk, Alamo, etc. That’s
worked for many
where we will hold our 2012 celebrity stars
STPA Convention in April.
Of course we ate some great A recent ﬁnd in an antique
food on the Riverwalk while we trunk regarding one of the few
were there. Wonderful Mexican people to have ever worked
food at Casa del Rio and later with Fred Astaire and Alice
at Paesano’s, some great Italian C o op e r du r i n g t he s a me
fare. Their signature Shrimp career is going to benefit a
Paesano was to die for! local church.
Probably the best things about Between 17o and 220 origi-
going to any STPA outing are nal drawings and sketches by
our STPA friends. I’ve been at- the late James B. (Jim) New-
tending those conventions since ton Jr. were recently found
I was a child, along with my and are being appraised as the
brothers. (Yes, we had to bring start of a fund-raiser that will
them too.) ultimately benefit St. John’s
Port Aransas South Jetty United Methodist Church.
friend Mary Judson gave me Virginia Manning, owner of
this great recipe while in San the Nic-Nac Shop, is assist-
Antonio. ing the effort. She said the Reporter/Mike Brown
Right now fruit is so fresh and artwork was found with the
delicious, I try to make at least belongings of the late B. F. Virginia Manning displays a portion of the James Newton Jr. artwork which was recently discovered stored in an antique trunk.
one meal per day either a veggie Cook Jr. which were donated
or fruit salad. I made this salad to the church. Boswell designed concerts sets
when we got back from San An- “David and Sharon Ogee for Neil Diamond, Anne Murray,
tonio and highly recommend it. and Dave and Mary Phillips Elton John, Gregg Allman and
Mary also says you can use were going through Mr. Cook’s Barbara Streisand.
this wonderful dressing on lots belongings for the church TELEVISION—He also had a
of things. Enjoy! when they opened a truck lengthy career in television.
and came upon this beautiful New ton was assistant ar t
Strawberry, Apple and artwork,” Manning said.
Mixed Green Salad director for the Smothers Broth-
SHAKESPEARE—Many ers and Jim Nabors var iet y
1 ⁄4 c. plus 2 T. apple cider vinegar of the drawings are sketches series, for Flip Wilson and Tom
1 T. honey of costumes for productions Jones and for the 1971 Emmy
1 T. fresh lemon juice of Shakespeare plays. Awards.
1 ⁄4 t. salt There are characters from He moved on to become art
2 T. extra virgin olive oil Hamlet, Othello and A Mid- director for several game shows
Combine everything except oil, then summer Night’s Dream and
whisk it in until blended.
and situation comedies.
a st unning set design for And, yes, has designed sets for
Salad: the “double, double, toil and Alice Cooper in Concert and for
Mixed greens with herbs or trouble” witches scene from the ABC special “Fred Astaire
Romaine or whatever you want Macbeth. Salutes the Fox Musicials.”
2 c. sliced fresh strawberries There are also concepts for TEACHER—Newton taught
1 lg. granny Smith apply, cubed show sets and a few “art for
1/4 c. toasted and slice almonds at UT-Austin, UCLA and Fresno
art’s sale” which might once State.
(optional) have a had a commercial pur-
bleu cheese crumbles (optional In 1986, hundreds of Newton’s
pose not now evident. scenery and costume designs
CAREER—New ton, who were presented to the University
died in 1986 at age 45, had of Texas at Austin.
a brilliant career as a set Endowed scholarships in his
designer in ﬁlms, the theatre honor were established at UT-
and concerts and worked for Austin and Fresno State. Newton sketched conceptions of characters from Shakespeare, Eugene O’Neill and more.
some of the biggest names in
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‘Meet the Teacher’ night Thursday at GISD HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Taken from community calendars.
By WANDA LEE
GAUSE NEWS took them, but I haven’t thought
to ask my older ones.
For additions, call 446-5838.
Seth Vinton celebrated his 12th Birthdays
reminder that the Gause iron, Natalie Rasco, Lauren and birthday on Friday with a pizza August 18—Linda Brown, Noah
ISD “meet the teachers and swim party at the home of David Coldiron, Ashley Murello
Blaine Ward, Margie Alexander Hughes, Brock Holdyn Payne, Floyd
night” w ill be 5-7 p.m. and Caitlin Coats. he and his family. He and the Haﬂey, Easton Hill, Craig Morr,
Thursday, Aug. 18 at the school. Joining them for the Mexican boy classmates he invited, plus Caeleb Calk.
Teachers are having in-service food lunch were Ray and Pau- his dad, had a sleep over. August 19—Alex Ferrara, Patsy
training this week and students la Coats, Caitlin, Rebecca and Saturday morning, we attend- Alford, Carl Anthony, Cindy Mat-
will return to class Monday, friend Cory, Bryce and Natalie ed the St. Joseph High School thews.
Aug. 22. Rasco and her parents from football scrimmage in Ander- August 20—David Jeter, Colby
Don’t forget that early registra- son. Grandson Connelly Cooper Crowe, Heather Lynn Phillips, Ryan
Kansas, Lori Coats, Sherri and Alford, Kay Vance, Megan Calk,
tion deadline for the 3rd annual James Rasco, Phillip Rasco, is a member of team. This is
Gause Sugarloaf 5K and Fun something new for him. He is Michael Gardiner, Glorya Puckett,
Margie Alexander, Lauren and Kay Vance.
Run, sponsored by the Gause a sophomore this year and its
Blaine Ward and Grant. August 21—Joseph Smith, Nina
Athletic Boosters, is Saturday, his ﬁrst ever school year to play Clymer, Taylor Shaw, Angela Alex-
Jerry and Renee’ Vinton, Seth, football.
Aug. 27. Entry fee is $10 and on ander, Joan Morgan, Nathan Starr,
the day of the race is $15. Calla and Isaac recently spent a On Saturday evening, a num- Sharon Luecken.
If you would like to donate day at Barton Springs in Austin. ber of Connelly’s family members August 22—Tyler Henson, Alton
items to the Gause Community That was the first time I had joined he and his family, Kelly Bryant, Angie Gaston, Donna Diver,
Improvement Program Found- thought about Barton Springs and Chris Cooper and Cameron, Homer Jones, Viva McGregor, Vala-
ers Day rafﬂe or country store, in years. We went there when I at Kyle Field to set up seats for rie Moore.
please bring it to me or give me was in school and after having the Aggies football season. This August 23—Douglas Wade
children, Wanda Coats and I Smith, William Scarpinato, Haydon
a call at 979-279-2472. helps fulﬁll community service Ofﬁeld, James Doss.
The home of Wanda and Alfred took our children there for a day activities that Connelly and his August 24—Briana Johnston,
Coats and Mildred Ely was the in the summers. parents are required to have. Tonia Gaston, Camden Hill, Chelsea
setting for a family birthday That has been a number of I don’t know if there was any- Roberts, Edna Jones.
lunch Sunday for family mem- years back. Sherri Coats Rasco one there older than Wayne and
bers Noah Coldiron, Chelsi Cold- says she can remember when we I, it was an experience. Anniversaries
August 20—Kelley and Jeff
Zapata, Steve and Patty Howeth.
Milano Opry to hit the stage August 21—Delores and Johnny
Fisher, Bob and Myra Daniel.
STORK August 23—Marc and Nichole
Saturday at high school REPORT
August 24—Randy and Michele
By KAY LAGRONE
MILANO NEWS Bryan and Cassandra Emert
ENGAGED—Teresa and Scott Wagner of Austin and Ann and Floyd
announce the birth of a son,
MILESTONES Zuehlke Jr. of Thorndale announce the engagement and approaching
Brynden Jayce, on July 21, 2011,
his month’s Milano Opry in Wapanucka, Oklahoma, weigh- marriage of their children, Alecia Michelle Wagner and Kevin Laurence
will be held on Saturday, the administration ofﬁce (512-
455-2533). ing 7 pounds, 14 ounces and Marriage Licenses Zuehlke. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Betty Swan and the
Aug. 20. Doors open at 6 measuring 19½ inches. He is
Justin Miller and Amber Walker. late Edgar Swan of Monahans and Dorothy and Vernon Wagner of
p.m. and the show starts at 7 with Mila no E xes reunion a nd
welcomed by brothers Alex, Wil- Marble Falls. Alecia is a 2005 graduate of McNeil High School in
admission $7 per person and chil- homecoming meal is set for Divorces Granted
liam and Wesley and sister Isa- Round Rock and a 2009 graduate of the University of Texas Health
dren 10 and under getting in free. Saturday, Oct. 29 in the MHS Melissa Spring Montoya and
bella. Grandparents are Richard Dallas Britt Bruce Montoya.
Science Center in Houston with a bachelor of science degree in nurs-
Special guests for the August cafetorium. Doors will open ing. She is employed by St. David’s North Austin Medical Center in
at 10 a.m. Steve and Rebecca and Lynda Emert of Hendrix, Christy Weller and Louis E.
show are Larry Rochelle, sisters Oklahoma, and Clint Robertson Weller. Austin. The prospective groom is the grandson of Les Goerdel and
Minnie and Ella Jordan, sisters Telg and Richard and Jennifer the late Barbara Goerdel of Thorndale and Floyd Zuehlke and the late
of Wapanucka, Oklahoma. Great- John David Overall and Deborah
Courtney and Lyndsey Cole and Mueck of The Crossing will cater Marie Overall. Joy Zuehlke of Taylor. He is the great-grandson of Juanita Chittum
a fajita meal at noon. Donations grandparents are Texey Lou Goad
Jus C Leroy. of Marble Falls, Rev. Jack Emert Ronald Mastan and Melissa of Pearland and Inez Goerdel of Hamilton. Kevin is a 2005 graduate
Band members this month are are needed for the silent and live Mastan. of Thorndale High School. He is a 2010 graduate of Texas State
auctions. Items can be brought of Georgetown and Linda Robert- Karla Guadalupe Saucedo Her-
Billy Barnett on steel, Ab Woods son of Wapanucka, Oklahoma. University in San Marcos with a bachelor of business management
on bass, Michael Wall on drums, the day of event. For more infor- nandez and Armando Hernandez. degree. He is employed part-time with Floyd’s Glass Co. in Taylor
Michael Herod on guitar, Gary mation on the event, call Carolyn Lisa Michael Halderman and while he completes a second degree in construction science, also
Haﬂey at 512-455-2473 or email Ralph Casey Halderman Jr.
Beard on fiddle, Burt Graham at Texas State University. The couple plan to wed on Oct. 22, 2011,
on keyboards and Lynn Martin carolynhaﬂey@live.com. SENIOR CITIZENS MENU Angela Page and Ricky Lynn
at First United Methodist Church in Round Rock.
with vocals. Concessions will The Ba k ken fa m i ly a nd I
enjoyed a weekend in Galves- Monday—Meatballs with gravy,
be open with ﬁnger food items, ﬂuffy rice, zucchini and tomatoes,
homemade pies and drinks. This ton. The water and beach were
roll, orange pineapple, 2% milk.
group always puts on a fantastic great but the sun needed to hide Tuesday—Turkey ham, yams,
show. behind a cloud or two, but that green peas with pimento, tropical Rockdale records
Milano teachers will hold in- never happened. Our skin is red, fruit, diet chocolate chip cookie, are recorded at
service until Aug. 19, with stu- and hopefully won’t peel, but we milk.
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Back to school bells ring
ell it is already time for
school buses to run, car- RISD The Milano Opry is set for
pools to operate, and for REPORT Saturday at Milano High
alarms to go off early again. Yes, School cafetorium. Doors
summer has ﬂown by quickly and Dr. Howell
it is time for school to start. Wright open 6 p.m. Page 4B.
It is also that time for automo- August 18, 2011
bile drivers to slow down and pay
close attention while driving in where so many people are giv-
school zones. Also, extra caution
should be taken around areas
ing of their time, resources, and
efforts so that others can beneﬁt.
where students are walking to and
The construction work the
board approved to air condition Lutheran
I want to say “thank you” to the elementary gymnasium is
complete and the facility will be AT THE BIG
several service groups that have SCHOOL
provided quite a bit of assistance cool on opening day. A few addi-
for our students. The Rockdale
Rotary Club and Meadowbrook
tional items such as new lighting,
windows, and insulation were
nine ‘loud and in county to
Baptist Church have held a “shoes
for students” drive this summer
included in the construction proj-
ect to provide for greater energy
begin new year
that has helped a great number efficiency. Also, a new coat of
of students. The Veterans of paint has helped make the interior freshmen par- By CINDY MELCHER
Foreign Wars has collected school a little more inviting. ticipated in the St. Paul Lutheran
supplies for students and the Please enjoy the few days that district’s annual School Principal
Rockdale Chamber of Commerce are left of summer vacation and ‘ﬁsh camp’ held
has assisted with Back to School know that our staff is anxiously Thursday at t. Paul Lutheran School
shoes and clothing. awaiting the return of our stu- RHS. At left, in Thorndale opened its
Also, the Lion’s Club continues dents. A few friendly reminders (L-R) Hayden doors for the 122nd time
to meet their mission helping are to make sure your child gets Ofﬁeld, Pres- on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Par-
students with eyeglass needs. I eight hours of rest each night and ton Ehler, Colt ents, teachers and students
know that there are other organi- make sure they stay hydrated with Svrcek, Dillon began the year with an opening
zations and churches that provide water, especially with the extreme Bankston and worship service centering on
for students and to all of you I say temperatures we are having this Koy Quinney the idea of “Fear not...God is
“thank you.” It is a real blessing to summer. work on posters with us.”
have area groups pull together and Also, don’t forget we want to for the district’s Afterwards, students were
assist our students with school hear from you if you have a ques- new ‘Rachel’s dismissed to their classrooms
necessities. tion. For the best answers please Challenge’ proj- for a half-day session of ori-
I am certain that our students call your child’s campus so some- ect. entation and instruction as
and their parents will appreciate one can direct you to the correct they prepare for their ﬁrst day
the service these fine organiza- person. Reporter/ of instructional learning on
tions provide. I appreciate the I am looking forward to next Marie Bakken Thursday.
stewardship of our service groups week. We are excited to welcome 96
and am thankful to live in a town email@example.com students for this academic year.
The faculty at St. Paul includes
SCHOOL MENUS Crystal Iselt, PK3; Kelly Bry-
mer, PK4 and preschool direc-
ROCKDALE Monday—Cinnamon toast, cereal, tor; Calli McCoy, Kindergarten;
Breakfast (all campuses)
Cereal, toast, breakfast bar, jelly and
pears, fruit juice, milk.
Tuesday—Sausage biscuit, cereal,
EDUCATION NOTES Kristi Fischer, grades 1-2; Corey
Moss, grades 3-4; Vanessa Gar-
milk offered daily. peaches, fruit juice, milk.
Monday—French toast sticks, syrup. Wednesday—Pancakes, syrup, sau- cia, grades 5-6; Jenny William-
Tuesday—Biscuits and gravy, turkey sage, fruit cocktail, fruit juice, milk. Open houses set son, Middle School math; Cindy
Thursday—Cinnamon rolls, cereal, Thursday at RISD Melcher, principal and middle
applesauce, fruit juice, milk. school teacher.
Thursday—Scrambled egg. Friday—Sausage roll, cereal, grapes, Class lists will be posted at 4:30
Friday—Egg and sausage burrito, fruit juice, milk. p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at both The Family Activity center at
salsa. Lunch the Rockdale Elementary and Rock- St. Paul was ﬁlled with excited
Elementary and Intermediate Lunch Monday—Pizza, baked potato, diced dale Intermediate schools. preschoolers and parents Mon-
Salad bar and milk offered daily. ham and cheese broccoli, salad, pears, day night as they visited their
Monday—Chicken nuggets, beefy milk. Rockdale Elementary’s annual
macaroni, tuna salad mix, saltine crackers, Tuesday—Chicken nuggets, steak open house is set for 5-6:30 p.m. classrooms and teachers for
baby carrots. ﬁngers, mashed potatoes, green beans, Thursday, Aug. 18, where students the ﬁrst time. Their arms were
Tuesday—Turkey hot dog, chicken roll, gravy, peaches, milk. and parents will meet teachers and ﬁlled with school supplies and
and rice burrito, ham sandwich, Italian Wednesday—Frito pie, pinto beans, other goodies as they navigated
vegetables. salad, corn, fruit cocktail, milk.
can bring their school supplies.
Wednesday—Cheeseburger, rotini with Thursday—Beef macaroni, mixed The Intermediate campus will their new learning environ-
marinara, dinner roll, sun butter sandwich, vegetables, salad, cornbread, applesauce, host its annual open house from ment.
broccoli, applesauce. milk. 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 18. Cystal Islet, the PK3 teacher,
Thursday—Cheese pizza, tuna and Friday—Cheeseburger, chicken burger, has her classroom ﬁlled with
noodles with vegetables, ham and cheese spicy chicken, French fries, lettuce, toma-
wrap, mixed vegetables. Milano ISD’s open house bright crayon colors remind-
to, pickles, fruit cup, milk.
Friday—Beef taco, spaghetti with meat MILANO ing families that God colors
sauce, dinner roll, turkey and cheese Breakfast
Wednesday night their lives every day. Kelly
sandwich, green peas, raspberry Jell-O. Cereal, Texas toast, juice and milk Milano ISD’s “Meet the Teach- Brymer not only serves as the
Junior High Lunch offered daily.
Rice and beans bar, pepperoni pizza, ers” night is set for Wednesday, PK4 teacher she is also our pre-
ﬁnishing bar, salad bar and milk offered Tuesday—Pancakes, sausage patty.
Aug. 17, from 6-6:45 p.m. for the SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS—Rockdale Parent- school director. Her classroom
daily. Wednesday—Breakfast pizza. entire district, Supt. Lindy Robinson Teacher Organization (PTO) recently awarded took on a more “wild” look
Monday—Rotini with meat sauce, baby Thursday—Cinnamon toast, sausage has announced. Students may bring three scholarships to 2011 RHS graduates in as she incorporated a jungle
carrots, beef taco, turkey corn dog, sau-
sage pizza, tuna salad sandwich, tortilla
patty. their school supplies that night as the amount of $500 each. Pictured are (L-R) theme showing they are “WILD
Friday—Biscuit and gravy, sausage well.
chips. patty. PTO past president Tiffany Prestridge, recepi- about God.” Parents also had a
Tuesday—Beef and broccoli, white The annual “Meet the Eagles” chance to meet Calli McCoy our
rice, beef fajitas, barbecue chicken sand-
Lunch ents Kelsey Galbreath and Kathryn Dodd, PTO
Fruit and milk served daily. Chef salad pep rally and cake auction is at 7 new Kindergarten teacher and
wich, Tater Tots, California vegetables, president Cheryl Blackstock. Casey Burrough
available daily at the elementary and p.m. in the high school gym. newest Early Childhood team
chef salad, saltine crackers.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the (right) also was a PTO scholarship recepient.
Wednesday—Tuna and noodles, corn,
junior high and high school Chicken wrap
beef and bean burrito, grilled cheese
available Tuesday and Thursday at the Huppe earns doctorate St. Paul Lutheran School
sandwich, meat lover’s pizza, ham and offers an educationally based
turkey sandwich, tortilla chips. junior high and high school. from North Texas
Thursday—Chicken teriyaki stir fry, Monday—Spaghetti with meat sauce, morning session for both 3’s
green beans, baby carrots, garlic bread. DENTON—Alicia (Williams) Huppe Mueller, who graduated from Dr. Howell Wright. and 4’s with an extended ses-
white rice, chicken enchilada, popcorn
Tuesday—Chicken on a bun, scalloped recently earned a doctorate in high Oak Ridge High School in Spring, Gold Cards are complimentary
chicken, potato wedges, supreme pizza,
potatoes. sion in the afternoon for those
California vegetables, garden salad, sal- education from the University of studied abroad in general admission passes for Rock- who choose a full day experi-
tine crackers. Wednesday—Bean and cheese burrito
North Texas. Fiji and Australia, dale ISD activities. They may be
Friday—Meatballs and noodles, corn, with chilli and cheese, ranch beans, green ence. We have a few openings
salad. She was also promoted to dean sparking her inter- obtained from the superintendent’s still available in PK3, but our
bean and cheese burrito, meatball sub,
Thursday—Mini corn dogs, macaroni of enrollment and academic suc- est in the athro- ofﬁce 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
cheese pizza, ham sandwich, tortilla
and cheese, broccoli, tossed greens. cess momentum at Collin College.
PK4 is currently full. In all
chips. pology ﬁeld. through Friday throughout the year. the excitement it was easy to
High School Lunch Friday—Cheeseburger, baked chips. Huppe is a 1993 graduate of During her time Current Gold Cards do not have
Rice and beans bar, hamburger, GAUSE
Rockdale High School, earning her tell this will be another great
Breakfast in the Paciﬁc she an expiration date; therefore, if you year for these young learners!
cheeseburger, chicken patty sandwich, bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M was also ﬁlmed
pepperoni pizza, delicatessen, tortilla Cereal, toast, jelly, juice and milk already have one, there is no need
offered daily. University in 1997 and master’s for a National
For more information about
chips, ﬁnishing bar, salad bar and milk to request a new one, Wright said.
offered daily. Adobe grill bar and Tater Monday—Pig-in-a-blanket. from North Texas in 2001. Geographic pro- our program, please contact the
Tots offered Tuesday and Thursday. Potato Tuesday—Breakfast pizza. She is the daughter of Doug and gram “Mystery of school ofﬁce at 898-2711.
wedges offered Monday, Wednesday and Wednesday—Pancake-on-a-stick.
Bea Williams of Rockdale. the Ancient Poly-
Milano former student St. Paul Lutheran School is a
Monday—Rotini with meat sauce, Friday—Scrambled eggs. nesians” airing in group gives scholarships state and nationally accredited
November. Mueller school. It provides a Christian
dinner roll, baby carrots, beef taco, turkey Lunch
Meal-to-go and milk served daily.
Roddam receives A&M The Milano Exes Association
education to students in grades
corn dog, sausage pizza, applesauce. Mueller is currently waiting to get gave out 21 scholarships each
Tuesday—Beef and broccoli over Baked potato meal offered for third to bachelor’s degree her Masters in cultural anthropolo- in the amount of $200 to former PK3-8th grade. The school
noodles, California vegetables, barbecue eighth grade Monday through Thursday. not only offers a strong aca-
Chef salad offered for sixth to eighth-grade COLLEGE STATION—Katie O’Neal gy with a main focus on the Paciﬁc Milano students who are in col-
Wednesday—Oven roasted chicken, on Wednesdays and to adults daily. Roddam earned her bachelor’s Islands with interests in political lege or trade school, spokesperson demic core and daily infusion
corn, beef and bean burrito, grilled ham Monday—Cowboy soup, grilled cheese degree from Texas A&M University ecology and environmental change. Carolyn Haﬂey has announced. of Christian principles, but we
sandwich, meat lover’s pizza, strawberry sandwich, apple half. on Aug. 12. at Reed Arena. Her parents are Jim Mueller and “These checks went directly to also include a solid music pro-
Jell-O. Tuesday—Barbecue sausage, maca- Roddam earned her degree in Sandra Wolf Mueller of The Wood- gram as well as athletic teams
roni and cheese, green beans, bread, the kids so they could use the
Thursday—Teriyaki stir fry vegetables,
white rice, popcorn chicken, supreme fruit. health. lands and grandparents are Allen money in any way that would best for grades 5-8.
pizza, mixed vegetables. Wednesday—Spaghetti, salad, ranch, and Dolores Wolf of Giddings. beneﬁt them now,” Haﬂey said. If you would like to learn
Friday—Meatballs and noodles, dinner garlic toast, pineapple. Mueller gets UTSA “We hope we can have money avail- more about the school, please
roll, baby carrots, bean and cheese burrito, Thursday—Corn dog, pork and beans, call 512-898-2711 or stop by at
meatball sub, cheese pizza, applesauce. carrot sticks, ranch, fruit. degree in anthropology Gold Cards available able for the spring semester. One
of the recipients is working on her US 79 and 3rd Street in Thorn-
THORNDALE Friday—Cheeseburger, fries, salad,
SAN ANTONIO—Amy Justine for senior citizens master’s degree.” dale.
Mueller graduated Cum Laude with Rockdale ISD Gold Cards are
a degree in anthropology on May 5 available to senior citizens 60 years
from The University of Texas at San of age and older who are residents
Antonio. of Rockdale ISD, according to Supt.
Benjamin S. Sanley, D.D.S.
Monday - Thursday
9:00 - 5:00
TAKING APPLICATIONS (Transportation Provided)
Rockdale Head Start is now accepting applications for the
2011-2012 school year. Head Start is a pre-school offering
excellent educational opportunities along with medical, den-
(Closed for lunch tal, developmental, and nutritional beneﬁts at no cost. The Meili Wu invites
12:00 - 1:00)
Head Start approach of individualized care and guidance
is well suited to helping children with disabilities. Children you to try her
between the ages of 3 and 5 may be eligible. There is no
9:00 - 2:00 charge for participation in Head Start. Pick up your applica-
All of our patients get the highest quality of care
tion now at the Head Start Center, 233 Mill Street. For more
information, call your local center at 512/446-5000 or Hill
available. Our office has been completely updated and most
importantly, we provide a comfortable environment for you!
Country Community Action Association at 325/372-5167.
starting at $5.95!
~Dental care for the entire family~ ESTA ACEPTANDO APLICACIONES (Transporte Proporcionado) 11AM - 3PM
New Patients Always Welcome! Rockdale Head Start esta aceptando aplicaciones para el
ano 2011-2012. Head Start es una escuelita para ninos de
201 N. Fannin • Cameron, Texas edad 3-5 anos que caliﬁcan. Head Start ofrece oportuni- Open Monday - Saturday 11AM - 9 PM
dades excelentes para educacion y tambien beneﬁcos de
(254) 697-3118 medico, dental, desarrollo, y de alimento. Head Start ofrece
mucha ayuda para ninos y familias. No cuesta nada para que 1514 W. Cameron Avenue • Rockdale
Most insurances accepted on assignment
su nino atiende el programa de Head Start. Puede usted re-
cojer ahora una aplicacion para solicitar un puesto en Head (Between Cellular One and Gatti’s Pizza)
Now accepting Medicaid Start. Para mas informacion llame a la Head Start, 233 Mill
(for patients age 12 months to 20 years) Street, # del telefono: 512/446-5000 or Hill Country Commu- 512/446-2843 • 512/446-2032
nity Action Association at 325/372-5167.
Page 4B—August 18, 2011
The Reporter welcomes meeting of the Milam County Church in Rockdale, according to ner/committee meeting at 6 p.m. ‘Afternoon of Music’ arship, awarded each May to
news from local organizations. chapter of the Texas Democratic coordinator Mary McIntosh. Sunday, Sept. 11 at Peace Luther- planned here Sept. 25 an RHS senior who plans to
There is no charge. E-mail to Women featured a discussion Meetings include refreshments an Church, 303 Meadow Drive, in Rockdale’s Matinee Musical continue using his/her musical
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax regarding dues and new bylaws. and speakers on topics of inter- Rockdale. Club is planning a public music abilities following graduation.
to 446-5317. The next meeting, which will est to mothers, group discussion “We invite those who are inter- event, “An Afternoon of Music,” Tickets w ill go on sale mid-
be Saturday, Aug. 20, should see and time to complete a craft to ested in helping with the plan- on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 3 until August and may be purchased
Genealogy seminar an adoption of the organizational take home. ning of the 2012 Milam County 4:30 p.m. in the Peace Lutheran from any Matinee Musical Club
charter. MOPPETS is a children’s pro- Relay For Life,” Jeter said. member.
Saturday in Rockdale “Every meeting, we get closer Those who can, are asked to
Church fellowship hall.
An genealogy seminar featur- gram, designed for preschoolers The afternoon will feature
and closer to having a self-suf- to enjoy during the MOPS meet- RSVP no later than Sept. 4 by e-
ing Lynna Kay Shufﬁeld will be ﬁcient group,” said Mary Ridg- mail to milamcountyrelay@gmail.
“OA SIS,” a women’s quar tet Thorndale boosters
held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. ing. Children are well cared for by singing barbershop four-part
way, provisional president of the MOPPET leaders and volunteers, com or by calling Jeter at 512- selling ﬂeece blankets
Saturday, Aug. 20 in the Geneal- harmony. “This group qualiﬁed
group. “More than 30 people have McIntosh said. 760-7194. for international competition in T HOR N DA L E —Thor nd a le
ogy Center in the Lucy Patterson attended our meetings and about Relay For Life is signature
For more information, contact Seattle, Washington last Octo- Athletic Booster Club has a new
Memorial Library in Rockdale. that many more have expressed event for the American Cancer
McIntosh at 254-931-6758 or ber,” said Annette Griesbach, ﬂeece blanket fund-raiser.
Registration will begin at 8:30 genuine interest in the group.” Society.
a.m. with a fee of $5 per person. email@example.com, or go Matinee spokesperson. Full-size ﬂeece blankets, dis-
The purpose of the group is to to http://rockdalemops.blogspot. Enter tainment w ill a lso playing “Thorndale Bulldogs”
Those wishing to attend, includ- network and to launch a grass-
ing MCGS members, should call com. Kountry Squares meet include Matinee Musical Club and the mascot are available for
roots effort to support state and $50 each.
Marie Hubert at 446-3937, or local Democrats in the 2012
every Thursday members Leah Thomason on
email firstname.lastname@example.org. Planners slate Suicide Members of Kountry Squares the ﬂute, accompanied by pianist C ont ac t a ny booster club
elections. Nancy Anton. Refreshments of officer to order, Lori Fisher
Wi-Fi connections are avail- Prevention Week event Square Dancing Club dances at
The next meeting will be held tea and punch, ﬁnger sandwiches (velf ish@ya hoo.com), Carol
able at the library but limited to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday (except
10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at The Milam County Suicide and sweets will be served, with Marr (ranchodelmarr@yahoo.
the ﬁrst 15 to register with the the ﬁfth Thursday of the month)
Peggy Lanford’s Photography Stu- Prevention Council is working c om), Be ck y E l m s ( b e ck y_
request to bring a laptop. Visual at the Salty Church. Visitors are time provided to mingle with
dio, 104 W 1st Street in Cameron. on ideas, plans and information email@example.com), Christie
aids and handouts will be used, so welcome. Call 512-365-1997 or the artists.
For more information about the for the upcoming Suicide Preven- Hafley (christie.hafley@gmail.
laptops are not necessary—Linda email kountrysquares@gmail. Tickets will be $10 with pro-
organization, contact Ridgway at tion Week campaign Sept. 4-10, com) or Stephanie Gu zman
Whorton, publicity com for additional information.— ceeds going toward the Louise
512-773-1765. spokesperson Pamela Kaufmann Jeanne Sparlin, club reporter Hale Sessions Memorial Schol- (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Milano Opry to hit stage Sunshine N’ Shadows As part of the event two ASK
Saturday at high school quilt group to meet
Gatekeeper Training sessions will
MILANO—The Milano Opry be held. One on Tuesday, Sept.
Sunshine N’ Shadows quilt guild 6 in the Rockdale High School
will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20. will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday,
Doors open at 6 p.m. and show library and on Thursday, Sept.
Aug. 25 at Meadowbrook Baptist
starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $7 with 8 in the Cameron High School
children 10 and under being free,
Church in Rockdale, spokesper-
son Eddie Davidson announced.
cafeteria, Kaufmann said. Located beside Best Western Motel
spokesperson Lynn Martin said. Visitors are welcome. For more
Both programs will begin at
6 p.m. and will last about two
379 N. Hwy. 77 • 512-446-3399
Special guests this month are information, contact Davidson at
Larry Rochelle, sisters Minnie hours. Light refreshments will
t Daily LUNCH
and Ella Jordan, sisters Court- be served. Baby sitting will be
available for all children fifth
ney and Lyndsey Cole and Jus C
Leroy. Band members are Billy
MOPS registration grade and under. and NIGHT
Got unc 3 am
slated for Sept. 3
Barnett on steel, Ab Woods on For more information, go to Specials!
Mot he r s of P r e s c ho ole r s www.milam4life.org.
bass, Michael Wall on drums,
(MOPS) is for women (with chil-
ope ays &
Michael Herod on guitar, Gary
dren ages birth through kinder-
Beard on fiddle, Burt Graham Relay For Life needs
Now Frid ays!
garten) who desire fellowship,
on keyboards and Lynn Martin FRESH SOUP
with vocals. encouragement and friendship MADE DAILY!
Relay For Life of Milam County
with other moms.
Concessions will be open with
MOPS will hold a drive-through
ﬁnger food items, homemade pies
committee members are looking FULL BAR!
sign-up at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept.
and drinks. Don’t miss this “Big
3 at the First Baptist Church
Show In A Small Town,” Martin
to recruit new members that can
bring new and fresh ideas to the
table, chairperson Kim Jeter
S HAPPY HOUR 2-6 PM
said. parking lot. First meeting is Fri-
Mon-Thurs 6 AM-9 PM, Fri-Sat 6 AM-3 AM, Sun 6 AM-3 PM
day, Sept. 9.
The Milam County chapter They will hold a pot-luck din-
Democratic Women meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
slate Saturday meeting the second Friday of each month
CA MERON—L a st mont h’s (September-May) at First Baptist
Congratulations, Alicia (Williams) Huppe, Ph.D.
REUNIONS We are so proud of you earning your
The Reporter welcomes announced. Doctorate in Higher Education from the
reunion announcements. There
is no charge. Fax to 512-446-5317
The reunion will be held at
Apache Pass, 9112 N FM 908,
University of North Texas and promotion to
or email bill@rockdalereporter. near Rockdale. The reunion, set Dean of Enrollment and Academic Success
com. to start at 11 a.m. will be hold on
the grounds during the day. Momentum at Collin College.
Tuma-Holliman family “We w i l l eat a nd ming le,
reunion set Sept. 3 Brown-Silvey said. Bring your Rockdale High School, Class of 1993
own beverages, no glass please.
The Tuma-Holliman family There might possibly be a water Texas A&M, Class of 1997
reunion will be held Saturday, slide for the kids during the day. University of North Texas, Class of 2001 & 2011
Sept. 3 at the Rockdale Christian That evening, the adults will
Church, located at the corner
of Rockdale Road and Sager
gather at the Apache Pass Ice-
house to visit.
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give
Street, spokesperson Ida Hair-
For more information, con- you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
tac t Brow n-Silvey at ker r y.
The reunion is set to begin at email@example.com or 979-324-
10:30 a.m. For more information, 424. Love, Mom and Dad (Bea and Doug)
call Hairston at 446-5168. and Jacques Williams
Milano Exes Reunion
Eiland family to meet set Saturday, Oct. 29
Sept. 4 in Rockdale MILANO—The Milano Eagles
The 74th Eiland family reunion will host the Snook Bluejays on
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the KC Hall in Rockdale. homecoming football game.
A ll family members are The Milano Exes’ Reunion
encouraged to attend. Bring will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29
picnic lunches to share. in the MHS cafetorium. Doors
The hall will open at 10 a.m. will open at 10 a.m. Steve and
Lunch will be served at noon. Rebecca Telg of The Crossing will
Paper goods and drinks will be cater a fajita meal at noon.
Donations are needed for both
Contact spokesperson Joy a silent auction and live auction.
Items can be brought the morn-
We’re dedicated to providing exceptional,
Kenjura for more information,
979-836-2698. ing of the Oct. 29.
Ann Hashem Kraft will attend
personalized patient care, close to home.
MHS class of 2001 to again with her new book, The
Red Diamond of Nadirjna. She
hold 10 year reunion will also have copies of her ﬁrst
The Milano High School class book, The Opera Ghost Lives.
of 2001 will hold its 10 year Call Carolyn Haf ley at 455-
reunion on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2473 or email carolynhaﬂey@live.
spokesperson Kerry Brown-Silvey com.
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SPORTS August 18, 2011
ON THE NET
The Milano and Thorndale volley-
ball teams hit full stride in rolling
out the season, page 2C.
trip to Paris
Lady Tigers spikers ﬁnd
S tough competition at Cove
want to let everyone in
Rockdale know—the sear-
ing heat is not limited to our
favorite hometown—it’s every-
The ex-cheerleader and I McGregor betters young season.
Leander Vandergrift defeated
hard fought match to Austin
Hyde Park 25-14, 11-25, 26-24.
were attending a press conven-
tion in the Alamo City and
Rock Tuesday seventh ranked Gatesville for
Drake registered 10 k ills,
Marissa Mireles four aces and
were barely able to set foot
outside the french doors of
night on road After pool play on Thursday,
Rockdale Lady Tiger Varsity team
Evans three blocks.
In pool play, Rockdale fell to
the historic St. Anthony Hotel Nothing could better prepare was placed in the silver bracket. Johnson City 25-20, 25-22 and
where we stayed. the Rockdale Lady Tigers for Rockdale fell to Waco Univer- Copperras Cove 25-10, 25-5
Despite the fact that it was their district ledger than par- sity 25-15, 25-11, led by Victoria Against Rockdale, Cove jumped
a mere two blocks from the ticipating in the second annual Drake’s two kills and two aces. out to a 6-0 lead behind five
Riverwalk, the 106 degree tem- Copperas Cove Tournament, Ashtyn Simank chipped in Amy Rosenbuam aces. The Lady
perature on Saturday kept us where some of the top teams two kills and a block, Amanda Dawgs then put Rockdale away in Killeen Daily Herald/Steven Doll
within the conﬁnes of the ven- in the state were present. Boyd three assists, Shelby Evans the ﬁnale with a 12-1 run.
erable old place, where John After Tuesday night’s loss one block and Morgan Laughlin Tuesday night Rockdale’s Ashton Simank, bottom left, tries to get around the
Wayne bedded down when he to McGregor on the road, the one dig. block of Copperas Cove’s Lilly Ayala, left, and Amy Rosenbaum
was ﬁlming—appropriately— Lady Tigers drop to 1-6 on the The Lady Tigers dropped a See SPIKERS, page 3C during the second annual Copperas Cove volleyball tournament.
We ventured out to the cav-
ernous Riverwalk on Friday
night and after a few claustro-
phobic minutes, bid a hasty
retreat to our air cooled room
with visions of visiting the 9 DAYS UNTIL KICKOFF
rooftop swimming pool.
Other than buying a true
supersized cowboy hat at the
famous Paris Hatters and
checking out the Alamo, we
pretty much stayed to our-
We weren’t able to make it
to another San Antonio land-
mark, the famous Mexican
food restaurant Mi Tierra,
so Paris Hatters became the
highlight of the vacation, but
the more I found out about it, I
discovered it was just as much
a tradition as Mi Tierra or the
With its cross-like neon red
sign towering above the cob-
blestone street, Paris Hatters is
a small, unassuming place just
a couple of rock skips from
the Alamo on Broadway and
Third generation Owner Abe
Cortez has sold brims to kings,
popes and presidents and the
place hasn’t changed much
since it opened in 1917.
Tommy Lee Jones bought
the hat he wore as Woodrow
Call in Lonesome Dove here.
Dwight Yoakum gets his
famous bullrider style hat here.
The list of celebrity visitors
Luciano Pavarotti, Johnny
Cash, B.B. King, Bob Dylan,
Billy Gibbons, Kid Rock, Garth
Brooks, Waylon Jennings, Bob
Hope, Sammy Davis, Jr. and
yes, even, Englebert Hump-
I told them what I wanted
and they knew exactly where it
was and when I ﬁnally settled
on my $45 big brimmed Mexi-
can-style hat (that the cheer- Jocelyn Lewis Photos
leader approved of), Abe “The
Hatman” man checked me Rockdale Tiger team captains for the upcoming 2011 season are Zach Garza, Stephen Schneider, Patrick David, Koltyn Woolverton and Ethan Brinkley.
out on his cash register from
the 1930s that has to be hand
cranked to be opened.
It’s almost like something
out of the old west or an old
barbecue joint on the side of a
One more look: Tigers host Robinson in ﬁnal scrimmage
gravel road somewhere.
This is my kind of place. Passing game with Elgin Saturday morning,
Tiger Coach Jeff Miller welcomed
controlled the line of scrimmage.
We were really aggressive and
The Tigers will have the oppor-
Rockdale opens the season
Although they will not allow
you take a picture in the place, shines against the unexpected. that was a plus. We were really tunity to continue their improve- Saturday, Aug. 27 by hosting
“We were pleasantly surprised,” pleased with the progress.” ment when they host Robinson in Abilene Wylie.
there are photos everywhere
showcasing their hats and the
Class 4A Elgin Miller said. “I thought on offense Rockdale’s ﬁrst team defeated a scrimmage Thursday night at 7 TIGER TR ACKS—For the
that we really threw and caught Elgin’s ﬁrst team 2-1 as the sec- p.m. at Tigerland Field. second year in a row, the Tigers
famous people who wear them.
the ball well and the pass protec- ond unit fell 2-0. The scrimmage will feature a will feature a freshman on the
With its dusty, cluttered With question marks on tion was good.” The Tigers are looking to punch battle of former Jacksboro coach- roster in running back Dailynn
motif, this smallish place is both sides of the ball heading Attitude was also on the plus up their running attack while es in Miller and new Robinson Ramey. The Tigers are thin in the
more like a museum than a into the 2011 season, suprises side. increasing the passing game and head man Tommy Allison. backﬁeld and are looking for help
store and like I did, you’ll aren’t necessarily a good thing, “We set the tone early on both are also switching their defensive The Rockets were 3-7 last sea-
always ﬁnd Abe manning the but after Rockdale’s scrimmage sides of the ball,” he said. “We scheme to a 4-3 from their former son and are tabbed ﬁfth in Dis- See TIGERS, page 3C
register and helping you ﬁnd
the right hat.
“I think people like to deal
with the owners,” he said. “If
they’re willing to pay for a
good hat, they want the best
“What tops our list of com-
Nothing says lovin’, like
pliments is when someone says
they want the Paris Hatters
name inside the hat, just like
something from the oven
their granddaddy’s had.”
Tiger football PERFECT INGREDIENTS
players auction Here are the year-by-year totals
raised by the cake auction:
off baked goods
A gym full of eager bidders 2009—$4,795
and a pantry full of tasty baked 2008—$9,532
goods was the perfect recipe 2007—$4,645
for a successful evening. 2006—$4,000
The 11th annual “Meet The 2005—$3,052
Tigers” cake auction was held 2004—$3,000
Monday night and raised 2003—$2,900
$5,400 for the athletic pro- 2002—$2,267
gram, surpassing the past two 2001—$1,985
year’s total haul.
In over a decade of sell- pies or cookies themselves and
Paris Hatters opened its doors ing off their baked goods, the results are auctioned off by Reporter/Bill Martin
in 1917 and has provided cus- Rockdale athletes have raised veteran caller John Fisher to
tom-ﬁtted head wear for scores over $45,000. Rockdale football player Ty Kirk and cheerleader Victoria Drake auction off Kirk’s cake at the annual
of famous people. Tiger players bake cakes, See CAKE, page 2C “Meet The Tigers” cake auction Monday night at Tiger Gym. The event raised $5,400.
Page 2C August 18, 2011
Lady Eagles battle it out
at Cameron Tournament
BY MARIE BAKKEN
Reporter Staff Writer
Tiger cheerleaders Amanda
Boyd and Morgan Fischer auc- Milano defeated Academy on
tion off a bulletin board made Tuesday night at Geneva Paceley
by volleyball mom Karen Laugh- Gym for Milano’s home opener of
lin as auctioneer John Fisher the young season.
(above) scours the crowd for The Lady Eagles (5-3) won in
bidders. straight sets 25-20, 25-15, 25-16.
Senior Desiree Adrian led the
team with nine kills, four digs
and two aces, with fellow senior
Brittany Barnett tagging six kills,
Continued from page 1C four aces and two digs.
• Tom and Sandra Drake, auto- • Lee Jenkins, bulletin board
Juniors Stonie Guthrie and
graphed volleyball by varsity cheerleaders
Raighley Shaw each smashed ﬁve
anyone who wishes to bid. • Debra Neal, cake by Marco • Coaches Wives, cake by Noe
kills. Guthrie added five digs,
Organizers listed the items and Hernadez Zelaya
three aces, one assists and one
who purchaded them as follows: • Troy Zinn, cake by Gabriel • Jessica Gaines, cake by Jus-
block, with Shaw also serving
McQuinn tin Williams
up an ace.
• Brent Hasselbach Family, • Pat Ellliott, cake by Clayton • Dr. Howell Wright, cake by
Junior setter Kiersten Bastow
cake by varsity cheerleaders Gibbs Desmond Davis
had eight assists, one kill, one
• Melissa Reynosa, cake by • Classic Bank, cake by Patric • Cindy Urban, autographed
block and two aces, while fellow
Nic Baggerly Trejo Golden Girl Boot
junio Hayleigh Lagrone recorded
• Jody and Kathy Pelzel, cake • Rickey Gaines, cake by Dillon • Dr. Howell Wright, bulletin
12 assists and one kill. Libero
by Dedrick Page Goodman board by varsity cheerleaders
Kelly Wadlington, a sophomore,
•Wayne and Margie Brinkley, • Brady’s Pest Patrol, cake by • Tom and Sandra Drake, auto-
had six digs.
cake by Stephen Schneider Cody Skubal graphed A&M football
• Donald Schraeder, cake by • Rockdale Building Materials, • Dr. Howell Wright, cake by
did make stride this weekend...
Ethan Brinkley cake by Zachary Garza cheerleaders
we have a lot of work to do and
• Citizens National Bank, cake • Brent Hasselbach Family, • Pruett and Woolverton Fami-
a lot of room for improvement,”
by Nasario Garcia cake by James David lies, cake by Koltyn Woolverton
Milano Lady Eagles head coach
• Donald Schraeder, cake by • Coaching Staf f, cake by • Matt and Michelle Lehmkuhl,
Wendy King said of her team’s
Horacio Estrada James Mack cake by Jose Macias
play in the Cameron Tournament
• Rockdale Roadhouse, cake • Joe Wayne Cleveland, cake • Rockdale Federal Credit
held Friday and Saturday. The
by Brandon Wright by Ty Kirk Union, cinnamon rolls by Lee’s
girls went 3-3 over the weekend,
• Sandee and Doug Calame, • Judith Carpentar, jewerly Landing
losing to the host Lady Yoe in the
cake by Nic Erman donated by P.J. Jerman • Jennifer Erman, autographed
third place game of the champi-
• The Ranch, bulletin board by • Denise Betchan, cake by Nic football
varsity cheerleaders Gonzalez •Cynthia Gonzalez, cake by
The Lady Eagles won two of
• Darrell and Tanya Mynar, cake • Matt and Michelle Lehmkuhl, Rockdale Roadhouse
three games in the ﬁrst day of the Reporter/Marie Bakken
by Austin Caffey cake by Pedro Ibares • Citizens National Bank, cake
tournament, placing second and Junior Hayleigh Lagrone sets up a spike against Rosebud-Lott in the
• Rockdale Building Materials, • Melissa Reynosa, bulletin by Rockdale Roadhouse
placing them in the championship Cameron Tournament as Milano defeated the Lady Cougars.
cake by Marcus Hayes board by varsity cheerleaders • Melissa Reynosa, T-shirt
bracket for Saturday.
• J o ey G a l et ka a n d Pa m • Troy Zinn, cake by Stephen donated by JV cheerleaders
Milano had to go to three Cameron in two. on the varsity level.
K a u f ma n n, c a ke by M i gu el Ehler • Joyce Kirk, cake by Rockdale
games against Academy on Satur- “I saw a lot of progress from The Lady Eagles will be in
Alonzo •Scott Heintze, cake by Josh Roadhouse
day morning before earning that day one to day two defensively. tourney mode again this weekend
• Jeff and Rebecca King-Gattis Pelzel • Lee’s Landing, duffle bag
victory 25-21, 23-25, 25-15. Then However, we are just making too as they travel to the Iola tourna-
Pizza, cake by William Dean • Kristie Hamilton, spirit bas- donated by cheerleaders
had to go up against Class 2A No. many passing errors and giving ment on Thursday and Saturday.
• Thomas and Twila Harris, ket • Lee Jenkins, cake donated by
10 state ranked Lago Vista, falling away too many easy points,” King They will make a trip in between
bulletin board by varsity cheer- • Michelle Tibbitts, cake by Kelsey Ford/freshmen class
in three 13-25, 26-24, 18-25. said. “That being said, the girls to face Jarrell on Friday.
leaders Excell Nelson • Melissa Reynosa, parking
The Lady Eagles then fell to got some varsity games under Milano w ill then travel to
• Rockdale Roadhouse, cake • Thomas and Twila Harris, pass
Cameron 21-25, 25-27 in the their belt and made strides in Mumford on Tuesday, Aug. to
by Reggie Hamilton cake by Dailyn Ramey • Thomas and Twila Harris, two
tournament’s third place game. adjusting to the faster speed of begin a long road schedule. The
• Dixie Equipment, cake by • Angie Wallis, bulletin board reserved seat tickets
In pool play on Friday, Milano the varsity game.” Lady Eagles are due to play on
Patrick David by varsity cheerleaders rallied to beat Rosebud-Lott Milano’s roster garners just their home court again until
in three, defeated district foe
three girls who have ever played Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Olivia Holland in two and then fell to
Dykes signs up to play
ace Park and
WHERE THEY PLAY
BY MARIE BAKKEN
Reporter Staff Writer
for Iowa Lakes College TIGER FOOTBALL
Saturday (Aug. 27)–Abilene
defense Former Milano Lady Eagle bas- Wylie, 6 p.m., Tigerland Field
in the ketball star Ashleigh Dykes has
Thorndale defeated Austin
Hyde Park on Tuesday at Bulldog
Lady signed up to play basketball at LADY TIGER VOLLEYBALL
Dogs Iowa Lakes Community College.
Gym, winning 25-17, 25-21, 20- Friday—Moody, (F-JV-V), 4-5-6
victory Iowa Lakes has an enrollment
Tuesday. of around 3,000 students and is Tuesday—at Thrall, (F-JV-V),
The Lady Dogs (5-3) will take a
break in action and return to play Reporter/ located in Estherville, Iowa.
on Tuesday, Aug. 23 in Troy. Teresa The Lakers (14-17 in 2011) 5-6-7
In the win over Hyde Park, recently hired a new basketball CROSS COUNTRY
junior Tamicka Cook found her on Saturday morning over Waco coach in Nicole Bullock and is a
terworth, a senior and junior
groove, recording eight kills, respectively, each had six digs LaVega and Holland to reach the member of the National Junior Saturday (Aug. 28)—at Hutto,
three digs and one assists to lead game with Lexington. College Association.
with Brymer adding two aces. 8:45 a.m.
the squad. Thorndale defeated LaVega Dykes was a two-time first-
Juniors Heather Butterworth in two 25-11, 25-17, then beat team all-district selection in 2010 MILANO VOLLEYBALL
The Lady Dogs took second
and Olivia Atkins each logged Holland in three 25-16, 23-25, and 2011 and was also voted the
in the consolation bracket of the
ﬁve kills, with Butterworth added Cameron tournament held Friday 25-14. district newcomer of the year in Friday—at Jarrell
15 digs, one assists and two aces, In Friday’s pool play, Thorndale 2009.
and Saturday. Tuesday—at Mumford
and Atkins two blocks. defeated Groesbeck in three sets, Dykes, who graduated this past
Thorndale fell to district foe
Junior setter Shelbie Maupin lost to another district foe Rogers spring with a 3.5 grade point THORNDALE VOLLEYBALL
Lexington 25-22, 17-25, 20-25
recorded 20 assists, four kills, in three and then fell to Giddings average, plans to study journal-
in the finals of that bracket on Ashleigh Dykes
two digs and one aces, while in two. ism at the school. Tuesday—at Troy
senior Cara Goetz had three kills “One minute we’re on top of Thorndale was able to watch
and two digs. it and the next game its like our a lot of its district competition
Junior libero Alex Guerra had
Support your favorite
ﬁrst time to play together,” Lady at the Cameron tournament, as
12 digs, two kills and two aces, Dogs head coach Lisa Coelho Jarrell and Florence were the
with fellow junior Marlene Hall said. “I’m not sure what we’ve got only two out of the eight 27-2A
recording 1 kill and four digs. to do to get over that hump.” teams not participating in that
Milam County team
Jamie Brymer and Kristen But- The Lady Dogs got two wins tourney.
Sheriff David Greene and the Milam County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce Brown Santa
Program wish to recognize and thank the following sponsors for a great and in the
2011 Football Tab!
successful 1st Annual Milam County Brown Santa Golf Tournament:
• 4M Youth Services-RRJC • Anderle Lumber Company • Apache Pass -
Worley Family • Bill R. Hall • Bland Construction • Brady’s Pest Control
• Buckholts State Bank • Burlington Fire Dept. • C&W Auto Repair
• Cameron Cleaners • Cameron Country Club • Cameron Electronics
• Cameron Hospital • Cameron Police Ofﬁcers and Dispatchers • Casey
and Ann Stanislaw • Circle S Bar-B-Q • Citizens National Bank • Classic • District 18-3A preview
Bank • Condry’s Wrecker Service • Constable John Anderle - Pct. 1 • District 27-A preview
• Coufal-Prater Equipment • Dr. Daniel T. Smith Jr. • David Burg and Kin
Grifﬁn • Davis Motor Co. • EBCO General Contractors • Edward Jones - • Tiger, Eagle, Bulldog & Yoemen
Melanie Shufﬁeld • Frank and Rae Beth Summers • Gause Volunteer Fire
Dept. • Ideal Poultry • It’s Party Time Rentals • Jack Hillard Ranches
• Bill Martin’s take on the season
• James and Jan Hudson - Enterprise Banking • Kolkhorst Petroleum Co.
• M&M Farm Supply • Michalka A/C & Electrical • Michelle Lehmkuhl
• Milam County Fire Chief’s Assn. • Milam County Judge David
• Year-by-year records & coaches August 25, 2011
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employees who donated their Saturday to keep the event running smoothly.
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date ﬁshing licenses) expire Aug.
31, and new licenses for 2011-
2012 went on sale Aug. 15.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife
Department issues about 2.1 mil-
lion hunting and ﬁshing licenses
annually through the agency’s 28
ﬁeld ofﬁces, more than 65 state
Reporter/Teresa Ging parks and at over 1,500 retailers
LION MAULED For a $5 administrative trans-
action fee, licenses may also be
Tyler Miller leads a pack of Thorndale tacklers that stopped Granger running back Alex Cruz,
including Nick O’Brien (45), Quinten Ware (24) and Lorenzo Llana (51) in the Bulldogs scrimmage purchased online through the
against the Lions. Thorndale opens the season Aug. 26 on the road against Hamilton. TPWD Web site or by phone
(800-895-4248). Call center
hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-
day — Friday. The online transac-
tion system is available 24/7.
Tigers A transaction receipt may be
printed at the time of purchase
for online and a confirmation
Continued from page 1C out the Elgin scrimmage. Senior reserve seat season tickets may number is provided for phone
lineman Nicholas Erman suffered do so in the Athletic Ofﬁce from orders, and the physical license is
in the 5-foot-7, 168 pounder who a concussion in the scrimmage 8 a.m. to noon. mailed separately. Conﬁrmation TPWD photo
was a junior high standout. Last and his status is day-to-day... Cost of season tickets will be numbers will verify that a license
Hunters and anglers can also take care of their licensing require-
year’s fish was James David... Former Tiger star Le’Raven Clark $30 for ﬁve home games. has been purchased, which is suf-
ments for life with the purchase of an $1,800 Lifetime Super Combo,
There are six sophomores on has been given jersey No. 77 ﬁcient for dove hunting, but will or you can enter for a chance at winning a lifetime license through
the list, including 6-foot-6, 270- at Texas Tech and is listed as Junior high volleyball not allow hunters to take ﬁsh or a special drawing.
pound Josh Pelzel... Koltyn Wool- 6-foot-3, 289 pounds, which is Junior high volleyball equip- wildlife that require a tag.
verton, who transferred from three inches shorter than he was ment will be issued on Friday, is also required of any hunter
Caldwell last season, is making listed in high school and almsot August 19 from noon to 1 p.m. in Fishing License Exemptions born on or after Sept. 2, 1971 and
his ﬁrst varsity appearance and 40 pounds heavier than this time the Jr. High Gym. Recently the legislature created who is at least 17 years old.
was elected as one of the team last year. If you need to come later than an exception for ﬁshing licenses. For hunters who are unable
captains... Receiver Cody Skubal Tickets 1 p.m., please stop by Coach In addition to allowing the pub- to work in a hunter education
(quadricep) and running back Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 23, Miranda Loewe’s classroom for lic to ﬁsh at state parks without course before hunting season for
Markus Hayes (hamstring) sat anyone else wanting to purchase help with equipment. a license, resident fishers born whatever reason, TPWD does
prior to Jan. 1, 1931 are exempt offer a deferral option that allows
from purchasing a state ﬁshing people 17 years of age or older a
license. one-time only extension to com-
SPORTS SHORTS These senior anglers are free to
ﬁsh any state water body without
purchasing the required annual purchase a Federal Duck Stamp.
plete the state’s hunter education
The individual must ﬁrst pur-
Registration for Gause see our website at http://gause- Box 38 Gause, TX, 77857. license. Resident anglers 65 and chase a hunting license and then
parentsclub.net, or contact one All proceeds beneﬁt the Gause older qualify for reduced price Lifetime License Drawing may purchase the deferral option
soccer starts Aug. 18 of the following people: Janet ISD Booster Club. ﬁshing and hunting licenses. Hu nter s a nd a ng ler s c a n #166.
GAUSE—Registration for Gause Packet pick-up and race day also take care of their licensing Hunters using the deferral
soccer for boys and girls ages Pilkey – firstname.lastname@example.org
or 979-575-8794; Carrain Kirk registration is from 7:30-8 a.m. Dove Hunting requirements for life with the must be accompanied by some-
4 thru 13 as of Sept. 1st begins
– 979-255-4470; Jennifer Trow- at Gause Gym. In addition to a hunting license, purchase of an $1,800 Lifetime one 17 years old or older also
August 18 at Gause school cafete- The run begins at 8 a.m. with all wing shooters will need to Super Combo, or you can enter licensed to hunt in Texas.
ria from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. bridge – 979-280-5721.
Other dates include:
the 5K Run/Walk to follow. purchase a game bird stamp. To for a chance at winning a life- The accompanying individual
For more information contact hunt dove or teal in September, a time license through a special must have completed hunter
• August 25— 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 3rd Gause Sugarloaf 5K Jessica Lewis at (979) 200-1588, Migratory Game Bird Stamp ($7) drawing. education or be exempt from the
• August 29—6 p.m.-8p.m. Fun Run set for Sept. 3 Renee Vinton at (979) 255-1331 or is required. Entries for the Lifetime License requirements (born before Sept.
• Sept. 1—6 p.m.-8 p.m. GAUSE–The 3rd annual Gause
The cost is $40 per child (this
Kelly Cooper at (979) 587-0382. Duck hunters also need to Drawing cost $5 each and may 2, 1971).
Sugarloaf 5K and Fun Run is purchase a Federal Duck Stamp be purchased wherever licenses The extension is good for one
includes jersey and socks). scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3
It’s open to all students in Thunderkatz softball and receive HIP (Harvest Infor- are sold. There is no limit on license year, by which time the
The 3.1 mile race will take
Gause, Milano, Mumford, Hearne, you on a scenic route from the
holding fundraiser Sat. mation Program) certification. the purchased. entries that may personto complete a hunter edu-
be Winners will be needs
with the deferred option
Rockdale and Calvert school dis- HIP certiﬁcation involves a brief
historic Little River Bridge, past THORNDALE—The 10U Cen- survey of previous year’s hunt- drawn on Dec. 30, 2011 and June cation course.
tricts. Sugarloaf Mountain and ending Tex Thundercatz girls select soft- ing success and is conducted at 30, 2012. If you enter by Dec. 27, This option is not available to
Three games will be played in back at the Gause ISD gym. ball team is holding a fundraiser the time licenses are purchased. 2011, you will be eligible for both those who have ever received a
Gause and the other three will be Entry fee is $10 until Aug. on Saturday, August 20, starting
in Cameron. Certiﬁcation will be printed on drawings. conviction or deferred adjudica-
27 and $15 the day of the race. at 9 a.m. at the stop light in tion for lack of hunter education
First game will be on Sept. 24 the license.
T-shirts are guaranteed for the Thorndale. Education Certiﬁcation certiﬁcation. They still must take
with the last game on Oct. 29. Lifetime license holders must
ﬁrst 200 participants registered They will be selling sausage Hunter Education Certiﬁcation the course before going aﬁeld.
All games will be on Saturday also be HIP-certified and pur-
by mail. wraps, chopped beef sandwiches,
mornings. chase the Federal Duck Stamp
Make check payable to Gause sausage by the pound and a bake
4-D Home Services
If you have questions please sale. to hunt migratory birds. All other
ISD Booster Club and mail to P.O. state stamp endorsements are
included with a lifetime license.
There are other mandatory
AWAY AT COLLEGE Spikers endorsements to consider at the
time of purchase, too.
An Upland Game Bird Stamp
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Continued from page 1C Frosh ($7) is required to hunt all non-
Le’Raven Clark—Texas Tech Rockdale dropped a match to
Led by Kourtney Roddam’s migratory game birds, including
six service points the freshmen turkey, quail, pheasant, chachal-
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FAITH LOOKS UP Page 4C
“This is the victory that overcomes
the world—our faith.” (I John 5:4) BIBLE VERSE
Love your enemies and pray for those
‘Shoes of the Fisherman’ who persecute you, so that you may be
children of your Father in heaven.
—Matthew 5:44-45 (NRSV)
By REV. CLYDE M. NICHOLS August 18, 2011
M CHURCH NEWS
orris West, in his CORNER
novel, “The Shoes of
the Fisherman,” tell
how one night shortly after The Reporter welcomes news Church invites Christians of any 8 a.m., rotating between several Up in Christ in the Bible Belt”,
his coronation the newly of special events at local area denomination to join in a Disciple local churches. “Swimming in Grace: A Pastor’s
ful lines in the book, “They Next breakfast on Tuesday, Response to Suicide,” and “Faith
crowned pope went for a walk churches. Fax to 446-5317, email Bible Study which will begin the
can cope with death. Its only Sept. 13 will be held at Meadow- is a Lumbering Lady: Anticipat-
and found himself in one of email@example.com. week of Aug. 21 and be taught by
living that defeats them.” brook Baptist Church fellowship ing the Birth of a Child.”
the poorer sections of the city Margo Gilless.
After all these years, I still hall.
of Rome. Dressed in a simple School clothes giveaway The study, she said, will be Orders may be placed with
recall those haunting words. presented in two semesters. The All men of the Rockdale area
cassock, no one recognized It’s true; it is living that Meadowbrook Baptist Church Glad2b4u Press, 7004 Wheeler
ﬁrst semester will be on the Old are invited.
him. defeats us. In the heat of bat- will host a school clothes giveaway Branch Trail, Austin TX 78749,
Halfway down one of the Testament and will take 17 weeks.
tle, cowards have been known on Saturday, August 20 from 10- telephone 512-461-6250, web site
side streets a door opened to go to their death unafraid. 12 noon. This is open to the public
The New Testament semester will Former pastor pens
begin in January, 2012 and will Glad2b4u@gmail.com.
and a man coming out Dying is easy; it is living life and there will be clothes for all second poem collection
bumped into the pope. As the also last 17 weeks.
that is hard. But the Christ sizes. If you would like to donate Cost of the study manual is AUSTIN—A second collection
man muttered an apology he who died for us ever calls us items to this, call Meadowbrook of poems and prayers written by Marlin St. Joseph’s sets
caught sight of the cassock $37. For more information on
to live for him. at 446-3367 or bring the clothes Disciple, or to register, call Gilless a former Rockdale First Presbyte- fall festival Sept. 11
and said, “Father, there is a And living defeats us, I by the church. rian Church pastor, Rev. Patricia
man dying in there, maybe at 446-4757. She said participants MARLIN–St. Joseph’s Catholic
think, because we lack a com- will spend about 30 minutes a Gladney “Trish” Holland, is being Church in Marlin, located at 311
you can help him.” manding loyalty? As someone Tuesday sales at published and will be available in
“Who are you?” the pope day reading the Bible and study Oaks Street will host a fall festi-
has aptly said, “Until we ﬁnd Heavenly Treasures manual. September.
asked. “A doctor,” the man The collection is titled “Written val on Sunday, Sept. 11.
something worth dying for, Heavenly Treasures Thrift The leader facilitates discus-
replied, “They never call us on Our Hearts—Meeting Christ in Fajita plates will be served
we have nothing for which to Store, located on Main Street sion. Video presentation features
until it is too late,” and he Our Families and Congregations.” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and cost $7
live.” in Rockdale, will have $3 bags pastors, teachers and scholars
disappeared into the night. Price is $12. a plate for dine in or take out.
Entering the house the new The Apostle Paul, after (clothes only) days each Tuesday with deep views of the theme of
years and years of frustration, each lesson. The weekly classes Other titles by Rev. Holland For more information call Fitz
pope found a man near death. during the rest of August and all are: “God is Not Nice: Growing at 254-803-8888.
He was all-alone except for a found such a commanding loy- of September. will last approximately two and
young woman, a nurse who alty in Jesus Christ. Listen to half hours.
his words: “The love of Christ
was caring for him.
The pope tried to talk to controls me.” And because of
Rising Star to stage
annual musical Aug. 27
“Disciple leads Christians to
become stronger disciples through MEMORIAL GIFTS
the man, but there was no that loyalty and devotion, he Bible study,” Gilless said. “This
response. “It is no use, Father, was able to say, “When I think Rising Star Baptist Church will study gives the Old and New Call additions or corrections to The Services Board, PO Box 425, Rock-
the girl said, “He is too near of Christ and all he means to present its annual musical pro- Testaments equal time, empha- Reporter, 446-5838. dale TX 76567.
death to hear what you are me, I know beyond the shad- duction, “Gospel Explosion 2011,” sizing the wholeness of the Bible • American Cancer Society, Gaye • Milam County CrimeStoppers,
ow of a doubt that I can cope at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 in as a revelation of God and draws Bland, memorial chair, PO Box 1630, PO Box 1122, Cameron TX 76520;
saying.” The pope pronounced Rockdale TX 76567. 1-888-697-TIPS.
with anything!” the Rockdale Junior-High School upon the work of scholars to aid
the absolution and then Commons. • American Heart Association, • Milam County Genealogical
knelt down beside the bed It can be so for all followers understanding the Bible.” 6801 Sanger, Suite 102, Waco, TX Society, Patterson Library, 201 Acker-
of the Master. In the words of Admission will be $10 per per- 76710. man, Rockdale TX 76567.
in prayer. Soon the man was son, pre-sale or at the door, and all
dead and the nurse spoke the writer of Hebrews, “Let
proceeds will go to the Rising Star Rockdale Aglow to host • Black Jack VFD, Jesse A. Smith, • Milam County Museum, PO Box
us run with perseverance president, 11191 FM 908, Rockdale, 966, Cameron TX 76520.
to the pope, “We should go, Baptist building fund, according to Bible study sessions TX 76567. • Pleasant Hill Cemetery Founda-
Father; neither of us will be the race that is set before us, JoAnn Bradford, spokesperson. • Bradley Key Memorial Scholar- tion, PO Box 9, Rockdale TX 76567;
looking to Jesus, the pioneer The Rockdael Aglow organiza-
welcome here, now.” The Pon- The program will feature the tion will host a six session Bible ship, Cornerstone Christian Academy, 512-446-3582.
tiff responded, “I would like and perfecter of our faith.” acclaimed Rising Star Baptist PO Box 3882, Bryan, TX 77805. • Richards Memorial Hospital
study on “Experiencing Prayer”
to help the family.” Church Choir, soloists, praise danc- • Bret Key Memorial Scholarship, Auxiliary, PO Box 1010, Rockdale
Rev. Nichols is Minister Emeritus of spokesperson Sabrina Thompson United Heritage Credit Union c/o TX 76567.
The nurse was very reso- First Christian Church, Temple, where ers, mime dancers and more. announced. Tammy Key/Sierra and Shelby Key • Rockdale Area Caring Friends,
lute, “We should go.” Then she he was senior minister for 23 years The sessions will be held 6:30- Educational Fund-Georgetown Branch, Nettie Green, 1800 Yokley, Rockdale
added, in what was for me the before retiring. He writes a religious Thrift store volunteers 8:30 p.m. at Rockdale General PO Box 1648, Austin, TX 78767. TX 76567; 446-5472 or 446-6624.
most powerful and meaning- column for several newspapers. • Kay Theater Foundation, c/o • Rockdale Historical Society, PO
Rockdale Christian Services Store on Thursdays Sept. 15 and
22, Oct. 6, 20 and 27 and Nov. 3 Peggy Perry, PO Box 1048, Rockdale Box 788, Rockdale TX 76567.
member churches are responsible
TX 76567; 512/446-2752. • Rockdale Homecoming Associa-
ROCKDALE CHRISTIAN SERVICES for volunteers at Heavenly Trea- The study will include topics on • Linwood Acres Garden Club tion, Rebecca Luckey, treasurer, 229
sures Thrift Shop on the following “In What Postures Do I Pray?”, Scholarship, Lucille Estell, chair, 611 Bowser, Rockdale TX 76567.
RCS food pantry dates: “Why Do Prayers Go Unan- West Bell, Rockdale TX 76567. • Rockdale Outreach Center, Gunar
Aug. 10-11, St. Joseph Catholic; swered?”, “How Do You Examine • Love & Learning Center of Milam Gerthe, Rt., 3, Box 87-C, Rockdale TX
Rockdale Christian Services operates a food pantry at 224 West
Cameron Avenue, open 10 a.m. until noon weekdays. Donations of
Aug. 12, Meadowbrook Baptist; A Word?”, “What are Guidelines County, PO Box 998, Rockdale TX 76567.
Aug. 16, Tuesday Volunteers; to Hearing God’s Voice?”, “What 76567. • Rockdale Volunteer Fire Depart-
non-perishable food items are welcome, especially one-pound bags • Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial ment, Warren Matous, ﬁre chief, 1402
of rice, pinto beans, macaroni and cheese, canned soups and peanut Aug. 17-18, Full Gospel Chapel; Are Facets of the Holy Spirit?”, Library, Melanie Todd, librarian, 201 O’Kelley, Rockdale TX 76567.
butter. Donations may also be taken to 11 RCS-member churches: Aug. 19, First Baptist; Aug. 23, “What are Strategies For Spiritual Ackerman, Rockdale TX 76567. • Thursday Reading Club, Annette,
First Baptist, First Christian, First Presbyterian, Full Gospel Chapel, Tuesday Volunteers; Aug. 24-25, Warfare?” and “How Do I Use • Manor Oaks Nursing Center, 225 Stone, Treasurer, 2000 Yokley Road,
Grace Lutheran, Peace Lutheran, Meadowbrook Baptist, Primera Iglesia Grace Lutheran; Aug. 26, Mur- Weapons of Warfare?” S. FM 487, Rockdale TX 76567. Rockdale, TX 76567.
Bautista, St. Joseph’s Catholic, St. Thomas Episcopal and St. John’s ray St. Church of Christ; Aug. For more information, contact • Matinee Musical Club Scholar- • United Way of South Milam
United Methodist. 30, Tuesday Volunteers; Aug. 31, Thompson at 512-446-7517. ship Fund, Marie Gest, 1600 Skyles, County, P.O. Box 189, Rockdale, TX
Heavenly Treasures Guadalupanas.—Judy Brown, Rockdale TX 76567. 76567.
• Milam Association of Retarded • VistaCare Hospice, 2626 B. 37th
Rockdale Christian Services “Heavenly Treasures” thrift store, 233 volunteer chair Next men’s breakfast Citizens, 1705 Pecos, Rockdale TX St., Temple TX 76504.
North Main, serves the needy with gently used clothing and household
Sept. 13, Meadowbrook 76567. • VOICES Memorial Against Abuse,
items at prices usually ranging from 25 cents to $5. Hours are 9 a.m. Disciple Bible study • Milam County 4-H Foundation, PO Box 1591, Rockdale TX 76567.
to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. A “$3 Bag Day” is held ﬁrst Friday of A free, ecumenical Christian Cheryl Walker, 100 E. First St., Cam- • W. T. Eckert Jr. Memorial Schol-
each month. Donations to the thrift store are appreciated and should ahead at St. John’s men’s fellowship breakfast is held eron TX 76520. arship Fund, Citizens National Bank,
be left only during operating hours. St. John’s United Methodist each second Tuesday from 7 until • Milam County Child Protective PO Box 712, Rockdale TX 76567.
The Rockdale Reporter Church Directory
The local and area church information rotates each week.
ADINA CHRISTIAN CHURCH: interim minister; Bible school, FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH: 6 mi. south of Milano on Hwy. LIGHT OF CHRIST MINISTRIES: a non-denominational Christian SAN GABRIEL BAPTIST CHURCH: 163 CR 421A, Thorndale;
9:45 a.m.; Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. 36; Bro. Delmar McCracken, pastor; Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; retreat, located west of Gause approximately 5 miles off US 79; www.sangabrielbaptistchurch.org; Tim Cheatham, pastor; Sunday
BARN CHURCH OF MILANO: 733 Holdiness Lane; Chad Sunday worship, 11 a.m.; Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Melvin and Loretta Wall, 979-279-6112, 979-777-1060; www. school, 9:50 a.m.; worship services, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday;
and Sherry Lagrone, pastors; Sunday services, 11 a.m. “No FRIENDSHIP UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: FM1915 south lightofchristministries.com. Wednesday prayer and Bible study for adults and youth, 7 p.m.
Barriers.” of Buckholts; Terry Doughterty, pastor; services each 1st Sunday THE LIGHTHOUSE OF LEXINGTON: Prayer-line 979/773-4900;
and 3rd Sunday, 9 a.m. Mike and Jackie Pate, pastors; Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. SAN GABRIEL CHRISTIAN CHURCH: Billy Bob Cox, minister;
BLACK JACK BAPTIST CHURCH: 11 miles south on FM 908;
GAUSE BAPTIST CHURCH: Jimmy Sanders, pastor; Sunday breakfast, 9:15 a.m. Sunday; Bible school, 9:45 a.m. Sunday;
Bro. Jimmy Haile; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 LIVE OAK CHURCH OF CHRIST: Bible study, song service and
a.m. and 6 p.m. school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday worship 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; communion, 10:30 a.m. Sunday; services, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday; Christian Youth Fellowship,
Wednesday service, 6:30 p.m. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
CONOLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH: CR 455 at FM 486, four MILAM COUNTY CHURCH OF CHRIST: Hwy. 77 and CR 232;
miles south of Thorndale; James D. Brymer, pastor; Sunday praise GAUSE FULL GOSPEL CHURCH: Rev. Jerry and Linda Burns, O.E. Davidson, evangelist; Sunday services, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; SAND GROVE CHURCH OF CHRIST: Bible study, song service
and worship, 11 a.m.; Wednesday prayer service, 7 p.m. pastors; services 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday services, 7 Bible study, 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 7 p.m. and communion, 10 a.m. Sunday.
DAVILLA ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH: Rev. Randy MILANO CHURCH OF CHRIST: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; SANDY CREEK CHURCH OF CHRIST: 979/567-7403; Joe Don
Holtzclaw, pastor; Sunday Bible school, 10 a.m.; worship service, GAUSE METHODIST CHURCH: Rev. Kenneth Byrd, pastor; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
worship service, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 11 a.m. Brymer, minister; Bible study 10 a.m.; service, 10:50 a.m. Sunday;
11 a.m.; Sunday young people’s service, 6 p.m.; evangelistic MILANO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Rev. Roy Dillard,
service, 7 p.m.; Wednesday service, 7:30 p.m. GOODWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, Milano: Rev. Otis Ray, pastor; service, 5:30 p.m. Sunday; Wednesday Bible study, 7 p.m.
pastor; Sunday school, 10 a.m. Sunday; fellowship and welcome,
Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m.; prayer meeting, SHARP PRESBYTERIAN: Student pastor each ﬁrst Sunday, 10:30
DAVILLA BAPTIST CHURCH: Rev. David Cox, pastor; Sunday 11 a.m. Sunday; Sunday worship, 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible
7 p.m. Wednesday.
school, 10 a.m.; Sunday worship, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Wednesday fellowship, 5:30 p.m. at the Gilliland’s home. a.m.; hobby club, second Thursday, 10 a.m.
prayer meeting, 7 p.m. GRIFFIN CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH, Milano: CR 336; Rev.
Elmer Snell, pastor; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship service, MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH: FM 1712; Luther Shelander,
ST. JAMES LUTHERAN: Lexington; Leif Hasskarl, pastor; Sunday
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Lexington: Sunday school, 9:30 11 a.m. 2nd and 4th Sunday; mid-week prayer service 4th pastor; Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m. and
a.m.; Sunday worship, 10:45 a.m.; AWANA, 5:30 p.m.; prayer 7 p.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting, 7 p.m. school, 9:45 a.m., adult Bible class, 10 a.m.; Sunday worship,
Wednesday 7:30 p.m. 10:45 a.m.; Holy Communion, 1st and 3rd Sundays.
fellowship, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. MT. TABOR BAPTIST CHURCH: 1353 Milam Co. Loop 355,
HOYTE CHURCH OF CHRIST: FM2095; Sunday services 10
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Milano: Church Street, 512-455- a.m. and 7 p.m. Gause; Dr. Leroy Swift, pastor; 1st & 3rd Sundays, sunday school, ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH: 315 N. Sixth St., Thorndale;
2281; Dave Lucus, minister; Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.; worship 11 a.m.; Thursday bible study 6 p.m. Mel Swayer, pastor; Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15 a.m.;
JESUS IS REY: Minerva; David Reyes, pastor; services, 7:30
worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; children’s choir, 6 p.m. Wednesday; NEW PROVIDENCE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST: Maysﬁeld on FM “Grace and Peace,” heard at 7:45 a.m. Sundays on KRXT 98.5
mid-week Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Signs of Him, 6:30 485 and corner of 979; Elder Louis Holder, 2nd Sunday pastor; FM radio.
p.m. Wednesday; young men’s class, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. LEXINGTON CHURCH OF CHRIST: Paul H. Witt; Bible study,
Elder Ethridge, 4th Sunday pastor; hymn singing, 10 a.m.;
9:45 a.m.; worship service 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH: Thorndale; Rev. James Mann;
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Thorndale: Hwy. 79, 512/898- service, 7 p.m. preaching, 11 a.m.
2529, www.fbcthorndale.com; Jeremey Shepherd, pastor; Cindy Melcher, school principal; 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Sunday
LEXINGTON FAITH TEMPLE: 1005 CR 317 W, Lexington, TX PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday school,
Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; 10 a.m. services; 9:15 a.m. Bible Class/Sunday School.
Wednesday Children’s activities, prayer meeting, ladies Bible 78947, 979/773-4558; Rev. Jim D. Monroe, pastor; Sunday school,
9:45 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 PLEASANT RETREAT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 5 STEPHEN CHAPEL AME CHURCH: 422 E. Hwy. 79, P.O. Box
study, 6:30 p.m.
p.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; other meetings by special miles south of Thorndale; Rev. Terry Dougherty, 512-824-0226; 142, Gause; Rev. Linda M. Wallace, pastor; worship service, 11
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST),
announcements. Welcome is extended to all. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday worship, 11 a.m. a.m. ﬁrst and third Sunday.
Lexington: Hwy. 77 N., 979/773-4416; “A Positive Fellowship
of Growing Christians;” Gregory Nichols, pastor; Sunday coffee LEXINGTON HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC MISSION: Corner of PRAYER MISSION CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST: 209 TANGLEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday school, 10 a.m.;
fellowship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:50 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.; Hwy. 77 and 696 East; Sunday mass 10 a.m. Frederick, Thrall; Rev. Charles Hill, pastor; Sunday worship, 11
worship service 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Wednesday
caring nursery always provided. LEXINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Rev. David a.m.; Wednesday prayer and Bible study, 7:30 p.m.
service, 6:30 p.m.
FOREST GROVE CHRISTIAN CHURCH: 9 miles south of Hwy. White, pastor; church school 9:45 a.m.; services, 11 a.m.; Bible PSALMS 23 MINISTRIES LIMITED: An interdenominational
77 and 79 overpass on Hwy. 77; “The Bible—Our Only Book; study, 6 p.m. ministry; CR 145, near North Elm Cemetery in Cameron; Steven THE MASTER’S GATEWAY CHURCH: Milano; Pastors Ross
Christ—Our Only Creed”; www.forestgrovechristianchurch.com; LIBERTY COMMUNITY CHURCH: Sunday worship, 9 a.m.; Anderson, pastor; 254/605-0327; open air services third Saturday and Beverly Cunningham firstname.lastname@example.org; Hwy 79 East
Brandon Navarre, pastor; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship and Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible fellowship (at the of each month starting at 9 a.m. on top of the hill; worship, 10 a.m. Sunday; Bible study, 7 p.m.
communion, 11 a.m.; worship, 6 p.m. Gilliland’s home), 5:30 p.m. SALTY COMMUNITY CHURCH: Sunday worship, 9 a.m. Wednesday.
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FARM & HOME
State IT’S OFFICIAL
ofﬁcials This summer is the
urging ever seen, page 1A.
extra rabies August 18, 2011
precautions Closing date for at
The Texas Department of Snakeskin Cowboys?
State Health Services is urging
precautions to reduce the risk
of contracting rabies. There
risk plants is Sept. 1
has been a higher than usual
number of animal rabies cases herbs, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce,
in Texas this year, particularly Purchasing onions, radishes, strawberries,
in Central Texas and the North
Texas region. Protect yourself insurance is easy turnips and value loss crops
(Christmas trees, crustaceans,
by avoiding wild animals and
animals acting strangely, and
way to practice rin ﬁsh and ﬂowers).
In order to meet eligibility
by vaccinating your family pets.
The Central Texas region is
risk management requirements for NAP, crops
must be noninsurable, com-
seeing a marked increase in COLLEGE STATION—USDA mercially-produced agricultural
animal rabies cases, particu- Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) commodity crops for which the
larly in skunks. For the ﬁrst six Executive Director Juan M. Gar- catastrophic risk protection level
months of this year there were cia, urges producers who want of crop insurance is not avail-
268 rabies cases compared to purchase coverage through able.
to 109 during the same time the Noninsurable Crop Disaster If the Risk Management Agen-
frame last year (January to Assistance Program (NAP) to do cy (RMA) offers coverage for a
Kyle and Jerry Cass pose with the 13 of the copperheads killed in the month of July alone at
June 30, 2010). Similarly, the so before the sales closing date crop in the county, then NAP
their home near Rockdale.
North Texas region is seeing of Sept. 1. coverage is not available for
Copperheads striking out for water
an increase, with 151 cases in NAP provides ﬁnancial assis-
the ﬁrst half of 2011 compared tance to producers of nonin- In the event of a natural disas-
with 81 cases in the ﬁrst half of surable crops when low yields, ter, NA P covers the amount
last year. loss of inventory or prevented of loss greater than 50 per-
By MATTHEW CASS Jerry found his cell phone later that night. planting occur due to normal cent of the expected production
The state is seeing an overall Reporter contributor He also shot and killed six copperheads. disasters. based on the approved yield and
increase in animal rabies cases
as well. For the ﬁrst six months During the following weeks, Jerry returned The following crops have a reported acreage.
It is a common myth that southern copper- Eligible producers can apply
of this year there were 591 every few nights to the same spot. He has since NAP application closing date of
head snakes travel in pairs. for coverage using form CCC-471,
animal rabies cases compared killed 13 snakes ranging from 17 to an impres- Sept. 1, 2011: all small grains
Local resident Jerry Cass isn’t so sure about (wheat, oats, barley, rye and Application for Coverage.
to 387 cases for the ﬁrst six that particular ﬁction anymore. sive 29 inches in length.
months of 2010. triticale), beets, broccoli, brussel Producers must ﬁle the appli-
At the end of a busy day in early July, Jerry As a general rule, copperheads live solitary cation and service fee by the
Bats and skunks are the most sprouts, cabbage, canola, cauli-
and Kyle were looking for the rancher’s lost lives. Their food supply is scarce and they must ﬂower, garlic, sod grass, greens, Sept. 1st deadline.
common animals found to have cell phone. While Kyle called the phone, Jerry compete for sleeping space.
rabies in Texas. People can be listened and scanned the ground in his pasture Though they may be found in dens in winter,
exposed to rabies by an ani-
mal bite or scratch that breaks
the skin or if an open wound
for any signs of light.
When searching along a sandy fence line,
something caught Jerry’s eye. Movement.
these snakes are rarely seen together in the
hotter months of the year.
comes in direct contact with
an infected animal’s saliva.
Then there was more activity to his left, and
to his right. All of it with the distinctive hue
Jerry has not seen many snakes in recent
weeks, but is still puzzled by what he wit-
not affected by drought
People also can be exposed if of copper in the moonlight. nessed. Though it’s not uncommon for snakes Farmers and ranchers will not ends. The period will be extend-
the saliva from a rabid animal Jerry and Kyle quickly walked to the house to come out in the summer evening to keep lose their agricultural valuation ed to allow pastures and water
gets in a person’s eyes, nose or to get a gun. When they returned, there were due to the drought. Patricia J.
cool, it is bizarre to see so many traveling sources to recover.
mouth. more snakes than they could count. Moraw, Milam County Appraisal
The most effective ways to “I’m not sure how many there were,” Jerry together. Persons purchasing property
“Maybe it’s the heat or the drought,” Jerry District Chief Appraiser, said subject of ag valuation must still
prevent exposure to rabies are: said. “There had to be at least 10 along that the district will not remove ag
• Avoid feeding, touching or fence.” said. “But it sure was a strange thing to see.” ﬁle a new application in compli-
valuation from any property ance with the Property Tax Code.
adopting wild animals, such owners who already have that
as bats, skunks, raccoons and The chief appraiser will con-
USDA seeks comments on improved
foxes. sider the drought conditions and
The tax code says ag valua-
• Report suspicious animals tions will not be affected if “a limitations of the new owner.
to local animal control. Applications may be ﬁled at the
• Vaccinate your family pets
or livestock against rabies.
disease traceability of U.S. livestock drought declared by the governor
creates an agricultural necessity
to extend the normal time the
District’s ofﬁce, 120 N. Houston
Avenue in Cameron.
• If you are bitten or if saliva land remains out of agricultural Moraw st ated t hat “onc e
from a suspected rabid animal
comes in contact with your
Ability to track animal disease
0091 to submit or view com- production” and the land owner things recover, we’ll go back to
eyes, nose, mouth or a wound, diseased animals place,” Dr. Dee
Ellis, State Vet-
ments and to view supporting
and related materials available
intends to use that property
again for ag use after the drought
the standard operating proce-
wash the exposure site and
seek medical attention imme- is critical erinarian from electronically.
The U.S. Department of
• Postal Mail/Commercial
Delivery: Send two copies of
AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
Rabies is almost always fatal
in humans once symptoms Agriculture’s Animal and Plant all interested your comment to Docket No.
Health Inspection Service st a keholder s APHIS-2009-0091, Regulatory Renew brands, but not before August 31st
occur. However, a series of
(APHIS) issued a proposed to comment on Analysis and Development, PPD, The Milam County Clerk’s Ofﬁce will begin the process of renewals
post-exposure shots can pre-
rule on August 11 to establish this proposed APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 of brands, in accordance with the state Agriculture Code, according
vent rabies if given in time.
general regulations for improv- r u l e ,” E l l i s Ellis River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, to Jodi Morgan, deputy county clerk.
For more information on stated.
ing the traceability of U.S. MD 20737-1238. Please state that Ranchers will have until Feb. 29 to renew registration, she said.
rabies statistics, visit www. An efﬁcient and accurate ani-
livestock moving interstate if your comment refers to Docket On March 1, all brands that have not been renewed will become
dshs.state.tx.us. mal disease traceability system No. APHIS-2009-0091. “open brands” for the general public. Any brand that is not renewed
an animal disease event takes
place. helps reduce the number of ani- For more information regarding becomes “void” on March 1.
Under the proposed rule, mals affected by the disease itself the proposed animal traceability Contact Milam County Clerk’s Ofﬁce at 254-697-7049 with any
Local angus breeder livestock moving interstate or movement restrictions. rule visit http://www.aphis.usda. questions.
recognized in 2011 would have to be officially
identified unless specifically
A traceability system also
reduces the time needed to con-
fall sire report
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The proposed rule encour-
ages the use of low-cost tech-
trol the spread of the disease and
ultimately decreases the cost to
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CHAMBER PICK UP CHANGE
NEWS Rockdale city council mulling
Deedra Jacob change in garbage pick up to one
day per week, page 1A.
Start of school August 18, 2011
means busy Area rebates bring some light SALES TAX REBATE AMOUNTS
time for area Taxing entity
Rebates down received $420,647 in 2011. Combs sent August sales tax
ello citizens! What an On a brighter note, Milam allocations totaling $606.7 mil- Cameron 72,660 -9.9% 449,419 0.3%
exciting time for Rock- 14.5 percent for County’s check was $97,769 for lion to cities, counties, transit
dale. So many things Thorndale 15,487 37.5% 71,282 8.4%
are happening and as we all Rockdale in 2011 August, up 7.1 percent compared
to $91,217 for the same time in
systems and special purpose tax-
ing districts, up 9.1 percent com-
know we are headed straight for Milano 4,562 -4.8% 38,271 7.7%
2010. pared to August 2010, according
the busy months of fall. School AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller
However, the county’s total to the Comptroller’s ofﬁce. Buckholts 1,369 22.4% 8,125 -9.4%
starts on Aug. 22 and our dedi- Susan Combs has announced
for the year, $664,051 is down Texas cities received $406.8
cated and faithful teachers will that state sales revenue in July Lexington 17,464 28.4% 115,617 10.6
7.7 percent compared to August million, up 8.4 percent compared
be returning to class this week was $1.86 billion, up 10.3 per-
2010. to August 2010. So far this calen- Hospital Dist. 0 -100.0% 1,292 -99.0%
to prepare for their school year. cent compared to July 2010.
The sales tax ﬁgures represent dar year, city sales tax allocations
The Chamber handed out Those numbers still don’t
June sales reported by monthly are up 6.6 percent compared to Rdl. Dev. Dist 0 -100.0% 5.68 -99.9%
around 30 new teacher packets bring rebates back into the
tax filers and April, May and the same time period last year.
and welcomed them to Rock- positive for most area enti- Rdl Dev Dis* 28,025 U/C** 187,114 U/C
June sales reported by quarterly Texas counties were sent sales
dale. We are thrilled to have all ties. Rockdale is down for
ﬁlers. tax payments of $37.6 million, Milam 97,769 7.1% 664,051 -7.7%
of our new teachers and return- the month and year. Whereas
STATEWIDE—“This marks up 11.6 percent compared to last
ing teachers and extend a wel- Milam County is up for the Bell 1,410,415 4.1% 9,665,425 1.5%
the 16th consecutive month of August. So far this year, sales tax
come hand to them all. Please month, but down compared
increased state sales tax revenue,” allocations to counties are run-
show them our appreciation and to August 2010. Burleson 126,834 58.0% 695,372 27.8%
Combs said. “The strong growth ning 12.3 percent ahead of this
help the Chamber in welcoming Rockdale’s rebate check for
was again primarily in business point in 2010. Falls 35,509 12.6% 232,082 2.9%
them to Rockdale. August 2011 was $65,680 this
spending in areas such as the oil Combs also sent $27.1 million
As a side note, on Aug. 18, the month, compared to $71,105 Lee 84,862 14.2% 597,724 25.5%
and gas sector and manufactur- to special purpose taxing dis-
Rockdale varsity Tigers have a in August 2010.
ing. Sales tax revenue from res- tricts, up 15.3 percent compared
scrimmage against Robinson at The city is down 14.5 per- * Boundary lines of Municipal District were re-drawn in 2010.
taurants also showed gains.” to August a year ago. ** Levy uncollected at this time last year.
7 p.m. here at Tiger Field. cent for the year and has
23-24 will be the Central Texas
Hunting and Outdoor Expo.
We currently have around 20
vendors coming into Rockdale Back-to-school time means Think before buying ‘extras’
offered with loans, credit cards
annual sales tax holiday
for this event and we anticipate
a fun weekend full of activities
and events for all ages. Ticket You’re standing at the cash hospitalization or death. These
prices for this expo are only $5 register ready to make a pur- products may provide security
for children and $10 for adults, Texas Comptroller Susan with wheels, provided they can by elementary and secondary chase and the sales person asks and peace of mind, but under-
which will get you in to all Combs says Texas families have also be worn on the back like a students, belts with attached if you want to buy an extended stand the costs (which could be
events on Friday and Saturday. a big opportunity to save money traditional backpack, and mes- buckles, boots (cowboy, hiking), warranty. Or, you’re about to hundreds of dollars each year)
If you are interested in vendor when they shop. The state’s senger bags. caps/hats (baseball, ﬁshing, golf, place an online order and the and the limitations. You should
space, please call the Chamber annual sales tax holiday is The exempt ion does not knitted), coats and wraps, diapers web site informs you that “other also consider other alternatives,
at 446-2030. scheduled for Friday, Saturday include items that are rea- (adult and baby), dresses, gloves customers who bought this item such as traditional life or dis-
We would like to thank our and Sunday, Aug. 19-21. sonably defined as luggage, (generally), gym suits and uni- also bought this.” It’s known as ability insurance.
sponsors: Miller-Starnes Chev- “On that weekend, shoppers briefcases, athletic/dufﬂe/gym forms, hooded shirts and hooded “cross-selling,” which means try- • “Identity theft protec-
rolet-Buick, Rockdale Country will pay no state or local sales bags, computer bags, purses or sweatshirts, hosiery, jackets, ing to make two sales instead of tion” will monitor your credit
Ford, Coufal-Prater Equipment, tax on many school supplies, framed backpacks. Ten or fewer jeans, jerseys (baseball and foot- one by marketing “add-ons” that reports for signs that a crook may
and Williamson County Equip- school backpacks and most backpacks can be purchased ball), jogging apparel, neckwear could complement or protect the be attempting to use your name to
ment Company for their sup- children’s and adults’ clothing tax-free at one time without and ties, pajamas, pants and original purchase. commit fraud. This service gener-
port. and shoes priced at less than providing an exemption certiﬁ- trousers, raincoats and ponchos, “Cross-selling is everywhere, ally costs about $15 a month, but
OTHER EVENTS—The 6th $100,” Combs said. “The tax cate to the seller. robes, shirts, shoes (sandals, from retailers to restaurants to there are cost-effective ways to
annual Kay Fun Run will be break helps out when the kids’ School supplies—The fol- slippers, sneakers, tennis, walk- banks,” said Alice Beshara, Chief monitor your credit yourself.
Saturday, Oct. 1. Please plan back-to-school lists are long and lowing is an all-inclusive list of ing), socks (including athletic), of the FDIC’s section that moni- Remember that you are enti-
on supporting that event either money is short.” qualifying school supplies (if shorts, suits, slacks and jackets, tors banks for compliance with tled to one free credit report once
as a sponsor, a volunteer, or a This year, Combs predicts priced less than $100): sweatshirts, sweat suits, sweat- consumer regulations. every 12 months from each of
contestant. Applications can be shoppers will save $62.1 million Binders, book bags, cal- ers, swimsuits, underclothes, She added, “Don’t be afraid to the three major credit bureaus.
picked up at the Chamber for in state and local sales taxes culators, cellophane tape, work clothes and uniforms. just say no if you’re contacted to By spreading out your requests
that event. during the sales tax holiday. blackboard chalk, compasses, purchase a product you do not throughout the year — such as
The VFW has scheduled a The tax holiday weekend has composition books, crayons, Taxed items— Accessories want, and be careful how you ask by ordering one credit report
chili cook-off and bike run with been an annual event since erasers, folders (expandable, (generally; barrettes, elastic pony- for additional information so the in the first few months of the
the proceeds going to MAP (The 1999. Currently, the Tax Code pocket, plastic and manila), tail holders, wallets, watches), salesperson cannot construe your year and another report from
Military Assistance Program). sets the holiday for the third glue (paste and paste sticks), backpacks (unless for use by request as a ‘yes’.” a different credit bureau a few
The Rockdale Fair is fast Friday, Saturday and Sunday highlighters, index cards, index elementary and secondary stu- Because these additional prod- months later — you can actively
approaching too. It will be in August. card boxes, legal pads, lunch dents), baseball cleats and pants, ucts and services may be ben- monitor your credit report for
held on Oct. 20-22. Be looking As in previous years, the boxes, markers, notebooks, belt buckles (without belt), boots eﬁcial to certain consumers, how warning signs of identity theft,
for more information to follow law exempts most clothing and paper (loose leaf ruled notebook (climbing, ﬁshing, rubber work can you tell if that second offer such as loan requests or new
about the Fair. footwear priced under $100 paper, copy paper, graph paper, boots, ski, waders), buttons and from your bank may be right for accounts you didn’t initiate. At a
Please put these events on from sales and use taxes, which tracing paper, manila paper, zippers, cloth and lace, knitting you? Here are two products that minimum, however, you should
your calendar and come show could save shoppers about $8 colored paper, poster board yarns and other fabrics, dry clean- are commonly cross-sold, plus order a report once a year.
support to our community. on every $100 they spend. Back- and construction paper), pencil ing services, football pants, golf information to keep in mind. “If you’re already a victim of
“Seventy percent of success packs under $100 and used boxes and other school supply gloves, handbags and purses, • “Payment protection,” identity theft, definitely place
in life is showing up.”—Woody by elementary and secondary boxes, pencil sharpeners, pen- handkerchiefs, hard hats, helmets also known as credit protection, a fraud alert in your file at all
Allen students are also exempt. A cils, pens, protractors, rulers, (bike, baseball, football, hockey, is designed to pay, suspend or three credit bureaus,” Beshara
backpack is a pack with straps scissors and writing tablets. motorcycle, sports), ice skates, cancel a consumer’s outstand- added. Doing so warns lenders
Deedra Jacob is the Rockdale Cham- one wears on the back. The jewelry, laundering services, ing debt on an account in the to be careful before approving a
ber of Commerce president. Email her at event of a speciﬁc hardship, such new loan or credit card in your
email@example.com or phone
exemption during the sales Tax-free clothing—Baby leather goods (except belts with
tax holiday includes backpacks clothes, backpacks for use buckles and wearing apparel), as unemployment, disability, name.
pads (football, hockey, soccer,
elbow, knee, shoulder), personal
Annual city-wide garage sale Saturday, Sept. 3 ﬂotation devices, rented clothing
IN BUSINESS It’s that time again to empty to sign up. (including uniforms, formal wear
your trunks and put gas in the “If anyone is interested in and costumes), roller blades and
Doing business as.... car. It is City Wide Garage Sale getting on our garage sale ﬂy- skates, safety clothing and safety
Business ﬁlings in the Milam time. er, please call or come by the glasses, shoes (bicycle/cleated,
County Courthouse over the past
week included the following:
The Rockdale Chamber of Chamber and sign up,” Jacob bowling, golf). Super Savings
Commerce will host its annual said. “We will have these ﬂiers
City Wide Garage Sale on Satur-
day, Sept. 3, Chamber president
available at the Chamber and
at different businesses around
Lists of apparel and school
supplies that may be purchased
$ 79 Single
Vision • 99
Teresa Welch dba Buddy’s RV tax free can be found on the Frames and lenses
Park (v. 1,153, p. 95).
Deedra Jacob announced. town.” from our value line.
This year the Chamber has The sales will be from 8 a.m. Comptroller’s website at http://
Wayne D. Vinson and V4 Enter- www.texastaxholiday.org. We also have Oakley, Ray-Ban,
prises Inc. dba Snap Fitness (v. decided to host this event free of to 4 p.m. For more information, Guess and many other name brands.
1,153, p. 347). charge to any citizen that wishes call the Chamber at 446-2030. One-hour service
on most prescriptions.
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Home (512) 446.5012 • Cell (512) 760.5497 • email@example.com
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Central Texas Leading Realty Since 1954 221 Ackerman Street • Rockdale, TX 76567 • www.jimcurreyrealty.com
den with cathedral ceiling and fireplace, updated bathrooms with granite and tile. • PRICED TO SELL NOW—613 BUSH ROAD—1.5 acres, lrg 4 BR, 3 BA custom • REDUCED!! NORTH OF TOWN—Approximately 95 acres. Pasture, bottom land,
HOMES Breakfast area, large lot. $139,500. rock-built home, approx. 3,710 sq. ft. living area. Large bedrooms and bathrooms, wooded area. Electricity, 2 ponds, water available. $2,950 per acre.
• REDUCED—508 SCARBROUGH—3 BR, 2 BA brick home, updated, CA/CH, huge double-sided fireplace, huge den, formal dining, breakfast area and eating bar. • 275.13 ACRES WITH SAN GABRIEL RIVER AND BRUSHY CREEK FRONT-
• 2102 YOKLEY—Lovely home remodeled 2011. Large corner lot, 4 BR, 2 BA, 2-car CONTRACT PENDING
hardwood floors, carpet, sprinkler system. $79,900. Call for further details. $189,000. AGES—Beautiful place! Improved pastures, wooded area on creek, excellent hunting,
garage, granite countertops, large den with rock fireplace, breakfast, dining room, • REDUCED—102 E. ELM—Nice 3 BR, 2 BA house on corner lot. Large closets, • SHARP/DAVILLA AREA—196.44 ac., approx. 1 mi. CR & FM road frontage, good river and Brushy Creek access, large old pecan trees. $2,950 per acre.
spacious bedrooms. Ready to move in soon. $219,000. covered back patio. $69,500. on corner, large pond, some Tifton grass, approx. 1/3 wooded, pasture land, wet • THORNDALE—OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE—Several residential lots in Country
• PRICE REDUCTION—728 RAMSEY—Newly remodeled 3 BR, 2 BA home on • REDUCED—1601 BRAZOS—Just Reduced! Lovely 3 BR, 2 BA home, fireplace, weather creek, w/2001 3 BR, 2 BA Clayton mobile home, 20x30 shop building, Meadow Estates, in city limits Call for lot sizes. $26,500 per lot.
large corner lot. Lovely yard. New paint inside and new carpet 2011, CA/CH, sprinkler cathedral ceiling livingroom, nice closet space, 2 metal buildings for storage, covered various outbuildings, $2,500 per ac. Can sell corner 100+/- ac. @ $3,000 per acre. • NORTH OF THORNDALE—OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE—Several residential
system, detached 1-car garage with storage, 1-car carport. Steel patio in backyard. back patio, large wooded deck with built-in treehouse. $109,500. Call for further details. lots, 1 to 2 acres sizes, in Gabriel Crossing, restricted. Call for lot sizes. $24,000 per
Owner financing available. $79,500. Call for details. • TO BE MOVED—3 BR, 2 BA 1995 mobile home. $12,500. Call Carol. • REDUCED—Approx. 16.5 acres, with 3 BR, 2 BA home, CA/CH, 1-car garage, lot.
• REDUCED—767 GREEN ST.—Completely remodeled 3 BR, 2 BA. Great ameni- • A GREAT BUY! 409 BOYD—Cute 2 BR, 1 BA with den that could be third bedroom. gazebo. Built 1994. Water well, sprinkler system. $138,000.
ties! Must see! $56,500. Quiet neighborhood, fenced-in backyard. $49,500. • 330 JOST LANE, ROCKDALE—Custom built 5 BR, 2 BA home on 1.5 acres. 30’x40’ COMMERCIAL & INVESTMENT
• 135 CHAMPIONS DR.—Lovely updated rock home: 5 BR, 4 BA, huge den with metal workshop/garage on slab with one overhead door. Den with cathedral ceiling,
double-sided fireplace, 2 story, 2 master BRs, 2 master BAs, Silestone countertops in
• 1900 O’KELLEY–3 BR/2 BA, tiled floors throughout, den, formal living and dining
crown molding, open floor plan. Large masterbedroom, large walk-in shower. Wood PROPERTIES
rooms, large sunroom. Sprinkler system, lrg corner lot. $159,000.
kitchen with tile backsplash, large kitchen center island, Kitchenaid appliances. Back • 712 HUNTER—Practically new, totally redone, 2 BR, 1 BA, CA/CH, tile floors, laminate flooring throughout. $215,500.
to golf course situated on half-acre lot, storage building, large open patio in backyard. • LOVE’S FLOWERS & GIFTS—And building. Established business since 1975.
carpeting, stove, refrigerator. Only $59,500.
Call for details. $279,500. LAND Call for details.
• APPROXIMATELY 3 ACRES—Mostly wooded, corner lot of Hwy. 77. Residential
• 190 OAKLAWN—3 BR, 2 BA frame home, 2 living areas, approximately 1,710 sq. Call for information on HUD foreclosures. • COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES—103’X140’ lot, backs to the golf course. Restric- or commercial. $19,000.
ft. living area, 2-car carport, new carpeting Dec. 2010. ready to move into. Covered tions. $19,500.
back patio, fenced yard, storage building. ONLY $58,000. • STORAGE BUILDINGS—With 2 efficiency apartments on approx. .439 acre, located
• 711 MILLER—Cute 2 BR, 1 BA, hardwood floors, large backyard, quiet neighbor- HOMES WITH LAND • 110 ACRES—Mostly wooded, open areas, rolling terrian, water well, electricity.
$2,850 per acre.
within city limits. $60,000.
hood. Good first time home buy. • 701 MURRAY—1,736 sq. ft. professional office building in good condition, currently
• HWY. 79—Custom-built 3 BR, 2 BA rock home with 60’x40’ horse barn with 3 stalls, • DAVILLA AREA—121 acres, ranch land, $3,200 per acre. Spring-fed pond, water
• 213 SUMMIT—2 BR, 2 BA brick home, on large lot, fenced backyard, extra large
2-car garage with storage area, CA/CH new 2007, shingles new 2008, storm shut-
tack room and wash area on approx. 6+/- acres. Open floor plan. Large den with CONTRACT PENDING
occupied by excellent tenant. Great investment. Call for details. $65,000.
• RECENTLY UPDATED DOWNTOWN BUILDING—2-story, downstairs updated only.
cathedral ceiling with stained concrete flooring. Carpet in BRs. Sollid wood doors, • REDUCED—5 +/- ACRES, HWY. 77 FRONTAGE—Coastal, woods w/creek, pond. Approx. 3,000 sq. ft. upstairs, 4,200 sq. ft. downstairs, 7,200 sq. ft. total. Will lease all
ters. Only $75,000. large country kitchen. Kitchen/dining opens to den, breakfast bar, large master BR $6,950 per acre. or part. Call for details.
• 430 MURRAY—Remodeled 3 BR, 3 BA home with 2 living areas, CA/H, granite and master BA, spacious bedrooms. Office off master BR, utility room. Office off • SHARP/DAVILLA AREA—196.44 ac., approx. 1 mi. CR & FM road frontage,
countertops, detached one-car garage. $72,500. • REDUCED!—126 W. MILAM—Older office building, needs remodeling. Only
master BR, utility room. Built in 2000. Covered front and back porches. Call for on corner, large pond, some Tifton grass, approx. 1/3 wooded, pasture land, wet $13,500.
• 1301 YOKLEY—Updated throughout. Lovely 3 BR, 2 BA, 2-story home, kitchen/din- more details. $242,000. weather creek, w/2001 3 BR, 2 BA Clayton mobile home, 20x30 shop building,
ing combination, center island with eating base in kitchen, large den witl tall ceiling, • CAMERON—Skeezix’s Bar & Grill. New building December, 2008 on 1 acre of land.
• 135 GABRIEL COURT—2 story, 4 BR, 3 BA rock home on 1.8 acres, built in various outbuildings, $2,500 per ac. Can sell corner 100+/- ac. @ $3,000 per acre. Additional 8.042 acres can be bought. Call for details.
wood laminated flooring throughout most, second large family room, covered patio 2006. Approx. 2,947 sq. ft. living area, kitchen w/granite countertops, wood flooring, Call for further details.
overlooking inground pool. Call for further details. $129,900. • THORNDALE—Hwy. 79 located in city limits, .793 acres tract. $98,500.
ceramic tile flooring, carpeting, large den w/fireplace, formal dining and breakfast • SHARP/DAVILLA AREA—100 +/- acres pasture land. $3,000 per ac.
• 2112 VOGEL–Great home, 4 BR, 2 BA brick, 2-car garage, privacy-fenced backyard, • 4 DUPLEXES—2 BR, 1 BA, built in 2008, all appliances, located in Thorndale. Will
area, nice floor plan. $277,00. • REDUCED—Approx. 279 acres, located at intersection of Hwy. 77 & 79, wooded,
metal roof new 2010, CA/CH new 2007. Updated throughout most within past 3 years. sell part or all. Call for further details.
• 5.8 WOODED ACRES WITH Gorgeous 3 BR, 2-1/2 BA custom built home just pastureland, water, electricity, septic on property, several ponds. $2,250 an acre.
Wood laminate and tile flooring, carpet in bedrooms, refrigerator and stove new 2004, • THORNDALE —38.095 acres in Thorndale city limits, utilities available, excellent for
north of Rockdale. Secluded. Detached 2-car garage/workshop. Upgrades of granite • 1.345 ACRE LOT—Located within city limits on FM 908N. City utilities available.
fireplace. Kitchen updated with tile backsplash. Bath fixtures new 2008. $97,000. residential subdivision. $400,000.
countertops in kitchen, tile flooring. Sunken livingroom with fireplace and cathedral $18,000.
• THORNDALE—302 WESTERMAN—Updated 3 BR, 2 BA Austin stone home, 2-car ceiling, large den, recently remodeled, formal dining room, office. Too many upgrades • HWY. 79 WEST—Located in city limits, city utilities available. Approximately 1/2 acre
• CAMERON—8.024 ac. on FM 845, city utilities available. $64,000. lot, highway frontage. $85,000.
garage, CA/CH new Dec. 2010, wood flooring and carpeting new Dec. 2010. Large to mention. $292,500.
FOR SALE By owner: approxi- HOUSE FOR Sale: 2-1, ready 14.85 ACRES: Beautiful home-
mately 5 year old home with to move in. For more info call sites. 40’x80’ metal building on FOR RENT/LEASE FOR RENT/LEASE VEHICLES LOST & FOUND SERVICES SERVICES
approximately 1,200 sq ft, 3 BD, 214-727-3109, 214-727-6412. slab, deep water well, small
2 BA, with fireplace. Located at Possible owner finance.
214 Whip o Will Drive, Rockdale. pond. Off Hwy. 79W, near city MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT: 1997 FORD F-150, red, tinted LOST: Young bull calf, red, lastJOURNEYMAN PAINTER HALF PRICE Lawncare and
FOR RENT: 2 BR, large fenced
Asking $109,900 and owner will 34.8 ACRES, ag exempt, coast- limits, Rockdale. Make an offer. All electric 3/2, 3/1 & 2/1. Elec- windows, new engine replaced seen area of CR 326 and CR
yard, shade trees, quiet neigh- Seeking work: Interior/exterior, tree service. Free estimates.
finance with $5,000 down. Call al, pond, utilities available, Cam- Shaw Realty, 512-446-3312. tric & propane 2/1. All have CA/ by Ford in 2001. $3,800, OBO. 322. Notch on left ear. Call 512-
borhood. 281-216-6343 or residential/commercial. Local 512-940-3836.
Bill at 877-488-5060 ext 323. eron. $145K. 254-697-8050. CH. No pets. Coyote Crossing 940-389-7636 or 512-446- 446-2299 or 512-429-0065.
512-446-5061. references. Free estimates.
Park on Hwy. 36 between 0747. CAREGIVERS
Milano and Cameron. Available FOUND: 2 black dogs near 512-446-0393.
FOR SALE We Make immediately. 512-244-5445
HOUSE FOR Rent: 4BR/2.5BA,
2002 DODGE Ram 1500, 5.9L, Griffin Chapel. Call Veterinary Does Mom or Dad need
tile, carpet, remodeled, huge Medical Arts Center, 254-697- KEVIN’S TREE Service: Prun- extra help living in their home?
5-ACRE Farm & Ranch,
fenced yard. 1208 Murray. 512-
crew cab, long bed, 112,000.
Very clean, runs strong. Bed 4737, gor more info. ing, cut down, haul-offs, tear We are here to help. 30 plus
WOODED Country Land FOR RENT: 3 BR, 1 BA, CA/ 446-2594, leave message if no
H, appliances, wd hookups answer. WAC.
liner. $6,800 OBO. 940-389-
downs, dead trees. Free Esti- years experience, part-time or
FOUND DOG near O’Kelley mates. Small town and country. 24 hours a day. “Let Us Help.”
TRACTS & Home Loans garage. Extra clean. 512-760- 7636. RD and Rockdale RD. Call and 512-309-4917.
$29,900 Ask about our patronage
5661. FOR RENT: 258 Whip-O-
Will, 2/1.5. $400 month, $400 ANIMALS identify. 512-446-5198.
Three Miles West profit-sharing plan. SMALL GUEST House: Fur- deposit. Refrigerator/stove.
nished, bills paid, nice neigh-
EMPLOYMENT Done Right Roofing
Numerous other large borhood near Thorndale. Ref-
Phone 512-660-4809. FREE COUNTRY Guard dogs & General Construction
farms and ranches TexasLandBank.com • 254-778-8111 erences required. Call Jim HOUSE FOR Rent: 3 BR, 2 - Pyrenees/Antondin dogs, four MANOR OAKS Nursing Center
available. Weldon Schiller or Hector Martinez Perry, 512-760-0898. months old, territorial, raised is seeking CNA’s and nurses.
BA, 1700 sq ft, $700 per month with chickens, not fenced. Interested persons please call • Composition • All Types of
301 E HAMILTON: 3 BR, 1 with water paid by landlord. 979-492-1219. 512-446-5893, ask for Teresa
36-tf Part of the Farm Credit System BA, no appliances, w/d con- 512-740-9008. Shingles Roofing
nections, rent $400, deposit
$200. Hagler Real Estate. DUPLEX FOR Rent: Cozy 2
GARAGE SALES Rodriguez or Darla Gonzales.
NEEDED: RN weekend su-
• Metal Roofs • Vinyl siding
Contact 512-352-8518 or 512- BR, 1 BA.. Call for details, call pervisor, LVN, PRN/part-time • Carpentry by Alcoa 13-tf
848-4884. Hector, 512-760-0862. GARAGE SALE: Friday-Sat- and CMA. Apply in person to
urday, 19-20th, 8 am. Three Tammy Young at Renaissance (512) 760-ROOF FREE ESTIMATES
ALL ABOARD Ark Homes: HOUSE FOR Rent: Cozy effi-
TV’s, dining table, clothes, kids Villa, 700 Dyer, Rockdale. (512-760-7663)
Outstanding values! Rent 4, 3 ciency. Utilities paid. For details toys, lots of neat items. 368
and 2 BR mobile homes, plus call 512-760-0862. Oak Park Three. POSITION AVAILABLE: Ap- Milano, Texas (1-800-639-7663)
RV’s. HUD accepted. 512-
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praiser – responsible for office
446-6036. and field work associated with
Elaine Gerren, Broker/Owner
Dave Phillips, Agent — Mary Phillips, Agent
HOUSE FOR Rent or sale in
Minerva. 3 BR, 2 BA, brick,
Who reads appraisal of rural, residential,
and commercial real property.
Duties include data collection,
Professional Property Renovators
Rentals, move In/outs, investment properties,
ads in the Classifieds?
rent $600 month, sell asking appraisal process, and re-
Lee Hafley, Agent $74,590. Call for more informa- sponding to taxpayer inquiries. commercial or residential
email@example.com • www.myintegrityrealestate.com tion 512-446-6394. Computer skills a must. Use of Services provided are: yard service, landscaping,
219 E. Bell — Rockdale, TX 76567 BEAUTIFUL 4 BR, 2 BA dou- personal vehicle and personal
cell phone required. Salary hauling & removal, painting, repairs, installation,
Cell Phone 512-760-0359 — Fax: 512-446-9334 blewide. Huge master, garden
tub, island kitchen, utility room, commensurate with abilities, complete interior cleaning & much more.
Member of Austin MLS — Member of Bryan/College Station MLS experience, and qualifications.
new carpet. Ark Homes. 512- Professional service, competitive rates,
• 284 CR 311. ROCKDALE—NiCE 3 BR, 2 BA mOBiLE hOmE ON 1.4 ACREs. GREAt yARD
with NiCE fRuit tREEs. OffERED @ $82,000.
The Rockdale Reporter Excellent benefits.Apply at:
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FOR RENT: 2 BR, 1 BA, all
Call Chris for your free estimate:
• 424 sAN GABRiEL, ROCKDALE—DiAmOND iN thE ROuGh, 3 BR, 2 BA with A NiCE suN electric, stove, refrigerator, 120 N. Houston Ave.
ROOm. 2-CAR DEtAChED GARAGE with ALLEy ENtRANCE. OffERED @ $70,000. P. O. Box 769
• 1405 yOKLEy, ROCKDALE—wONDERfuL 3 BR, 2 BA hOmE with LARGE pRivACy fENCED AC/H, clean. 512-760-5661.
Cameron, Texas 76520 512-466-2995 39-4tp
BACKyARD. OpEN LiviNG AND DiNiNG AREA with COuNtRy KitChEN. OffERED @ $119,900.
Call us at
FOR RENT: 1 BR, 1 BA apart- Applications taken until position
• 1001 CR 418, LEXiNGtON—3 BR, 2 BA hOmE ON OvER 2 ACREs. ADDitiONs AND upGRADEs ment, private fence backyard, is filled. EOE/ADA
iN 2010/2011. OffERED @$129,900. all electric, stove, refrigerator,
• 412 wEst BELtON, ROCKDALE—3 BR, 2 BA hOmE with 3-CAR DEtAChED GARAGE with ROCKDALE MCDONALD’S
fuLL BAth AND GAmEROOm, pLus 2-CAR DEtAChED GARAGE with OffiCE, COuLD BE CONvERtED fOR Looking for experienced man-
NiCE GuEst hOusE. pRivAtE wELL fOR wAtERiNG GRAss. OffERED @ $109,900. FOR RENT: 3 BR, 2 BA, CA/ agers or crew. Apply at website:
• 410 sAN JACiNtO—3 BR, 1 BA with A LARGE suN ROOm. GREAt hARDwOOD fLOORs. CH. HUD accepted. Also, 2 BR, www.mcstate.com. Apply at
pRivACy fENCED BACKyARD. OffERED @ $84,900. 1 BA house, HUD accepted. 1521 W Cameron.
• 1318 CR 380, miLANO—3 BR, 2 BA COuNtRy hOmE. COmpLEtELy REmODELED fROm thE fLOOR 512-760-7372. Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home
up iN 2010. OpEN fLOOR pLAN with wONDERfuL KitChEN. this hOmE is vERy EXquisitELy DECORAtED.
FOR RENT: 2 BR, 1 BA, Highway 79 W • P.O. Drawer 1417
OffERED At 10 ACREs AND hOmE, $225,000, OR 72 ACREs AND hOmE, $325,000.
appliances, garage, fenced
Place your ad for the Rockdale, Texas
• 382 CR 407, thORNDALE—3 BR, 2 BA pALm hARBOR mOBiLE. OpEN LiviNG AREA with
City Wide Garage Sale
fiREpLACE. 6 ACREs with utiLitiEs ON pROpERty. ROCKDALE sChOOL DistRiCt. OffERED @
backyard. Extra clean. 512- Pre-Arranged Funerals
$94,500. 760-5661. (512) 446-5454
• 614 ACKERmAN, ROCKDALE—3 BR, 2BA hOmE. GRAND ENtRy hALL with NiCE ENCLOsED FOR LEASE: Rockdale, large Walter Wallace Jones Stephen Ewing Jones
siDE pORCh. LARGE yARD AND CLOsE tO thE DOwNtOwN AREA. CALL fOR DEtAiLs.
• 4719 CR 328—ON ALmOst 1 ACRE with 1 BR, 1 BA NiCE COttAGE iN sECLuDED AREA. 2-CAR
rock home 2-1-1, recently
remodeled, appliances, CA/H,
Saturday, September 3
DEtAChED GARAGE. OffERED @ $59,900.
fenced backyard. $750 month (First Saturday in September) Larry D. Jones D.D.S.
• 3 LOts iN BREmOND—2 fuLL LOts AND 2 hALf LOts LOCAtED iN City Limits, CLOsE tO Fellow Academy of General Dentistry
plus deposit. 936-931-2429.
sChOOLs. OffERED At $34,900. in GENERAL DENTISTRY
• 228 CEDAR GROvE ROAD, miNERvA—3 BR, 2 BA BRiCK ON quiEt stREEt. pROpERty APARTMENT FOR Rent: 2 BR, New Patients Always Welcome!
iN NEED Of tLC. OffERED REDuCED At $60,000. fully furnished. 512-760-7047.
• CR 331B, miLANO, tX—15 ACREs hEAviLy wOODED. ELECtRiC AND wAtER AvAiLABLE At thE Office Hours by Appointment
ROAD. OffERED At $49,950. FOR RENT: 2 BR apartment, Emergencies After Hours 446-6564
• 1500 sAGER ROAD, ROCKDALE—spACiOus hOmE iN GREAt AREA. 3 BR, 3 BA with 2 LiviNG
CONTRACT with GREAt CABiNEt stORAGE
AREAs. KitChEN hAs A wONDERfuL CENtER isLAND PENDING . LARGE pRivACy
195 N. FM 487. 512-446-
221 E. Cameron Ave. — Rockdale, TX 302 Meadow Drive 512/446-2535
fENCED yARD with fENCED AREA wAitiNG fOR pOOL iNstALLAtiON. OffERED @ $225,000.
• 508 EAst DAvis, hEARNE—NiCE 3 BR, 1 BA ON CORNER LOt. wELL mAiNtAiNED hOmE 2-STORY BRICK: 3/1.5/2, For only $5 (20 words or less) you will get your ad printed WANTED WANTED
with GARAGE CONvERtED tO LARGE wORKshOp. NEw CENtRAL AC AND hOt wAtER hEAtER.
all electric, CA/H, fireplace,
range, DW, W/D connections,
in the September 1, 2011 issue of The Rockdale Reporter
pRivACy fENCED BACKyARD. OffERED @ $82,900.
• 1908 hiGhLAND, ROCKDALE—NiCE 3 BR, 2 BA iN A GREAt AREA. spACiOus OpEN LiviNG dining room, storage building, under “GARAGE SALES” in the classified section, in a
AREA, GREAt fOR ENtERtAiNiNG. pRivACy fENCE LARGE BACKyARD. OffERED @ $131,900.
fenced. 5 miles out N. 77. 512-
760-6137. display ad with all other City Wide Garage Sale ads, and Wanted, Cash Paid For:
• GENtLEmANs RANCh – 3 BR, 2 BA ON 21 ACREs, LARGE KitChEN with OpEN LiviNG AREA. Motorcycles (running or not); 3 & 4 wheel-
3-stALL hORsE BARN with COvERED tRAiLER pARKiNG. pAstuRE fENCE AND CROss-fENCED with 2 HOME FOR Rent: Large, com- on-line at rockdalereporter.com. Just come by our office to
pONDs. OffERED @ $525,000. ers, street & dirt bikes
• miLANO – 220 & 224 wEst AvE. D – 2 hOmEs fOR thE pRiCE Of ONE. GREAt iNvEstmENt
fortable 3/2, all electric, CA/CH, pay cash. We also accept Visa, Master Card and American Trailers, campers, boats, mowers, small
no pets. 512-244-5445 and
pROpERty OffERED @ $37,500.
• ROCKDALE – 414 RiCE stREEt – histORiC DistRiCt – 4 BR, 3 BA with 2 LiviNG
512 547-0388. Available im- Express credit or debit cards. engine items
AREAs. CORNER LOt. OffERED @ $129,900.
Deadline for the City Wide Garage Sale ads is by 5 p.m. Hunting, fishing, camping, weapons,
• ROCKDALE – 972 CR 335 – 3 BR, 2 BA iN thE COuNtRy. OpEN fLOOR pLAN with LARGE
KitChEN. fENCED AND CROss-fENCED with 900 sf shOp. OffERED @ $225,000.
TO RENT Or Sale: Highway
on Friday, August 26, 2011. tools, furniture & antiques.
property on US 79 in Thorn-
• ROCKDALE – 1401 O’KELLEy – 3 BR, 2 BA with OpEN LiviNG AREA. RECENt upGRADEs, dale, w/1,024 sq. ft. brick build- We also buy entire estates & will pay
LARGE BACK yARD. CLOsE tO sChOOLs. OffERED @ $129,900. ing. Ideal for office or retail Call 512-446-5838 today to place your ad, or e-mail: cash for your storage units.
• ROCKDALE - 537 mARshALL- 3 BR, 1 BA. GREAt stARtER hOmE. tOtAL REmODEL iN space. Call 512-898-2161.
2010. NiCE fENCED yARD with ADDitiONAL LOt. OffERED REDuCED @ $38,777. firstname.lastname@example.org 512-247-8086
ROOM FOR Rent: shared 39-4tp
• fOR RENt—3142 CR 340, miLANO, tX. 3 BR, 1 BA ON 8.921 ACREs. REfERENCEs washer/dryer/cable/kitchen.
REquiRED. fiRst AND LAst mONth RENt AND DEpOsit REquiRED. CALL fOR RENtAL pRiCE.
Total $125/week. $400/month. Reporter Classified Ads Get the Grapes!
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solarium, open floor plan. $175,900. • 279 ELM CREEK—Remodeled 3BR/2-1/2BA, designer kitchen, on 6.093 acres. able space.
HOMES • REDUCED—717 CEDAR AVE.—$99,900. 3BR/3BA, workshop, on 3 lots. Must See! $199,900. • Attention Business Owner: Excellent downtown building available! 2,070 sq. ft.,
• 2102 SAGER—4 BR/2.5 BA. Must See! $185,000. • 1603 ALCOA—3 BR/2BA, fireplace. $107,500. • 62+ ACRES ON FM 3242—Good pasture, spring fed pond. Large hill, woods CA/CH. Prime Location.
• 1800 YOKLEY—One-owner custom 4 BR, 3 BA, 2 living area. $185,000. and wildlife.
• 122 RUSSELL—2 BR, 2 BA offered at $70,000. HUD ACQUIRED HOMES • MILANO—100 acres, all minerals owned will convey. Great location. Priced to BUSINESS PROPERTY
• MAJOR REDUCTION! OWNERS MUST SELL! 1505 ALCOA—Adorable brick 3 Call for details on HUD properties! sell at $2,995/acre.
BR, 2 BA, 2 living areas with galley kitchen, fireplace and great covered patio. • 220 ACRES—Ranch land on CR 342 just SE of Milano. Water and mineral rights • OUTSTANDING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY—Local day care available. Call
Don’t let this one get away! LAND & LAND WITH HOMES are intact. Good building sites. for details.
• 718 BROADNAX—3 BR in excellent condition with 2 large out buildings. Call LAND LISTINGS NEEDED! • CR 322—2 acres, buildings, mobile home, needs repair. $12,000. • ROCKDALE’S OWN FLEA MARKET—$69,500. Great Buy.
for details. I have several good qualified buyers on hand. • 1529 W. CAMERON—Prize commercial property with 3,000 sq. ft., situated on
• 3 BR, 3 BA BEAUTY—Situated on large corner lot. Huge bonus room and LITTLE RIVER FRONTAGE 1.9971 acres, with 2 private offices, ample storage and huge gathering room.
• 2448 CR 306—REDUCED—3 BR/2 BA, country setting, 1 acre. Close to town.
fireplace. Too much to mention. Woods Rd. in Minerva. $139,500. $127,500. • 7.186 ACRES—Must see at $80,000. Call for details.
• 1400 YOKLEY—3 BR, 2 BA, large family room, formal dining and office. Excel- • CR 381—9 plus acres. A must See! Beautiful building site. $6,000 per acre. • 2.203 ACRES—Perfect building site. $55,000. • 429 MILAM—Large commercial lot. $15,000.
lent condition. $123,500. • CR 381—Like new 3 BR, 2 BA double-wide situated on 1 acre. Great views! INVESTMENT PROPERTY • 200 N. MAIN—Stunning office w/studio apt., 1,360 sq. ft. office & 1,360 sq. ft. apt.
• 1705 O’KELLEY—Beautiful Setting-4 BR, 2 BA beauty on tree-covered lot. Owner will consider financing. Additional acreage can be purchased if wanted. above. Travertine, hardwoods, granite & marble finishes. Gorgeous! $199,900.
$148,900. • MILANO AREA—Ranger Crossing, income property on 7.806 acres w/2 houses,
$140,000. • MEADOW DRIVE—.410 acres with great commercial potential. $28,000.
• MAJOR REDUCTION—OWNERS MUST SELL—1503 MURRAY—Adorable 3 • 11396 FM 908 S–30.79 highly improved acres with spring-fed stock tank fill with 1 mobile home, 3 water meters, electrical meters. $119,500.
BR, 2 BA. Don’t let this one get away! fish. Gorgeous building site with RV hookup. Excellent location, $155,000. • DUPLEX & lot for new apt. bldg. 2 BR, 1 BA, large living & dining, galley kitchen, • 529 CAMERON—Great investment property with commercial possibilities.
• 620 JACKSON—Exquisite 4 BR, 2 BA custom home. $123,000. utility room & parking out back. $39,900.
• REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!—HWY. 77 NORTH—Great Buy on this 20-acre
• 1900 SKYLES—Like new 2 BR, 2-1/2 BA custom home. $175,000. tract with 2 mobile homes for extra income. $85,000. • 525 CAMERON—Large older home, great investment. $51,500. • 1502 W. CAMERON—Approx. 3 acres with 23,660 sq. ft. building.
• 409 SAN JACINTO—3 BR/2BA, newly remodeled. $129,900. • 1614 CR 344—3BR/1BA, on approx. 3.5 acres w/additional acreage available. • 533 CAMERON—Great rental property. Must see. $55,500. GREAT BUILDING SITES
• 304 CHARLES—3 BR/1BA, large fenced yard. $67,000. $88,000.
• N FM 908—4 BR/2BA, built-ins, huge metal shop. $135,000.
THORNDALE PROPERTY • CR 308—Great Building Site. $29,500.
• CR 448—8 acres wooded land. Owner finance, 10% down. $49,900. Water and
• 70 POST OAK PLACE—Landmark, 5 BR/3.5BA, office/6th BR, $155,000. • THORNDALE—28 beautiful acres on CR 455. $5,000 per acre. • 2008 SKYLES ROAD—115x140 tree-covered lot. $25,300.
• REDUCED—2203 MURRAY—4 BR/2BA, remodeled. Fenced lot. $139,900. • CR 487 & 303—10-13 & 20 acres. Owner finance 10% down. Water and electricity • NEAR FM 486—49 acres w/5-wire perimeter fence, 2 tanks, shade trees. Excellent • 2102 SKYLES ROAD—105x140 great home site. $23,100.
• 2001 SAGER—Detached 3-car garage. Reduced to $150,000. available. $4,500 per acre dove hunting. Call for details. • HIGHLAND AVE.—Lot 10 is 75x150 with water & sewer available.
• 2006 ALCOA—2 BR/2BA beauty, corner lot. Must see. $139,900. • CR 237—21 acres, 10% down, utilities available. $3,950/acre. • 109 S. MAIN—Outstanding Buy! 30x80 commercial bldg. with 2 offices, 2 baths • HIGHLAND AVE.—Lot 11 is 75x149 with water & sewer available.
• 1600 PECOS—3 BR/2BA, 2 living area, workshop. • CR 327—25 acres, great location/great building site. $4,000/ acre. and CA/CH. $69,500. • SAN JACINTO—N.E. corner and Eiland St. 0.404 acres. $15,995.
• 405 HAZEL—Great home on 2 large lots. $59,900. • 346 CR 303 A—2007 like new 1 BR, new appliances and granite. On 4 acres. • REDUCED—207 N. 5TH—3 BR/2 BA, brick home. $99,900. • WHIP-O-WILL—Great lot! $6.995.
• 326 RICE—Historical home. Remodeled, 2 living, 2 FP, granite kitchen. $93,500. • Reduced to Sell—712 MILLER—Great bldg. site. 78x113.6. $6,995.
• 510 SAN JACINTO—3BR/1-1/2BA, formal living/dining, den. Sprinkler system • LIN LUCE RANCHES—West side of CR 374, down the lane on PR 7374 at the TO BE MOVED • Old Bushdale Rd.—.375 acres across from jr. high, w/20’x22’ bldg.
and great workshop. $129,900. end of the county road on the left. 9.697 acres at $35,000. • 2002 PALM HARBOR BEAUTY—4 BR/3 BA, gourmet kitchen, FP, $62,000. $25,000.
• REDUCED!—107 ELM—3BR/1BA, great kitchen. $59,900. • 598 OAK PARK FIVE—3BR/2BA, office, hobby room, FP, sun porch, and shop.
COMMERCIAL • Old Bushdale Rd.—5.137 acres. Must See—$39,900.
• 1804 PECOS—3BR/2BA, remodeled kitchen, marble master bath, workshop. On 40+ acres. Must See! $379,000.
$129,900. • Oak Park One—Great Investment! 4 lots, 85x135 w/water meter available,
• 2966 CR 326—3BR/2BA doublewide on 10 improved acres, 2 water wells, out • 1207 FM 487 SOUTH—Small convenience store w/equipment. $70,000.
• 712 PALMER—Stately 2-story 3BR/2.5BA, on 2 lots, beautiful staircase, marble horse stalls & fencing. $45,500.
building, good fencing. $79,500. • 1525 E. CAMERON—Great location, commercial property. $85,000.
floors, gourmet kitchen. Make an offer. • 24.09 ACRES—Surround this 3 BR beauty. Circle FP, gourmet kitchen, gameroom. • 451 SIERRA DR—118.20 x 150 lot. Great bldg. site. $7,500.
• CALL FOR DETAILS On the most lucrative business opportunity in town. Clientele • 658 OAKLAWN—No city taxes, lot w/0.3374 acres. $7,000.
• 123 CHAMPIONS DR.—4 BR/2-1/2BA, remodeled, formal living, den, in-ground Additional 100 acres available. Excellent fences.
pool. $150,000. and reputation already established.
• HWY. 77 N—10.730 acres with large pond. $76,000.
• GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY—One of Rockdale’s Best. Call for details. RENTALS
• 2105 Vogel—3BR/2BA, 2 living, new roof. $79,900. • HWY. 77 N—8.128 acres. Perfect building site. $53,000.
• 2002 YOKLEY—2-story, 3BR/2-1/2BA, formal living/dining/den. • 1703 W. CAMERON—Excellent warehouse & office space on 0.2745 acres. • 2 BR, 1 BA, Single-wide mobile situated in private area.
• HWY. 77 N—6.689 acres. Highly improved. $39,000.
• 1604 YOKLEY—Spacious 3BR/2-1/2 BA,FP, gameroom, guest house. • 931 CR 234—3BR/2BA. Fenced 22.56 acres, half pasture w/scattered oaks. Will lease or sell. $239,900. • 2-1 BR APARTMENTS AVAILABLE. Call for details.
• REDUCED!—124 CHAMPIONS—4BR/2BA, FP, 3 car garage w/BA, private patio, Shed and tank. $225,000. CONTRACT PENDING
• FM 487—2.129 acres enclose this mini-storage unit w/18,300 sq. ft. of rent-
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DON’T FORGET!! PLACE YOUR AD NOW FOR THE LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE Defendent- GREETING LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE TO DEFENDANT:
City wide Garage Sale
“You have been sued. You may
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE employ an attorney. If you or NO. PR10769
ISSUE COMBINATION TAX Burleson-Milam Special Ser- 7/29/2011 your attorney do not file a writ- IN RE: THE ESTATE OF MAX-
AND REVENUE CERTIFI- vices provides educational Public sale of property to ten answer with the clerk who
Saturday, September 3 (First Saturday in September)
INE D. INMAN, DECEASED
CATES OF OBLIGATION support services for youths satisfy landlord’s lien, Pursuant issued this citation by 10:00 a.m.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
with disabilities, age 3-21, to Chapter 59, Texas Property on the Monday next following
that the City Council of the MILAM COUNTY, TEXAS
in City of Rockdale, Texas, will
through the public schools of Code: the expiration of 42 days after
NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS
Burleson and Milam Coun- Sale is September 9, 2011 at 4 the date this citation was issued,
convene at its regular meet- ties. If you know a child with p.m. at Rockdale Mini Storage a default judgment may be taken HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST
ing place of said City Council a disability or suspect a child location. against you.” THE ESTATE OF MAXINE
located at 505 West Cameron may have a disability, please Contents will be sold “By the You are hereby commanded to D. INMAN
Avenue, Rockdale, Texas at call 877-401-7094 (toll free) or Unit” for cash only. Contents appear by filing a written answer to
221 E. Cameron Ave. — Rockdale, TX 5:30 p.m. on October 10, 2011,
and, during such actions as
your local school for further in- must be removed immediately the Plaintiff’s Petition at or before
Administration of the Estate of
Maxine D. Inman, Deceased,
formation. Services are funded 10:00 o’clock A.M. on the Monday
For only $5 (20 words or less) you will get your ad printed in the September 1,
after the sale. has been commenced on Au-
may be deemed necessary through federal, state and local Contents of Tenant: Bailey next after the expiration of 42 days
to authorize the issuance of resources. Unit #49. Furniture, glassware, after the date of issuance of this gust 8, 2010 by the County
2011 issue of The Rockdale Reporter under “GARAGE SALES” in the classified combination tax and revenue 400 E. Park St. dishes, boxes, kitchenware, citation the same being Monday Court of Milam, State of Texas,
certificates of obligation in an Milano, TX 76556 golf clubs, miscellaneous. July 11, 2011 before the Honorable acting in Cause No. PR10769,
section, in a display ad with all other City Wide Garage Sale ads, and on-line at aggregate principal amount not 512-455-7801 For more info call Rockdale Judge Ed Magre, Court of Milam In Re: The Estate of Maxine
to exceed $2,100,000 for the
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Angie Brashear, Director of Mini Storage, 512-446-2125, County, at the Courthouse in said
County in Cameron, Texas. Said
D. Inman, Deceased, in which
Special Education 201 W. Cameron Ave., Rock- court the matter is pending.
Master Card and American Express credit or debit cards. obligations of the City to be dale, TX 76567. Storage units Plaintiff’s Petition was filed in said All persons having claims
Deadline for the City Wide Garage Sale ads is by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 26,
incurred for (1) the construction
and installation of a water tower PUBLIC NOTICES on W. Cameron Ave. court on the 15th day of September
2011 in the above entitled cause. against the Estate are hereby
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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
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TEXAS MEDICAL DISTRIBU-
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ING CHAPTER 1 OF THE CODE Issued and given under my 2011.
of issuance related thereto. The TORS INC. hand and seal of said Court at
certificates of obligation will be OF ORDINANCES: GENERAL Karen Reynolds
PROVISIONS, ARTICLE 1.600: VS Cameron Texas this 7th day of
payable from the levy of an JOHN DAVID RUFFIER, ET AL JUNE 2011. INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR
annual ad valorem tax, within HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX, SEC- OF ESTATE OF MAXINE D.
TION 1.602(a) ENTITLED ”LEVY IN THE 20TH DISTRICT COURT Attorney for Plaintiff or Plaintiff:
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the limitations prescribed by OF Mark J. Schroeder INMAN, DECEASD
law, upon all taxable property OF TAX; RATE; EXCEPTIONS“
TO CHANGE THE HOTEL TAX MILAM COUNTY, TEXAS Attorney at Law 1187 Harley Golden Road
within the City, and a limited TO: JOHN DAVID RUFFIER d/ PO Box 192 Lufkin, Texas 75901
pledge (not to exceed $1,000) RATE FROM SEVEN PERCENT
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Perrard of Rockdale; four grandchildren,
Tristan and Kinley Galvan, Allie Memorial Cards
Lexington Cemetery in Lexing-
He was preceded in death by
Services for Virginia Perrard, and Luke Buechter; and a sister, Mr. Reat died Sunday, Aug. 14, his parents and a sister, Clare
64, of Rockdale were held Satur- Dorothy Poncik of Columbus. Numerous designs to choose from. in Lighthouse Altenheim Hospice Edith Ashley.
day, Aug. 13, 2011, in St. Joseph Pallbearers were Michael Laminated with your loved ones in Round Rock. Survivors are his wife, Dixie
Catholic Church. Burial followed Korenek, Alan Korenek, Jason obituary—a cherished momento. He was born May 9, 1918, in Reat of Taylor; a son, Richard
in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.
Rev. Albert Ruiz ofﬁciated.
Korenek, Garry Perrard, Gregory
Miller, Joey Miller, Richard Pon- $3.50 EACH String Prairie near Lexington to
John Arvel and Elvira (Stockton)
Arvel Reat and wife Geri of Tan-
glewood; a daughter, Samye Jane
Rosary was recited Friday, cik and Michael Poncik. Available at Reat. Turner and husband Owen of
Aug. 12. Memorials may be made in to Mr. Reat was a 1939 graduate Taylor; a sister, Elvira Aminda
Mrs. Perrard died Saturday, the charity of your choice. of Texas A&M. Hanson of Chattanooga, Tennes-
Aug. 6, while on vacation with 221 E. Cameron • Rockdale, Texas He was a World War II vet- see; two grandchildren, Dana
her family in Colorado Springs, eran, serving as a captain in the Barber and John M. “Jody” Reat;
Colorado. Zarosky 512/446-5838 • Fax 512/446-5317
U.S. Army Air Corp and as a and three great-grandchildren,
She was born Aug. 31, 1946, in CAMERON—Funeral Services Obituaries are printed in The Rockdale Reporter as a free public major the Reserves. David M. Reat, Richard Corbin
Fayetteville to August and Annie for Marie Francis Repa Zarosky, service from information provided by the funeral home. More detailed He married Dixie Gowan on Reat and Logan D. Barber.
Miller. 91, of Cameron will be held at 10 obituaries may be printed for a fee; call 512-446-5838 for more infor- Feb. 11, 1944, in San Antonio. Pallbearers were Greg Lang-
Mrs. Perrard had lived in a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at mation. Obituaries are also posted at www.rockdalereporter.com. They were Taylor residents hennig, John Ashley, John M.
Rockdale since May 1965. St. Monica’s Catholic Church in for the past year and formerly of Reat, David M. Reat and Owen
She married Roy Lee Perrard Cameron with Rev. Dimitri J. Lexington from March 1946 to Turner.
on Oct. 24, 1964, in Columbus. Colankin ofﬁciating. Burial will was a seamstress. eight grandchildren and two August 2010. Honorary pallbearers were
Mrs. Perrard was a member of follow at St. Monica’s Cemetery. She was preceded in death by great-grandchildren. Mr. Reat was a member of Gale Blackmon, Bruce Reat,
St. Joseph Catholic Church and Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. her husband John Zarosky on Lexington United Methodist Ralph Thompson, Richard Town-
the Ladies Alter Society. March 9, 1998.
She was preceded in death by
Friday, Aug. 19, at Green-Patter-
son Funeral Home in Cameron. Survivors are two daughters, Reat Church and was a Sunday school
son, Adolph Herder, Fritz Con-
nally, Corbin Reat, Logan Barber,
her parents and two brothers, Joe Mrs. Zarosky died Aug. 13, in Marie Greer of Tennessee Colo- LEXINGTON—Services for He was also a member of the Jeff Reat and Kelly Reat.
and Daniel Miller. a Cameron hospital. ny, Dolores Schroeder Roswell, John H. Reat, 93, were held Lexington American Legion Post Memorials may be made to
Survivors are her husband, She was born March 6, 1920, Georgia; two brothers, Gilbert Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in No. 6, served as director with Lexington American Legion Post
Roy Lee Perrard of Rockdale; two in Granger to Paul and Francis Repa of Granger, Joe Repa of Lexington United Methodist Lee County Burleson County Soil No. 6, P.O. Box 94, Lexington,
daughters, Jennifer Buechter and (Jezisek) Repa. Round Rock; and two sisters, Church in Lexington with Rev. Conservation District, served on TX 78947 or to Lexington United
husband Jeremy of Kilgore, Tiffa- Mrs. Zarosky was a member of Dorothy Rozacky of Rockport, Travis Summerlin and Rev. Lee Lexington School Board and was Methodist Church, P.O. Box 116,
ny Galvan and husband Mitchell St. Monica’s Catholic Church and Sybil Naizer of Granger; also, Lamb ofﬁciating. Burial was in past president with Lee County Lexington, TX 78947.
MILAM COUNTY COURTHOUSE RECORDS
DISTRICT COURT Cameron ISD vs. Rachel Day Trust, James A. Glaser, trustee and individually, to Alfred Neil Assumption Warranty Deed Bank, independent executor, to
Civil Cases Filed et al – tax case. – J.A. DePena Survey A-43 (v. Clark and Ingrid P. Sanne-Clark James Ray Wall Estate, C. Deborah Keith Burt – property,
Milam County vs. Rosalind Cameron ISD vs. the unknown 1,153, p. 180). – Bigelow and Wells Surveys (v. Blaine Wall, independent execu- Morgan’s Point (v. 1,153, p. 50).
Brinkley et al – tax case. heirs of Thelma Moore et al – tax Clarence J. Hertenberger 1,153, p. 126). tor, and Pam Schlemmer aka Wilson Clifford Keith Jr.
Milam County vs. Charles case. Revocable Living Trust, Annette Joel Walzel and Mandi Walzel Pam Wall to Kerry Lynn Schlem- Estate, Mary Keith Story, trust
Hess SR. et al – tax case. Cameron ISD vs. Julia Pittman P. Hertenberger Revocable Living to Jason Talley and Tammy Talley mer and Pam Schlemmer – W.W. ofﬁcer, and Citizens National
Milam County vs. Willie K. et al – tax case. Trust and Clarence J. Hertenberg- – John K. McLennan Survey A- Hill Survey A-199 (v. 1,153, p. Bank, independent executor, to
Reed et al – tax case. Portfolio Recovery Associates er, individually and as trustee, to 249 (v. 1,153, p. 146). 320). Pamela Gwen Ramirez – City of
Milam County vs. Sterling LLC vs. Donald E. Hull – consum- Jamie Harris – Tucker Addition, Lillie Mae Good Estate, Cameron (v. 1,153, p. 52).
Ferguson et al – tax case. er/commercial debt. Cameron (v. 1,153, p. 189). Johnnie Good Estate and Ronnie Quitclaim Deed
Milam County vs. Joe M. Marti- Ricky E. McCall Sr. and Lee- William Good, individually and as Pooling & Servicing Agree- Memorandum Leases
nez et al – tax case. COUNTY COURT ann McCall to Isaac Rodriguez independent executor, to Diego ment (March 1, 2004) et al to Harry Vowell to Metropolitan
Milam County vs. Shawn Marie Deed – lots, Buckholts (v. 1,153, p. Martinez and Jaquelin Martinez EH Pooled 611 LP – J.J. Liendo Water LP and Metropolitan Water
Bullock et al – tax case. Veterans Land Board and 223). – Martin and Small Surveys (v. Survey A-31 (v. 1,153, p. 310). Co. of Texas LLC GP, Betty Carl-
Milam County vs. Gonzalo State of Texas to Donald W. Wells Fargo Bank NA to Secre- 1,153, p. 200). son, vice president – Burrough,
Marquez et al – tax case. Kunze – James W. Harvey Survey tary of Housing & Urban Develop- Patricia F. Doud and Manuel C. Substitute Trustee Deed Rounds and Shelton Surveys (v.
Milam County vs. Rachel A-168 (v. 1,153, p. 66). ment and Single Family Property Doud Sr. to Heron Marquez and John W. Latham, substitute 1,153, p. 286).
McClain et al – tax case. Disposition Branch – Bluebird Jael Betsabe Olarte Cruz – Rock- trustee, Kelly M. Howell and S&V Partnership, Harry Vow-
Milam County vs. Cameron Warranty Deeds Heights Addition, Rockdale (v. dale (v. 1,153, p. 243). Katrina Howell to Wells Fargo ell, attorney-in-fact and general
Hospital Inc et al – tax case. G. Wayne Baker Estate, Helen 1,153, p. 264). S&V Partnership, Harry D. Bank NA – Country Club Estates partner, and Larry E. Sanders,
American Express Bank FSB Ann Baker, executor and individu- Lanell Mills to Prescellia D. Vowell, general partner and attor- – Rockdale (v. 1,153, p. 266). general partner, to Metropolitan
vs. Robert Byrd et al – consumer ally, to G. Wayne Baker Family Warren – Tevis and Robertson ney-in-fact, and Larry E. Sanders, Water Co. LP and Metropolitan
debt. Trust and Helen Ann Baker Family Surveys (v. 1,153, p. 306). general partner, to Ricky Lee Bai- Executors Deeds Water Co. of Texas LLC GP, Betty
Milano ISD vs. Robert Young Trust, Helen Ann Baker, trustee ley and Jane M. Bailey – Lyman Wilson Clifford Keith Jr. Carlson, vice president – Thomas
et al – tax case. – Chapman and Bowen Surveys Warranty Deeds Rounds Survey A-313 (v. 1,153, Estate, Mary Keith Story, trust J. Chambers Survey A-7 and T.S.
Cameron ISD vs. Jason Wayne (v. 1,153, p. 79). With Vendor’s Lien p. 250). ofﬁcer, and Citizens National Arnett Survey A-74 (v. 1,153, p.
Pelzel et al – tax case. Epifanio Arvizu and Aniceta Bill F. Fulton and Mary L. Ful- Bank, independent executor, to 291, 296, 301).
Cameron ISD vs. the unknown Arvizu to Yolanda Rodriguez and ton to Pete A. Scarmardo and Jo Special Warranty Deed Jennifer Martin Cloudt – Lewis
heirs of Carrie Pittman England et Rodolfo Rodriguez – Jose Leal Neta Scarmardo – Lewis Lomas Fikes Wholesale Inc., James Lomas League (v. 1,153, p. 47). Oil, Gas and Mineral Lease
al – tax case. Survey A-29 (v. 1,153, p. 142). Survey A-32 (v. 1,153, p. 99). R. Fikes, president and CEO, to Wilson Clifford Keith Jr. Melvin F. Wall to Exploration
Cameron ISD vs. Cecil Pittman Dorothy Vansa Testamentary Patrick Wayne Horn and Doris National Retail Properties LP Estate, Mary Keith Story, trust Techniques Inc. – Collins and
et al – tax case. Trust et al to James A. Glaser Ann Horn, agent, attorney-in-fact – Thorndale (v. 1,153, p. 313). ofﬁcer, and Citizens National Good Surveys (v. 1,153, p. 56).
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