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                                                  VOL. 139, NO. 41    |      ESTABLISHED 1893                                                                    75¢                    THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2011

     QUICK LOOK                                                                                                                                                                                         RISD falls
workshop set                                                                                                                                                                                            short in AYP
for Saturday
   Professional genealo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ratings 4th
gist Lynna Kay Shuffield
will conduct a genealogy
workshop from 9 a.m. to
                                                                                                                                                                                                        straight year
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
and relaxation.
   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-
County hosting
                                                     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
                                                     grade two.
                                                                                                           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.
                              79 Low
                            0% chance

       SATURDAY              105 High
                              78 Low
                                                     Hearne man dies                                                                                                                                                              A PIECE
                                                     in Friday accident                                                                                                                                                           OF CAKE
                            0% chance

                                                        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.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               A busy place
 COMMUNITY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     TO REACH US

  CALENDAR                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Rockdale High School
                                                                                                                                                                                                               office is about as busy as it
                                                                                                                                                                                                               gets, especially the week before
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            News tips
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               Macias and his sister, freshman                                                   221 E. Cameron Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rockdale, TX 76567
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Brenda Macias, with their 2011-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               12 schedules. Classes begin                                                  Publisher/Managing Editor
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tuesday.                                                                     • Kathy Cooke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It’s been a busy week with
  221-225 E. Cameron • Rockdale                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                               in-service training for teachers
 512/446-5838 • Fax 512/446-5317                                                                                                                                                                               and other RISD personnel. New
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            News Staff                                                                                                                                                                                    personnel reported on Monday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mike Brown, Editor
                                                                                                                                                                                                               for two days of training and all
      THURSDAY, AUGUST 18                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                               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,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    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       
  • Milam County Appraisal
    District (MCAD), Board of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Business office

                                        $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.                                                                                
    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                                                              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
    Mark Kennedy, 446-0900                                                                                  NEWSBRIEFS                                                                                                                                                            

  • 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                                                                                                                           
  • 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,

                                                                                                                                                    M                                                                                                                                                              S
  • 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
                                                                                                                                                         Come See
                                        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,

      games 7pm
      Rockdale Cub Scouts Pack          Thorndale trustees
                                                                                  at the junior-high commons.
                                                                                     Featured will be the church
                                                                                                                                                         Black Ops
      789 meeting, 6:30pm, St.          approve new tax rate
                                                                                  choir, soloists, praise dancers,
      John’s UMC, 512-810-0487                                                    mime dancers and more.
                                          THORNDALE—School trustees
  •   Diabetes Support Group, 6pm,                                                   Admission is $10 per person,
                                        in the Thorndale ISD met Mon-
                                                                                                                                                       The Badlander
      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
                                                        ONLINE POLL
       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
                                  readers asked                  Other items on the agenda,
    Salem Clubhouse at Rockdale
                                           “What should be the                    according to Lon Williams, chair-                                 E
    Fair Park
  • 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
    Home, 760-0487, Ken Clark              No tax increase                        Thanksgiving Dinner                                               ~ USED VEHICLE SPECIALS ~
  • Milam County Genealogical
                                                                49%               planning meeting set
    Society, 7pm, Citizen’s Bank,
                                                                                                                                                      THIS WEEKS SPECIAL                                                                                               GREAT USED TRUCKS
    446-3874                               Maintain all city services               A meeting to plan the Nov. 19
  • “Celebrate Recovery” meeting,                               51%               annual Community Outreach                                                2007 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Local                                  09 CHEVROLET TAHOE


                                                                                  Thanksgiving Dinner is set for                                       1500, Reg. Cab, V6, Longbed, Local, 22,000 miles.                                                LT, silver, leather, 41,000 miles, DVD.
    7pm, First Baptist Church
    fellowship hall, 446-6878
  • AA, 8pm, St. John’s UMC
                                                Results are not scientific.
                                              Vote at
                                                                                  6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 at New
                                                                                  Hope Baptist Church.
                                                                                                                                                                    12,995    $                                 $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 6,995                                  04 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Blue, 102,000 miles, great SUV.
    kitchen, rear entrance, 446-
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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,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Milano Cefco.
   Here is the jail log from Aug. 9-    bench warrants, in custody.           bond.                                     • Keandre Jarrad Bynaum, 17,

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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.

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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.
                                                                                 • Joshua Tomek David, 25, Cam-
                                                                              eron, aggravated sexual assault of a
                                                                                                                     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
            Changes?                                                     O
                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                      older anyway.
                                                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                            front page.
   LOOKING BACK                                   YEARS AGO
                                                                                                                                                                                               Oh well, at least we made it
                                                                                      Art by Angel Lara, a 2010-11 fifth-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School.                        
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   
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    

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                                                                                         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
                                                                                         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            
Art by Emma Mireles, a 2010-11 fifth-grader at Rockdale Interme-
diate School.
                                                                                                                           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.                             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,
                                                                                                                                                                 Reporter Ads Get the Grapes!
will make you think. you are in      at the Yoe High School audito-          He begins his letter with the      users are not harmful to others or
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-
                                     identity theft.
                                                                          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-
                                                                                                                                                           Skilled Nursing
                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                                Close to Home
                                                                          rave because of Nocturnal’s heavy
                                                                          influence of electronic dance music,
                                                                                                                no worse of a drug than the alcohol
                                                                                                                in your beer.
                                                                                                                                                                   Enhancing the Quality of Life
                                                                          better known as EDM, which is            Nocturnal Festival is not a drug-
                                                                                                                infested, out-of-control mega party.
                                                                                                                                                                        for our Residents
                                                                          also associated with raves.
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                                                                          Nocturnal but raves are under-
                                                                                                                It is a very special, intimate experi-
                                                                                                                ence, where people can let loose,
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  Saturday 11am-1am
                                                                          ground parties held in sketchy
                                                                             These candy-kids, as they’re
                                                                                                                forget about any hard times going
                                                                                                                on in their lives and dance.
                                                                                                                   It is truly a beautiful, one of a
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                                                                                                                                                           •• Awardof Social Activities
                                                                                                                                                               Lots Winning Activity
 Tuesday-Sunday 11am-10pm                                                 called who throw and attend raves,
                                                                          also invade EDM festivals such as
                                                                                                                kind event.
                                                                                                                   Jonathan Rizer                               Close to Home
                                                                                                                                                              ProgramNursing Center
                                                                                                                                                            • Skilled
                                                                                                                                                           • Culinary Certified Chef
  Saturday grill open ‘til 1am!                                           Nocturnal.                                         • In House Therapy
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                                                                             But when my friends first intro-
                                                                          duced me to this scene at the first
                                                                                                                                                                    Enhancing the Quality of
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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
                                                                                                                    last week.
                                                                                                                                                           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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Antonio, food,
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.
                                           Hollywood, New
   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
                                           show business.
                                             The son of James Boswell
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‘Meet the Teacher’ night Thursday at GISD                                                                                                          HAPPY BIRTHDAY
                                                                                                                                           Taken from community calendars.
          By WANDA LEE
       Reporter correspondent
                                             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
       Reporter correspondent
                                            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                SENIOR CITIZENS MENU                                             Angela Page and Ricky Lynn
                                                                                                                                                                                      at First United Methodist Church in Round Rock.
                                                                                                                                          Payne Sr.
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
                                                                                                                                                                                              Bland’s Jewelers
                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                                               WE BUY
service until Aug. 19, with stu-       and hopefully won’t peel, but we     milk.
                                                                                                                                                              the studios of
dents returning to classes, Mon-       had a great time.                        Wednesday—Low sodium
                                                                            chicken salad, potato salad, mixed                                                  KRXT radio
day, Aug. 22. If you have any             On the way home, we dropped

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MILANO OPRY
           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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    St. Paul
where students are walking to and
from school.
                                                  The construction work the
                                               board approved to air condition                                                                                                                                      Lutheran
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    first school
   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
                                                                                                                                                                                              spirited’ incom-
                                                                                                                                                                                              ing Rockdale
                                                                                                                                                                                              High School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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                                                                                                                                                 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
sausage patty.
     Wednesday—Eggs Italiano.
                                                    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-
                                                    Monday—Sausage kolache.
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-
chicken sandwich.
     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.
                  Breakfast                    fruit.
                                                                                              Mueller graduated Cum Laude with        Rockdale ISD Gold Cards are
                                                                                              a degree in anthropology on May 5     available to senior citizens 60 years

                                                                                                                                                                                NEW Oriental
                                                                                              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.
                                                                                                                      HEAD START
         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)
                Every Friday
                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lunch Specials
          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!
                                                                                                                      HEAD START
          ~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.
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   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 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.                                     , 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                                                       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, 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                                                                          , 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-       (
Milano Opry to hit stage Sunshine N’ Shadows                                       As part of the event two ASK
Saturday at high school quilt group to meet

                                                                                                                                     ROCKDALE ROADHOUSE
                                                                                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       
bass, Michael Wall on drums,
                                                                                                                                                                                               WE CATER!
                           (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
                                                                                committee members
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-
ston announced.
                                        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 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

                                                                                                                              RICHARDS MEMORIAL
                                                                               RICHARDS MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE

will be held on Sunday, Sept. 4 at   Friday, Oct. 28 for the MHS
the KC Hall in Rockdale.             homecoming football game.
  A ll family members are               The Milano Exes’ Reunion

                                                                                                                              HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
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.

Susan G. Komen grant writing
workshop set for August 31st
   The Central Texas Affiliate of or Des-
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®         tiny DeLillo, Affiliate Coordina-
is proud to announce the avail-      tor, destiny@komencentraltexas.
ability of grant funds for fiscal     org.                                                                     m   Allergy/Immunology         m   House Calls                               m Physcial Medicine
year 2012. Applications are now         The Central Texas Affiliate of
being accepted.                      Komen for the Cure is working                                            m   Cardiology                 m   Internal Medicine                                & Rehabilitation
   Breast c a ncer a nd breast       to better the lives of those fac-                                        m   Dermatology                m   Labratory                                 m      Physical Therapy
health programs of nonprofit         ing breast cancer in the local
organizations, governmental          community. They join more than                                           m   Diagnostic Imaging         m   Nephrology                                m      Podiatry
agencies and educational insti-      100,000 breast cancer survivors                                          m   Ear, Nose & Throat         m   Neurosurgery                              m      Pulmonology
tutions in Bell, Bosque, Coryell,    and activists around the globe as
Falls, McLennan, and Milam           part of the world’s largest and
                                                                                                              m   Electrophysiology          m   Nuclear Medicine                          m      Rheumatology
counties are eligible to apply       most progressive grassroots net-                                         m   Emergency Department       m   Nutritional Counseling                    m      Social Services & Counseling
for grant funds from the Komen       work fighting breast cancer.                                              m   Family Medicine            m   Occupational Therapy                      m      Sports Medicine
Central Texas Affiliate.                 T h r ou g h e v e nt s l i k e t he
   There will be a grant writ-       Komen Central Texas Race for                                             m   Gastroenterology           m   Oncology                                  m      TX Health Steps
ing workshop held on Wednes-         the Cure, the Komen Central                                              m   General Surgery            m   Orthopedics                               m      Urology
day, August 31 from 10 a.m.          Texas Affiliate has invested over
until noon at The Central Texas      1.9 Million in local breast health                                       m   Gynecology/OBGYN           m   Physcial Medicine & Rehabilitation        m      Ultrasound
Affiliate office, located at 100     and breast cancer awareness
Texas Ranger Trail, Waco, Texas      projects in Bell, Bosque, Coryell,
76706,                               Falls, McLennan, and Milam                                                   Richards Memorial Hospital                                  Family Care Center
   For more information about        counties.                                                                    1700 Brazos                                                 1700 Brazos
t he work shop, c ont ac t t he         Up to 75 percent of net pro-                                              Rockdale, Texas 76567                                       Rockdale, Texas 76567
office at 254-753-3037 or email       ceeds generated by the Affiliate                                              P.512-446-4500 F.512-446-6924                               P.512-446-4545 F.512-446-4589
Julia Dimmick, Grant Chair,          stays in the Central Texas area.
                                                                                                                   Richards Medical Clinic – Rockdale                         Richards Medical Clinic – Cameron
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Alamo vacation
              BILL MARTIN

included a side
                                          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
       AN ANTONIO—Just
       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
                                                                       the title.
                                                                                                               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.
“The Alamo”.
   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
is endless.
   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
                                                                                                                                                  3-4 setup.
                                                                                                                                                     The Tigers will have the oppor-
                                                                                                                                                                                       trict 19-3A.
                                                                                                                                                                                          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.
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                                                                                                                 Lady Eagles battle it out
                                                                                                                 at Cameron Tournament
                                                                                                                      Spikers dump
                                                                                                                       Academy in
                                                                                                                      home opener
                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                   CAMERON TOURNEY—“We
  • 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
                                                                                                                 onship bracket.
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

Lady Dogs
                                                                                                                                                       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

          Reporter Staff Writer
                                                                                                   pin con-
                                                                                                   struct a
                                                                                                   line of
                                                                                                                 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
25, 25-20.
                                                                                                   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
                                      Saturday afternoon.
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.

                                       Thank You
        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
                                                                                                                       previews                                                        Publication:
                                                                                                                     • 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
      Barkemeyer • Milam County Republican Party • Milam County Woodmen                                              • Plus football features & more!
       of the World • Milano Livestock Exchange • Miller-Starnes of Rockdale                                              Don’t miss out on our special rates on advertising.
     • Nine Point Mesa Cattle Co. - Jack Cook • Patsy Fisher • Phillips & Luckey
      Co. • Richard A. Dodd - L.C. • Ricky and Nanette Wells • Rockdale Federal                                            Call Kathy today to be included in The Gridiron.
               Credit Union • Rockin-R Bail Bonds • S&S Auto - Rockdale
             • Scott’s Body Shop • Sheriff David E. Greene • W.W. Torrey
                   • Wayne Fisher • Whiteley Farm Supply - Michael
     A heartfelt “THANK YOU” to all the above sponsors and all the Sheriff’s Office
     employees who donated their Saturday to keep the event running smoothly.
                                                         — Sheriff David E. Greene                                     221-225 E. Cameron • Rockdale • 512/446-5838 • Fax 512/446-5317 • e-mail:
August 18, 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                 Page 3C

                                                                                                               Hunting, fishing licenses on
                                                                                                               sale now for current year
                                                                                                                 TPWD issues 2.1
                                                                                                                 million licenses
                                                                                                                  Current year Texas hunting and
                                                                                                               fishing licenses (except year-to-
                                                                                                               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
                                                                                                               across Texas.
   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
                           , 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 –
                                     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
                                                                                                                                                      number of
                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                       Need a Kitchen or Bath Remodel?
                                         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-
                                                                                                                                                           All Types of Interior
                                     McGregor 25-14, 16-25, 15-15,
                                     19-25, 16-14.
                                                                          knocked off McGregor 25-14, aca and lesser prairie chicken.
                                                                          25-22.                                Of course, anyone who pur-
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Sal Bishop—Mary Hardin-Baylor          Drake and Boyd pounded out         After pool play at the Copperas chases the Super Combo license                1804 W. Cameron • Rockdale
                                     12 kills apiece, with Morgan         Cove Tournament, the freshmen package, the best bang for the
                                     Fischer and Bailey Pannell add-      were placed in the silver bracket buck at $68, automatically gets                              512-983-0034
Lance Loewe—East Texas Bap-          ing 12 and 10 digs respectively.     where they claimed consolation these needed stamps. Sportsmen                   Residential or Commercial
tist (basketball)                      Drake also logged seven aces       honors.                            ages 65 and older qualify for a
                                     with Evans posting five blocks.          They fell to Killeen Shoemaker discounted Senior Super Combo                   Insured • FREE Estimates
Logan David—Blinn (football)                 Junior varsity               25-19, 25-18, 25-18, defeated for $32.                                                   Jody W. Darby, Owner
Billy Gonzalez—West Texas              The junior va rsit y fell to       Troy 25-23, 16-25, 25-8 and then      Duck hunters will still need to
                                     McGregor 26-24, 25-17 w ith          dropped Waco 26-24, 25-19 for
A&M (baseball)                       Haley Wright serving up five         consolation.
Joe Sanders—Midwestern (foot-        points and Emily McCoy four.            In the tournament, Sarah
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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                                                                                       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                                            
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;; 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                                                       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
                                                                                       p.m. Friday.
                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,; 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
                                                                                       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”;;          LIBERTY COMMUNITY CHURCH: Sunday worship, 9 a.m.;                       Anderson, pastor; 254/605-0327; open air services third Saturday     and Beverly Cunningham; 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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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
                                                                                                                                                                                        that crop.
                                       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.
                                                                                                                                                 Agricultural exemption
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
                                                                       event take
                                                                                                             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
                                                                       Rockdale, said.
                                                                       “We encourage
                                                                                                               • 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.
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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
                                                                                                                                                                                      Aug. 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      YTD 2011
                                            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 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
          Assumed Names
                                          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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $ Bifocals
    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-                                                                                                                                                 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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      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
                                                                                                                                                                                            line available.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     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,
                                                                                                                             and 512-547-0388.
                                                                                                                                                             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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Call 512-660-3314.
           $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                   • 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
                                                                  Temple, Texas
                                                                                                                             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-
                         — 512-446-9333 —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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
 •                                                     tion 512-446-6394.                                                                                               Computer skills a must. Use of                        Services provided are: yard service, landscaping,

                                                                                                                                                                                              You do!
                            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:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MILAM COUNTY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              APPRAISAL DISTRICT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               senior citizen discounts
                                                                                                                             FOR RENT: 2 BR, 1 BA, all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Call Chris for your free estimate:
                                                                                                                                                                                             gets results!
  •  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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PROFESSIONAL CARDS
                                                                                                                             clean. 512-760-5661.
     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,                                                                                     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 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                  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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     JUDITH MATULA                                                                                                                                                                                  mObIlE 512/760-7055                                                          mObIlE 512/269-8865

         9101/2 W. Cameron — Rockdale, TX 76567                                                                                                                                                       JUDITH mATUlA,                                                             EVElYN bAUErSCHlAg
                                                                                                                                                                                                    mObIlE 512/760-5440                                                          mObIlE 512/760-6235
  OFFICE: 512/446-4243 — FAX 512/446-4273
                                                                                          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.
                                                                                            electricity available.
 •   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-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Avenue, El Paso, Texas 79936.
         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 Just come by our office to pay cash. We also accept Visa,                                                                         purpose of paying contractual
                                                                                                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                          and improvements to the City’s                                                                                        A brief statement of the nature of      notified to present them to the
  2011. Call 512-446-5838 today to place your ad, or e-mail:                                                                                              water and wastewater system,
                                                                                                                                                          (2) the acquisition of a fire          ORDINANCE NO. 2011-08-08                   LEGAL NOTICE                       this suit is as follows, to-wit: Suit    undersigned at the address
                                                                                                                                                                                                             (7A)                                                              on Debt, as is more fully shown          shown below within the time
                                                                                                                                                          truck, (3) public safety equip-                                                                                      by Plaintiff’s Petition on file in       prescribed by law.
 or                                                                                       ment and (4) the payment of
                                                                                                                                                          professional services and costs
                                                                                                                                                                                                 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                OF ROCKDALE, TEXAS AMEND-                      Cause No. CV33,884
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TEXAS MEDICAL DISTRIBU-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               this suit.                               SIGNED this 8th day of August
                                                                                                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                                                                (7%) TO FIVE AND ONE-HALF               b/a ELPASO DURABLE MEDICAL               Taylor, TX 76574

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                                                                                                                                                          of the surplus revenues of the                                                SUPPLY, is an individual who can          Clerk of the Court:
                                                                                                                                                          City’s Water and Wastewater           PERCENT (5.5%); PROVID-
                                                                                                                                                                                                ING SAVINGS, SEVERABIL-                 be served with process at his place       Cindy Fechner, District Clerk           Go with the
                                                                                                                                                          System. The certificates of                                                   of business at 11601 Pellicano,           102 S. Fannin, Ste. 5
                                                                                                                                                          obligation are to be issued,          ITY, EFFECTIVE DATE, OPEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Suite B-10, El Paso, Texas 79936          Milam County, Texas                     Classifieds!
                              It’s time to sell it.                                                                                                       and this notice is given, under       MEETINGS AND RELATED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        or residence at 11321 Lindewood           By Margot Contreras Deputy.
                                                                                                                                                          and pursuant to the provisions        CLAUSES.
                                                                                                                                                          of the Certificate of Obligation
                                                                                                                                                          Act of 1971, as amended, Lo-
                                                                                                                                                          cal Government Code Section
                                                                                                                                                          271.041, et. seq.
                                                                                                                                                            /s/ Larry Don Jones
                                                                                                                                                              Mayor, City of Rockdale,

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Perrard                                   of Rockdale; four grandchildren,
                                          Tristan and Kinley Galvan, Allie             Memorial Cards
                                                                                                                                                                                         Lexington Cemetery in Lexing-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cattlemen’s Association.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   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                                            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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