Please take time to donate to the GoFundMe page for KRXT’s Bill Gregory in his fight against cancer. Bill has been fighting cancer for several years. After receiving treatments over the last few years, he went thru a remission period. Sadly, he was told the Lymphoma was back and is at a very aggressive stage. The next step is for Bill a bone marrow transplant. He currently has health insurance but has reached the max coverage and has to pay out of pocket and is on a limited income.

The City Swimming pool is open for Adult Swim on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm-9pm. Admission is $3.00.

The Rockdale High School Big Blue Band will be practicing through Friday, August 11th (full band) practice form 8am to 2:30 pm.  Monday, August 14th- Thursday, August 17th ( full band) practice will be 5pm to 7pm.

Rockdale Junior High Football Equipment will be issued on Friday, August 18th, 8th Grade – 9:30am to 10:30am, 7th Grade – 10:30am to 11:30am.  Players may purchase their own cleats.  They must be black, blue, white, gray or any combination of these colors.  Practice begins Wednesday, August 23rd,  7th Grade – 7am to 8:50am. 8th Grade – 2:51pm to 4:40pm.  Junior High Volleyball Equipment will be issued on Friday, August 18 7th & 8th Combined – 8:30am to 9:3 am.  Practice begins Wednesday, August 23rd 7th Grade – 3:45pm to 4:45pm, 8th Grade – 6:45am to 7:45am.  All athletes must have physicals and online paperwork completed and on file the first week of school.

Lone Star Guns & Goods will be holding a License to Carry Class on Saturday August 19th.  Call 512-446-7827 for more information.

St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Cameron will be having their Homecoming Festival on Sunday August 20th. Spanish Mass will be at 7am and Polka Mass will be at 10am with the Taylor Czech Chorus.  Beef and Sausage plates will be sold for $10 each, serving starts at 10:30am until sold out.  Drive Thru line for plates to go.  All types of Food & Game booths throughout the day. The Majeks of Corpus will perform inside Simon & George Hall starting at 11:30am. There will be a Live Auction in the Hall at 3:30 pm.  Horseshoe Tournament $20 per team Registration 11:30am-12:30pm, Games begin at 1pm. A raffle concludes the day with a $1000 Visa Card as top prize. Tickets for the raffle are $1 each or six for $5.

Local Union 4895 Family Picnic will  be held August 26 from 11:30 am until 2:45 pm at The Ranch on Highway 79 in Rockdale.

There will be a Ladies Bible Study at Battetown Baptist Church on Tuesdays from 10am-Noon running August 22nd through October 31st. The subject is “A Woman’s Heart-God’s Dwelling Place”. For information, you can call 254-697-3069.

The next meeting of the Rockdale ALCOA Retirees for 2017 will be Thursday, September 14th.  The meeting will be at the Lake Training Center.  Set up begins at 4 pm.  Doors open at 5 pm.  A short meeting will be held just before 6 pm.  Dessert group will be (last name) M-Z.  No silent auction at this meeting.

The Bi-Annual Persky Family Reunion will be Sunday September 3, 2017  starting at 9:30 am – 4;30 pm at the SPJST Hall #15 in Buckholts.  Bring a covered dish for lunch, Silent Auction item, old documents, wedding and family photos.  Ice Tea, Coffee and paper goods will be provided.

The CH Yoe High Class of 1977 is planning its 40th Class Reunion on Saturday, November 4th at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron. The Planning Committee is seeking to contact all classmates. If you are a class member please contact Molly (Story) Stewart no later than August 11th at 512-966-5288 for more information.

Memorial Ruck in honor of hometown heroes, 2LT Darryn Andrews and MSG Charles Price III will take place August 19th at 8am in Cameron City Park. The 8 mile ruck will follow Fannin Street out to Highway 77 North turning around at Denio’s Furniture Store and will head back to City Park. At 1pm a memorial service will be held to honor the fallen and their families. Guest speaker will be Earl Granville.

Look Good, Feel Better” is a free Baylor Scott & White workshop for women with cancer to help you look and feel more comfortable with changes in your appearance. It is led by licensed cosmetologists who teach in a group setting that provides an environment of support, confidence, courage and community. The workshop is from 1:30pm to 3:30pm on the following third Mondays: August. 21st, October 16th and December 18th. They will be held in the fourth floor conference room at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock, 425 University Blvd., Round Rock TX 78665. You must RSVP. To sign up, call 800-227-2345. For more information on available services and support resources visit

The 2nd Annual R-V-F-D Smoke & Stroke Contest will be held Saturday September 16th at the Rockdale Country Club. The Events/Activities include a 2 Meat Cook-off including Steak and a Meat of the Cooks Choice, Margarita and Salsa Competition, Five Person Golf (Best Ball) Tournament, and the Swimming Pool will be open. For more information call Brady Nelson at 512-446-6919.

Grace Church, located at 808 W 16th Street in Cameron, would like to invite everyone to their Annual Family Fun Festival on Saturday. October 7th from 9am-5pm. There will be an Arts & Crafts Festival, Activities for the kids, live music, an Auction, Raffle, Crafts, Specialty Items, & Food Booths! If you are interested in renting a 15×15 space (rental fee is only $25) for your crafts, food or specialty item.

The Master Gardeners Rose Sale will be held Saturday, October 14th from 8am -1pm at the Rockdale Chamber. For more information, call the chamber at 512-446-2030.

The Buddy Oney Toy Run is Sunday, October 15th at the Ranch in Rockdale. For more information, you can call the Rockdale Chamber at 512-446-2030.

The Milam Regional Farmers Market is held every 2nd and 4th Saturdays March thru November from 9 am to 1 pm, at The Yards of Cameron at 301 Adams.  Fresh produce, meat, eggs, bread and other baked goodies along with artisans, mushroom logs, crafts, wood working.  Also onsite Falls County Recycling will take your recycled plastic, paper, metal and appliances.  For more information call 254-697-4970.

Relay For Life Of Milam County Hunting for a Cure will be Saturday, November 4th from 3pm-10pm at Thorndale City Park and Pavilion. For information, call 800-227-2345 or visit

The Rockdale Historical Society Chili Dinner will be Saturday, November 11th from 11am – 4pm at the New Salem Building at Fair Park here in Rockdale.

Rockdale Chamber of Commerce will have a Gun Raffle as part of the Rockdale Uncorked Wine Tasting on Wednesday, November 18th. You need not be present to win. Three firearms are up for grabs. Tickets are $20 or six for $100. For more information, you can call the Rockdale Chamber at 512-446-2030.

Rockdale PAWS is an Organization that socializes, cares for and finds foster homes or forever homes for animals picked up by Rockdale Animal Control. They are looking to pet lovers for help. They need volunteers to feed and take care of the animals. Donations are welcome to pay for food, shots, spaying and neutering and treatment to get them ready for adoption. For more information call 512-799-8502 or visit the Rockdale PAWS Facebook page.

Are you interested in exciting and fun opportunities in law enforcement? The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for young adults ages 14 – 20 to join the Sheriff’s Explorer program. This program acquaints young adults with the field of law enforcement as a future career choice along with life skills, citizenship, character education and leadership experience. Members will also experience criminal law, patrol procedures, crime scene processing, investigations, search and rescue, property control and team building. If you are interested please contact Lt. Bomer at 512-943-1323 or Monday -Thursday from 9am – 5pm. A membership fee of $37 is due open applying and is good through December 2018. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will provide the uniform.

The Lexington Cancer Care Ministries will meet at 6:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at the Lexington Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 221 Third Street in Lexington. For more information, you can call Jen Coleman at 512-367-3677.

The Rockdale Senior Center is in need of Volunteers for Meals on Wheels. The Center needs help for deliveries on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you would like to volunteer, you can call Carolyn at 512-446-2666.

Enrollment is now open for Tiger Learning Center.  The Brand New Tiger Learning Center is dedicated to the growth and development of all children and is equipped to offer quality instruction in a safe, loving and engaging environment.  Space is limited and those who have already pre-enrolled are guaranteed acceptance into the TLC.  For more information, contact Sari McCoy at 512-430-6027 or

Pack Pals a 501c (3) non-profit organization currently serving the children of Rockdale and Milano School Districts is looking for donations. This program provides weekend supply of nutritious food for children when school lunch of breakfast is unavailable on a weekday, weekend or school holiday. Pack Pals is in need of individual serving sizes of foods and monetary donations. If you would like to donate, you can drop of food at Rockdale Signs & Photography. Monetary donations can be mailed to Pack Pals, P.O. Box 766, Rockdale, Texas 76567. If you would like to volunteer, call Jocelyn Lewis at 512-461-6908.

G-E-D classes are available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30am-3pm at the One Stop Center at 313 North Main in Rockdale. For more information, you can call Barbara Cromwell at 512-446-6440 ext. 7021.

Rockdale iTigers offers iFit twice a week: Mondays at 6:30pm and Wednesdays at 7pm at the RHS weight room. This is also open to the public and it is free.

Rockdale ISD Gold Cards are available for complimentary general admission to school events, sports, etc., for persons who are 60 years of age or older and live within the Rockdale Independent School District. The cards do not have an expiration date and are available in the RISD Central Administration Building, 520 West Davilla during regular office hours.

The Milam County Tax Office Rockdale Substation is open Monday-Friday from 8 am-4pm. The office is closed at 12noon for lunch.

Rockdale High School and Junior High School Students have an opportunity to learn the skills to build an Airplane.  Students will be able to work on constructing a plane.  Rockdale Tiger Flight meets each Saturday at 10 am at H.H. Coffield Regional Airport on FM 908 South.

The Coat of Many Colors Thrift Store at 121 East 2nd in Taylor is open Monday-Friday 9am-2pm. Sheppard’s Heart and Community Ministries also located at 121 East 2nd is open Tuesday and Thursday 1pm-3pm and on Saturday from 9am-10am. For more information, you can call 512-352-5553.

Every Thursday and 3rd Saturday of the month, Jimmie Maze and the Milano Playboys perform at the Chriesman Community Center in Chriesman, Texas from 7 p.m.-9p.m.

Karaoke the 1st and 3rd Friday every month at the Cameron VFW Post 2010 in Cameron.

The Milano Jamboree will be held on the last Saturday of each month at 7 pm in the Milano Civic Center in Milano. Everyone is invited to come enjoy some great country and gospel music.  Admission is free and refreshments will be available.

Standards Hospice sponsors grief support meetings from 6 pm-7pm every 2nd Thursday at First United Methodist Church Family Life Center located on 112 North Travis in Cameron.  For more information call Gary Nichols at 254-284-0045 extension 2013.

The Cameron Volunteer Fire Department is accepting applications for membership in the department. No prior fire service qualifications are needed. Applicants must be 18 years of age, no criminal history, have a drivers license, a vehicle to respond with, live within a few miles of Cameron, and most of all be able to respond to fires and attend meetings and drills each Monday. For more information, contact any firefighter, stop by the fire station, or call 254-697-4702.

The Scott & White Blood Center is in urgent need of type A blood. The donor center is located in room 115 across form the McLane Dining Room. Hours are Monday -Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Friday 9 am.-2 pm.  Call 254-724-HERO or 877-724-HERO.

Allen AME Church and Worship Center at 216 E. Third Street in Rockdale invites everyone to Wednesday Bible Encounter at 6:30pm, Sunday Church School at 9:30am, and Sunday Worship Experience at 10:30am. Call 512-446-4124 for more information.

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Taylor invites you to worship every Sunday at 9:15 am. The church is located at 401 7th Street in Taylor.

American Legion Riders are looking for Veterans that are motorcycle riders. The chapter will be out of Post 9 in Cameron.  For information, call 254-605-0601.

Defensive Driving/Ticket Dismissal classes are available the 2nd Saturday of every month in Cameron, Milano or Rockdale. For class dates, text or call 254-760-6110, or send an e-mail to Pre-register is required. You can save up to 10 percent on your vehicle insurance by taking a class.

Standards of Care will be at Bea’s Kitchen, at 101 East Main Street, at 10:30 am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month for free blood sugar and blood pressure checks.

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