Early voting starts Tuesday
Five contests in Milam GOP primary
Early voting for the March 1 primaries begins Tuesday—because of the Monday Washington’s Birthday holiday—and voters will decide five contested races in the Milam County Republican Primary.
They’ll also help Republicans and Democrats pick party nominees for president. Full Story
Early voting locations, hours
Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center— 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 16-19 and Feb. 22-26.
Milam County Clerk’s Office—8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 16-19; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Feb. 20; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 22-26. Full Story
Kelly Cain and 11-year-old daughter, Jaylee (right) were having so much fun at Friday’s Dad-Daughter Dance in the KC Hall one of them got completely off the ground, boots and all. It wasn’t just the kids who got a bounce, so did the Tiger Booster Club’s Scholarship fund, to the tune of about $3,000. Full Story
Council okays additional over 65, disabled aid
Preliminary plan unveiled for new police station
Rockdale city taxpayers who are 65 and above, or disabled, will get a break with their 2016 bills.
City council members, meeting in regular session Monday at City Hall, raised one exemption and created another. Full Story
Luminant-AD trial delayed
April date now eyed in high-stakes suit
CAMERON—The ultrahigh stakes lawsuit pitting Luminant against the Milam Appraisal District (AD) won’t get underway this month.
Chief Appraiser Dyann White told The Reporter this week that the suit, which will have major implications for county and Rockdale ISD taxpayers, now has a new target date of sometime in April. Full Story
Primary candidates file expense reports
Candidates in primary races for sheriff, tax collector and Pct. 1 constable have recorded the most contributions and expenditures in required campaign finance reports filed with the Milam County Clerk.
Two reporting periods have now gone by for the March 1 balloting and a third report is due eight days before the election. Full Story
NEWEST PARK—Clockwise from lower left, Tommy Doss, Sergio Mora and Placido Vega pour permanent forms for two bridges which will form the central attractions for Rockdale’s new Bridge Park on US 79 near Southwest Milam Water Supply. The bridges were moved to town last year and have been on temporary piers. More park plans are in the making. Full Story
Lenten fish fries starting on Friday
Knights of Columbus Council 7014’s annual Lenten fish fries begin Friday at the KC Hall and continue each Friday of Lent.
Plates, priced at $9 each, are available to eat at the hall or to take out.
Hours are 5:30 p.m. until 7, or sold out.
Plates include fried fish, homemade fries and hush puppies, KC slaw, green beans, trimmings, tea and dessert.” Full Story
Holiday closings listed on Monday
Monday is Presidents’ Day and it will be a holiday for many, but not all, in the Rockdale area.
Rockdale ISD students will be in school.
But there will be no classes in the Milano, Thorndale and Thorndale St. Paul’s schools.
Financial institutions will be closed, there’s no mail delivery on routes and the post office will be closed. Full Story
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