Get used to it
We’re going to be seeing a lot of Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) crews in upcoming days and weeks. TxDOT contractors are in town as part of a region-wide curb and ramp replacement project that will pretty much transform the look of downtown Rockdale. Full Story
Couple’s indictments now total 7
Grand jurors act again Thursday
CAMERON—A Thorndale couple accused of bilking customers out of thousands of dollars saw their combined total of indictments grow to seven Thursday after the July session of the Milam County Grand Jury.
Steven Roy Dorsett, 46, and Tammy Sue Dorsett, 51, were each indicted for theft.
They were among 30 persons indicted Thursday by grand jurors. Full Story
RISD eyeing state funds
‘14-15 deficit cut in half
It looks like September, 2015, is going to be the month Rockdale ISD has been looking for.
Trustees, meeting in regular session in the Central Administration Building, heard a report that RISD expects to get at least $1.8-million in “catch up” funding from the state sometime during that month. Full Story
Milam entities back AD on suit
Okays sought for $500,000
CAMERON—A half-million dollars is proposed in the new Milam Appraisal District (AD) budget for legal fees expected to be incurred in a crucial anticipated lawsuit by Luminant, the county’s largest taxpayer.
Chief Appraiser Dyann White proposed the amendment Thursday as appraisal district directors met in regular monthly session in the AD’s offices. Full Story
Autopsy awaited in death of child
The Milam County Sheriff’s Department is awaiting the result of an autopsy before releasing the name of an 11-month-old child who was pronounced dead Sunday night at Richards Memorial Hospital. Full Story
Barbecues new event downtown
Rockdale is going to have a new “barbecue alley” and it will be downtown.
At least from August through October, that is.
“Rockdale’s Backyard Barbecue,” a full-scale barbecue cookoff is set for Wolf Park on the first Saturday in each of those months.
Sponsor is the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. First event is set for Saturday, Aug. 1. Full Story
MAKING HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES
MAKING HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES—That’s exactly the story of 2015 in the Rockdale area, so far this spring and summer. Ample rains produced abundant hay crops and once fields dried enough for the balers to get it, it’s been an excellent year. If it seems there are bales in all directions from Rockdale, it’s because there are, like here off CR 305. Full Story
Bloodmobile at St. Paul’s on Sunday
THORNDALE— The Scott and White Blood Mobile will be on the campus of St. Paul Lutheran Church and School on Sunday, according to Teresa Ging, spokesperson.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 12-noon.
Ging said donors will receive a free blood donor auto shade and a coupon for a free buffet and regular drink from Gatti’s Pizza. Full Story
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