Zoch it to me
It was a ballet in the sky of sorts Thursday when workers from Lee County based ZochNet installed equipment on the city’s Mill Street water tower. The city council recently approved an agreement with ZochNet. Full Story
City buying Top Hat site for $250,000
Still no decision on location for police station
The Rockdale City Council is buying the controversial Top Hat site, near the western city limits on US 79, for $250,000.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean the site location for a proposed new police department has been selected. The city is also still considering three downtown sites. See box below. Full Story
Cameron site for fireworks on Sunday
The Fourth of July fireworks display for Milam County will be on the Third of July (Sunday) and for the first time in three years it won’t be in Rockdale’s Fair Park.
But Rockdale will be very much involved.
The Rockdale and Cameron Chambers of Commerce will combine to host a celebration, including fireworks at Cameron’s Wilson-Ledbetter Park on FM 1600. Full Story
Police anticipate recovery after inmate found hanging in cell
Police say a 37-year-old man man found hanging in his holding cell at the Rockdale Police Department is expected to recover, but remained in Temple’s Baylor Scott & White Hospital at presstime. Full Story
School budget down slightly for 16-17
Rockdale ISD trustees, meeting last Wednesday in the Central Administration Building, adopted a 2016-17 general fund budget reflecting $12,855,102 in expenditures.
That’s down $22,878 from the 2015-16 general fund budget of $12,877,978.
The new budget is based on the identical $1.36 tax rate that was enacted in 2015-16. Full Story
Here’s where PD issue stands
What did the city council’s vote on the police station site mean Monday?
This, according to City Manager Chris Whittaker:
• The city still has not selected a site for the new station. Full Story
Searching for fabled ‘Rancheria Grande’
$30,000 needed in match funds
GAUSE—Researchers are trying to find remains, or evidence, of a fabled 18th-Century village containing multiple Native American tribes in eastern Milam County.
The El Camino Real de los Tejas Rancheria Grande project was announced Monday in a Gause press conference. Full Story
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