LIFE SAVERS—The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department participated in the countywide program to install free smoke alert monitors throughout the area during the weekend. Volunteers gathered at the fire station Saturday morning, then dispersed to installed 80 monitors throughout the day, according to Fire Chief Ward Roddam. Full Story
REMEMBERING MLK—James Banks Jr. and Johnnie Banks (in the backseat, L-R) were parade grand marshals during the Martin Luther King Day activities on Sunday, Jan. 17. The car was driven by Elizabeth McQuitter. Full Story
AWOL community meal set for Saturday at Milano FBC
It is time for February’s Arms Wide Open in Love (AWOL) free community meal. It will be held at noon Saturday in Milano First Baptist Church fellowship hall. Chicken spaghetti is on the menu. If you are unable to attend due to transportation, the group will make deliveries. Call Rebecca Telg at 979-406-2173 and leave a message with your name and number. Full Story
Which tax form is best for you?
IRS TAX TIPS
This tax filing season, get things off to a good start. Make it easy on yourself and let the software you use to e-file select the right tax form for you. Filing electronically is the easiest way to file a complete and accurate return. The tax software asks questions at each step and minimizes errors. E-file also helps you get the tax credits and deductions that you are entitled to claim. Full Story
Spaghetti supper nets $9,382 for band
Rockdale Band Boosters annual spaghetti supper Monday evening in the junior-high commons, raised $9,382.10, according to Glenda Morgan, band boosters treasurer.
Several hundred persons are spaghetti in the commons, or picked it up to go.
The supper, the largest annual fund raiser for the group, also featured a cake auction and performances by every Rockdale ISD band. Full Story
Thorndale trustees continue supt. search
THORNDALE—School trustees in the Thorndale ISD are continuing to interview candidates for the TISD superintendent’s job.
Interview sessions with candidates are set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 3 and 4) and 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the TISD board room.
All interviews will be conducted in executive (closed) session. Full Story
A story in last week’s Reporter incorrectly reported the Lower Brushy Creek Water Control & Improvement District voted to de-annex its remaining jurisdiction in Milam County. That proposal was brought before the LBCWCID board but was tabled. Full Story
Fire calls dispatched from the Rockdale Police Station during the past week were listed as follows:
• 11:36 a.m. Jan. 27, trees burning behind Crowe Co., Milano VFD.
• 2:23 p.m. Jan. 27, grass fire, US 79 near Nat’s, Milano VFD.
• 3:43 p.m. Jan. 27, grass fire, Texas 36 north, Milano VFD. Full Story
‘Mardi Gras Bash’ Saturday
CAMERON—The 4th Annual “Christine Holcombe Mardi Gras” Bash fund raiser begins at 6 p.m. Saturday in Simon George Hall. Full Story
TRACKING HISTORY—R. D. Jenkins (L) and Gary Griesbach used Dr. Lucile Estell’s 2012 Rockdale history photo book in a Thursday expedition to try and ‘re-discover’ the actual rock for which Rockdale was named. Full Story
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