Market on Main
“Market on Main,” the monthly event which transforms part of Rockdale’s Main Street into an outdoor shopping mall, continues to gain momentum. Market on Main was held Saturday and drew crafts, jewelry, produce, jams and jellies and much more. Market on Main is sponsored by the Rockdale Downtown Association. It is held the third Saturday of each month. Full Story
HELPING HAND—Milano volunteer firefighters extracted two persons from a pickup after this two-vehicle crash east of Rockdale on US 79 Thursday. Trooper Broderick Sims said the pickups left the highway at 2:27 p.m. at the US 79-County Full Story
Calls for volunteer firefighters in South Milam County dispatched from the Rockdale Police Department during the past seven days were listed as follows:
• 11:50 a.m. Sunday, building on fire near Sharp Cemetery, turned out to be a controlled burn, Thorndale VFD. Full Story
Legion organ drive re-scheduled
American Legion Carlyle Post 358 held its first Organ Donor Registration Drive Saturday, Sept. 10.
Unfortunately, the skies opened up shortly after we set up and we called it quits.
We did get one person to sign up and we thank her for doing it. Full Story
Black hat. White hat.
BLACK HAT. WHITE HAT—But they were both “good guys” Thursday afternoon when Ronnie Caywood (L) and Charlie Bishop presented a concert at the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library. Caywood is a Rockdale native, lifelong musician, and has showcased his talents on numerous venues. Full Story
RISD keeps tax rate at $1.36 for 2016-17
Also during Monday’s school board meeting, trustees adopted a tax rate of $1.36 for 2016-17.
That’s the same as the current rate.
Last year, facing a drop in revenue due to the Luminant tax valuation lawsuit, the board raised the tax rate almost 10 cents, from $1.2615 to $1.36. Full Story
Luminant-AD court hearing still not set
A week ago it was unclear exactly when attorneys for Luminant and the Milam Appraisal District would square off in Cameron’s 20th District Court, face to face, for the first time.
It’s still unclear.
At presstime Tuesday the “motion to compel” hearing, at first set to have been heard Thursday, Sept. 15, had not been re-scheduled. Full Story
Zika in the United States: What you need to know
Pesky Zika-carrying mosquitoes are transmitting the virus in the U.S.
It’s official: Zika has made its way to the United States, and it’s only a matter of time before it infiltrates additional communities across the mainland. Full Story
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