Sign of the times
Yes, it’s really going to happen. A new police station will go up this year and next in the 300 block of East Cameron Avenue (US 79). The city has erected a sign to let motorists know there will soon be a new addition to downtown. Looming behind the new sign is something very old, the historic Dr. Rob Wallis house, gutted by fire a year ago. Full Story
Tuesday deadline for gift card fund-raiser
A gift card fund-raiser has been launched for two “very special guys in our community,” according to Kelley Pickel, a coordinator with the project.
• Mike Korenek was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016 and is currently in treatment at Scott & White, Temple. He has been an active member of the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department for the past 38 years. Full Story
Filing deadline is Friday
With a filing deadline of Friday, South Milam County got its first contested race for the May 6 elections during the past week.
That came in the Thorndale mayor’s race where George Galbreath Jr. filed to oppose Ryan Davenport, who had previously filed. The term of Mayor Allen Hejl is expiring. Full Story
To list calender items, call or e-mail The Reporter, 446-5838 or email@example.com THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 • Free food distribution, KC Hall parking lot, 9 a.m. • Methodist Men’s Chili Supper, 5 to 7 p.m., St. John’s UMC Fellowship Hall. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 Full Story
CRASH—Moderate damages were reported in this 7:49 a.m. Thursday collision at the Belton-Green intersection. Police listed drivers and Ana Castillo and Melissa Tidwell, both of Rockdale. Police and the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department responded. The week also included a fatal crash within the city limits just before midnight Thursday. See page 1A. Full Story
4-vehicle rear-ender in construction zone
There were no injuries reported at 4:20 p.m. Thursday when four vehicles were involved in a rearender collision in the US 79 construction zone east of Rockdale.
Trooper Broderick Sims listed drivers as: Kelly
Branson, 53, Thorndale; Karen Klores, 53, Franklin; Lisa James, 55, Liberty Hill; Kyle Simank, 30, Georgetown. Full Story
Fire calls for South Milam County volunteer fire departments during the past week, dispatched from the Rockdale Police Department, were listed as follows:
• 6:33 p.m. Friday, controlled burn reported out of control, 330 block of US 79, Milano Volunteer Fire Department. Full Story
Chamber funds okayed
Rockdale City Council members, on a 3-1 vote Monday, okayed a $24,000 request from the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce to fund the Chamber’s “rock house” visitor center.
That’s double the $12,000 from hotel-motel (HOT) tax funds granted one year ago. Full Story
NEW DIGS—The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District has moved into its new headquarters at 310 East Avenue C (US 79) in Milano. The new building hosted its first POSGCD board meeting last week. Full Story
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