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'Journey to the Center of the Earth' final film

"Journey to the Center of the Earth," Jules Verne's classic science fiction story about a trip to a place where it's even hotter than Rockdale, will be this summer's final free film outdoors Thursday at the Kay Theatre.

Movie times are "around dusk," and viewers should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. A snack bar will be available and organizers will "pass the hat" to help raise funds for the theater's restoration.

The Kay is located in the 300 block of North Main Street.

Free films have been shown each Thursday since June 18.

Six checked over after one-vehicle accident

Six members of a Fort Hood family were checked over at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover Sunday near Rockdale, according to Trooper Ernest DelBosque.

DelBosque said accident occurred at 8:35 p.m. on US 77 near FM 908.

He listed the driver as Lisa Ramirez, 35, and passengers as: Stephanie Ramirez, 13; Joe Ramirez, 9; Christopher Ramirez, 1; Victoria Ramirez, 7; and Catherine Ramirez, 12.

According to the DPS, no injuries were reported in a 5:50 a.m. July 22 one-vehicle accident on FM 486 involving a truck hauling turkeys.

Driver was listed as Anthony Donosa, 49, and damage estimates were termed "moderate."

County will donate toward 'Meals' grant

CA MERON—Milam Count y commissioners, meeting Monday at the courthouse, decided to set aside $1,329 for the Meals on Wheels program, assisting it in obtaining a Texas Department of Agriculture grant.

In other business, commissioners:

• Re-appointed Ann King to the board of trustees of Central Counties Center/MHMR.

• Accepted resignations of election judge Tom Jones, early voting judge Helen Sue Jones and alternate judge Griffin Rogers and named Tom Jones early voting judge, Melissa Peck alternate judge and Warren "Dude" Matous alternate judge.

P&Z recommends okay for Dollar Store location

Rockdale's Planning and Zoning Commission okayed dividing of a lot to pave the way for a new Dollar General Store location.

Plans are for nine tenths of an acre to be used to construct a new Dollar General store. Landowner Richard Thrasher did not specify plans for the adjacent 1.5 acres.

City to flush water lines Wednesday, August 12

City crews will flush water lines overnight Wednesday, Aug. 12, according to City Manager Kelvin Knauf.

Knauf said both east side and west side lines will be flushed that night.

"Please run cold water taps the next morning until the streams are clear," he said.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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