NEWSBRIEFSMonday registration deadline for primaries
Monday, Feb. 1, is the deadline to register to vote for the March 2 Democratic and Republican primaries.
For registration information contact the Milam County Tax Collector’s office at 254-697-7017 or go online at www.votetexas. org.
Development district board to meet Thursday
Rockdale Municipal Development District will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 505 W. Cameron Ave., according to Kelvin Knauf, manager.
Agenda items include discussing ideas for future projects and MDD board members’ visits to other cities to obtain ideas.
The board will also consider the expansion of district boundaries and hear a financial report, Knauf said.
The district, which includes the town’s annexed areas and its extraterritorial jurisdiction (onemile beyond city limits), began collecting a half-cent sales tax this month.
The state should reimburse the district with its first check in March, which will reflect January sales in the district boundaries.
Storage building burns in Thursday RVFD call
A storage building in the Praesel Addition burned at 8:52 p.m. Thursday in a week dominated by false alarms and controlled burn calls for the Rockdale VFD.
A possible house fire reported at 6:45 p.m. Thursday in the 500 block of East Davilla turned out to be a barbecue pit blaze.
DPS troopers list two South Milam accidents
No serious injuries were reported in two accidents investigated by state troopers during the past week.
Trooper Broderick Sims said vehicles operated by David Lopez, 45, and Diana Gill, 27, both of Thorndale, were in collision at 2:20 a.m. Monday on FM 486 south of Thorndale.
He said both drivers refused transport and listed damages as moderate.
Moderate damage, and no injuries, were listed by Sims in a one-vehicle accident at 12:20 a.m. Saturday on CR 421, 2.4 miles west of San Gabriel.
Driver as listed as Bridget Cook, 17, of Thorndale.
Congressional staffers due for Milam residents
Representatives from the office of Congressman John Carter (RRound Rock) will be in Rockdale and Cameron on Tuesday, Feb. 2, to assist area residents in issues concerning the federal government.
Rockdale hours are 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Workforce Centers of Central Texas in the One-Stop Center.
Cameron hours are 9 to 11 a.m. at Bea’s Kitchen, 101 East Main, across from the Milam County Courthouse.
Father-daughter dance Feb. 5 at civic center
The third annual Father- Daughter Sweetheart Dance, to benefit the Chuck Betchan Memorial Fund, is set for Feb. 5 at the Patterson Civic Center.
There are two sessions, 6:30 to 8 p.m. and 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Denise Betchan spokesperson, said admission is $15 per couple with “extra daughters” admitted for $5.
“Price includes light refreshments,” she said. “John Flores and his mobile juke box will provide music.”
“We raised $8,000 the first two years, including about $4,700 last year,” Betchan said. “Our goal this time is to top last year.”
Proceeds go toward Chuck Betchan Memorial Scholarships which are awarded each spring to deserving RHS athletes.
For more information call Angel Miller at 446-7645.
RISD workshop deals with goals, evaluation
Rockdale ISD trustees will meet in workshop session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 27) for the annual superintendent’s performance evaluation and salary review.
Trustees will also discuss the superintendent’s goals.
Commissioners agree to abandon part of road
CAMERON—Milam County commissioners, meeting Monday in the commissioners courtroom agreed to abandon a portion of County Road 420 which hasn’t been used as a county road in over 25 years, according to Commissioner Dale Jaecks.
Commissioners were told by the Milam County Historical Commission that three new historical markers have been placed in the county.