LONE STAR CELEBRATION
Rockdale Elementary School first-graders put on their annual “Texas” play, showing off their pride for the Lone Star State to parents and relatives in the school gymnasium.
The performance wrapped up a week’s worth of events marking “Texas Public Schools Week.” Last Friday also included breakfast with grandparents. Full Story
Sandow 4 installation work done
Job force rapidly ramping down as ‘commissioning phase’ gets under way
By MIKE BROWN Reporter Editor
The installation of sophisticated anti-pollution equipment at Luminant’s Sandow Power Plant Unit 4 is complete and the number of temporary employees on that job is rapidly falling.
Unit 4 remains off line and commissioning phase is under way, according to Ashley Monts, Luminant spokesperson. Full Story
Lawsuit lowers motel appraisal
Settlement with MCAD drops Best Western value by $600,000 for ‘08’
Matul Patel, who filed a lawsuit against the Milam County Appraisal District (MCAD) almost exactly one year ago, has succeeded in reducing the 2008 tax bill on the Best Western Rockdale Inn. Full Story
Fill out census form to avoid home visits
There’s one suref ire way to avoid getting a knock on the door from the U. S. Census Bureau this spring.
Fill out the 10-question form which arrived in the mail of most Rockdale residents this week. Full Story
Census info, jobs available in area
A Census Bureau representative is at City Hall from 1 to 4 p.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday to answer questions for local residents.
Also, the Bureau is offering temporary jobs which pay between $8 and $24 per hour plus work-related mileage.
To apply, and schedule a basic employment test, call 1- 866 - 861- 2010.
For more info, go to www.2010censusjobs. gov. Full Story
ON HOLD That’s what the city of Rockdale plans to pour concrete on this block of Colorado Street by Rockdale High School were at mid-week. Full Story
Alcoa confirms land talks with Brazos River
Authority says it will not use eminent domain
A lcoa this week conf irmed that it is talking about the potential purchase of 35,000 acres of land for a Brazos River Authority (BRA) water project.
“We have had discussions about the project over the last 10 years with BRA,” Jim Hodson, Rockdale Operations manager, said. Full Story
Milano tunes up for monthly Opry program
The monthly Milano Opry, featuring area pickers and grinners, kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Milano Civic Center.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7.
Headliner will be Paula Fleming from Kempner. Special guests will be A.T. Shuffield from Ben Arnold and Bobby Mikulin of Somerville. Full Story