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Town Hall meeting will focus on May 8 vote

A Town Hall meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 19 at the Patterson Civic Center to answer questions about the May 8 vote that will see the half-cent sales tax moved from the Rockdale Hospital District and used for economic development.

Voters are asked to “come with questions, observations and input.” Early voting for the May 8 ballot initiative, which also features mayoral and two council races, begins April 26.

Aggie Muster ahead April 21 at junior-high

Tickets for the annual Milam County Aggie Muster, set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Rockdale Junior-High Commons are now on sale.

Tickets are priced at $12 each and are available from Art Free at 512-760-0510.

Keynote speaker will be Rebecca Demeter, 1975 TAMU graduate and president of the Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers Club.

“All Aggies and friends of Texas A&M are invited to attend,” Free said.

Steelworkers picnic April 17 at The Ranch

United Steelworkers Local 4895 will host a picnic from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. Saturday, April 15 at The Ranch, according to David Edmonds, spokesman.

“This event is for active, retired and laid-off Steelworkers and their families,” he said.

Barbecue sausage plates, and all the trimmings, free of charge to Steelworkers and families, will be served,” Edmonds said.

For more information contact the Local 4895 union hall at 5 12-446-2519. Carter representatives plan visits to Milam

Representatives from the office of Congressman John Carter will be available April 13 to meet with area residents on the following schedule:

• Cameron, 9 to 11 a.m., Bea’s Kitchen.

• Rockdale, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Workforce Centers of Central Texas, One-Stop Building.

Dominy benefit ahead Sunday in Lexington

A benefit barbecue to help defray medical costs for Amanda Dominy is set for 11 a.m. Sunday at the Lexington City Park Building.

Dominy is suf fer ing f rom pregnancy complications including a stroke.

Plates are $8 and an auction begins at 1 p.m. There will also be a gun awarded in a fundraiser, with tickets priced at $10. For more information, or to donate auction items, call Brittney Brockenbush, 979-716- 3010; Dewanna Bounds, 979- 716-0565; Heather Garrison, 512-229-5271.

Band banquet ahead April 29 in Thorndale

Thorndale High School will hold its first band banquet at 7 p.m. April 29 at Fireman’s Hall, according to Principal Hank Laywell.

“The evening’s program will include awards and show ing of the state marching contest performance,” he said.

Tickets to the chicken-fried steak meal are $8 each and may be purchased at the Thorndale Band Hall, high school office, City Hall and the Thorndale branch of Rockda le Federa l Credit Union, according to Laywell.


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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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