Austin has no problem keeping it weird
This past weekend was what my mom would call a “learning experience”. That is to say, something that you walk away from feeling slightly more confused about the world in general.
This weekend I had a booth at the Pecan Street Festival in Austin, an art & crafts, music, free stuff festival held on 6th Street every year. Full Story
Mayfest draws 1,000 to KC Hall
After football games and the fair, it’s probably Rockdale’s biggest annual event.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church held its annual Mayfest Sunday at the KC Hall with a comeand go crowd estimated at well over 1,000 participating on a perfect spring day. Full Story
‘Doors’ exhibit in Austin featuring art of Rockdale graduate Kennard
An exhibit of paintings entitled “Doors” will be held May 8 through June 5 at studio2gallery in Austin, featuring the art of Mary Jo Kederis Kennard, a 1955 graduate of Rockdale High School.
“Doors” is a national juried exhibit of selected artists, and Mrs. Kennard is the feature artist. Full Story
ENGAGED—Robert Bennett of The Woodlands and Mary Jo Bennett of Conroe are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hilary Lee Bennett of Spring, to Robert John Butella of Pittsburgh Full Story
Taken from community calendars.
For additions, call 446-5838.
May 6—Kimberly Blakely, David Ryan, Allyson Eoff, Randy Robinson.
May 7—Gerry Offield.
May 8—Jerry Burns, Laverne Ratacliff, C.J. Powell, Jarrett Garner, Wren Crane. Full Story
5OTH ANNIVERSARIES Clyde and Barbara Hargrove (seated) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their Family Hargrove Farm in Sharp on May 1. Full Story
Music Week in full swing here
The hills are alive with the sounds of music as National Music Week is taking place May 2-8 with a variety of local talent performing at local venues.
Theme is “Music: A Key to the Future” and it emphasizes the impact music has on the lives of all people. Full Story
Curtis Dentler and Anita Gutierrez.
Antonio Dominguez Jr. and Virginia Vargas.
Cary Braziel and Karen Ellison.
Joe Halpain and Hayley Love.
Jesse Hilton and Linda Finn.
Jose Olivares-Navarro and Irma Castillo.
Christie Prunty and Richard Prunty. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday—Grilled chicken sandwich, O’Brien potatoes, baked beans, lettuce, tomato, onion, hot spiced peaches, milk.
Tuesday—Breaded fish, ovenbrowned potatoes, green beans, whole wheat bread, pineappleorange cup, tartar sauce, milk. Full Story
Milam EEA members attend District 8 meeting
Eleven Milam County Extension Education Association (EEA) members attended the District 8 TEEA meeting in Georgetown on April 15. Full Story
LEGION DONATION Luminant’s Sandow/ Three Oaks Diversity Council recently made a $400 donation to Cameron’s Edwin Hardy American Legion Post No. 9. Full Story
NJHS inductions, sports banquet Thursday at GISD
The TAKS tests are over (except for retakes) and school students are teachers are counting down to summer vacation. It seems as if this school year really went by quickly, of course, since I’m not a student or teacher, they probably see it different than I do. Full Story
OAP’s ‘Picnic’ set Friday
Milano High School’s One- Act Play cast and crew will perform their awardwinning play “Picnic” by William Inge at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7 in the high school cafetorium. There will also be a baked goods silent auction. Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students. Full Story
Explore 2010 First Lady’s award-winners online
AUSTIN — Videos featuring the cultural and historic assets of Nacogdoches, San Marcos and Waxahachie are now available on the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) web site, www.thc. state.tx.us. Full Story
Low salt diet save lives
MILAM COUNTY HEALTH
Cutting salt could prevent almost 500,000 heart attacks each year. A combined government-industry initiative to reduce U.S. sodium consumption by as little as 10 percent would save thousands of lives and billions of dollars, according to a new research.
Cutting salt reduces blood pressure, a key factor contributing to heart attacks and strokes. Full Story