MASONS’ FISH FRY
Rockdale Masonic Lodge No. 414, AF & AM grossed about $2,200 Saturday in its annual catfish fry at the lodge home on US 77. Full Story
A story in last week’s paper stated that new business ATS was looking at city-owned property near the Juvenile Justice Center to locate a campus. The actual property being discussed is north of the juvenile center and owned by the Chamber of Commerce. Full Story
DODGING DANGER A 39-year-old Fairview truck driver escaped serious injury at 2:41 p.m. Thursday in this rollover on US 77 north of Minerva on US 79. Full Story
Fire calls dispatched from the Rockdale Police Department during the past week were listed as follows:
• 5:33 p.m. May 4, grass fire, CR 418, Thorndale VFD.
• 6:29 a.m. Friday, Gause VFD and Milam County Sheriff’s Department were called to a reported grass fire at the CR 353-354 intersection, turned out to be someone burning tires. Full Story
Last week’s George Sessions Perry 100th birthday anniversary celebration fell on a special date — Cinco de Mayo. Folklorico dancers from St. Full Story
Strike vote set for Friday at Local 4985
Contract negotiations between Alcoa and United Steelworkers (USW) get under way Monday in Cincinnati, Ohio, and USW Local 4895 has scheduled strike authorization votes Friday at the union hall.
Troy Hirt, Local 4895 president, said all active and laid off members in good standing can vote. Meetings are at 8:30 a.m., 1:39 and 4:30 p.m. Full Story
Newcomer, incumbents win in Milano
MILANO—Newcomer Dewey Steinbecker will join incumbents Steve Walker and Margaret Plentl on the Milano ISD board of trustees after Saturday’s election.
Voters ousted the incumbent school board president as five persons were vying for three atlarge positions.
Steinbecker garnered the most votes with 82, followed by Walker with 71 and Plentl with 51. Full Story
POSGCD approves guidelines for final pair of aquifers
MILANO—The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conser vation District (POSGCD) adopted guidelines for two more aquifers during the monthly meeting Tuesday.
General Manager Gary Westbrook said preliminary desired future conditions (DFC) were adopted for the Yegua Jackson and Brazos River Alluvial Aquifers. Full Story
HEAD-ON CRASH A 56 -year- old Tyler woman remains in serious conditions in Scott & White Hospital and a former Milano ISD superintendent escaped serious injury in this head-on, two vehicle collision a Full Story
Fans, those who knew him gather to mark 100 years since Perry’s birth
George Sessions Perry, the storied local author who was never one to shy away from a party, would have loved the good time set up to honor him last Wednesday at the Patterson Civic Center. Full Story
YARD OF THE MONTH
YARD OF THE MONTH The home of Margo Gilless, 1908 Murray,, has been chosen yard of the month for May by the Linwood Acres Garden Club. Mrs. Gilless accepted the award from Garden Club members. Full Story