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MDD will meet Thursday at City Hall

 

Rockdale Municipal Development District board of directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall to discuss goals and long-term plans, chairman Mark Jackson announced.

Also on the agenda is discussion of the transition on moving the old MDD (annexed areas and the city’s extra-territorial jurisdiction) to the new MDD which encompasses the entire city and ETJ.

The board will also discuss budget matters, ideas for future projects and visits to other cities to obtain ideas, as well as signage placement along roadways.

MDD board members are Jackson, Bobby Pelzel, Mitul Patel and Jim Scott. Manager is Kelvin Knauf.

Downtown Association sets business seminar

Rockdale Downtown Association will sponsor another business seminar at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 7 at the Patterson Civic Center, 609 Mill Avenue.

“There is no charge for this event,” said Chris Dyess, spokesman. “A complimentary light meal will be served.”

Tom Britton, CEO, professional speaker, author, and award winning magician will present “The Magic of Change.” Britton incorporates entertainment, humor and magic to demonstrate the positive power of change.

Persons are asked to RSVP to Dyess at 512-446-6684 or Toby Johnson at 512-446-6421.

Commissioners again hear about county road

CAMERON—Frequent commissioners court visitor Darrell Lister was again on hand Monday to complain about county road conditions.

Lister confronted Precinct 2 Commissioner Kenneth Hollas over conditions on County Road 250, terming them “dangerous” for emergency vehicles.

Hollas said CR 250, in the Maysfield area, is on the list of county roads to be paved.

Commissioners accepted a inter-governmental agreement with the City of Buckholts, agreeing to perform annual road maintenance for $1,250.

In other business, commissioners okayed refunding of $1,087 in overpaid taxes and okayed deputation of Susan Shelton as Deputy District Clerk.

RHD board members beginning new terms

Three incumbent members of the Rockdale Hospital District board of directors began new terms Monday during a called meeting in the Richards Memorial Hospital dining room.

There was no opposition during the 2010 filing period so the board canceled the May 8 election and declared the following incumbents elected:

• Place 1 (east ward), Larry Jackson Sr.

• Place 2 (west ward), Carl Hudson.

• At large, Richard Burns, Mike Vance.

There was no formal swearingin ceremony.

Awards ceremony Thursday at RHS

The annual end-of-school term awards ceremony at Rockdale High School is set for 7 p.m. Thursday in the RHS Auditorium.

Thousands of dollars in scholarships will be awarded and top students will be honored.

Trustees schedule workshop for June 2

Rockdale ISD trustees will hold a workshop session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, in the Central Administration Building.

Supt. Dr. Howell Wright said items on the agenda include budget amendments and authorized check signatures for school district bank accounts.

An executive session is also planned to discuss personnel.

MCAD budget group to meet on Thursday

CAMERON—The budget committee of the Milam Count y Appraisal District (MCAD) will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the MCAD headquarters, according to Chief Appraiser Pat Moraw.

Agenda items are a review of the proposed 2011 operating budget and to review related procedures and policies, both non-action items, according to Moraw.

CORRECTIONS

In listing of honor graduates last week, Derrick Mynar was listed as the “daughter” of Darrell and Tanya Mynar. He is, of course, the Mynars’ son.

Milano trustees quit to assist relative

MIL A NO —Newly re- elected Milano school trustee Steve Walker and fellow board member Lynette Taylor resigned from the board Thursday and were to be replaced at a called meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 26 in the MISD administration office.

Milano Supt. Lindy Robinson said Walker resigned before the reg ular mont hly meet ing of the board Thursday and Taylor stepped down during the meeting.

Reasons cited were that family member Kelly Taylor has applied for a teaching position with the district.

For her to be hired, the family members on the board must resign, and be replaced, due to state nepotism laws, she said.

In the past, persons having the next highest amount of votes in the previous school board election have been appointed.

If that precedent is follows, spots would go to former school board president Kevin Love and Terry Malovets, who finished in the bottom two slots May 8.

Also Thursday, Margaret Plentl was sworn in for another term on the board, as was newcomer Dewey Steinbecker.

The board also reorganized, naming Plentl board president, John Paniagua vice-president and Kim Lenz secretary.

Milano to graduate 46 seniors on Friday

MILANO—Speeches by valedictorian Sarah Elizabeth Ferrara and salutatorian Joshua Hornby will highlight graduation exercises Friday for the 46-member Milano High School graduating class of 2010.

Principal Greg Decker said the two will deliver addresses during commencement exercises set for 8 p.m. at Pruitt Field.

Ferrara, daughter of Joe and Becky Ferrara, plans to attend Texas A&M University and pursue a bachelor of science degree in nursing at the A&M Health Science Center.

Hornby plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin and earn a degree in engineering. He is t he son of Mar y Pamela Hornby and William Hornby.

Thorndale graduation Friday at football field

THORNDALE—Valedictorian Jeanene Tomecek and salutatorian Jordan Heine will deliver speeches Friday in graduation exercises for the 41-member Thorndale High School graduating class of 2010.

Commencement gets under way at Bulldog Stadium.

Senior scholarship night is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, in the school cafeteria.

Tomecek, daughter of Terrill and Irene Tomecek, complied an 107.867 grade point average during her four-year career. She plans to attend Texas A&M University and pursue a degree in biomedical engineering.

Heine plans to attend Texas A&M Universit y as well and earn a degree in occupational therapy, specializing in children with special needs.

She is the daughter of Ricky and Jana Heine and complied a GPA of 106.667.


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