Luminant 2, Alcoa 0
No damages awarded from bench trial
Final “score,” Luminant 2, Alcoa 0.
District Judge Ed Magre last Wednesday ruled in Luminant’s favor in a three-day bench (non-jury) trial that ended more than three weeks of high-level litigation.
Previously Luminant had prevailed in a half-billion-dollar jury trial. Full Story
First vote for new mayor is tie-breaker
Council will revisit ‘thoroughfare’ portion of 2003 master plan
In his first vote as mayor, Dr. Larry Jones had to break a tie to name the mayor pro tem.
The routine move saw new council members Joyce Dalley and Toby Johnson nominate Doug Calame for the pro tem spot, while veterans Gerry Offield and Willie Phillips favored Allan Miller, who has held the pro tem post for several terms.
Jones broke the 2- 2 tie with a vote for Miller. Full Story
Doug Bass with the Bass Ranch team races to “brand” a calf during team competition at the Jubilee Days Rodeo competition. In the new Ranch Rodeo format, working in teams of four, three members subdued the steer while the other “brands” the calf with a brush filled with powder. Full Story
Fest focus: the great outdoors
Activities abound for young and old at first Milam Nature Festival
The first-ever Milam County Nature Festival had informa
tion and activities for every one
and t he event, put on by t he El
C a mino Real Cha pter of Texas
Master Naturalists, was dec lared
a hit by organizers and festivalgoers
I know I had a baby, but did the Celtics win?
I am writing this column on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. Today is daughter Katie’s birthday. It is pouring rain outside and I am remembering another rainy day 23 years ago. Full Story
TO WED—Announcing the upcoming wedding of Ashley Lynne Warren of Evansville, Indiana, to Jason Ross Zapata of Rockdale. Full Story
Clark takes Texas Tech
Tiger senior gives Red Raiders verbal committment
LeRaven Clark spent a couple of days in Lubbock last week and the experience was enough to cause him to give a verbal commitment to Texas Tech on Sunday.
“There were several schools he was interested in,” said Rockdale football coach Jeff Miller. “But with this early commitment, teams start filling up and sometimes you have to commit before you are ready. Full Story
Health issues curtail Hammet t’s football career
Nic Hammett’s ongoing battle with diabetes has always been a hindrance to him during his athletic career, but never prevented him from playing—until now.
Rice coaches and medical staff have deemed his condition too dangerous to continue playing and Hammett has been placed on medical scholarship.
Hammett has withdrawn from school and is back in Rockdale. Full Story
Dawg gone it
Thorndale puts up a fight but still can’t advance to championship game
ROUND ROCK—While it’s true that Thorndale played significantly better than it has in it’s last three appearances at the state tournament, this is no place for moral victories or near misses.
“Losing is losing,” said Bulldog Coach Kelly Kuhl. “None of it’s fun. We expect to win.” Full Story
Advisory panel tours Luminant power plant units 4 and 5
A mid-May tour of two power plant units allowed Luminant Communit y Adv isor y Panel (LCA P) members and other local residents to see the emission control equipment installed on Luminant’s Power Plant Unit 4 and the circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology in use at the recently built Unit 5. Full Story
LUMINANT PITCHES IN FOR U.W.
In the face of declining donations to South Milam County United Way, Luminant stepped up to the plate recently with a $7,305.33 donation to make up a part of the organization’s $50,000 goal for 2010. Luminant’s Marty Irwin, environmental specialist, presented the check to Raymon Puente, SMCUW president. The local United Way helps 22 organizations. Full Story
Take it from me: Back up that computer data!
I am singing computer woes this week with a crashed computer and trying to recoup all of the info I have.
Thanks to Hunter’s Computer Shoppe — they gave me quick service to save what they could. Full Story