NEWSBRIEFSTwo girls treated after four-wheeler accident
Two girls were flown to Scott & White Hospital Saturday afternoon after the four-wheeler they were riding in crashed through a fence on a county road north of Thorndale at 5:10 p.m.
Trooper Broderick Broderick Sims listed the operator as Cheyenne Cooper, 17, of Rockdale and the passenger as 10-year-old Kaylee Miller.
Location was County Road 412, .6-mile from FM 486.
A 47-year-old Austin man remains in serious condition in Scott & White following a 10:50 a.m. Friday collision in a traffic construction zone on US 79 west of Gause.
Trooper Ernest Delbosque listed the driver as Saul Babin and termed damages “extensive.”
No injuries were reported in two other South Milam wrecks as follows:
• 11:35 p.m. June 8, US 79, east of CR 334, driver Carol Galindo, 50, Palestine, moderate damages.— Trooper Mark Berry.
• 5:10 p.m. Friday, CR 306 west of CR 307, driver Mackenzie Hirt, 16, of Rockdale, moderate damage.— Debosque.
Milano Opry Saturday at MHS auditorium
The Milano Opry will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Milano High School Auditorium.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and concessions “famous homemade pies” will be available.
Cost is $5, with children 10 and under free.
Special guests this month are Sabrina Ozio from Midway and David Buchanan from Taylor.
House band members this month are Billy Barnett of Milano, Steve Carr of College Station, Steve Leal of Bryan, Paul Schlesinger of Taylor, Michael Herod of Gause and Larry Rochelle of Hewitt.
For future lineups, check out the website www.milanoopry.com.
The Bailey Bank Building Committee is raising money to convert the old bank building into a museum and all funds raised through the concession stand will be used for that project.
The Opry’s goal is to put money raised towards scholarships for our Milano graduates. “Come on down to Milano this Saturday and see a Big Show In A Small Town,” said Lynn Martin, spokesperson. Four terms returned in 20th District Court
A Rockdale man will serve time in state jail, and three others received probated sentences in Judge Ed Magre’s 20th District Court according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears.
James Melton Wayne Crawford, 23, of Rockdale, was sentenced to four years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice after pleading guilty to second-degree sexual assault.
Kimberly Mitchell, 48, of Rockdale, received a five-year state jail term, probated to five years with standard conditions, including substance abuse evaluation and treatment after pleading guilty to a third-degree felony, harassment of a public servant.
Roberto Saucedo, 27, of Cameron, received seven years deferred adjudication probation with standard conditions, including no contact with the victim. Saucedo was also ordered to pay $10,907 restitution after he pleaded guilty to second-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Tuler Lee Welsh, 19, of Rogers, received two years probation and will pay a $500 fine and court costs after pleading guilty to evading arrest or detention.
Thorndale trustees okay summer project
Trustees in the Thorndale ISD met in regular session Monday and approved construction proposals in the school’s new science lab as a summer project.
Board members voted to extend contracts to Bobby Suggs, Jennifer Suggs and Tina Klepac.
In other business, trustees reviewed a TAKS report, discussed proposals for remodeling the old weight room dressing rooms and accepted 2010-2011 dressing rooms.
Commissioners okay changes to block grant
CAMERON—Milam County commissioners, meeting Monday in regular session at the county courthouse, okayed a plan by the North Milam Water Supply Corporation to construct a new water line.
Commissioners were told funds from a 2010 $250,000 Community Development Block Grant were originally earmarked for mandated upgrades.
But with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) no longer requiring the updates, the county endorsed a proposal to shift the money to build a water line from Wells 4 and 5 to the plant in Maysfield.
Bartlett Co-Op annual meeting ahead Tuesday
Bartlett Electric Cooperative will hold it 74th annual meeting Tuesday, June 22, at the Bartlett school cafeteria.
Registration is from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the business session.
Directors said a free gift will be given to each member registering and refreshments will be served.
During the business session, three directors will be elected by the members.
The nominating committee has submitted the following names:
• District 1, Henry Bradford, serving Rockdale.
• District 5, Edd Melton, serving Killeen.
• District 9, Eldon Lang, serving Bartlett.
Additional nominations for directors may be made from the floor.
A drawing for 50 prizes, including a color television, will conclude the meeting.
MCAD cancels June meeting in Cameron
CAMERON—The Milam County Appraisal District has cancelled its June 17 session, according to Chief Appraiser Pat Moraw, who said the decision was made last month.
Fire hydrant flushing set Wednesday, June 16
The City of Rockdale will perform its monthly fire hydrant flushing overnight Wednesday, June 16, according to City Manager Kelvin Knauf.
“We’ll do both east and west sides of town on the same night,” he said.
Knauf reminded residents to run cold water taps after arising the next morning until the stream clears.