NEWSBRIEFSFree food distribution changes Rockdale dates
The monthly free Capital Area of Texas food distribution in Rockdale, previously held the first Tuesday of each month is changing to the third Thursday.
Location remains the same, the former Walmart-HEB parking lot. Distribution is from 9 to 10 a.m.
“A larger truck will be coming beginning with this Thursday, July 15,” Denise Sifuentes, spokesperson, said.
“We need volunteers to help carry out the distributions,” she said.
Call Sifuentes at 446-6475.
Cameron police probe teen’s shooting death
CAMERON—Police in Cameron and Justice of the Peace Donald Schuerman continue to investigate the July 7 shooting death of a 16-year-old Yoe High School student.
Police said the body of Liberty Reisner was found at her home. She would have been a junior when school started in August.
Schuerman ordered an autopsy with the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office to “confirm the cause of death.”
Funeral services were held Tuesday in Cameron with burial in Sand Grove Cemetery near Milano.
Bees sting local man at Bastrop County
A 29-year-old Rockdale man, helping clean brush along a Bastrop County road on Monday, was attacked and stung by a swarm of bees.
Casey Allen was hospitalized at Brackenr idge Hospital in Austin. Reports said he was stung “hundreds of times.”
Allen and a co-worker were clearing brush along Old Potato Road off US 290 when they disturbed the hive.
The co-worker also sustained stings when he went to Allen’s aid.
Thorndale ISD okays student handbooks
THORNDALE—School trustees in the Thorndale ISD met Monday and approved 2010-2011 student handbooks for all three campuses.
Board members also okayed the Student Code of Conduct and the district’s Technology Acceptable Use Policy.
Trustees accepted two transfer students and revoked another.
Board members voted to designate Supt. Casey Callahan to retain final authority to employ contractual personnel during the remainder of the 2010 summer break.
Trustees also heard reports from campus principals and the district’s business manager.
The Thorndale ISD’s public meeting to discuss the 2010-11 budget and tax rate was scheduled for Aug. 9.
Monthly flushing ahead on July 14th
The City of Rockdale will hold its regular monthly water line flushing overnight Wednesday, July 14, according to City Manager Kelvin Knauf.
Lines on both east and west sides will be flushed, he said.
“Upon arising the next morning, please run your cold water taps a few minutes until the stream runs clear,” he said.
Appraisal district slates budget hearing
CAMERON—The Milam County Appraisal District board of directors will hold a budget hearing at 12:10 p.m. Thursday in the MCAD office, 120 North Houston in Cameron.
The proposed fiscal 2011 budget lists total expenditures of $715,408, an increase of $15,147 over last year’s budget, according to Chief Appraiser Pat Moraw.
She said no personnel changes are called for with the MCAD staff to remain at nine.
Following, at 12:15 p.m., the board will conduct its monthly session.
Agenda items include adoption of the 2011 budget, 2009 audit and a report on tax protest hearings, certified totals and pending properties.
Bake sale to benefit ‘Special Needs Fun Day’
A bake sale to raise funds for the upcoming 2010 Specia l Needs Fun Day w ill be held f rom 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at Walmart, according to Teresa Mireles, spokesperson.
Special Needs Fun Day is an annual outing to commemorate children with special needs and their caretakers.
Knights of Columbus make ‘bingo’ donations
Rockdale Knights of Columbus Council 7014 has announced its second quarter charitable donations to local organizations, Grand Knight Rodney Barcak announced.
Barcak said the KCs contributions were: South Milam County United Way, $200; Rockdale Youth Baseball Association, $100; Rockdale Youth Softball Association, $100; Meals on Wheels, $200; St. Joseph’s Catholic Youth, $265; Linda Matthews benefit, $250.
Barcak said along w ith its $1,500 contribution to the state charities for the Texas Knights of Columbus, this brought total giving this quarter to $2,615.
“All the local Knights would like to thank the community for their support of our monthly bingo and we ask for your continued support in the future so we can continue to give back to the community,” Barcak said.
Budget agenda topic for hospital district
The Rockdale Hospital District board of directors will meet in special session at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, in the lunchroom of Richards Memorial Hospital.
Agenda items include the 2011 budget and annual audits.
Board members will also get a report on the hospital’s assisted living program and will look at financial/statistical information for the second quarter of 2010.
An executive session is also on the agenda for Wednesday’s session.
Tess Sauthier has recently replaced Jeremy Riney as the new chief executive officer at Richards Memorial Hospital.