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Rockdale misses out on Sunday rainstorm, first 100-degree day

Rockdale missed out on a couple of weather events over the weekend.

Residents probably aren’t too concerned that the town twice failed to record its first 100- degree of the summer, missing by a single tick of the thermometer each time.

But on Sunday afternoon a rainstorm that dumped an unofficial 2 to 4 inches over southeastern Milam County missed Rockdale entirely.

Milano area residents reported rain coming down “in sheets” for several minutes.

Rockdale did not officially receive enough precipitation to measure. A “trace” was logged in the U. S. Weather Service gauge at KRXT-FM.

The mercury climbed to 99 degrees twice during the past week, on Friday and Saturday. Sunday’s high was 98.

Through July 20, 2009, there had been 36 highs of 100 or greater recorded for the year in Rockdale.

Kay movies skip this week, finale July 29th

There is no free movie Thursday outside at the Kay Theatre.

The finale of the summerlong series “Planet 51,” will be screened after dark Thursday, July 29.

Milam losing one county agent position

Milam County is losing one of three county agent positions, according to an announcement Tuesday by Dr. Darrell Dromgoole, AgriLife Extension associate director for county programs.

The position of 4-H and Youth Development Director, currently held by Erica Evans, is one of 94 jobs being eliminated statewide, he said.

Dr. Dromgoole said Milam’s 4-H program will not be affected and pledged resources will be allocated to support the program “as it is today.”

The dow nsiz ing in Mila m County will go into effect Oct. 31.

Milam stimulus share put at $6,444,789

Federal stimulus funds received so far have been listed as follows for Milam and adjacent counties, according to a recent update by ProPublica.org:

Mi la m, $ 6, 4 4 4 ,769 ; Bel l, $371,338,894; Burleson, $13,111,839; Falls, $11,194,359; Lee, $7,330,608; Robertson, $4,839,723; Williamson, $200,855,148.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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