Texas Water Development Board sets GMA 12 planning meeting here - Free Access
Texas Water Development Board will host a planning meeting for Groundwater Management Area (GMA) 12 at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the Milano Civic Center, 120 West Avenue E in Milano.
This is a joint planning meeting for groundwater conservation districts, including the Post Oak Savannah GCD and neighboring districts. Full Story
TxDOT sets Milam work schedule next week - Free Access
Texas Department of Transportation's Milam County maintenance office has proposed to work on next week:
• Monday, 8-9-10, Levelup operations on FM 437, from FM 2268 to FM 1915
• Tuesday, 8-10-10, Levelup operations on FM 1915, from US 190 to FM 437
• Wednesday, 8-11-10, Levelup operations on FM 486, from FM 487 to FM 1331 Full Story
RISD campuses ‘recognized’ by TEA
District termed ‘acceptable’; many districts statewide benefit from new ‘projected estimates’
Rockdale ISD’s 2010 accountability ratings from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) were the best since the agency switched to its current form of reporting ratings in 2004.
Rockdale Elementary School, Rockdale Intermediate School and Rockdale Junior-High School were all rated as “recognized.” Full Story
Blackhawk cuts local personnel ‘15 to 20%’
System-wide cuts as cost-cutting instituted; CEO search under way
Blackhawk Healthcare cut its Rockdale staff by about one-fifth last week in a cost-cutting move management said enhanced the company’s stability.
Phil Ellett, Blackhawk chief executive officer, said announcements were made Wednesday aftern oon, July 28, to employee s at Richards Memorial Hospital, Little River Medical Clinic and Family Care Center. Full Story
The interior halls of Rockdale High School’s old portion haven’t looked like this in 54 years. What missing? There are no longer any lockers. Full Story
Local Marine dies Sunday in California
U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Adam Ogea, a 1999 Rockdale High School graduate, was found dead in his quarters Sunday at El Centro, California.
His unit, Marine F-18 Fighter Squadron 533, based at Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station in South Carolina, was in California for fighter training exercises. Full Story
MORNING MIST Rockdale Tiger football players who began two-a-days this week have appreciated the misters placed near the practice field. Full Story
Gause trustees okay plan for high school
GAUSE–Plans are in the works for a new high school in eastern Milam County. Gause ISD trustees made that decision during a recent board meeting to expand the district to include grades 9-12. They currently just house Pre-K through eighth grades.
“There is no time line set,” GISD Supt. Perry Bell said. “We are still working on our strategic plan.” Full Story
Fair Park is site for RVFD fund-raiser this weekend
The hardest-working men around—the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department— will blow off some steam this Friday and Saturday at Fair Park with their annual Summer Bash fund-raiser.