Development district board eyes more seats
City of Rockdale is accepting applications from citizens interested in serving on the Municipal Development District board of directors. Seven members will be selected to serve two-year terms.
Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Sept. 1. The city council will interview and take action on potential candidates at a special session called for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 at City Hall. Full Story
Milam GOP sets Aug. 24 ‘Rally in the Park’
CAMERON—The Republican Party of Milam County will kick off the fall election season on 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at the City Park
in Cameron when the
of Milam County host their annual Old-Fashioned Rally in the Park. Full Story
GMA 12 meeting Wednesday in Milano
MILANO—Texas Water Development Board was to have hosted a planning meeting for Groundwater Management Area (GMA) 12 on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the Milano Civic Center, 120 West Avenue E in Milano.
The joint planning meeting for groundwater conservation districts was to include the Post Oak Savannah GCD and neighboring districts. Full Story
ARC blood drive set Tuesday at St. Joseph’s
American Red Cross has set its next local blood drive for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, 234 San Gabriel Street.
NASCAR driver Greg Biffle has lent his name to the ARC effort and donors will have a chance to win NASCAR-related prizes. Full Story
Cowboy Church youth rodeo this weekend
Milam County Cowboy Church will put on a youth rodeo Friday and Saturday at the Rockdale Roping & Cutting Club’s Fair Park Arena.
Action begins each night at 7:30 p.m. and will include steer riding and calf riding, timed events barrel racing, pole bending, straightaway barrels and all calf- and team-roping events. Full Story
Final summer film Thursday at the Kay
“Where the Wild Things Are,” the final free outdoor summer movie of 2010, will be shown just after dark Thursday at the Kay Theatre.
Attendees are asked to bring blankets or chairs.
The free movie schedule is supported this summer by Tommy Grimes CPA and Michele Lehmkuhl, attorney. Full Story
Project Grad meeting set Thursday at RHS
A planning meeting for parents of Rockdale High School seniors is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the RHS cafeteria.
Project Graduation is the annual commencement night activity for graduating RHS seniors and their dates. Full Story
Trustees hire two, take annual facilities tour
Rockdale ISD trustees met briefly Tuesday morning and hired two teachers before heading on their annual tour of school facilities.
Hired were Samuel Clark for high school social studies/coaching staff, and Mindy Miller as a junior-high science teacher. Full Story
Thorndale ISD slates hearing on tax rate
THORNDALE—School trustees in Thorndale met Monday and scheduled a public budget-tax rate hearing for 8 p.m. Aug. 23 in the district board room.
Supt. Casey Callahan said a $1.315 tax rate, same as the current rate, is proposed.
Board members approved additional 2010-11 transfer students and okayed the district’s certified tax roll. Full Story
Cemetery cleanup set Saturday near Milano
A “Good Samaritan” has come forth to assist in the cleanup of a Milano-area cemetery which was recently the subject of a photo and plea in The Reporter.
David Galbreath has announced a cleanup at the Hurt-Graham Cemetery will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and invited anyone interested to participate. Full Story
Back-to-school shot clinics continue
Back-to-school immunization clinics each Monday through Thurs- day in both Rockdale and Cameron during the month of August.
Patsy Gaines, Milam County Health Unit director, said additional staff has been hired for August enabling both health department units to stay open four days a week. Full Story