‘New’ elementary on tap for Milano
MIL A NO—Students in the Milano ISD will have a “new” elementary campus when they return for the first day of classes Monday.
The Depression Era, Works Progress Administration (WPA) rock building that served for many years as a high school has been renovated as an elementary, according to Supt. Lindy Robinson. Full Story
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. Full Story
Milam Democrats set Rockdale rally
Milam County Democrats will hold an “old-fashioned rally” from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Rockdale’s Fair Park, according to Richard Stone, party chair.
“Come out and meet all of our local Democratic candidates, and more than just a few of the candidates running for statewide office,” Stone said. Full Story
GOP sets Tuesday ‘Rally in the Park’
CAMERON—The Republican Party of Milam County will kick off the fall election season on 6 p.m. Tuesday at the City Park in Cameron when the Republican Women of Milam County host their annual Old-Fashioned Rally in the Park. Full Story
Thorndale ISD slates hearing on tax rate
THORNDALE—School trustees in Thorndale have scheduled a public budget-tax rate hearing for 8 p.m. Monday in the district board room.
Supt. Casey Callahan said a $1.315 tax rate, same as the current rate, is proposed. Full Story
Residential re-zoning on P&Z board agenda
A request by the city council to re-zone sections of Ackerman and Main streets from commercial to residential is on the agenda when the city Planning & Zoning board meets at 2 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.
The section of Ackerman Street contained an antique store, now out of business, which triggered a zoning controversy last year. Full Story
Thorndale council discusses lawsuit
THORNDALE—City council members in Thorndale went into executive session last Wednesday to discuss its pending lawsuit against Southwest Milam Water Supply Corporation.
No action can be taken in executive session. In open session the council okayed an agreement to allow negotiation of contract provisions. Full Story
Gause ISD looking for big enrollment gain
GAUSE—The Gause ISD is looking for a big jump in enrollment when students begin attending classes Monday morning.
Supt. Perry Bell said Gause expects 183 students to answer
t he fir st bell, c om par ed to the 155 who began classes the first day of the 2009-10 term. Full Story
First county tax rate hearing set Monday
CAMERON—Milam County commissioner have scheduled the first of two public hearings on the county’s proposed tax rate for 9:45 a.m. Monday in the commissioners courtroom.
A 60 cent rate is proposed, one cent below the current 61-cent rate.
The final tax hearing is set got 9:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, also in the commissioners courtroom. Full Story
Buckholts hires first police chief, ‘assistant’
BUCKHOLTS—James Blackmon is the first police chief in Buckholts.
Buckholts, assisted by canine office “Sissy” is now working parttime and plans are for the chief to eventually become full time and the new department to become selfsupporting through revenue from traffic tickets and fines, according to Mayor Hal Senkel. Full Story
Buckholts ISD nears superintendent choice
BUCKHOLTS—A decision on a new Buckholts ISD superintendent is nearing, according to Dr. Henry Bonorden, who is serving in an interim capacity in that post.
Dr. Bonorden said 34 application for the position have been received and are being reviewed by the school board. Full Story