Commission okays first demolitions
The Rockdale Building Standards Commission has approved the first demolitions under city ordinances designed to rid the town of unsafe or dilapidated structures.
Meeting last Wednesday at City Hall, the commission okayed orders to “secure, repair or demolish” unoccupied houses at 409 East Fourth, 311 Erie and 311 East Third within 30 days. Full Story
Thorndale man dies Sunday in FM 1331 construction area
A 51-year-old Thorndale man became Milam County’s latest highway fatality when he died in a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon in a northwest Milam construction zone.
State Trooper Erik Gaston said Gregory Robbins died in a 5:23 p.m. crash on FM 1331, .2-mile east of the County Road 439 intersection, near the Williamson County line. Full Story
REMEMBERING 9/11—Saturday was the ninth anniversary of the Sept. Full Story
Fire calls dispatched to South Milam County volunteer fire departments during the past week from the Rockdale Police Station were listed as follows:
• 7:43 a.m. Sept. 7, utility pole on fire, CR 346 at CR 345, Milano VFD.
• 2:59 a.m. Sept. 8, fire alarm ind ic ated at Rockda le Hig h School, Rockdale VFD responded and could not locate any fire. Full Story
Art by Walter Martin, a freshman at Rockdale High School. Full Story
Nocturnal Fest had $200,000 economic impact on Rockdale
They weren’t high-fiving in the council chambers at City Hall Monday evening, but they weren’t far from it either.
City Manager Kelvin Knauf told the council, and an audience which included six members of the Chamber of Commerce board, he estimated the Sept. 4-5 Nocturnal Fest at Apache Pass benefitted the Rockdale economy by about $200,000. Full Story
Water district okays Rockdale amendment
MILANO—The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District board, meeting Tuesday in regular session in the POSGCD offices, okayed an amendment to a grant issued to the City of Rockdale.
Gary Westbrook, district manager, said the city completed work under budget for an item listed under the POSGCD grant. Full Story
‘PICKIN’ AND POLITICS—
‘PICKIN’ AND POLITICS—Not every band at a political rally has an incumbent elected official but this one did. Full Story
‘Czech roots, fruitful memories’
Caldwell to host genealogy day on September 25
CALDWELL—The Texas Czech Genealogical Society announces details for its upcoming “Czech Roots and Fruitful Memories” event to be held Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Caldwell Civic/Visitor Center.
A day filled with speakers, entertainment, surprises and a lunch begins with registration, coffee, juice and kolaches at 8 a.m. Full Story