FAMILIAR FACE— Patrons of the Milam County Tax Collector’s office in Rockdale’s One- Stop Center are being waited on by a familiar face this week. Frank Summers (R) was Milam County Judge for 12 years until his term ended Dec. 31. Summers was defeated for re-electon in November. Last week he became a deputy tax collector in the Rockdale office. Full Story
Economic development summit Jan. 20
The City of Rockdale will hold an Economic Development Summit at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the Patterson Center, according to City Manager Kelvin Knauf.
“Purpose of the summit is for local organizations involved in economic development to discuss roles and responsibilities concerning economic development,” he said. Full Story
Potlines re-start in Washington, New York
Hydro-power pacts key factor as Alcoa calls back 260
Alcoa said Friday it would re-start potlines in three idled smelters, citing long-term, low- cost energy options at three locations with hydroelectric power.
Potlines are being re-started at Massena East, in Massena, New York; Wenatchee Works in Malaga, Washington; and Intalco, in Ferndale, Washington. Full Story
City’s master plan one topic for upcoming economic summit
I am so ready for this new year. As we move forward I want to encourage you to stay positive about our town. I feel like we are on the verge of good things and I know we are all ready for it. So let’s get going into 2011. Full Story
Downtown Association annual car show set
Rockdale’s Downtown Association will once again host a car/bike show this year. The 2011 show is set for Saturday, March 5 in the downtown area, according to spokesperson Bernie Finley. This year’s event will also include a swap meet. Full Story
Cameron attorney Youngblood named by Gov. Perry to risk management board
AUSTIN–Gov. Rick Perry has appointed John Youngblood of Cameron and Stephanie Simmons of Missouri City to the Risk Management Board.
The office reduces and controls risk by ensuring state agencies’ ability to protect their employees, the public and the state’s physical and financial assets. Full Story
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NEW SUBS CRIBERS —Tim Gu thrie, Rockdale; Je nnifer Tr owbridge,
Gause; Je rr y Adams, San Antonio; Alan Leifeste, Cameron; Mae Malm, Ta yl or; Ju dy Yo rk, Rockd ale; Trisha Ebba, Rockdale. Full Story