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MDD to get project updates on Thursday

Rockdale’s Municipal Development District (MDD) will receive updates on several ongoing projects when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

The MDD recently prioritized projects and has been working on many of them.

Updates w ill include truck stop, civic center, sports complex, convention center, indoor pool, YMCA, business park relocation, airport expansion, distribution centers, market place, tractor supply and distribution, welcome signs, website and promotional items for business leads

MDD members will also receive a status report on obtaining a replacement member for the board.

Downtown group okays historic marker plan

The Rockdale Downtown Association has approved a Historic Building Marker Program, according to Chris Dyess, RDA president.

He said a marker committee developed a process to recognize historic buildings w ithin the Rockdale Downtown Historic District.

“ Buildings w ithin the area must be 50 years or older. Research shall include the first business ownership, original date the structure was built, original business use (type of business) and present address,”

Applic at ions are online at onw w w.rockdaledowntownassociation.com website or can be picked up 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 134 N. Main

Application deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 1.

County okays phone contract for Milam jail

Milam County commissioners, in a brief regular session Monday, approved a five-year contract for telephone systems in the county jail.

Sheriff David Greene recommended the bid from Securus Phone Systems, the current provider, be accepted.

Commissioners okayed deputations of Pat Presley (under Precinct 3 Constable Herbie Vaughan) and Melanie Crook (Milam County tax office).

The county also approved a cer tif icate of completion for District Clerk Cindy Fechner and designated The Rockdale Reporter and Cameron Herald as official county newspapers.

Tanglewood VFD fund raiser ahead Feb. 4th

The Tanglewood Volunteer Fire Depar tment w ill hold a Tamale Dinner Fund Raiser at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 at the fire station.

Katie Hall, department secretary, said plates for adults will be $7.50, with plates for children priced at $4.50.

“All plates include sides, desser t and a drink,” she said. “ Tamales will also be sold for $8 per dozen, mild or hot.”

Black Jack VFD chili supper set Feb. 5th

The Black Jack Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual chili supper and cake auction Saturday, Feb. 5 at the fire station on FM 908, located about halfway between Rockdale and Caldwell.

Jesse Smith, spokesperson, said serving begins at 5 p.m. with a cake auction at 6:30.

Chili tickets are $6 for adults and $ 4 for children 5 to 13. “Children under five may eat free,” Smith said.

For more information contact Loretta Chambers, 429-0756, or Sharon Luecken, 446-2343.


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