Alcoa takes initial look at water authority plan

Alcoa has confirmed Rockdale Operations is being studied as a potential supplier of water for an authority which is working to develop a regional water plan.

Jim Hodson, Alcoa spokesman, said the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority was established by the Texas Water Development Board to develop a regional water plan.

Alcoa has been identified as a possible supplier of water.

“We have no formal agreement,” Hodson said. “Our participation at this point is exploratory and non-binding.”

The authority is in planning for the South Central Texas Region, which includes the San Antonio region.

MDD board no longer looking at truck stop

The Ro ckd a le Mu n ic ipa l Development District (MDD) board met Thursday and City Hall and directors said the board is no longer pursuing a Love’s Truck Stop, according to City Manager Kelvin Knauf.

Directors discussed a number of other ideas including civic center improvements and ways to promote the civic center facility more.

Other ideas include a possible meeting with representatives of the YMCA to discuss locating in Rockdale, relocation of the industrial park closer to the airport and community entrance signs.

“A water line has been extended to the Rockdale Industrial Park,” K nauf said. “ We are awaiting approval from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) before installing a sewer line.”

Knauf gave an update on the city’s new website, which he said will go online Feb. 18.

AEIS hearing slated by Rockdale trustees

A hearing for public discussion of Rockdale ISD’s Academic excellence Indicator System (AEIS) is set for 5:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 in the Central Administration Building, according to Pam Kaufmann, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.

“Information will be provided regarding the 2009-10 district and campus performance profiles, comparable improvement, future performance objectives and district and campus improvements plans,” she said. “All parents and community members are urged to attend.”

MISD superintendent contract extended

MILANO–School trustees voted to extend MISD superintendent Lindy Robinson’s contract one year during their regular scheduled meeting on Jan. 27. Robinson’s contract now runs through 2014.

MARC Run group sets Sunday meeting

The Milam Association for Retarded Citizens (MARC) Run Committee will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Ranch, according to Charles Starr, organizer.

“ The 2011 run will be held Saturday, April 2, beginning at The Ranch,” he said.

For more information call Starr at 512-540-2561 or e-mail cr_

Thorndale Boosters to sell BBQ Saturday

THORNDALE–Barbecue by the pound will be sold Saturday, Feb. 5 at the pits behind the Thorndale Firemen’s Hall on FM 486. Thorndale FFA/4-H Booster Club will have brisket and sausage by the pound and Boston butt (whole of half, or by the pound). The meat will also come with barbecue sauce.

The fund- raiser w ill begin at 8 a.m. To pre- order contact Lori at 214-717-1698 or 512-446- 0302, Bethany at 512-898-5161 or Cheryl at 512- 898- 0715 or 512-352-5572.

Health ‘Roadshow’ due February 9th at library

The Milam Count y Health Department will bring its health “roadshow” to the Rockdale City Library from 10 a.m. to 12-noon Wednesday, Feb. 9, according to Michelle Ferguson, public health preparedness coordinator.

“ We w ill offer information geared toward pre- school age children, parents and expecting parents,” she said.

Topics include healthy eating, wellness, disease prevention (vaccines, hand washing), Texas Health Steps and other services offered to women.

For more information contact Ferguson at 254-697-7092 or email php_

Blood drive ahead Sunday at St. Paul’s

THORNDALE—St. Paul Lutheran School in Thorndale w ill host t he Scot t & White Bloodmobile from 8 a.m. to 12- noon Sunday.

Teresa Ging, spokesperson, said each donor will receive a T-shirt, calendar and a chance to win a $200 Walmart gift card donated by Jackson-Hewitt Tax Services.

St. Paul’s collected 171 pints in 2010 and won “outstanding church” honors for the fourth consecutive year.

No injuries reported in South Milam wrecks

No injuries were reported in three rural wrecks investigated by state troopers as follows:

• 6:21 p.m. Jan. 25, Texas 36, south of Milano; driver, Rosalinda Rodriguez of Katy.

• 10:04 p.m. Friday, FM 486 north of Thorndale; driver, Oscar Longoria of Rockdale.

• 7: 38 p. m. Sat urday, F M 487 near Davilla; driver, Linda Burress of Rockdale.

Troopers said damages were moderate in all the crashes.

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