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Three draw sentences in 20th District Court

CAMERON—Action from last week’s district court docket:

• Juan Rubio, 39, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), three years deferred adjudication, 120 hours community service, $140 restitution.

• David Ronald Beverly, 53, Caldwell, pleaded true to violating theft by check probation, probation rescinded, 12-month state jail term, $2,800 restitution.

• William Thomas Shafer, 31, Belton, pleaded guilty to forgery, four-year prison term, $1,037.16 restitution.

VFDs answer grass fire calls during past week

Fire calls for area volunteer f ire depar tments dur ing the past week:

• 1:37 p.m. Thursday, Grass fire CR 311, Rockdale VFD.

• 7:57 a.m. Friday, gas smell, 1200 block, US 77, Rockdale VFD.

• 9:09 a.m. Friday, bedroom f ire ex t ing uished by ow ner, 6900 block of US 79, Milano VFD responded for smoke smell.

• 12:46 p.m. Saturday, grass fire, FM 486, Thorndale VFD.

• 3 p.m. Saturday, grass fire, CR 383, Rockdale VFD.

AEIS hearing, meeting ahead for trustees

A hearing for public discussion of Rockdale ISD’s Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) is set for 5:15 p.m. Monday, in the Central Administration Building before the February school board meeting, Pam Kaufmann, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction said.

“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.”

Meeting agenda items include action on contracts of Supt. Dr. Howell Wright and several administrators.

Shredder returning to Chamber Feb. 25th

The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and Rockdale Rotary Club will co-sponsor a shredder visit from 9 a.m. to 12-noon Friday, Feb. 25 at the Chamber’s rock house headquarters.

Price is 16 cents per pounds and items from businesses and individuals will be accepted, Denice Doss, Chamber president, said.

‘Roadshow’ iced out, rescheduled Feb. 23rd

The Milam Count y Health Department’s ‘Roadshow,” which was cancelled due to icy weather Feb. 9 has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. to 12-noon Feb. 23 at the city library.

Michelle Ferg uson, public health preparedness coordinator, said information will be 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_ milamco@yahoo.com.

Food distribution set Thursday in Rockdale

Capital Area Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry will hold a distribution at 9 a.m. Thursday in the old HEB parking lot, according to Denise Sifuentes, spokesperson.

“Since the distribution relies totally on volunteer help, volunteers will be needed & greatly appreciated,” she said.’

“ When parking for the distribution, please do not park in front of the two businesses at the location. We would like for the business customers to have access,” she said.

Call Sifuentes at 446-6475 for further information.

P&Z board to meet Thursday at City Hall

The City of Rockdale’s Planning & Zoning Board will meet in regular session at 3 p.m. Thursday, according to Lon Williams, board chair.

Agenda items include discussing the economic development and future land use sections of the city comprehensive master plan.

Thorndale council okays next Relay for Life event

THORNDALE— City council members in Thorndale met last Wednesday and okayed approval of Thorndale City Park for the April 29 Thorndale Relay for Life event.

Council members also approved a contract with Kevin Terry for technical election services, and made the following appointments: Sam Pickett, Gerald Niemtschk, economic development board; Daisy Caffey, John Kincaid, Rand Buchanan, housing authority.

MARC Run committee to meet on Feb. 27th

Planners for the April 2 MARC Run will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at The Ranch, Charles Starr, organizer, said. “Anyone who cannot attend is asked to contact me at 512-540-2561,” he added.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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