‘Come-and-go’ prayer day Friday at church

Meadowbrook Baptist Church will host a “come and go” World Day of Prayer between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday at the church.

“ This will be different from years past,” Suzanne Turner, church spokesperson, said. “There will be no formal program.”

She said different congregations have been assigned hours during the day to have representatives pray in the sanctuary.

Refreshments will be served during the event,” she said.

Firefighters respond to several alarms

Fire calls dispatched from the Rockdale Police Department during the past week included:

• 4:19 p.m. Friday, Milano VFD sent to check out “heavy smoke” near county line, fire was in Burleson County.

• 3:29 p.m. Saturday, dishwasher on fire, Main Street, Thorndale VFD.

MDD discusses duties in executive session

Directors of the Rockdale municipal Development District (MDD) discussed the duties of the MDD’s manager, City Manager Kelvin Knauf, during a lengthy executive session Thursday at City Hall.

The board also heard reports on the recent meeting concerning an effort to bring a YMCA to Rockdale, and the proposed Hunter-Chase Apartments, 80- unit senior citizen housing project.

The board tabled action dealing with a proposed airport study and funding for the study.

Board members decided to move forward with Operation First Impression to establish a joint task force with the city to act on improving the community’s appearance.

Students to perform during Tejas Fest

Several students representing to campuses of the Rockdale ISD will perform Saturday during the fifth annual Tejas Fest in downtown Rockdale.

At 10 a.m. at the I&GN Depot- Museum, students will repeat the “Traveling El Camino Real de los Tejas” video program which they presented statewide in October.

Historian Dr. Archie McDonald will also appear.

Taking part will be Tyler Lehmkuhl, Alfredo Palaeious, Madline Roberts, Jordan Jerman, Matthew Vreeland, Carlee Morgan, Eve King, Ethan Morgan and Doss Hasselbach.

At 1:30 p.m. students from Rockdale Junior-High School will participate in the True Tales of Texas session in the city library.

They will include Cade Phillips, Preston Dorman, Samantha Pantaleon and Lily Schweitzer.

‘Summit’ Town Hall meetings set in March

Rockdale’s Patterson Center will be the site for two citywide sessions during March, according to Denice Doss, president of the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.

An economic summit will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, while a Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 28, will focus on Rockdale’s future.

CAPARO talks water with Alcoa engineers

Underground water, and Alcoa’s exploratory plans to sell some to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, were discussion topics for a recent Community Advisory Panel to Alcoa (CAPARO) session at the Alcoa Lake Training Center.

Jim Hodson, Alcoa spokesman, said the company owns rights to 37,000 acres of groundwater in Milam and Lee counties, but has not talked to the river authority since October.

He said while the Texas Railroad

Commission regulates wells for mining, area conservation districts regulate wells for export.

Troopers probe three crashes in South Milam

Milam County state troopers investigated three traffic accidents in South Milam County during the past week as follows:

• 8:57 a.m. Feb. 23, US 79 in Milano, drivers Leonard Devault, 57, Brenham, and David Aid, 32, Rockdale, no injuries, moderate damages.

• 5:40 a.m. Saturday, US 79 in Milano, driver Jonathan Chapin, 31, Bastrop, no injuries, major damages.

• 2:13 a.m. Saturday, FM 486 north of San Gabriel, driver Robert Allen, 55, Clyde, no injuries, minor damages.

Singing cadets to perform Sunday at PAC

CAMERON—Texas A&M University’s Singing Cadets will sing at Yoe High School’s Performing Arts Center for a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Donations will be accepted.

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