PINK FLAMINGO TIME
PINK FLAMINGO TIME—The annual Milam County Child Protective Services “Pink Flamingo” (CPS) fund-raiser gets under way Monday for a week’s run in Rockdale, Thorndale and Camero Full Story
County opens bids on security, depository
CAMERON—Milam County commissioners, meeting Monday in regular session in the county courthouse, opened bids on courthouse security and for Milam’s bank depository.
Only one bid was received on courthouse security. It was referred to a commissionersappointed committee, which will study the bid and make a recommendation at the next commissioners court session. Full Story
BRIEF STOP—Gas prices briefly visited the $3.50s over the weekend then kept right on going into the $3.60s and $3.70s by midweek. Full Story
DPS probes 3 wrecks
No injuries were reported in a trio of motor vehicle accidents in the Rockdale area investigated during the past week by state troopers.
Trooper Ernest DelBosque was called to a 4:15 p. m. crash April 5 on FM 487.
He listed the driver as Olivia Leyendecker, 62, of Thorndale.
Damages were termed moderate. Full Story
Fragmented Rockdale may get relief
The once-every- 10- years sideshow that is redistricting is looming for Milam County commissioners and a fragmented Rockdale in on the minds of the commissioners court.
Commissioners met in a workshop session Thursday and County Judge Dave Barkemeyer, after studying the current map (above) noted that precinct lines in Rockdale are “confusing.” Full Story
Can a poor economy help environment?
A stalled economy is rarely considered a good thing. High unemployment rates, reduced consumer spending, home foreclosures and floundering credit are all negative side effects of a sagging economy.
But the dark cloud of a bad economy may actually pay dividends for the environment. Full Story