A SIGN OF THE TIMES—
United Steelworkers (USW) Local 4895 Union Hall at 1529 West Cameron (US 79) is for sale, yet another visible sign of the loss of Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations smelter. Full Story
Double digit decline for Rockdale
Milam check 15% less than May 2010
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced last week the state’s sales revenue in April was $1.87 billion, up 11.4 percent compared to April 2010. In Milam County though, things are not looking so bright.
The City of Rockdale, along with the rest of the towns in Milam County are down in rebate money compared to the amounts received in May 2010. Full Story
Doss talks community to Rockdale Elem. first graders
Last week I had the extreme pleasure of speaking to the seven first grade classes of Rockdale Elementary. I got to talk about the importance of community and what it means to us all. Being involved in our community is the best way to be happy in a small town. Full Story
Sandow’s Unit 4 operating for 30 years
DALLAS– Sandow Power Plant’s Unit 4, located in Milam County, began generating power on May 15, 1981. Over the past 30 years, the unit has generated more than 122 million net megawatthours of electricity. Full Story
Thorndale Chamber to give awards
Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce finalized plans for their Awards Open House at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 in the TACC downtown building. The public is invited to share in honoring our outstanding citizens for 2010. Awards will be presented to the Citizen of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Farmer of the Year and Agribusiness Person of the Year. Full Story
Doing business as.... Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following: Abandonment of Assumed Names John Pivonka to Rock Solid Roofing (v. 1,147, p. 271). Full Story
Plug-in problems with electric cars
Electric cars are poised to take over the automotive market in the near future. Their ability to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and their high MPG ratings place electric and hybrid cars at the top of the list for environmentally friendly vehicles.
However, one caveat is that electric cars may disturb the distribution of electric power. Full Story