Near 2-inch rain brings welcome relief

It wasn’t the biggest rainfall in Rockdale history but it was among the most welcome.

An official total of 1.84 inches was recorded early Wednesday in the U. S. Weather Service rain gauge at KRXT-FM, falling on parched lawns and pasture land over a wide area.

A downed tree was reported about 2 a.m. in the 500 block of East Bell.

The rainfall also prov ided a much-needed cooling off. A high in the low 90s was forecast Wednesday after 18 consecutive highs of 100 or greater.

Saturday’s high of 107 was the year’s highest, so far. There were also three readings of 105 and one of 104 during the week.

Before Wednesday, the temperature was 100 or greater every day since June 5.

Magre reception set June 30 in Cameron

CAMERON— A retirement reception for 20th District Judge Ed Magre is set for 2 to 4 p.m. June 30 in district courtroom, second floor of the county courthouse.

June 30 is Magre’s final day as district judge He is retiring after 10-1/2 years on the bench.

MDD board to hear reports on Thursday

The Rockdale Municipal Development District ( MDD) will hear reports on a number of projects when it meets in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at City Hall.

The board will also welcome a new member, Mary Ridgway, and explore partnering with the city, school district and hospital district in the effort to bring a YMCA to Rockdale.

Minerva WSC has 2010 consumer report copies

The Minerva Water Sup- ply Corporation has available, upon request, copies of the 2010 Consumer Confidence Report, according to Linda Masur, MWSC bookkeeper.

“To obtain the report, please call me at 446- 6327 to make arrangements to pick up a copy,” she said.

Firefighters range far, wide during past week

Rockdale’s volunteer firefighters were busy during the past week as temperatures soared well past the 100-degree plateau every afternoon.

The Rockdale VFD was called to the Leander area at 2:41 p.m. Thursday to assist Williamson County departments at a major grass blaze.

Other South Milam calls, in addition to the “10-mile” grass fire Friday (see page 3A) included:

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