Health care, ag, energy keys to post-Alcoa era
How can Milam County recover from the devastating shutdown of Alcoa’s Rockdale smelter which cost the area economy more than 1,200 jobs?
It won’t be easy but a year-long study by an Austin consulting firm has targeted several areas of concentration which might lead to brighter economic times. Full Story
Medicine Chest Pharmacy in Rockdale held a health fair on July 20, offering patrons blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, fittings for support stockings, as well as free food and door prizes. Full Story
Towery to retire from Citizens after 35 years
Citizens National Bank would like to announce the retirement of Carol Ann Towery after 35 years in the banking industry. She began her banking c a reer in 1977 as a Bank Teller. Carol A nn has held the positions of vault teller and head teller during her years of banking. Full Story
Building permits drop to $45,000 for month
City building permits for July were at just $ 45,632 for the month. That is down a great deal from June’s $336,137.98, the highest for both calendar and fiscal year 2011.
The July amount brings the total for the 2011 calendar year to $753,046.19.
Building permits are issued at City Hall and ref lect only construction in the city limits. Full Story
New chamber president is settling in
I would first like to introduce myself to all of you. Many of you already know me but for those of you who don’t here is a little bit of history for you. I came to this great community in 1988 as a freshman in high school. Full Story
Doing business as.... Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Michael Richardson dba MRI/ Modern Renovations (v. 1,152, p. 138). Full Story
Sales tax holiday means more bang for buck
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says Texas families have a big opportunity to save money when they shop. The state’s annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-21. Full Story