JUST CAN’T WAIT— Luminant files EPA appeal, again cites jobs
Luminant on Friday asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to delay implementation of a regulation the energy company says could force it to curtail power production and lignite mining.
Luminant operates Sandow Power Plant Units 4 and 5 near Rockdale and the Three Oaks Mine in Lee and Bastrop counties. Full Story
FOR THE FIREFIGHTERS—
Milam County Farm Bureau President Jay Beckhusen and board members Lucian Kruse and Durwood Tucker recently presented checks totaling $10,666 to eight county volunteer fire departments, showing their Full Story
Two crashes in South Milam
State troopers investigated two crashes in the Rockdale area during the past week as follows:
• 12:01 a.m. Aug. 3, FM 487, northwest of Rockdale, driver Travis Hauk, 24, Cameron, no injuries, extensive damage.— Trooper Mark Berry. Full Story
Fire calls dispatched through the Rockdale Police Department during the past week included the following:
• 4:26 p.m. Aug. 3, Rockdale and Thorndale VFDs responded for mutual aid at grass fire that burned over 100 acres in Lee County.
• 11:59 a.m. Friday, grass fire, 500 block of West Bell, Rockdale VFD. Full Story
City of Rockdale employee Bobby Joe Tindle (R) observed his 30-year anniversary as a city employee on Friday. Full Story
County skips some raises, cites concerns on new budget
CAMERON—Milam County commissioners Monday, citing budget concerns, decided to hold back some budgeted raises for county employees in the new budget.
The issue had a lso ar isen Thursday during a budget workshop with County Clerk Barbara Vansa noting that some raises were already in the budget. Full Story