City council cancels session for no quorum
Monday’s regular city council meeting at City Hall was cancelled due to lack of a quorum.
City Manager Kelvin Knauf said the meeting is being rescheduled.
Agenda items included redistricting, appointments and a bank depository contract.
One draws sentence in district court action
One person was sentenced during the most recent reporting period in 20th District Court, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears.
She said Cody Walker, 21, of Milano, pleaded guilty to forgery by passing and drew a two-year state jail term, probated three years, plus $2,920 restitution.
Probation w ill begin upon release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Kirk Memorial Run Sept. 24 at The Ranch
A memorial run to raise money for a headstone for the late Tim “T. K.” Kirk is set for Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at The Ranch, according to Charles Starr, organizer.
“First bike out is at 11 a.m. and all bikes, trikes, cars and trucks are welcome,” he said. There will be four stops during the day.
Registration starts at 9:30. Fee is $10 per ride, or $20 with passengers.
For more information, call Starr at 512-540-2561, Sara Wedemeier at 512-484-7420 or Cynthia Ferrell at 512-698-2784.
New ‘MAP Run’ slated Oct. 15 at VFW Hall
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6525 will host a Military Assistance Program (MAP) Motorcycle Run with its annual fall chili cookoff at the post Oct. 15.
For more information contact Rod Roderick, 512-446-6696 or James Adcock, 254-541-6249
Mobile food pantry plans monthly visit
Capital Area Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry will hold its monthly distribution at 9 a.m. Thursday in the KC Hall parking lot.
“Since the distribution relies totally on volunteers, your assistance would be greatly appreciated,” Denise Sifuentes, spokesperson, said.
For further information, contact her at 446-6475.
Library Friends plan meeting, book sale
Friends of the Library will meet at 2 p.m. September 15, at the library, according to Annette Stone, president of Friends of the Library.
“The meeting is open to anyone who would like to be a part of Friends and support our community library,” she said.
“ We will have a huge book sale at the Rockdale December Market Days to raise money for Friends of the Library programs and would appreciate donations of books, books on tape and videos,” she said. Items may be brought to the librar y at 201 Ackerman for donation to Friends, she added
MARC open house planned October 2nd
The board of directors of the Milam Adult Resource Center (MARC) will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the MARC Center, 1705 Pecos, according to Judy Hudson, spokesperson.
“ The community is invited to come and tour the newlyexpanded facility and to share in refreshments and a time of visiting with friends and neighbors,” she said.
“ Through education, enrichment, f r iend sh ips a nd sup - port, MARC serves adults from throughout Milam County who have intellectual and developmental disabilities,” she said. “It is largely because of community effort that this beautiful facility continuestobeaflagship among centers.”
Penny tax rate hike eyed by RISD school board
Roc kd ale IS Dtrusteeswill meet at 5: 30 p. m. Monday in the Cent ral Administration Building to consider adopting a $1.225 tax rate for 2011- 2012.
The represents an incre ase of 9- tent hs of a cent from the cur - rent $1.2135 .
Marla Wa llace, chie f finan- cia l of fic er, sa id the propo se d in creas e is due to Lum i na nt’s lawsuit over values at its Sandow Power Plant.
“In pa st year s we’ ve p oste d that we wou ld adopt a debt ser - vic e rate of up to 18.5 cents and then adopted less th an that,” she sa id.
“ This year, w it h the un c er - tainty over Luminant, we’re pr o- posing to adopt the entire 18.5,” Wallace said .
Water board cha llenges ac tions of well driller
MILA NO— The Post Oak Savannah
Gr oundw ater Con servation Di str ic t (POSGCD) to ok the first step s toward legal act ion against a water well driller at its meeting Tuesd ay.
Gary Westbro ok, general manager, said the district believes Roy Crush of Center ville committed “about a dozen” rule violations.
Dire ctors also grante d Alcoa per mission to rep lace six water wells which are being plugged .
100s retur n af ter brief absence from Rockdale
Don’t break out the fall jackets just yet.
100-degree tem peratures retur ned to Rockdale on Su nday as the merc ury climbed to 105 on t he U. S. Weat her Ser v ic e ther mometer at KRX T- FM.
Fo r wha te ver it ’s wor th, th e ac tua l first day of fall is Thursday, Sept. 22.
RHD directors hear about remodeling
Dire cto rs ofthe Rock dale HospitalDistrictmetinregu - lar session Monday at Ric har ds Memor ial Hospital and discus sed changes to the facility.
Jef fMad ison ,hospit alCEO, said the former as sisted liv ing wing is being remodeled and will soon house ultrasou nd facilities.
Dire ct or s also disc us se d th e upcoming move of health records to electronic databases.
Thorndale VF W Post collecting for Bastrop
THOR NDA LE —Hill- Joh ns on Vet erans of Fore ign Wars Po st of Thorndale willhold atoi - letry and school supply drive for Ba strop fire victims from 1 to 4 p. m. Saturday at Thor ndale Meat Market.
Thor ndale Me at Mark et is loc ated on US 79 next to Rodenbeck
Far m & Ranch Supply.
Meeting to discuss Davilla postal serv ice
Persons interested in the future of post al ser v ic e in Davill a are inv ited to a forum set for 7 p. m. Tuesday (Sept. 20) at the Davilla Commu nity Center.
Shirley Haag, of fice- in- ch arge of the Davilla Post Offic e, said the meet ing wi ll focus on its potential closing.
Davilla and Burlington were the two Milam County post of fices mentioned as candidates for closing by the U. S. Postal Ser vice.
Haag said at le a st 88 po st officeboxe sare rented atthe Davilla facil it y, which is ser ved by a Bar tlett rural ca rrier.
P& Z Board to meet Thursday at City Hall
The City of Rockdale’s Planning & Zon ing Board will meet at 3 p. m. Thursday at City Hall.
Only agenda item is to re view and update port ions of the city ’s ma ster plan.
La Escuelita plans cookoff for Oct. 1st
The nint h annual La Escuelita Fall Cookoff, is set for Oc t. 1 on the grounds of the former school, east of Rockdale on US 79.
Cookoff begins at 8 a. m. and cookers may set up at 7. Categorie s w ill be beef/ ch icke n/ pork , menudo, chili and beans.
The day will also feat ure horseshoe and washer tourneys, music, food, arts and crafts and vendor booths.
For more information, call Dee Lerma 446- 6833.
Thornda le trustees discuss voting machines
THORNDALE— School trustees in the Thorndale ISD met Monday and gave Supt . Casey Callaha n app roval to purc ha se an elec - tronic voting machine.
In other busi ness, board memb ersokayedthe TISDschool safet y and securit y audit report and set the Financi al Integrit y Rat ing Sy stem of Texas hearing for 7 p. m. Oct. 10.
MCAD directors set meet ings for Thursday
CAMERON— The Milam County Appra isal District (MCA D) board of direc tors wi ll me et at 12 :10 p. m. Thu rsd ay in it s Came ron headquarters to hear public comment s on its 2011- 12 reappraisal plan.
Di recto rs will then go into regular session at 12: 15.