Luminant cutbacks spare local facilities
East Texas operations going down if suit fails
In the end, it came down to the old joke about the two campers fleeing a grizzly—“I don’t have to outrun the bear, I just have to outrun you.”
Sandow Power Plant and Three Oaks Mine have apparently “outrun” Luminant mines at Monticello and Big Brown locations in east Texas and two of the three power plant units at Monticello. Full Story
United Way ‘radiothon’ ahead Friday
The South Milam County United Way will hold a radiothon from 9 a.m. to 12-noon Friday at Busy Bea Restaurant, according to Tom Puccio, SMCUW board member.
“This is an attempt to raise funds to meet the fourth quarter budget of 2011,” Puccio said.
He said the promised fourth-quarter distributions to 18 community groups and organizations total $12,000. Full Story
Oh, what a night!
An SRO crowd of 3,500, an 11-10 victory over Cameron to re-claim the Victory Bell and a posting of the colors by the Army’s First Cavalry Detachment Horse Cavalry Division. Full Story
Runaway teens hit by train near Gause
Two teenaged boys who left a youth therapeutic residential facility near Cameron without permission were struck by a train Monday morning near Gause.
The boys, ages 16 and 17, were reported in critical condition at Scott & White Hospital, Temple, at mid-week. Full Story
County eyes water distribution for drought-stricken ranchers
Precinct 3 Commissioner Dale Jaecks told Milam County commissioners Monday he had a plan to truck water from Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations to drought-stricken cattle raisers in the county.
“If there’s any left, that is,” Jaecks said. Full Story
Milam budget shows surplus for the year
CAMERON—Milam County commissioners adopted a “no change” tax rate for 2012 on Monday and got a little good news about 2011 finances, too.
County Judge Dave Barkemeyer said the current county budget is “in the black” for the year and a $235,000 surplus is projected at years end. Full Story
REMEMBERING 9-11—About 30 persons gathered at Wolf Park Sunday for a commemorative tree planting on the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Full Story