First tire collection set Saturday in Thorndale

Old tire collections will be held at precinct barns in Milam County this month for the convenience of Milam residents, according to two commissioners.

Precinct 4 Commissioner Jeff Muegge said the first collection will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Precinct 4 barn in Thorndale.

“We’re also going to be going around picking up old tires off the roadways,” he said. “It seems like we’ve got a lot of old tires on the roads.”

One week later, Saturday, Oct. 15, it’s Rockdale’s turn with a tire collection at the Precinct 3 barn, according to Commissioner Dale Jaecks.

“At both collections we will accept only tires no more than 54 inches tall and 15 inches wide,” Jaecks said.

P-TO Fall Festival Friday at Intermediate

The Rockdale Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) has set its annual fall festival for Friday, Oct. 7, spokesperson Michelle Barcak announced.

The festival will be held from 5-8 p.m. at Rockdale Intermediate School.

There w ill be games, door prizes, food and much more for the whole family, Barcak said. All tickets for games, etc. are four for $1.

Mekush fund raiser set Sunday in Buckholts

A fund raiser to assist a Milam County woman whose recovery from a horrific horseback accident last month is set for Sunday in the Buckholts High School cafeteria.

Della Keen Mekush is recovering from the Aug. 19 accident in a remote area south of Cameron.

A benefit lunch and silent auction are set for the BHS cafeteria with plates sold from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Plates will be $8 each and will include barbecue chicken, beans, sauce, potato salad, dessert and tea. Meal is dine-in or take out.

Additionally, donations may be made to the Della Mekush Fund at Buckholts State Bank.

County obtains funds to offset alien costs

The U. S. Dept. of Justice has announced an award of $11,551 to Milam County to offset some of the costs of incarcerating undocumented aliens who have committed serious crimes in the United States.

Milam County was one of 929 eligible entities across the county which successfully applied for the reimbursement.

Moderate damage after Milano area accident

State troopers investigated one accident during the past week in South Milam County.

Trooper Mark Berry listed the driver in the one vehicle accident, Sept. 28 on County Road 234 near Griffin Chapel, as Sandra Melton, 37, of Milano.

No injuries, and moderate damages, were reported.

El Camino Real signs topic for commissioners

The first public airing of plans to place signage on El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail is an agenda item at the 10 a.m. Monday commissioners court meeting at the courthouse.

Joy Graham and Dr. Luciile Estell, both of Rockdale, are members of the board for the national trail.

MilamCountywillbethe first portion of the 2,500-mile trail to have signs put in place .

Public meetings will be scheduled in Rockdale, Thorndale and Gause in the near future, Graham said.

Tuesday registration deadline for Nov. 8th

Tuesday, Oct. 11, is the deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 8 Texas Constitutional Amendment election.

Texans who are unsure if they are registered to vote may do so online at

There are no state or county races on the Nov. 8 Texas ballot.

Early voting begins on Oct. 24 and concludes Nov. 4.

Downtown Association sets members meeting

Rockdale Downtown Association will hold its membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Patterson Center.

“Please join us for fellowship, food and drink, hear our accomplishments and share your interest in the future of downtown,” Mary Lee Dyess, spokesperson, said.

Minerva community schedules meeting

The Minerva community will hold its annual community center meeting and trustee election at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the community center.

For more information contact Deborah Dean, 512-446-3111 or Johnnie Demsky, 512-446-4959.

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 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

For more information on the event contact Rod Roderick, 512-446-6696 or James Adcock, 254-541-6249.

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