MDD executive director could be hired Thursday
An executive director could be formally hired Thursday during a special session of the Municipal Development District at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.
Both open and closed sessions are on the MDD’s agenda with all items dealing with the executive director.
The executive director position will be funded with sales tax money formerly collected to support Richards Memorial Hospital.
Suicide Prevention walk March 31 in Rockdale
Milam County Suicide Prevention’s second annual “Out of Darkness” Campus Walk gets under way at 10:30 a.m. March 31 at Tiger Field.
Spokesperson Pam Kaufmann said registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the event will take place “rain or shine.”
The first 100 persons to register will receive a special walk gift, she said.
“Pick With Austin will award a guitar in a fund-raiser,” Kaufmann said. “Participants will receive complimentary honor beads and ASFS bracelets will be for sale.”
She said participants raising $100 online will get a free walk T-shirt.
“We’ll have music and more,” she said. “Come out and help raise funds to break the silence surrounding depression and suicide.”
Barbecue cookoff slated March 23-24 at park
Dozens of barbecue teams are expected to turn Fair Park into hog (and brisket and chicken) heaven when the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce holds the first Milam County Festival Barbecue Cookoff March 23-24.
Categories in the sanctioned cookoff include chili, beans, ribs, chicken and brisket.
There will also be a rib-eating contest, karaoke, arts and crafts, food booths, a horseshoe tourney, carnival and more.
For details contact the Chamber at 446-2030.
Deferred adjudication in district court action
CA MERON— One case was disposed of during the past week in 20th District Court, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears, who listed the case disposition as follows:
• Brian Douglas Podhajsky, 23, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was placed on two years deferred adjudication with standard conditions of probation. He was also ordered to pay $140 restitution.
Commissioners hold 12-minute session
Milam County Commissioners had a quick, routine session Monday morning, 12 minutes from “gavel to gavel.”
Commissioners heard an annual racial profiling report from Precinct 2 Constable Charlie West.
The court also approved a contract with the Cameron city and school districts for the May 12 municipal/school elections.
Commissioners discussed roadway clearing on County Road 429.
VFDs called to Milano for traffic control
Milano and Rockdale VFDs were called to both highway intersections in Milano Tuesday afternoon after a power outage in that town.
Power went off throughout Milano about 3:30 p.m.
With no power to traffic lights, traffic began to stack up at the two major intersections in Milano.
US 79, US 190 and Texas 36 come together in Milano with Texas 36 splitting off to the south at the eastern intersection and Texas 36 and US 190 peeling off north at the western intersection.
Power was restored later in the afternoon.
KC Lenten fish fries continue on Friday
Annual fish fries, sponsored by Rockdale Knights of Columbus Council 7014, continue at the KC Hall every Friday through March 30.
Hours are 5 p.m. until sold out or 7:30. Plates are $8, eat-in or take out.
Menu is fried fish, homemade fries, hush puppies, slaw, green beans, trimmings and tea.
Desserts will be available. For more information call Jody Darby, 512-983-0034.
Alcoa Retirees to meet Thursday, March 8th
Alcoa Retirees will meet Thursday, March 8, at the Alcoa Lake Training Center, according to Doug Williams, spokesman.
“Set-up starts at 3:30 p.m., doors open at 5 and a catered meal will be served at 6,” he said. “Persons with names starting A-L should bring desserts.”
“ This is the first meeting of 2012 so dues will be collected,” he said.
City goals workshop scheduled Thursday
Rockdale city council members will gather for a workshop session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 1) at City Hall.
Only agenda item is to discuss “short-term goals” for the city. Workshop sessions are open to the public. Items may be discussed but no action may be taken in workshops.
Sheriff’s Association seeks Milam members
CA MERON— Sher if f Dav id Greene is urging Milam County residents to become associate members of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas.
Those not receiving an appeal may contact the Austin-based organization at www.txsheriffs.org. Greene said dues go to support crime prevention and awareness.