Rains not a miner’s best friend, LCAP told
Rain was a theme in the questions asked when the Luminant Community Advisory Panel (LCAP) met in Rockdale recently for updates on the Sandow Power Plant Units and Three Oaks Mine, according to Diane Sheridan, facilitator.
John Barnett, Luminant Three Oaks Mine director, gave examples to explain why rain is bad “when you dig holes for a living.” Full Story
Legal aid session set Friday in Cameron
CAMERON—Lone Star Legal Aid, a free service for low-income residents of Texas, will conduct client interviews from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Texas Department of Health and Human Services office, 605 West Fourth in Cameron. Full Story
Deadly North Milam corner claims new victim on Sunday
An intersection five miles north of Cameron which seems to be the site of almost weekly vehicle crashes claimed its second victim in three months on Sunday.
Tynsley Calloway-Mosley, 25, of Lancaster died at Central Texas Hospital, Cameron, following the 5:18 p.m. collision, according to the Department of Public Safety. Full Story
COAL TAR CONFERENCE
COAL TAR CONFERENCE— Cameron attorney Richard Dodd (R) talks to Melvin Volek about coal tar pitch exposure during a recent information session attended by more than 100 current and former Alcoa Full Story
New tuberculosis testing now available
MILAM COUNTY HEALTH
Tuberculosis also referred to as “TB” is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain.
If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. TB is spread through the air from one person to another. Full Story
Chamber extends award nominations dead line to Friday
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce has extended its deadline to su bmit nomination s for 2012 aw ard s to Fr iday, Marc h 9, acc ord ing to Dee dr a Ja cob , Chamber president. Or iginal deadline was Wednesday, Full Story
City ‘1-1’ on workshops
The Rockda le City bat ted an even .500 on sc hedule d worksho ps during the pas t week, holdi ng one and having one cancelled. Council memb ers met Thu rs- day to talk about short- term goa ls for the cit y. Members discussed the ir “vision” for a two- to -three- year period. Full Story