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Democratic Convention Saturday at courthouse

The Milam Count y Demo - cratic Party will hold its county convention at 10 a.m. Saturday at the courthouse, according to Richard Stone, chairman.

Stone said there will be no precinct conventions May 29 (primary day).

“The redistricting battles have pushed the county convention back to just a couple of weeks before the state convention,” he said.

Stone said the county convention is open to all voters who registered within 30 days of the convention and signed an oath of affiliation with the Democratic Party.

Bullying, harassment topics for RISD Monday

Rockdale ISD procedures for addressing bullying, cyberbullying, sexual harassment and dating violence are on the agenda for school trustees when they meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Central Administration Building.

Other agenda items include a progress report from district monitor Dr. Nancy Vaughan, adopting of a district drug-testing policy, food service contract and in increase in cafeteria prices.

An executive session is also planned.

‘Old Santa Fe’ night Tuesday in Cameron

The Milam County Historical Commission will host an evening exploring “Old Santa Fe” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Milam County Historical Museum in downtown Cameron.

Longtime county resident Gene Mitchan will be the speaker. Refreshments will be served.

Cameron’s Old Santa Fe Town, also k now n as Dutch Tow n, recently received a Texas Historical Marker.

Steam train delayed by mechanical problems

“The Big Engine that Could,” couldn’t.

Plans were for Union Pacific’s legendar y steam locomotive No. 844 to chug through Rockdale Tuesday after spending two days in Hearne but as of midafternoon Tuesday the engine hadn’t made it to Hearne, and was reported stopped along the tracks in the Hearne vicinity.

Union Pacific said the train crew was making an effort to address “mechanical issues” and said it probably would no be able to continue its westward journey as planned.

No. 844 was trying to participate in the railroad’s 150th anniversary observances in Texas.

MCT’s ‘Barefoot’ still playing in Cameron

Milam Community Theater’s production of “Barefoot in the Park,” continues this weekend at the Williams Civic Center in Cameron.

Performances are set for 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

Tickets to these shows will be available at the door.

More information, including venue directions, may be found on the theater’s website, Milam- CommunityTheater.com.

Thorndale Cleanup Day ahead on April 28th

April 28 has been designated as cleanup day by the City of Thorndale.

IESI disposal w ill pick up trash and a few “ bulky items” Friday, April 27, and will return the next day for the remaining bulky items.

Call Thorndale City Hall, 898- 2523 for specific information on items accepted.

Open plea nets 5-year probated sentence

CAMERON—An “open plea” to 20th District Court resulted in a 10-year prison term, probated five years, last week.

Prosecutor Kerry Spears said Justin Adam Welsh, 21, of Galveston was charged with possession of a controlled substance (4 to 400 grams) with intent to deliver.

Judge John Youngblood also ordered a 60- day county jail term and $140 restitution as conditions of probation.

Fund-raiser planned to benefit Place of Hope

THORNDALE—The “1st annual Hope Night” fund raiser will be held on Saturday, April 28 at Downtown Cafe, 118 S. Main St. in Thorndale. Buffet opens at 6 p.m. There will be a live auction, silent auction and live Gospel music. The Place of Hope ladies will be busing tables for tips.

All proceeds from the fundraiser benef it Place of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center.

TISD executive session

Thorndale ISD trustees took no action Monday after three-hour executive session with Supt. Casey Callahan. The district is replacing Callahan after he accepted a position with the Llano ISD.

Thorndale approves bids on several items

THORNDALE—The City of Thorndale accepted bids on several items during a regular session last Wednesday.

Hilliard Dozer was awarded the North Second Street drainage project and Four Star Fabrication got the bid for a cemetery fencing project.

The council approved purchase of a welding machine, cancelled the unopposed May 12 election, okayed purchase of a copier, shredder and welding machine and approved sponsoring three volunteers for firefighting school.


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