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No changes anticipated in city election totals

City council members met in special session on Friday to canvas results from the May 12 city election and made no changes to the voter totals announced that night.

“I would be very surprised if there ended up being any changes made at all,” City Manager Kelvin Knauf said.

Closest race was in the east ward where incumbent Willie Phillips defeated challenger Donald Brummett by three votes, 30 to 27.

In the west ward, Colby Fisher defeated former councilman Tom Fisher 193 to 114.

Phillips and Fisher will be sworn in during the regularly scheduled city council meeting June 14.

NO QUORUM—The council was to have met Monday in a called meeting at City Hall, but that meeting was cancelled for lack of a quorum.

VFDs save barn during fire call on Saturday

Three South Milam County volunteer fire departments answered a call to a rural location near Gause on Saturday.

The Gause, Milano and Rockdale VFDs responded to the location on County Road 353 at 11:26 a.m.

According to Gause volunteers, the blaze threatened a barn, which was saved by the firefighters.

About 60 round hay bales were lost during the blaze.

At 8:15 p.m. May 15, the Rockdale VFD was called out to the corner of FM 908 and County Road 429 for a report of heavy smoke.

That turned out to be a controlled burn.

Rockdale volunteers were called to a controlled burn which had gotten out of control, south of town off FM 908, about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police answer 134 calls during past seven days

Rockdale Police Department officers answered 134 calls or service during the past seven-day reporting period, ending Tuesday morning

Police also handled 100 call through the 911 emergency system.

One injured Wednesday in accident near city

A 37-year-old Cameron man was treated at Richards Memorial Hospital, Rockdale, after a onevehicle accident last Wednesday (May 16).

Trooper Donald Delukie said Nicholas Costilla-Carrasco’s vehicle sustained extensive damage in the crash, at 1:30 a.m. on FM 908 north of Rockdale.

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision at 10:47 p.m. May 15 on FM 1915, north of Davilla.

Drivers were listed as Terrence Johnson, 30, of Taylor, and 34- year-old Christopher Asbury of Bartlett.

Damages were listed as minor.

Cancer patient benefit June 3rd in Thorndale

A barbecue plate sale to benefit cancer patient Tamara Piper, wife of Mark Piper, is set for Sunday, June 3, at Firemen’s Hall in Thorndale.

All proceeds will go toward Mrs. Piper’s medical expenses and Thrivent Financial will provide matching funds.

Serving begins at 8 a.m. and plates will be sold for $8 each.

‘Summer Explosion’ bike show set June 16th

The second annual Summer Explosion Auto and Bike Show is set for June 16 in the parking lot of Meadowbrook Baptist Church.

“The first event was held last year and was very successful,” Charles Starr, spokesman, said. “We plan on making this year’s bigger and better.

“It’s a family event with something for everyone,” he said.

Registration will be 8 to 10 a.m. on show day, with the show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Starr said registration is $10 per entry.

For more information contact Kevin Starr at 512-760-0166 or Ryan Warner at 979-571-0800.

Cell phone emergency signup offered online

Milam County residents with cell phones can now sign up online to receive emergency notification via their cell phones.

Susan Reinders of Milam County Homeland Security said registration online is at www.milamcounty.net/first call.html.

She said “html” was omitted from the news release sent out by Homeland Security last week.

Registration pages for cities within the county are http://alertregistration.com/( your cit y’s name)tx.

For instance, Rockdale’s would be http://alertregistration.com/ rockdaletx.

You can also call, toll-free at 866-484-3264 to verbally register. “You don’t have to go online or call if you only wish to receive notification at your home number,” Reinders said. “This is already set up.”


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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