Luminant lawsuit settlement ok’d
MilamAD accepts $410 million offer for 2011, down from $544 million appraisal
A long-standing lawsuit over 2011 taxable values by Milam County’s largest taxpayer appears to be on the way to resolution.
Milam Appraisal District (MilamAD) directors on Thursday okayed Luminant’s offer of $410 million as an agreed-upon figure after emerging from an executive session with their attorney. Full Story
Etching toward eternity
Family memorial business leaves mark in hearts, history
They put the “rock” in Rockdale. For 66 years the Luckey family has been grinding out gravestones, and other granite monuments, at a landmark location downtown. Full Story
City demo project set to resume
Extra appeal step clears path to raze eyesores
Rockdale city council members are ready to get the city back into the business of demolishing “unsafe or dilapidated” structures.
Meeting in regular session Monday at City Hall, the council gave first-reading approval to an ordinance designed to start the wrecking ball rolling on as many as 40 old structures throughout the city. Full Story
County eyes budget as trials loom in fall
Commisioners approve bid for Milano fire station
CAMERON—Budgetary items dominated discussion for Milam County commissioners in a Monday regular session.
County Judge Dave Barkemeyer noted the district court budget is showing expenditures over revenues so far in 2012.
“If you think they’re over now, just wait until we have those two murder trials,” Barkemeyer said. Full Story
One new city councilman and one re-elected council member were sworn in to new terms Monday at the Rockdale City Council meeting. Colby Fisher (center) won the west ward council seat being vacated by Allan Miller (background) in the May 12 election, defeating former councilman Tom Fisher, 193 to 114. Incumbent East Ward Councilman Willie Phillips Sr. Full Story