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Surplus food giveaway Thursday at KC Hall

The monthly free surplus food distribution from the Capital Area Food Bank’s mobile pantry is set for 9 a.m. Thursday in the KC Hall parking lot.

“Since the distribution relies totally on volunteer help, all volunteers will be greatly appreciated,” Denise Sifuentes, spokesperson, said. “Plastic grocery sacks are needed.”

The distributions are held on the third Thursday of each month. for more information, contact Sifuentes at 446-6475.

School board set to meet Monday at central office

Rockdale ISD trustees will meet in regular session at 5:30 p. m. Monday in the Central Administration Building, according to Supt. Dr. Howell Wright.

Agenda items include a public hearing on the optional flexible school day program for Rockdale High School. Adoption of the program is an action item.

Other items on the agenda includes sale of the “blue house” owned by the district on Bushdale Road and the 2012-13 Student Code of Conduct.

Two draw sentences in 20th District Court

CAMERON—Two persons were sentenced last week in 20th District Court, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears, who listed case dispositions as follows:

• Lonnie Gene Gilbert, 51, Rockdale, pleaded true to violating probation conditions on a motion to revoke his probation on an original charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, seven and one-half year prison term.

• Allen Ray Prince, 53, Milano, pleaded no contested to a lesser included misdemeanor charge of attempted criminal mischief, 100-day jail term.

Democratic women to hear candidates

CAMERON—Milam County Democratic Women will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at party headquarters, 112 East First in Cameron, to hear two candidates on the November general election ballot.

Karen Watkins is seeking Place 5 on the Third Court of Criminal Appeals.

Keith Hampton is a candidate for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Tia Rae Stone, spokesperson, said the group will plan a voter registration drive, hear about the United Steelworkers kickoff in August and discuss Senate District 5’s “get out the vote” training.

For more information contact Stone at 1-254-455-0145 or e-mail tia.stone@gmail.com.

‘Brown Santa’ golf tourney set Saturday

The second annual Brow n Santa Golf Tourney will be held Saturday at the Cameron Country Club.

Last year’s tourney drew 94 golfers, over 50 hole sponsors and raised around $5,000 to provide Christmas gifts to 300 children in over 100 families.

Deputy Sheriff John Mendoza said the tourney will begin with shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

P&Z Board meeting set Thursday at City Hall

The City of Rockdale’s Planning & Zoning Board will hold a public hearing concerning a request to rezone property at 229 North Wilcox at 3 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

A request to rezone the property from R1 (residential) to C2 (commercial) has been submitted. Board action on the request is also an agenda item.

Elementary principal named in Milano ISD

MILANO—Long time Milano

ISD teacher Ruth Davenpor t was named the district’s elementary principal by trustees in a called meeting Friday. Davenport replaces Stephanie Longoria who resigned earlier this summer. Friday’s meeting was the second in as many days for the school board which is trying to fill positions after more than 10 resignations from administ ration and staff over the summer. Also hired during the meetings were teachers Tasha Terry, Courtney Todd, Angelee Jones and Brad Jones.

AD, ARB set meetings during upcoming week

CAMERON—Milam Appraisal

Dist r ic t (A D) d irec tors w ill meet at 12:10 p.m. Thursday for their annual budget session, then go into regular session at 12:15 , according to Chief Appraiser Pat Moraw. The district’s appraisal review board (ARB) continues tax protest hearings at 9 a.m. Friday. A ll meetings are at the AD’s Cameron headquarters.

Thorndale council tables 4-way stop-sign petition

THOR N DA L E— Cit y council members in Thorndale last Wednesday tabled for a month a petition for a four-way stop sign at Moerbe and Second.

In the interim the city administrator was instructed to look into the cost of a speed bump.


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