Dr. Lucile Estell (seated) inscribes a copy of her recent book Full Story
Democrats gather in Rockdale
Milam County hosted a daylong grass-roots training session Saturday for county-level Democratic Party officials in Senate District 5 at the United Steelworkers Local 4895 Union Hall, according to Richard Stone, county chair.
The session was hosted by the Milam County Democratic Party and Democratic Women. Full Story
Jones named principal by Milano ISD trustees
MILANO—Brad Jones, a former Milano High School principal was named the districts secondary (grades 6-12) principal last week by MISD trustees. Full Story
A Reporter newsbrief last week incorrectly reported city council action would be required to accept the recent resignation of David Akin, who had been public works director. That’s incorrect. The city manager has the authority to unilaterally accept such a resignation. Full Story
LOTS OF BADGES
LOTS OF BADGES—A variety of law enforcement personnel were in evidence at the fire station Thursday as Rockdale was the site for a monthly “networking” gathering of enforcement agen Full Story
Troopers get calls to area road crashes
South Milam County calls for area state troopers during the week included:
• 6:10 a.m. Thursday, US 79 west of Rockdale, vehicle hit deer; driver, Douglas Finch, 58, Thorndale, moderate damages.— Trooper Broderick Sims. Full Story
Bailey Bank Building 100th celebration
A large crowd attended the 100th celebration of the Bailey Bank Building in Milano on Friday night at the town’s civic center. July 27 marked a century since the opening of the bank. Full Story
Alcoa seeks permits for 24 new water wells
Alcoa is seeking permits to drill 24 new water wells on land it owns southwest of Rockdale.
The aluminum company is also asking the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) that it be allowed to also produce water from 32 of 60 “historic use” wells. Full Story
Owners reminded: aerobic septic maintenance required
The Milam County Health Department would like to remind citizens that a maintenance contract with a certified maintenance provider is required on all aerobic septic systems. As per Title 30 TAC Chapter 285.7(d) (2) it is the owner’s responsibility (not the maintenance provider) to submit a signed copy of the maintenance contract to the permitting authority. Full Story
MISD open house, ‘Meet the Eagles’ set Aug. 22 MILANO news
The annual Mi lano ISD “open house” and “Meet the Eagles” night will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22. The open house at each campus will be held from 6-6:50 p.m., with the “Meet the Eagles”, an introduction of the fall sports teams and MISD staff, will be held at 7 p.m. in the MHS gym. Full Story
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