Five draw sentences in 2oth District court
CAMERON—Five persons drew sentences in 20th District Court last week, including a 24-year-old Harker Heights man who was assessed a 10-year prison term on a drug charge.
(See sheriff’s report, page 3A).
Prosecutor Kerry Spears listed other case dispositions as follows: Full Story
RENAISSANCE OPEN HOUSE—
Visitors pause in the reception area of Renaissance Villa during that facility’s open house last Tuesday. The event was to showcase remodeling at the 45-bed facility which is one of the few centers of its kind in the state. Full Story
LARGEST YET—Thursday’s visit to the KC Hall parking lot by the Capital Area Food Bank was the largest yet with 230 persons served, according to Doug Williams, spokesman. Full Story
Thirty-one draw indictments from grand jurors Thursday
CAMERON—Thirty-one persons were indicted by a Milam County Grand Jury on Thursday.
Prosecutor Kerry Spears listed indictments as follows:
• Wendell Lee Stevens, 20, Rockdale, theft of property ($1,500 to $20,000).
• Allen Dale Bayer, 23, Rockdale, theft of property ($1,500 to $20,000). Full Story
ONE WILL REIGN
ONE WILL REIGN—The RHS 2012 homecoming queen will be crowned during halftime ceremonies of the Rockdale-Smithville football game on Friday night. Full Story
‘El Camino’ sign ceremony Oct. 8
Senator Hutchison to speak as Milam first to get markers
Kay Bailey Hutchison will make one of her final appearances while serving as a United States Senator in the Rockdale area.
Hutchison (R-Texas) will unveil the first National Park Service signs along the entire 2,500-mile trail, and will deliver the keynote address, during an unveiling ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Apache Pass. Full Story
City okays 71-cent tax rate
New budget has 9-percent pay hike, ‘step’ increases for police
The Rockdale City Council on Thursday approved a 71-cent tax rate for 2012-13, up just over four cents from the current 66.9295.
That rate supports an $8,287,156 city operating budget.
Other budgets have also been adopted, including a self-supporting enterprise (water and wastewater) budget and a $3,693,162 capital budget. Full Story
Sugar Loaf Fun Run set Saturday
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Just a reminder that the Gause ISD Booster Club will sponsor its Sugar Loaf Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 29. If you want to be a part of this be at the Gause School gym at 8 a.m. If you need more info please call the school at 979-279-5891. Full Story
Delegates spoke at meeting
Republican Women of Milam County meet on third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. The September meeting was held on Sept. 18 at Budget Host Hotel in Cameron.
The program was presented by Donna Davidson from Lee County and Mark Boldger of Burleson County. Their presentation was on the National Republican Convention in Tampa, Florida. Full Story
Mobile pet clinic set October 4 in Rockdale
The Rockdale Emancipet mobile clinics have scheduled their next visit to Rockdale for Thursday, October 4.
Future clinics are planned for the first Thursdays of each month, according to Kim Brown, spokesperson.
Emancipet Mobile Clinic will be at S&S Auto, 1901 W. Cameron Avenue (next to Rockdale Federal Credit Union). Full Story
FUN DAY—The 4th Annual Special Needs Family Fun Day was held on September 15 at the Rockdale Fair Park. “We had over 100 people attend the event. Full Story
MANOR OAKS NEWS
Congratulations to Carla Melton, our September Employee of the Month. Carla shows on a regular basis that our residents are the most important thing to her. She continuously shows her hard work and dedication to the Manor Oaks Family.
Our September Resident of the Month is Wondra Clark. Wondra is a wonderful addition to our family. She is always smiling and we love her dearly. Full Story
Barn Church to host youth rally Saturday
Barn Church of Milano will host a youth rally on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the church, located at 733 Holdiness Lane. A hot dog meal will be served at 6 p.m. and music will start at 7 p.m. For more information, call 512-455-2431 or 254-718-0133. All youth of Milam County and the surrounding areas are invited to attend. Full Story
Texas health department issues pertussis advisory
Citing six deaths and more than 1,000 confirmed cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, in Texas so far this year, the Texas Department of State Health Services is issuing a health advisory urging immunization against the potentially lethal illness. Full Story