Deere Deere CrimeStoppers seek fugitive, info in Milam

Milam County CrimeStoppers, and Rockdale Police are seeking Anthony Paul Deere on a felony warrant for sexual assault of a child.

Anyone with informat ion should contact CrimeStoppers at 1-888-697- TIPS (8477) or Rockdale Police at 512-446- 3436 Location: County Road 461 south of Thorndale

CRIME OF WEEK—Crime Stoppers is also seeking information on a Nov. 7 burglary of a building on County Road 461 south of Thorndale.

Items taken include a meat grinder, two GPS systems, 1/2-inch impact Chicago wrench, 3/4-inch Chicago impact wrench, Mossberg 12-gauge pump shotgun, three Remington 12-gauge pump shotguns, 410 Remington pump shotgun, Remington 22-cal. single-shot rifle, Remington 22-cal. semi auto rifle with scope, 12-gauge double barrel shotgun with hole drilled in stock and filled with BB’s for weight, Miller 375 Xtreme plasma cutter, red heavy steel tool box with assorted tools, 12-gauge bolt action shotgun, 18-volt cordless drill, 1/2-inch impact wrench.

Thorndale Cares plans 2012 Christmas drive

T HOR N DA L E—Thor nd a le Cares, the annual Christmas cheer drive for the need in the Thorndale area is gearing up for its 2012 effort, according to Susan Sekaquaptewa, spokesperson.

She said donations of food, toys and coats are needed for this years drive.

Application forms nominating families to be served by Thorndale Cares are available from Sekaquaptewa at Thorndale Elementary School.

She said on Friday, Dec. 21, Thorndale High School honor students will pack boxes of donated items in the TISD lunchroom. Boxes will be delivered on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 22.

“Anyone and everyone is welcome to help with any of these activities,” she said.

City of Thorndale raises fees on several services

THORNDALE—City council members in Thorndale, meeting in regular session last Wednesday, increased fees in a number of areas.

Fees include:

Water deposit, from $100 to $150; reinstatement of services, $150 to $200; connection fee, $25 to $35.

Water tap fee, $400 to $800; mobile home permit, 8-1/2 cents per square foot to $100.

Pavilion rental, $25 to $50; pavilion deposit, no change (stays $100).

On-premises beer-wine, $87.50 to $100 per year; off-premises beer-wine, $75 to $100 per year.

City Secretary Denise Melde said there were also increases in garbage fees.

Santa Letter signup scheduled for Roundup

Christmas Roundup’s “Letters from Santa” fund-raiser is in its second year.

The personalized letters “from Santa” are printed on quality themed paper and addressed to the child.

Cost is $5 with checks payable to Christmas Roundup. Personalized acrylic ornaments are on sale for $5 each.

To purchase, contact Jocelyn Lewis at or see the ad on page 6C of this week’s Reporter.

Milam AD passes comptroller review

CAMERON— The Mil am Appraisal District (AD) recently received an excellent rating in the 2012 Methods and Assistance Program Review, conducted by the comptroller’s office, according to Chief Appraiser Pat Moraw, who said the review is required by statute.

“The review is designed to determine whether appraisal districts are meeting minimum requirements for performing statutory and appraisal duties,” she said.

Moraw said the comptroller is required to review districts for governance, taxpayer assistance, operating procedures, appraisal standards and methodology.

“Our review is complete and findings were termed excellent in all categories,” Moraw said.

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