Last two Lions Soup Suppers Jan. 24 & 31
On behalf of Rockdale Noon Lions, I would like to extend a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who came out to the Soup Supper last week.
It was a sellout crowd!
There are just two more Soup Suppers (Jan. 24 and 31) until next January so don’t miss them!
The serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the New Salem Clubhouse at Rockdale Fair Park. Full Story
History, scenery, awe, and never leave the county
I discovered a great place one afternoon last week, a place with history, scenery and some really neat roads, where you can spend some time with nature and the past.
It’s called Milam County. Full Story
Concrete replaced metal over Milam waterways
Milam County has three major rivers, the Little, Brazos and San Gabriel. It also has 10 creeks, Brushy, Yegua, Pond, Cedar, Big Elm, Six-Mile, Sandy, Cannonsnap, Walker and Donahoe.
These waterways support several types and in long past decades varieties of metal bridges to assist travelers.
Many bridges were erected from the 1890s up to the mid 1900s. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Consistent winners don’t always get grand prize
Recent ly, there was an email that got my attention because a place where I invested a lot of time, effort and feelings — Jasper — was in second place. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Wrapping up football season with a little humor
Neighbor Grover sez he practices safe eating by always using condiments. O kay, the collegiate football season ended with Alabama winning the NCAA championship handily over Notre Dame and Johnny Manziel and the Aggies having provided us a lot of thrills—including beating Alabama. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
10 top legislative priorities for senior citizens
Texas legislators began work on Jan. 8 Now is the time to get acquainted with Senator Dr. Charles Schwertner and Representative Dr. Marsha Farney as Milam County is in their districts.
Here are the 10 top legislative priorities as recommended by the 2012 Texas Silver Haired Legislature: Full Story
KNOW YOUR CITY
City manager reviews highlights of 2012 in Rockdale
There were many highlights for 2012 in the City of Rockdale with the following city council and city government actions:
Rehabilitation of the airport and runway wells; establishment of utility project priorities; adoption of a 10 a-year capital improvement program for the water system. Full Story
Road paving proposed
Last week I presented a summary of our 2012 financial performance on the General Fund, relating we had ended the year under the $10.3 million budget by 5.4% and under collections vs. expenditures by $160,000 which al lowed us to grow our General Fund reserves from $400,000 to some $560,000. Full Story