WATER WORKSHOP—Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) recently held workshops in Milano and Caldwell for all retail water providers in the district, including cities, water supply districts and municipal utility districts. About 65 persons attended the two sessions. Full Story
Seven draw 20th District Court sentences
CAMERON—Seven persons drew sentences last week in 20th District Court, according to Prosecutor Bill Torrey, who listed case dispositions as follows: Full Story
Post office ending Saturday delivery this year
In the latest in a series of cost-cutting move, the U. S. Postal Service announced last week it would end Saturday home mail delivery beginning the week of Aug. 5.
Postmaster General, and CEO, Patrick Donahoe said the switch would save the postal service about $2 billion annually. Full Story
BIGGEST EVENT YET—This quilt donated to the Milano Volunteer Fire Department brought in $475 during the group’s annual chili supper fundraiser held Saturday at the Milano Civic Center. Full Story
POSGCD denies permit re-hearing plea
MILANO—On a 6-0 vote, with one abstention, Monday, the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) board denied a request to re-hear the Alcoa water well permit approved on Nov. 13. Full Story
ONE MORE WEEK—TxDOT had announced FM 486 just south of San Gabriel, at the San Gabriel River, would narrow to one lane on Monday but, on that rainy day, drivers were greeted with a sign announcing the switch was to be Tuesday, Feb. 19. Full Story
Tejas Fest, car show ahead March 1-2
Authors, vehicles featured downtown
Some “high-octane” authors and motorized vehicles will be in downtown Rockdale the first weekend in March.
Rockdale will host its seventh annual Tejas Fest, with most events Saturday, March 2, with authors, artists, events for children, food and plenty of history. Full Story
Winners announced from Milano VFD fund-raiser
Winners have been announced from the annual Milano Volunteer Fire Department fund-raiser. They names were drawn during the group’s chili supper held at the Milano Civic Center on Saturday night. Organizers said it was the most money they had ever raised at the chili supper. Full Story
ATTORNEY GENERAL VISITS—Texas Attorney General Jim Abbott (lower left) visited Milam County last week as keynote speaker of the Milam County Republican Woman’s annual Reagan Day Dinner in Full Story
MANOR OAKS NEWS
Love Is In The Air. Happy Valentine’s Day to all our staff, residents, families and the community. Full Story
Brenham’s book event grows to four days
BRENHAM—An annual attraction, Brenham has expanded its Used Book Sale three days to four, Feb. 20-23, at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Brenham. Full Story
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