Water topic for Master Naturalists gathering
The Texas Master Naturalist El Camino Real Chapter (Milam County) hosted a presentation on “Saving Water for Wildlife” at the George Hill Patterson Community Center in Rockdale Thursday. Full Story
FOR THE ‘TOP COPS’—The Rockdale Rotary Club recently donated $300 to the Rockdale Police Department to assist with its officer of the month program. Full Story
Alcoa-LCRA talks survive tie votes
Alcoa and the Lower Colorado River (LCRA) are still talking after the proposed purchase of what was once Rockdale Operations survived a couple of tie votes at an LCRA board meeting last Wednesday.
The LCRA board emerged from an executive session to deadlock 7-7 on two votes crucial to the proposed deal.
One of those votes was actually to terminate the negotiations with Alcoa. Full Story
RUSH HOUR WRECK—This 4:53 p.m. Full Story
Seven get sentences in 20th District Court
CAMERON—Seven persons drew sentences in 20th District Court action last week, according to Prosecutor Bill Torrey.
He listed case dispositions as follows:
• Daniel Wayne Tovar, 30, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to assault family violence, three years deferred adjudication probation, anger management, $500 fine. Full Story
DPS called to area accidents
Rockdale-area accidents investigated by the Department of Public Safety state troopers during the past week were listed as follows:
• 10:20 a.m. Feb. 18, FM 486 north of Thorndale, driver, Maria Gonzales, 27, Taylor, vehicle went through fence, no injuries, moderate damages. Full Story
Annual Louis Run set for March 23
To start off March Madness, Thorndale will be alive with the thunder of motorcycles on Saturday, March 23, when the town plays host to the Louis Run, a motorcycle event with a heart. Riders from all over Texas will descend on Thorndale to ride in this signature event to help raise money for a charitable cause. Full Story
Deferred property tax payments available for some
CAMERON—Milam Appraisal District reminds homeowners who are age 65 or older or who are disabled as defined by law may postpone or defer paying current and delinquent property taxes on their homes. Homeowners may sign a tax deferral affidavit at the Milam Appraisal District office. Full Story
Request for information by Milam Appraisal District
CAMERON—Milam Appraisal District is in the process of reviewing property values for the 2013 Appraisal Roll. Commercial property owners were mailed an income survey letter to aid the District in the appraisal process. The letter provides the taxpayer direct input into the valuation of commercial property in our county. Full Story
Milam County youngsters place at SALE
Throughout February 4-Hers competed in a number of contests at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition & Rodeo. We had participants in the following events: photography contest, horse judging, horse quiz bowl, consumer decision making contest, livestock judging, as well as showing of steers, heifers, lambs and goats. Full Story