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Rockdale Homecoming June 9th at civic center

The 2013 Rockdale Homecoming Association is June 9, at the Patterson Center. Activities start around 9:30 a.m. with visiting Receiving special recognition this year will be the Rockdale High School graduating class of 1963.

“Everyone is encouraged to come to the Homecoming and welcome visitors ‘back home’ to Rockdale,” Gerry Offield, president of the Rockdale Homecoming Association, said. “This is a community-wide event.

A lunch catered by Terri York Sandoval will be served at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $12.00 per person.

No reservations are necessary. Tickets will be available at the door.

This is the 79th annual homecoming.

Smoke damage Monday in Rockdale stove blaze

Rockdale volunteer firefighters answered a stove fire call at 8”09 p.m. Monday to a Bell Street residence.

Firefighters said there was “very little” fire damage but the residence filled with smoke which had to be removed.

Milano volunteers answered a grass fire call at 8:23 p.m. Saturday on County Road 327.

One taken to hospital after South Milam crash

State Troopers investigated two crashes in the rural areas of South Milam County during the past week.

Trooper Zach Martinez of Falls County was called to an 8:09 a.m. May 15 one-vehicle crash on FM 908 off County Road 316.

He said the driver, 26-year-old Norma Nunez of Rockdale was taken to Scott & White Hospital, Temple, following the crash.

Vehicle damages were termed moderate, according to the DPS.

Trooper Jacob Adams said there were no injuries in a one-vehicle crash at 4:05 p.m. May 14 on County Road 353, south of CR 341.

Driver was listed as Karen Rose, 40, of Gause.

Adams said her vehicle sustained minor damage when it was in collision with a calf.

Milano ISD trustees set to meet on Thursday

MILANO—Milano ISD trustees will administer oaths of office to re-elected board members and reorganize the board at their regular meeting set from 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at the MHS library.

Incumbents Carl Blake, Lynette Taylor, Dewey Steinbecker and Shawn Walton were re- elected during the May 11 school board election.

Other agenda items include hearing results from STAAR and TAKS testing, as well as recognizing students for participation in regional UIL academic, state golf and regional and state track and field meets.

Milano council tables several ordinance ideas

MILANO—Milano city council members tabled a long list of considered ordinances at their regular meeting on Monday night. The list included ordinances about sex offenders, curfews, burn band and dogs, among others.

The ordinances were tabled until the council’s June meeting.

Council members amended two ordinances, the dangerous building ordinance and reserve officer ordinance.

Members also voted to accept two applications and denied one to move mobile homes into the city limits. City officials said the one denial was due to the age and condition of the mobile home.

In a called meeting before the regular session, council members named Carol Newman mayor pro- tem and discussed bank accounts for a future Milano Police Department and the new tax rate collections.

Pregnancy center sets annual fund-raiser

Place of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center will hold its 2nd annual Hope Night at 6 p.m. Saturday, June, 1 at Downtown Cafe, 118 S. Main St. in Thorndale, according to Ginger Green, spokesperson.

“ This will be a family style Mexican meal, with a live auction, silent auction and a big prize drawing,” Greene said. “ There will also be a live band.”

Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Call 512-446- 2220 for tickets.

May 30 deadline for RISD pupil transfers

Parents of students transferring into the Rockdale ISD from other districts are reminded that May 30 is the deadline to apply for student transfers in the 2013-14 term, according to Dr. Howell Wright, superintendent.

There is no transfer fee, he said.

Transfer forms may be completed by contacting Donna Melcher at the superintendent’s office, 520 West Davilla, during regular office hours Monday through Friday.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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