Vehicles damaged in area accidents

No serious injuries, but considerable vehicle damages were reported during the past week in two one-vehicle crashes near the same location.

Trooper Jason Adams said a one-vehicle rollover was reported at 5:45 p.m. May 28 on FM 487 near the Rockdale West subdivision.

Driver was listed as Katelyn Montgomery, 18, of Cameron. Vehicle damage was termed extensive.

Another crash on FM 487 near Rockdale West was reported at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, according to Trooper Ernest DelBosque. Driver Jason Vasquez, 22, of Cypress, refused treatment at the scene.

“Very extensive” damage was reported.

Firefighters roll on two calls during past week

Area volunteer fire departments were sent on two calls during the past week.

Rockdale volunteers extinguished 10 burning hay bales in the 1200 block of CR 322 at 4:15 p.m. Monday.

Thorndale volunteers were called to the 3600 block of County Road 432 at 3:11 p.m. Monday for an uncontrolled burn.

Benefit BBQ Saturday at VFW Post 6525

A barbecue benefit in memory of Kurt Matthew Woods will be held Saturday, June 8 at the Rockdale VFW, 978 W. US Hwy 79 in Rockdale.

Thebenefitis tohelphisfamily with funeral costs. Barbecue plates will be $7 and serving will begin at noon. Delivery to businesses available.

Kay N Play Karaoke will provide entertainment all day. There will also be a donation drawing and a live auction with auctioneer John Fisher, starting at 4 p.m.

For more info or directions, call 512-269-8044 or 512-446-2708.

Council to try again for special session Friday

The Rockdale City Council will try again to hold a special session at City Hall, set for 3 p.m. Friday in the council chambers.

A scheduled council session on Monday was canceled due to lack of a quorum.

Only action item on Friday’s agenda is the second reading of an ordinance concerning a structure at 1300 East Cameron.

The city’s building standards commission had declared the structure “substandard or dilapidated” and ordered it demolished in 30 days. The ordinance orders the assessment of a civil penalty and the filing of liens.

Also on the agenda are workshops on the purchase and installation of an automatic meter reading system and the 2013 street paving program.

Blackmon account created at local bank

An account has been set up at Rockdale Federal Credit Union for J.D Blackmon, according to Earlene Youngblood, organizer.

Blackmon was recently diagnosed with liver and kidney failure and is currently at home under hospice care after a six week stay at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

“J.D. and Terry were always the first in line to help with so many fund-raisers in our community, I just felt it was time to help them. The financial burden only adds to their emotional burden,” Youngblood said.

A future fund-raiser is being planned.

Alcoa Retirees slate meeting for June 13th

Alcoa Retirees will met at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in the Alcoa Lake Training Center, according to Doug Williams, spokesman.

Setup is at 4 p.m. and doors open at 5. A meal follows the meeting and there will be a silent auction. Persons with last names A-L are to bring desserts.

Monthly line flushing scheduled for June 12th

The monthly hydrant flushing for Rockdale water lines is scheduled for overnight Wednesday, June 12, according to City Manager Kelvin Knauf.

“Both the east and west sides of town will be flushed during the night,” Knauf said.

He said Rockdale residents are reminded to run their cold water taps upon arising the morning of Thursday, June 13.

“This helps remove sediment which may have been stirred up by the flushing activity,” Knauf said. “Please run the cold water taps until the stream runs clear.”

June, summer make appearance in Rockdale

It’s been a mild spring but don’t tell that to the month of June.

The first day of June was Saturday and the mercury climbed to a scorching 97, serving notice that “sure-enough” summer is on the way.

After what may have been the last cool front of the spring moved through Sunday, bringing rain and highs only in the mid-80s, the temperatures climbed back to the mid 90s for highs and it’s expected to remain there for quite some time.

About a half-inch of rain was recorded during the week.

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