City workshop to deal with budget issues

Rockdale city council members will meet in a workshop session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in City Hall to discuss the proposed 2013-14 budget and amendments to the 2012-13 budget.

No action may be taken during workshop sessions.

Milano city council to meet on Monday

MILANO—City council members will consider a new ordinance at their regular meeting Monday to establish regulations preventing sexually oriented businesses within the city limits.

That is just one of the listed agenda items for the meeting that will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Milano Civic Center.

Council members will also hold a second public hearing for comments on the proposed annexation of Milano ISD cam- puses, consider a contract with attorney Michelle Lehmkuhl, hear an update from chairman Joe Beaty on the establishment of the Substandard and Dangerous Buildings and Structures citizens committee and set the date for the annual Christmas parade and December council meetings.

Trustees talk teachers, set annual board tour

Rockdale ISD trustees held a workshop session with a representative of the Texas Association of School Boards Tuesday evening to hear discuss a proposed teacher salary increase proposal.

Board members had tabled the matter July 30, after noting the proposal they had been studying for several months apparently did not provide increases for some teachers.

Action was delayed pending a workshop session to obtain more information.

The board will gather again at 10:30 a.m. Friday for its annual pre- school year tour of RISD facilities. There will also be an executive session on personnel.

State Democratic exec to speak August 22nd

CAMERON—Milam County Democrats will have a chance to meet Jakob Stewart, the party’s new political director, in their 7:30 p.m. monthly session Aug. 22 in the law office at 312 South Houston, in Cameron.

Stone said the session is amjoint session of the party and Milam County Democratic Women.

“Anyone interested in helping local Democrats gets elected to county offices in 2014 is invited to attend,” he said.

For more information, call Stone at 512-760-4758.

Cameron hospital hearing changed again

A 20th District Court hearing which was to have provided further clarity on the situation involving Cameron’s Central Texas Hospital has been re-scheduled for a second time.

The hearing, an outgrowth of the legal troubles surrounding hospital leasee Dr. Tariq Mahmoud of Cedar Hill, was to have taken place Monday, Aug. 19.

It has now been re-scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 in 20th District Court.

It was originally to have been held Aug. 2.

But a district court spokesperson said the rescheduled hearing might not be held if the parties involved reach an agreement.

Most recent development is an investigation into records apparently shredded and discovered at the hospital.

Rockdale-based Little River Healthcare stepped in to keep the Cameron hospital in operation three weeks ago.

Other hospitals owned by Dr. Mahmoud have closed.

Line flushing scheduled Aug. 14 in Rockdale

The monthly line flushing by Rockdale city crews is set for overnight Wednesday, Aug. 14, according to City Manager Kelvin Knauf.

Knauf said lines will be flushed in both east and west sections of town. He asked resident to run their cold water taps after arising Thursday morning.

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