Alcoa-LCRA agreement off
River authority ‘does not elect’ to purchase land, water rights
The proposed purchase of 34,000 acres of land—and extensive water rights—at the former Alcoa Rockdale Operations by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) is off. Full Story
WHAT’S THAT STUFF?
They’re only in grades K-2 so they may not have seen rain before. Okay, the drought hasn’t been going on that long but when a 2-inch deluge hit Rockdale just as school was letting out Friday it made for a wet commute from Rockdale Elementary School and other venues. Full Story
Rabid bat at TISD prompts caution, alert by officials
‘No contact with students’; staff inspects facilities
A rabid bat was discovered on a Thorndale ISD playground last week by a school maintenance worker.
No students came into contact with the diseased bat, which was then collected by police, but the community is asked to be on the alert.
Dr. Craig Spinn, Thorndale ISD superintendent, said the bat was discovered last Wednesday near the old (Quonset Hut) gym. Full Story
Beauty shop’s 75-year history had wrestler, culture changes, by George!
I n 1938 most Americans were just learning the name of some crazy German guy who was stirring up things in Europe.
Orson Welles had half the nation thinking the Martians were invading New Jersey, Little Orphan Annie was on the radio and filming began on a little movie called “Gone With the Wind.” Full Story
Milano alumni reunion, meal Saturday
The Milano Ex- Students Association reunion and luncheon will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at Milano High School. A catered meal by The Crossing will be served at noon. For more information on the reunion, contact Carolyn Hafley, 512-455-2473.
This is always a fun time to visit with old and new friends. Full Story
Youth soccer games this weekend in Gause
The Gause soccer teams will be hosting the games this Saturday at the fields on the school grounds here in Gause. Games get underway around 8:15 a.m. The Gause 4-H Club will have a concession stand. The opening games in Cameron were postponed this past Saturday because of the wonderful rains. Full Story
The Rockdale High School Golden Girls didn’t let a little rain slow them down as they performed at halftime of the Rockdale-Liberty Hill game on the road Friday. From left, Yulissa Garcia, Suzi Arvizu, Jaycee Henderson, Taylor Wilson, Artisha Willis (drill team captain) and Lexis Garcia. Next performance for the Golden Girls will be this Friday in Smithville. Full Story
If you looked up “faithful fans” in the dictionary you ought to find a photo very much like this one. Many Rockdale fans drove 60 miles to Liberty Hill Friday night and sat in the rain to watch their Tigers take on the Panthers. Full Story
GETTING IN LINE—
The KC Hall parking lot is a busy place each third Thursday of the month when the Capital Area Food Bank of Austin brings its truck to town for monthly free surplus food distributions. Over 200 persons were served at the September event on Thursday. There are no requirements to receive surplus food but recipients are asked to bring sacks and boxes for the groceries each month. Full Story
Milam’s jobless on slow decline
Downward trend continuing in surrounding counties
AUSTIN— Unemployment rates around the area saw a slight fall for August, according to numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) on Friday. This is the second straight month to show the small decrease in local jobless rates.
Milam County’s August rate was at 7.2 percent, compared with 7.4 in July and 7.5 in June. Full Story
Tricky joint account Dear Dave, Full Story