No changes in totals from Dec. 21 election
Rockdale city council members met briefly Monday to canvass returns from the Dec. 21 special east ward city council election and made no changes to the ballot totals reported after polls closed election night.
Leroy Phillips defeated Denise Holmes Wallace 42-24 for the position vacated by Melody Dawson in September. Full Story
No injuries reported for pair of FM 1712 wrecks
State Trooper J. C. Brooks investigated a pair of traffic accidents on consecutive days on FM 1712 north of Rockdale.
Brooks said a vehicle operated by Ashley Jenkins, 18, of Rockdale sustained moderate damage in a 7:55 a.m. Saturday accident.
He said the vehicle ran off the roadway.
A second one-vehicle accident was reported the next day, at 12:53 a.m. Full Story
Firefighters make calls during holiday week
Volunteer firefighters throughout South Milam County made numerous calls during the past week.
Milano and Rockdale VFDs responded to a pasture and hay fire Sunday morning on County Road 327.
Milano firefighters were called out first and the Rockdale VFD was summoned for aid.
First call came in, and was toned out, at 11:18 a.m.
A barn was threatened by the blaze. Full Story
Friday first day to ask for primary mail ballot
The March 4 Republican and Democratic Primaries are a long way off, but there’s already a date on the long election calender next week.
Friday is the first day to request a mail-in ballot from the elections division of the county clerk’s office.
Deadline to register to vote before the primary elections is Feb. 3. Full Story
Superintendent search is resuming in RISD
The search for a successor to Dr. Howell Wright continues at Rockdale ISD this week.
Lee Jenkins, RISD board president, said the position is being posted as vacant in January.
Donald Denbow has been serving as interim superintendent since Vicki Bridges of Grand Prairie, trustees choice during a 2013 search, turned down the job June 30. Full Story