MILANO GIVES THE GIFT OF LIFE—
Milano High School students Tyler Gann (left), Alex Ferrara and Kody Love (background) donate blood during the school’s blood drive on Monday at the old band hall building. The event was sponsored by the Milano National Honor Society and the American Red Cross. NHS sponsor John Hughes said 32 units were donated. Full Story
Woman arrested for throwing hot beans
An 48-year-old Rockdale woman remained in jail a week after she was arrested for throwing a hot plate of food at an elderly family member. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY JAIL LOG
Here is the jail log from Jan. 21-27 from the Milam County Sheriff’s Department.
Jail logs list all persons charged with offenses through the county jail docket. Charges may change during the process. Persons are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Full Story
ALL FIRED UP—
The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department’s ‘All Fired Up’ fundraiser at The Ranch on Friday night was another huge success. RVFD members cooked, waited tables and tended bar for tips. The popular band People’s Choice provided the night’s entertainment. A little more than $5,700 was raised. Above, kitchen crew (L-R) Dwayne David and Mike Korenek serve up some laughs. Full Story
Dispatchers busy with calls about ice
Dispatch at the Milam County Sheriff’s Department was quite busy over the week, especially during the hard freezes the area experienced. Full Story
Chief tells how, when to contact Thorndale PD
In an effort to be more responsive and provide greater service to our community, the Thorndale Police Department has developed new ways to reach an officer.
In an emergency, critical incident or urgent need of assistance, please c all 911. A n emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. Full Story
Milam’s jobless rate falls for second straight month
Texas, U.S. numbers also fall for month
AUSTIN— Unemployment rates for most of the area saw a decrease for the second straight month, according to numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) on Friday.
Milam County’s December non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 6.3 percent, compared with 6.6 in November. It was 6.7 for October. Full Story
Updated property tax information now available
CAMERON—New and updated property tax information has just been compiled by Milam Appraisal District and is available now to assist taxpayers. This property tax information is current and covers a wide range of topics, such as taxpayer remedies, exemptions and appraisals, and is of value to select groups, such as disabled veterans and persons who are age 65 and older. Full Story
POSGCD to hold public hearing on amending rules
Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) will hold a public hearing on the “Rules of Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District” at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20.
The board of directors will consider amending the rules at the board meeting following the public hearing. Full Story
Fire calls dispatched from the Rockdale PoliceDepartment during the past week as follows:• 11:10 a.m. Jan. 22, unreported controlled burn,CR 301/CR 352, Gause VFD.• 7:16 p.m. Thursday, one vehicle rollover on US79, Milano VFD.• 8:02 p.m. Friday, one vehicle accident, BrazosRiver Bridge, Gause and Hearne VFDs. Full Story
Communities in Concert Band resumes rehearsals on Sundays
Group welcomes new musicians to join in ‘fun effort’
After a short break from holiday performances, the Communities in Concert Band has resumed regular rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. Sundays in Peace Lutheran Church fellowship hall.
Band members come from area communities, representing a wide variety of ages, to play a broad spectrum of band music and perform at every opportunity. Full Story
TACC announces spring events
‘Meet the candidates’ set for February 10
The Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) met in their regular monthly meeting on Jan. 22 and set the following spring events. Full Story