Shredder to visit Rockdale March 7th

A commercial cross shredder will be back in Rockdale on Friday, March 7, according to Chamber secretary Denise Brock. in a community service project sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club.

The shredder will be at the Chamber building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individuals and businesses are welcome to use the shredder, with it free for individuals and 16-cents per pound or less.

Those interested are asked to contact the Chamber, 512-446-2030, to let them know you will be there March 7.

Water board vote may come Monday

CAMERON—Milam County Commissioners could make a decision on filling a vacancy on the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District board as soon as their regular meeting on Monday.

Carrol Glaser of Rockdale resigned from the board Jan. 13 and commissioners said applications to serve from persons other than those who already applied last November would be accepted.

Bill Graham was the person submitting an application by the deadline.

Whoever is appointed will serve out the remainder of Glaser’s term, which expires Dec. 31, 2015.

Rotary selling lawn fertilizer

Members of the Rockdale Rotary Club are conducting their annual sale of lawn fertilizer, and will deliver the product to customers’ homes in early March.

Proceeds go to the club’s scholarship fund. Last year the club awarded $10,000 in scholarships to deserving RHS seniors.

The bags, priced at $13, are a 15-5-10 blend recommended for Rockdale’s sandy soils by Texas A&M specialists. The price is unchanged over the last four years.

Buyers may place orders by calling Kerry Starnes, sales chair, at 512-446-5841, or by contacting any Rotarian.

RVFD fund raiser ahead April 5th

The annual Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department Fund Raiser will be held April 5 at the KC Hall, according to spokesman Mike Korenek.

Korenek said tickets to the annual event which has an $11,000 gift card as first prize, will be first sold to those who purchased them last year.

“There is a waiting list,” he said. “For more information call me at 512-446-6577 or Dwayne David at 512- 446-7328.”

One treated after Sunday accident

An 18-year-old Rockdale resident was treated at Scott & White Hospital after a one-vehicle crash at 3:40 a.m. on US 79 east of Rockdale.

Trooper Ernest DelBosque said Emily McCoy fell asleep and ran off the road.

Vehicle damages were termed “extensive.”

Thorndale police health fair Feb. 22

THORNDALE—The Thorndale Police Department will host a health fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, according to Police Chief Martin Jackson.

Location is the Chamber office, 120 South Main. Information on blood pressure, immunizations, healthy eating, dental care, public safety, emergency medical services, emergency preparedness and Texas Star Medicaid plans will be available, he said.

Area VFDs answer calls during week

Fire calls for South Milam volunteer fire departments during the past week:

• 12:16 p.m. Feb. 13, grass fire, FM 3242, Milano VFD.

• 6:54 a.m. Friday, “burning smell,” 401 East Third, Rockdale VFD.

• 4:05 p.m. Friday, grass fire, 5800 block of CR 322, Rockdale VFD.

• 9:39 p.m. Friday, “something burning in room,” Whip-O-Will Drive, unable to locate, Rockdale VFD.

POSGCD board sets Thursday meeting

MILANO—The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the district headquarters. That’s a change from the normal Tuesday date.

Items on the agenda include groundwater district grant applications from the City of Snook and the Tunis Water Supply Corporation, a complaint filed with the Texas Attorney General and joint planning for Desired Future Conditions (DFC) and future processes for evaluating district DFCs.

City of Thorndale makes appointments

THORNDALE—Thorndale City Council members made a number of appointments during their regular session last Wednesday.

Leroy Cast and Vernon Reimer were named to the Housing Authority Board.

Louis Alvarez, Brian Morton and Gerald Niemtschk were appointed to the Economic Development Corporation Board.

Council members discussed a proposed ordinance regulating outside burning.


Henry Miller, spokesman for Springfield Baptist Church has advised The Reporter that in addition to the parishioners pictured in the Feb. 6 Reporter, credited with saving the life of an elderly worshiper during a church service by administering first aid, Liz McQuitter was the first person to check pulse and heart rate.

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