Rockdale trucker dies in Houston-area crash

At presstime Wednesday the Harris County Sheriff’s Department had not released the name of a Rockdale truck driver killed in a Tuesday crash on US 290 near the Barker-Cypress exit.

A passenger, also believed to be from Rockdale, was hospitalized.

The crash closed the busy freeway for more than 17 hours.

Hospital clinics will open on Good Friday

Due to demand, medical providers Kelli Short and Jill Holcomb have volunteered to keep two Little River Medical Center clinics open on Good Friday, April 18.

Zach Zavoral, LR spokesman said Rockdale (Richards Memorial) Family Care Center Suite A will be open from 8 a.m. to 12-noon, as will LR’s Cameron Medical Clinic.

Newlin set to speak at ‘Family Matters’

Lt. J. D. Newlin of the Rockdale Police Department will be the speaker at the next Family Matters session, set for Wednesday, April 23, in the fellow- ship hall of St. John’s United Methodist Church.

Organizer Raymon Puente said a light meal will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the program from 6:30 to 7:30.

The program, on crime prevention, will cover home intrusions, prevention and reaction, how to sign up for a home inspection and will include a question and answer session. The public is invited to attend,

Aging council sets visit to senior center

The Area Agency in Aging of Central Texas will be at the Rockdale Multi-Service Center Thursday to meet with individuals concerning questions on Medicare, Extra Help, Medicaid, Nursing Home Medicaid, Long- Term Care Planning and Social Security.

Anyone wanting to meet with benefits counselor Sue Farrell may call 800- 447-7169 to schedule an appointment.

MISD trustees to meet Thursday evening

MILANO¬≠— Milano ISD trustees are set to meet Thursday in the MHS library. Agenda items include teacher contracts, Pre-Kindergarten guidelines, canceling the May 10 board election and the possible use of the old elementary school as a food bank.

The meeting is set to start at 7 p.m.

Milano council hears disannexation request

MILANO—City council members in Milano head a request to have property disannexed from the city during its regular meeting Monday at the town’s civic center.

Resident Joey Willingham made his request to the council, but action was tabled.

Council members also set the July 4 parade for 10:30 a.m. A free hot dog lunch will be served following the parade.

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