Monthly food bank visit ahead Thursday

The Capital Area Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry will hold its monthly distribution in Rockdale at 9 a.m. Thursday in the KC Hall parking lot, according to Denise Sifuentes, spokesperson.

“Since the distribution relies totally on volunteer help, volunteers will be needed and greatly appreciated,” she said.

Call Sifuentes at 512-446- 6475 for further information.

Distributions are held the third Thursday of each month and clients are asked to bring sacks, boxes or other containers to collect groceries.

Council accepts city secretary retirement

THORNDALE— City council members in Thorndale voted to accept the resignation of long time city secretary Denise Melde at their regular meeting on June 11. (See separate story 1A).

The council also approved an ordinance regulating burning in the city limits and the hiring of a part time police officer.

Thorndale city administrator Keith Kiesling also told the council he is still looking into options for opening the pool this summer.

MilamAD board to meet Thursday

CAMERON—Milam Appraisal District (MilamAD) board of directors will hold public hearings during their regular meeting set for 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Directors will hold a public hearing to receive comments and questions concerning the 2014 proposed budget amendment and 2015 proposed budget.

They will also take possible action to approve a resolution appointing an ARB chairman, vice chairman, and secretary for 2014 term.

The meeting will take place at the Milam Appraisal District office, 120B N Houston St. in Cameron.

Milano hosting GMA meeting on June 27

MILANO—Five area groundwater conservation districts will gather in the Milano Civic Center at 10 a.m. June 27 for a Groundwater Management Area 12 session.

Those districts are the Post Oak Savannah, Fayette County, Lost Pines, Mid-East Texas and Brazos Valley GCDs.

Agenda items include groundwater-surface water interaction report, the state water code, regional water planning group representation and improvements to current aquifer models.

Council hears animal ordinance reading

MILANO—Milano city council members held their first reading of the “animal at large ordinance” at their regular meeting Monday at the Milano Civic Center.

The second reading of that ordinance is set for the July 2 meeting.

The council also accepted the letter of disbandment from the Board of Adjustments and Appeals Committee. A new committee is being formed, with two members already appointed.

Council members also voted to rename parts of county and farm-to-market roads that are in the city limits. FM 3242 to the city limits is Hanover Road, CR 342 is Frameville Road, CR 339 is Bullock Road, CR 340 is Old Santa Fe Road and CR 330 is Buer Springs Road.

The council also voted to adopt the amended Oct. 2013 to Sept. 2014 budget.

Brashear, Felton book signings set Monday

CAMERON—Friends of the Cameron Public Library are hosting a book signing for authors Angie Brashear, of Cameron, and Trey Felton, of Thorndale on Monday, June 23 at the library, according to the group’s treasurer Tricia Harwell.

The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. with refreshments and door prizes available.

Both of these authors appeared at Rockdale’s Tejas Art and Book Festival in March.

DPS investigates two wrecks during week

Department of Public Safety officials said troopers investigated two accidents on South Milam County roads over the last week.

On June 12, Kelsy Jenkins, 16, of Rockdale, rolled her Chevrolet truck on CR 322 around 2:55 a.m. Neither the driver nor three passengers were injured. The truck received moderate damage.

At 4:15 a.m. Saturday, 18-year-old Kelsey Westbrook, of Milano, hit a deer on FM 908 near CR 302. No injuries were reported and damage to the Nissan Pathfinder was minor.

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