BRIDGING THE GAP—
Antonio Castillo (ladder) and Victor Sanchez had a big job to do last week, putting together six modular buildings to from what will be a new toxicology lab on the grounds of Richards Memorial Hospital. The 960-square-foot lab is scheduled to be up and running by Sept. 1 and will perform basic toxicology testing. Full Story
Music, garage sales on the way
Put a song in your heart. First annual Rise Up Music Festival is coming on Labor Day weekend.
Headline bands are Mikeschair, Citizen Way, Michael James Band, Whitlee Casey and Matt Adler. There will be several local bands as well.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Full Story
Milam unemployment rate up to 6.4 percent
Lee County only drop
Unemployment rates rose for Milam and all surrounding counties in July, according to numbers released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
Milam County’s July non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.4 percent, compared with 6.0 in June. It was 5.4 in April. Full Story
Sign-up now under way for citywide garage sales
Two-day event set for September 6-7
There’s a little less than two weeks to sign up for a five-dollar deal that will publicize your garage or yard sale in advance of Rockdale’s annual citywide event.
On Saturday, Sept 6, and Sunday, Sept. 7, Rockdale will turn into one giant garage in the annual event sponsored by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. Full Story
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