Many closings listed for Presidents’ Day Monday

Monday is Presidents’ Day and it will be a holiday for many, but not all, in the Rockdale area.

There will be no classes in the Rockdale, Thorndale, Milano and Thorndale St. Paul’s schools.

But Monday will be a regular school day in the Gause ISD.

Financial institutions will be closed, there’s no mail delivery on routes and the post office will be closed.

City Hall will be closed. The city library is closed every Monday so it will close Saturday instead and be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.

There’s no change in garbage pickup schedules.

Surplus food giveaway Thursday at KC Hall

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.

“Volunteer helpers will be needed and greatly appreciated,” she said. “These distributions depend totally upon our volunteer helpers.”

Call 446-6475 for further information. “Clients are asked to bring sacks or boxes for groceries,” she said.

Milano firefighters set chili supper Saturday

MILANO—The Milano Volunteer Fire Department will hold a chili supper, live and silent auction Saturday in the fire station.

Gary Vinton, spokesman said there will be a live band.

Chili serving begins at 4:30 p.m. and continues until sold out. “It’s available to eat-in or carry out,” he said.

Tickets are priced at $8 for adults, $4 for children 3-12 and children 3 and under eat for free.

“Price includes dessert and drink,” Vinton said.

“The fire department is in need of items for silent and live auctions,” he said. “Donations are gladly accepted. Please call me at 512-429-0364. Your support is appreciated.”

Alcoa Retirees slate first meeting of 2017

The first meeting of the Alcoa Retirees will be March 9 in the Alcoa Lake Training Center, according to Doug Williams, spokesman.

He said setup begins at 4 p.m., doors open at 5 and a short meeting will be held just before the 6 p.m. meal.

“Election of officers will be held at this meeting,” he said.

Williams said dessert group will be retirees with last names beginning with the letters N-Z and there will be no gift exchange, or silent auction during the March meeting.

Lions Club pancake supper ahead Feb. 28th

The Rockdale Lions Club’s annual Mardi Gras Pancake Supper has been scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park.

Hours are 5 to 7 p.m.

Tickets are priced at $8 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12 and children ages 5 and under will eat for free.

The Rockdale High School Jazz Band and the Communities in Concert Band will perform during the event. The pancake supper is a major fund-raiser for the Lions Club.

KC Law Enforcement, VFD dinner Monday

Knights of Columbus Council 7014 will hold its annual law enforcement and volunteer firefighters chili supper Monday at the KC Hall.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with chili served at 6, according to Mike Korenek, KC Community Activities Chair.

He said invitations have been sent out to law enforcement and firefighter personnel.

Farmers market slates meeting in Cameron

CAMERON—A meeting to plan a regional “Farmers Market First Pitch” is set for 1 p.m. Feb. 18 at Founders Hall in The Yards of Cameron (baseball field).

For more information go to or call 254-697- 4970.

Old City Hall topic for March 2nd meeting

A town hall meeting for Rockdale residents to discuss “re-purposing” ideas for the current police station, former Rockdale City Hall, is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Patterson Civic Center.

The building, which served as City Hall from 1895 to 2002 as a new police station is to be erected a few blocks to the east.

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