All of Milam County’s school districts are now back in classes, both in-person and online. Milano ISD was the final one to get underway with a Thursday start. “It went very smoothly even with all the new procedures put in place. Great cooperation by students, parents and staff,” Supt. Robert Westbrook said. Above are Milano Elementary teachers who said “welcome back” to students before the first day with this photo posted online.
The start of the 2020-2021 school year was anything but ‘normal’ Thursday, due to COVID-19, but you couldn’t have told it from the usual coming-to-school traffic coming up Childress Street in front of Rockdale High School. By this Thursday all Milam County students will be back in classrooms or enrolled in online learning. (See story page 1A). Don’t worry about the ambulance in this photo. Rockdale’s ambulance base is on Childress.
Aristotle once famously said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
The “new” general manager at Rockdale Country Ford is new about like Tom Brady is a “new” quarterback just because he’s now playing for the Tampa Ray Buccaneers.
DEBRIS IN ROAD—That’s what the Department of Public Safety listed as the cause of this 2:22 p.m. Aug. 6 one-vehicle accident on US 79 just east of FM 2116. According to the DPS, this vehicle operated by Christine Cramblett, 50, of San Antonio, encountered the debris about 1:10 p.m. Undercarriage damage was reported. There were no injuries reported. The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the accident scene. Reporter/Mike Brown