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JUL 26

(ROCKDALE)–THE ROCKDALE MUNICIPAL

DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT BOARD HEARD A REPORT FROM THE

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE ON ROCKDALE’S PROSPECTS FOR

DEVELOPMENT IN THE FUTURE DURING THE BOARD

MEETING MONDAY. MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

KARA CLORE REVIEWED THE REPORT FROM THE ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM DIVISION OF THE GOVERNOR’S

OFFICE. SEVERAL OFFICIALS FROM THAT OFFICE VISITED

ROCKDALE RECENTLY AND PUT TOGETHER A REPORT

DETAILING ROCKDALE’S STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES IN

DRAWING NEW BUSINESS AND NEW TOURISM DOLLARS TO

ROCKDALE. THE BOARD ALSO APPROVED THE TRANSFER

OF A SPECIAL WARRANTY DEED NEGOTIATED BETWEEN

THE M-D-D BOARD AND THE CITY MONDAY.

(CAMERON)–MILAM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

APPROVED A BURN BAN TO GO INTO EFFECT IN MILAM

COUNTY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DURING THE COURT

MEETING MONDAY MORNING. THE COURT ALSO

HEARD A REQUEST DURING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FROM

COUNTY RESIDENT FRANKLIN STEWART TO RELEASE

THE RESULTS OF THE AUDIT OF THE MILAM COUNTY

TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR’S OFFICE.

(HEARNE)–THE HEARNE SCHOOL BOARD OFFICIALLY

FIRED THE HEARNE SUPERINTENDENT MONDAY NIGHT.

RAUL NUQUES, SUPERINTENDENT OF HEARNE SCHOOLS

SINCE DECEMBER, WAS FIRED BY THE BOARD. NUQUES WAS

PUT ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE WITHOUT PAY LAST WEEK.

BOARD MEMBERS APPROVED THE CONTRACT OF INTERIM

SUPERINTENDENT ADRAIN JOHNSON DURING MONDAY

NIGHT’S MEETING.

(UNDATED)–THE LEGAL BATTLES CONTINUE IN

THE LAWSUIT TO REMOVE THE CURRENT WILLIAMSON

COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY FROM OFFICE, AND THE NEXT

STEP COULD INVOLVE THE MILAM COUNTY DISTRICT

ATTORNEY. TWO WILLIAMSON COUNTY RESIDENTS SUED

CURRENT WILLIAMSON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

JANA DUTY, DEMANDING SHE BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.

THE ATTORNEY FILED A MOTION ASKING TO REMOVE

COUNTY ATTORNEY DEE HOBBS FROM THE CASE AND

APPOINT MILAM COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY BILL

TORREY AS A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR IN THE CASE.

 

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