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SEPT 27

(UNDATED)–A ROCKDALE WOMAN CONVICTED OF

CAPITAL MURDER AND SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON WAS

DENIED A RE-HEARING IN HER CASE. THE FOURTEENTH COURT

OF APPEALS IN HOUSTON DENIED THE MOTION OF SHERILL

SMALL FOR A RE-HEARING IN HER CAPITAL MURDER CASE.

SMALL WAS CONVICTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEATH

OF 2 YEAR OLD ALEXANDRIA HILL, FOR WHOM SMALL WAS

PROVIDING FOSTER CARE.

(UNDATED)–ELEVEN PEOPLE WERE SENTENCED IN JUDGE

JOHN YOUNGBLOOD’S 20TH DISTRICT COURT LAST WEEK. SIX

ARE FROM ROCKDALE. FOUR PEOPLE WERE SENTENCED TO

PRISON.

(ROCKDALE)–THE ROCKDALE MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT

DISTRICT BOARD WORKED ON PLANNING ON THE INDUSTRIAL

PARK DURING THE M-D-D MEETING MONDAY. THE BOARD

AGREED TO SEEK A SURVEY FOR A WATER LINE AND ROADWAY

ALONG TEXAS STREET AS AN ACCESS POINT FOR THE

INDUSTRIAL PARK. THE BOARD ALSO APPROVED THE OFFICIAL

NAME OF THE INDUSTRIAL PARK. THE PARK WILL NOW BE

NAMED “THE ROCKDALE INDUSTRIAL AND BUSINESS PARK.”

(ROCKDALE)–THE ROCKDALE SCHOOL BOARD MADE

ONE HIRE DURING A SPECIAL MEETING MONDAY. THE

BOARD HIRED JEANNIE ALCALAR AS SPECIAL EDUCATION

TEACHER AT THE HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE REMAINDER OF

THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR.

(HEARNE)–THE HEARNE CITY COUNCIL ON A SPLIT

3-3 VOTE ELECTED TO KEEP INTERIM CITY MANAGER JOHN

NARON IN HIS CURRENT JOB. CONTROVERSY HAD ARISEN

AFTER NARON’S POST ON FACEBOOK DESCRIBING A WASTE

OF TAX PAYER DOLLARS BY THE COUNCIL.

(MARLIN)–THE STATE HAS APPOINTED A CONSERVATOR

AND WILL NAME A BOARD OF MANAGERS TO OVERSEE

OPERATIONS AS IT TAKES OVER MARLIN I-S-D. THE DISTRICT

FAILED TO REACH STATE STANDARDS ON STANDARDIZED

TESTING ONCE AGAIN.

(ROCKDALE)–TEXAS WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS WILL BE

HOLDING A JOB FAIR FROM 9AM-3PM THIS WEDNESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 28TH AT THE PATTERSON CIVIC CENTER HERE

IN ROCKDALE. TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION,

YOU CAN CONTACT JULIA AT 512-446-6640 EXT. 7012 OR

VISIT THEIR OFFICE AT 313 NORTH MAIN IN ROCKDALE.

 

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