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(ROCKDALE)–ROCKDALE RESIDENTS HEARD FROM A

COMPANY ABOUT POSSIBILITIES FOR OPENING A RURAL

HEALTH CLINIC HERE IN ROCKDALE. ERIC TODD IS THE

C-E-O OF HEALTHPOINT, A COMPANY IN THE BRAZOS

VALLEY THAT OPERATES RURAL HEALTH CLINICS.

HEALTHPOINT CONTRACTS WITH C-H-I ST. JOSEPH’S

FOR RURAL HOSPITALS. ST. JOSEPH’S HAS BEEN WORKING

WITH THE ROCKDALE HOSPITAL BOARD TO BRING BACK

A CLINIC FACILITY ON THE FORMER ROCKDALE HOSPITAL

CAMPUS. TODD NOTED THAT HEALTHPOINT REACHED OUT

TO HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS FORMERLY IN ROCKDALE TO

WORK IN AREA FACILITIES AND POTENTIALLY COME TO

THE PROPOSED CLINIC, AND HE SAID THE COMPANY IS

WORKING TO BRING IN DOCTORS AS WELL FOR THE

PRIMARY CARE CLINIC. HE NOTED THAT HAVING

HEALTHCARE AVAILABLE IS A VITAL PART OF A RURAL

COMMUNITY THAT IS WORKING TO BRING IN NEW

INDUSTRY AND NEW JOBS.

(UNDATED)–WILLIAMSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

DEALT WITH THE RED HOT ISSUE OF FLYING THE L-G-B-T

PRIDE FLAG, ALONG WITH THE P-O-W M-I-A FLAG, AT

COUNTY FACILITIES DURING THE COMMISSIONERS COURT

MEETING TUESDAY MORNING. WILLIAMSON COUNTY

PRECINCT 4 STACY HACKENBERG WAS PART OF THE INITIAL

MOVE TO FLY THE PRIDE FLAG AND SPOKE IN FAVOR OF

FLYING THE FLAG DURING TUESDAY’S MEETING. THE

COURT VOTED TO FORM A POLICY IN WHICH ONLY THE

U-S FLAG AND TEXAS FLAG WOULD FLY, ALONG WITH THE

WILLIAMSON COUNTY FLAG.

(CAMERON)–MILAM COUNTY PHONE LINES ARE

TEMPORARILY DOWN IN CAMERON ONLY. TECHNICIANS ARE

WORKING ON THE PROBLEM AND THE COUNTY PHONE

SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE BACK UP SOON. THE COUNTY

PHONE SYSTEM IS NOT WORKING IN CAMERON AT THIS TIME.

(LR-ACADEMY)–THE MAYOR OF LITTLE RIVER-

ACADEMY SAID THE CITY NEEDS MORE OVERSIGHT OVER

ITS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT AFTER THE RECENT

ARRESTS OF THREE OF ITS FIREFIGHTERS AND AN INCIDENT

IN WHICH A FORMER CHIEF WAS ARRESTED LAST DECEMBER.

MAYOR DREW LANHAM SAID THE CITY HAS HAD NO

CONTROL OVER THE DEPARTMENT SINCE HE BEGAN SERVING

ON THE COUNCIL FIVE YEARS AGO. LANHAM SAID HE WANTS

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO ANSWER TO THE CITY COUNCIL.

DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT KAREN HOELKER SAID THE

DEPARTMENT MUST ANSWER TO THE BELL COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS’ COURT, WHICH MUST APPROVE ITS

FINANCIAL REPORTS.

(UNDATED)–MILAM COUNTY AUTHORITIES CHASED

A VEHICLE AT SPEEDS OF UP TO 100 MILES AN HOUR

BEFORE THE SUSPECT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY MONDAY.

THE PURSUIT WAS UNDERWAY AROUND 11:15

MONDAY MORNING. AUTHORITIES STOPPED THE

VEHICLE AT HILLYER AND COPELAND.

(CALDWELL)–A NEW POWER PROJECT IS CREATING

SOME CONTROVERSY IN CALDWELL. THE LOWER COLORADO

RIVER AUTHORITY PLANS TO PUT TRANSMISSION LINES

THROUGH TOWN AND RIGHT THROUGH A NEW

NEIGHBORHOOD BEING PLANNED ACROSS FROM THE

CALDWELL ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE CAMPUSES.

AROUND 150 HOMES ARE ON HOLD.

(ROCKDALE)–THERE WILL BE A MEETING WITH

SENIORS AT THE SENIOR CITIZENS BUILDING ON

GREEN JUNE 20TH AT 9:30 A.M. TO DISCUSS

SUPPLEMENTAL ASSISTANCE TO QUALIFIED

SENIORS TO HELP WITH THEIR WATER BILLS.

(ROCKDALE)–THERE WILL BE AN OPEN HOUSE

ON JUNE 27TH TO DISPLAY THE PROPOSAL FOR

HIGHWAY 79 IN ROCKDALE. THE MEETING WILL

BE AT THE PATTERSON CIVIC THEATER 4:30 UNTIL 6:30

PM.

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