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(ROCKDALE)–ROCKDALE RESIDENTS WILL HAVE

ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR ABOUT THE WATER

SYSTEM OVERHAUL AND RISING WATER RATES IN A TOWN

HALL MEETING SET FOR TODAY. THE CITY COUNCIL

IN THE MEETING MONDAY APPROVED THE FIRST READING

OF THE ORDINANCE AMENDING THE WATER AND

WASTEWATER RATES. THE RATES WILL BE RAISED IN ORDER

TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF A 30 YEAR LOAN THROUGH

THE TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD IN ORDER TO

OVERHAUL THE WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS, WITH

48 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE WATER SYSTEM AND

15 MILLION FOR THE SEWER SYSTEM.

(UNDATED)–THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE

DISAPPEARANCE OF JENNA SCOTT AND MICHAEL

SWEARINGIN FROM TEMPLE CONTINUED AS 2 PEOPLE

WERE ARRESTED IN MICHIGAN IN CONNECTION WITH

THE DISAPPEARANCES. SCOTT’S FORMER BOYFRIEND,

44 YEAR OLD CEDRIC MARKS, WAS PREVIOUSLY

ARRESTED THERE ON BURGLARY CHARGES IN CONNECTION

WITH THE SCOTT FAMILY. THE WIFE OF CEDRIC MARKS,

37 YEAR OLD GINELL MCDONOUGH, WAS ARRESTED ON

CHARGES OF HARBORING A FUGITIVE, MARKS, WHILE

26 YEAR OLD MAYA MAXWELL WAS CHARGED WITH

TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE. ACCORDING TO ARREST

DOCUMENTS, MAXWELL TOLD POLICE SHE WAS

INVOLVED IN LEAVING SWEARINGIN’S VEHICLE IN THE

AUSTIN AREA ON JAN 3RD, HOPING TO CONCEAL IT FROM

LAW ENFORCEMENT.

(UNDATED)–THE MILAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

IS NOTIFYING THE PUBLIC ABOUT ANOTHER PHONE SCAM.

A SCAMMER CLAIMING TO A BE A DEPUTY WITH THE MILAM

COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TELLS THE RESIDENT THAT

THEY WILL BE ARRESTED FOR MISSING JURY DUTY, AND

TO PAY FINES BY MONEY CARD BY PHONE TO AVOID JAIL.

THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE REMINDS THE PUBLIC THAT

DEPUTIES DO NOT MAKE CALLS LIKE THIS AND THEY DO

NOT TAKE PAYMENTS BY MONEY CARD OVER THE PHONE.

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