Thorndale

Mon
22
Jan

Thorndale ISD sets community meetings

Thorndale Independent School District’s community facilities team will hold two community meetings on Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the TISD Board Room and Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Thorndale Vocational Ag Building.

The team has been meeting regularly to consider community feedback to the recent bond election along with assessing the needs for the future.

“They have worked hard to incorporate that feedback into a potential plan to address the district’s facility needs,” TISD Superintendent Adam Ivy said. “They began with safety and security in mind and then used feedback from multiple sources to fine tune the plan. The team along with your school board would like to give our community a chance to see the pieces of this plan before making a decision on how to proceed with a potential building project.”

Ivy said the team will share the details and give the community a chance to ask questions and give feedback during the meetings.

Thu
11
Jan

County's Rockdale Substation closed temporarily

The Rockdale Substation of the Milam County Tax office will be closed temporarily.

Effective Jan. 11, the Rockdale Substation of the Milam County Tax Office will be closed temporally. 

“We will make every effort to reopen as soon as possible and we are sorry for the inconvenience,” County Tax-Assessor Sherry Mueck said. 

To help accommodate county taxpayers, the Cameron location will offer extended hours on Wednesdays only from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Also please note that Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, is the last day to pay 2017 taxes before they become delinquent. The Cameron location will be open Jan. 31, 2018 from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thu
28
Dec

Silver Santa comes to Thorndale

Over the last several weeks the Thorndale Police Department and local community members have been putting together plastic laundry baskets filled with items such as blankets, non-slip socks, nonperishable food, paper towels, flashlights, crossword puzzles, etc. for our senior citizens and shut-ins. On Thursday, Dec. 21, Thorndale Police officers and local leaders delivered baskets to seniors and shut-ins in the local area. This is our annual program for community outreach and it has received an overwhelming support from the community. They are proud and honored to be able to reach out to our community during this Christmas season.

Thu
21
Dec

Police Chief Honored

The Thorndale City Council honored Thorndale Chief of Police Martin Jackson with the Outstanding Service Award during its meeting on Dec. 13. Martin is pictured above with Thorndale Mayor Mara McDowell. 

Thu
07
Dec

Thorndale Christmas Parade

Thorndale ushered in the holidays with the Thorndale Chamber's annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 2.

Wed
22
Nov

Bulldogs top Junction, set for Refugio

The Thorndale Bulldogs (5-6) had a bad taste in their mouths after losing to Junction (3-8) in the first round of the postseason in 2016.  The teams’ 2017 battle had a different outcome and the only thing on the Bulldogs’ mouth this time were smiles as Thorndale defeated Junction 48-7 on Friday night in Marble Falls.

Bulldogs head coach Scott Hawkins was please with the team’s performance and of the dedication the players have shown all season.

“We are very proud of our kids, these kids give us everything they have all the time. We, as a team, have had several battles and distractions this season as well as setbacks. the Bulldogs have never given up, have never quit,” Coach Hawkins said. “I can't say enough about each one of these young men and the dedication that they have put into the season thus far.”

Thu
16
Nov

Davenport resigns as mayor

The Thorndale City Council reorganized itself on Nov. 8 after the resignation of Mayor Ryan Davenport.

The council accepted Davenport’s resignation and voted to fill the vacancy with current councilmember Mara McDowell until the next election. The council was set to meet on Nov. 15 to fill McDowell’s position.

In other business council: adopted a resolution allocating their votes on the Milam County Appraisal District Board of Directors to Don Culp; and approved the purchase of backstops for the ball fields at city park.

Thu
09
Nov

Thorndale comes out to Relay for Life

Thorndale residents came out to Relay for Life on Nov. 4 at Thorndale City Park. See more photos on page 5.

Team TUFF raised over $6,700 this Relay season and won the Top Team award for the second year in a row during the Milam County Relay for Life event on Nov. 4.  

The Committee Team came in second raising $6,391. So far for this Relay season Milam County RFL has raised over $28,300 but we can turn in money until the end of the year.  

The live auction brought in $2,245. 

Jeter would like to thank the Cub Scouts Pack 789 for leading the Pledge of Allegiance this year. Also a big thank you to our entertainment for the day, DJ Big Ant, and the band Fear Not.  We would also like to thank Buddy and Marilyn Johnson for running our live auction this year.  They did a wonderful job. Jayne Palmer, our local ACS Staff Partner, was very helpful through our journey in 2017 and we can’t wait to work with her again.

Fri
03
Nov

Relay for Life is Nov. 4 in Thorndale

Thorndale will host the 2017 Milam County Relay for Life at Thorndale City Park on Nov. 4.

Registration for the chili cook-off begins at 11 a.m. Teams can set up campsites beginning at noon. 

Survivor registration begins at 2:30 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 3 p.m. followed by the Survivor lap at 3:30 p.m.

Activities, games and walking will go throughout the night.

The luminary ceremony will begin at 9 p.m. with awards and closing ceremonies following.

If you would like to join the event leadership team or for more information, contact American Cancer Society Representative Jayne Palmer at Jayne.palmer@cancer.org or (512) 919-1810.

Fri
27
Oct

Two Bulldogs advance to State Cross Country meet

By MARIE BAKKEN

Champion Sports

 

Thorndale cross country runners Jacob Williamson and Mason Drumm advanced to the state meet after placing high enough in the Class 2A boys Region IV cross country title on Monday in Corpus Christi.  The UIL State Cross Country Championships are scheduled for Nov. 4 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.

Williamson, who also qualified last year, finished 17th overall in a time of 18:46, with Drumm right behind him at 18th in a time of 18:56.

Milano’s Parker Jones won the 5,000 meter, Class 2A boys’ race in a time of 16 minutes and 40 minutes.  Duncan Naylor of Great Hearts Monte Vista was second in 16:57.

In 2016, Williamson was just the second boy in Thorndale school history to advance to the state cross country meet.  The other was Keon Mays in 2012.

The top four teams advance to the state meet and top 10 individuals not on those top four teams move on as well.

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