JUDGE: Milam County establishing CASA
Milam County is in the process of establishing a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) entity.
Our CPS caseworkers, attorney ad litem and prosecutors are overwhelmed. We typically have 40-50 pending cases in District Court with 50-100 children awaiting resolution of their case.
We need volunteers to assist these children with various non-legal needs. We are also in needs of start up funds for office and administrative expenses and we need your help. Should you wish to assist, just let us know. CASA will be a 501(c) 3 and contributions are needed. Donations may be sent to the Milam County Child Protective Service Board earmarked for “CASA” and mailed to P.O. Box 445, Rockdale, Texas 76567.
For more information, check out Facebook at “Bring CASA to Milam County” at https://www.facebook.com/groups/419649730070126.
Moot Court Coming Nov. 1-2, 2022
Our Moot Court competition will be held on Nov. 1 and 2 at the Milam County Courthouse. Each of the five Milam County school districts will have teams that will compete.
The competition is open to the public and we encourage anyone who is interested to come see these fine young students compete. The students will make an oral argument before a panel of three judges regarding a complex case of first amendment protection for students.
The final rounds will be held on Nov. 2 and the best four teams will be awarded prize money.
A special thanks to our tutors for working so hard with the students; Craig Brown, Matt Humble, Brian Price and Jenny Gebhart. A special thanks to our great sponsors, including; the Rockdale Rotary Club, Classic Bank, Temple College, Zochnet, attorneys Jenny Gebhart, Kenneth Rhodes, James Walker, Sharon Diaz and Mathew Wright.
Mallory McDaniel Gone to Harvard
The 2022 Rockdale valedictorian Mallory McDaniel had the foresight to take dual credit courses through Temple College while a Rockdale ISD high school student. Dual credit courses are those that provide high school and college credit at the same time.
The courses offered by Temple College helped prepare Mallory for her challenges at Harvard. Mallory is one of only a few Milam County residents to attend Harvard University and the dual credit courses offered by Temple College made a big difference.
For more information check out the video recently done by Mallory regarding her experience at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5HwFnFk_us&t=1s
Milam County Health Summit
Our first ever Milam County Health Summit will be held on November 10, 2022 at the Yards of Cameron. The purpose of the Summit is to bring needed attention to the physical and mental health issues we face in Milam County.
More importantly, it is designed to provide information about the many resources that are currently available to deal with these issues, such as those offered by Central County Services. If you or someone you know has an interest in attending the seminar, just let us know as attendance is by invitation only, due to space. The seminar will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude by 12:30 p.m. and will include many speakers from all areas of physical and mental health.
Burn Ban Still in Effect
The Milam County burn ban remains in effect. The Commissioners Court voted on Oct. 11, 2022 to keep the ban in effect until further notice.