Acosta sworn in as treasurer

Linda Acosta was sworn in as Milam County Treasurer on Thursday, Sept. 28, by District Judge John Youngblood. Acosta will fill the position vacated by Donna Orsag, who is under investigation for theft of public funds. Orsag, of Cameron, resigned from her post on Sept. 25 after she was confronted by Milam County Sheriff`s deputies in connection to an investigation of theft of funds from her office. Milam County District Attorney Bill Torrey said criminal charges of theft by a public servant will be filed and are pending at this time. Acosta previously was appointed to a two-year term as County Treasurer in 2010 when Danica Lara left to become County Auditor.