2016 Fair was ‘the coolest’
$312,182 raised for area youth
The 2016 Rockdale Fair was way cool.
Tens of thousands who packed Fair Park for concerts by Ronnie Milsap and Granger Smith Friday and Saturday know what that means.
High temperatures were in the 70s both days with cool, dry air providing a perfect backdrop for all the festivities. Full Story
City wins appeal on drilling rules
WACO—The City of Rockdale has won what appears to be the final round in a lawsuit filed by an area oil driller over its former ordinances regulating oil drilling within the city limits.
Hal McKinney had maintained city ordinances, rules, regulations and plans devalued his property in excess of 25 percent due to his inability to drill oil wells within the city limits. Full Story
County: ‘No borrowing yet’
Decisions loom on 2017 finances
Milam County commissioners met with their financial advisor Tuesday, confirmed they will not borrow money this year, and crossed their fingers. Full Story
Fair 2016 - Coll and Colorful
Headliner Granger Smith electrified the crowd with his hard driving country and impressive light show. Full Story
RDA to hold annual dinner November 7
The Rockdale Downtown Association would like to invite everyone to join them at The Historic Kay Theater on Monday, November 7, at 5 p.m. for our Annual Dinner.
This is a milestone for The RDA as it is their 10th anniversary.
Social hour will be from 5-6 p.m. with dinner being served around 6 p.m. Full Story
HAVING FUN IN THE FAIR PARADE
SMILES, WAVES—There was plenty of both Saturday morning as the Rockdale Fair Parade rolled down Cameron Avenue (US 79) on its way to Fair Park. Above, perennial favorite McDade Watermelon Festival won the Best Decorated award. Bottom left, the Thorndale Chamber of Commerce took home the Best Out-of-Town entry honor. Full Story
Built Ford Tough
Senior running back lifts Big Blue past McGregor
MCGREGOR—Coming off the emotional zeitgeist that was the Cameron game, it would be understandable if Rockdale may have been a little underwhelmed at the prospect of facing McGregor.
Never fear, Davion Ford was there to lift everybody’s spirits. Full Story
Despite early loss, Franklin is Franklin
No. 6 Lions are final roadblock to district title
While the Franklin Cameron affair earlier this season gained state-wide attention, this week’s Rockdale-Franklin tilt might be a tad more important.
When the Lions (7-1, 4-1) come a-calling Friday at Tigerland Field, it will feature a battle of top 10 teams in No. 10 Rockdale and No. 6 Franklin with serious district implications. Full Story
ROCKDALE 41, MCGREGOR 34
Clockwise from left, Luis Iruegas subbed in at kicker and was 5-of-6. Top left, Ja’Qualyn Crawford snags another pass. Top right, head coach Jeff Miller rallies the troops prior to kickoff. Middle right, linebacker Jr. Hinojosa gets taped up by trainer Dustin Cedidla. Bottom right, David Franklin wraps up McGregor’s Andrew Taylor. Center, Jim Meraz talks with line coach Kirk Palmer. Full Story
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