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A sinkhole resulted in the city closing part of Highland Avenue Friday
A sinkhole resulted in the city closing part of Highland Avenue Friday. City Manager Chris Whittaker told The Reporter the city had attempted to repair the sinkhole in the middle of Highland at the Morrison Street intersection but was unable to make the repair last. Full Story
RISD: ‘State flunks on A-F’
Many changes eyed before new system takes effect in 2018
The state unveiled a new school “report card” accountability system Friday, based on the classic A-F letter grades with which parents and students have been familiar for centuries. Full Story
A lot happier than it could have been at 721 Ackerman at 1:40 p.m. Friday. When firefighters, including Chris Deener (above) arrived they found the Hector Gonzales residence fully involved and no sign of the resident. After some anxious moments a next-door neighbor found Gonzales and brought him to the scene. Full Story
Resolution eyed for Luminant litigation
‘No trial’ would aid budget prep
Milam County Judge Dave Barkemeyer on Monday said some words county taxpayers, and budget planners, have been waiting to hear for a year and a half.
He believes the ongoing litigation between Luminant and the Milam Appraisal District (AD) may be resolved without a court trial. Full Story
2016 building: Just the prelude
Permit total $1.48-million during year
Building was down, compared to the previous year, in Rockdale in 2016, but it’s likely the “main attraction” will come in 2017 with several major projects on the horizon.
Permits, issued at City Hall and reflecting only activity within the city limits, totaled $1,483,551.
That compares to $1,958,331 in 2015. Full Story
Why Santa’s reindeer were all females
WORD FROM THE WIFE
One of my recent birthday messages contained the following:
God, grant us the senility to forget the people we have never much liked, the good fortune to run into the ones we do, and the eyesight to tell the difference!
Most of my other birthday acknowledgments are censored.
—pc— Full Story
Lions Club pancake supper set for Jan. 21
The Milano Evening Lions Club will hold its annual pancake supper on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Milano Civic Center. Serving will begin at 4:30 p.m. and there will also be a silent auction and musical entertainment during the event. Adults plates will be $5 each and children under 12 are $3. Full Story
Thorndale, Milano cagers open district
All area teams pegged for playoff picture
Let the Frito pies and pickle juice flow.
District action gets underway in earnest for the Class 2A area boys squads Friday, while the girls have already jumped headlong into league play.
Circle your calendar for Jan. 24, when No. 22 Thorndale hosts No. 3 and 22-2 Mumford in a District 25-2A tilt. Full Story
Eagles clip Tigers in OT thriller
Franklin’s threepointer rolls in-and-out at the buzzer
David Franklin was feeling it from behind the arc Tuesday night, but the Tigers needed just one more long distance shot to go down to experience that special feeling that comes with winning. Full Story
Lady Tigers post up second league victory
Take control early in dominating win
For the first time in a while, the only exit strategy for the Rockdale Lady Tigers was just run out the clock.
In complete control of the game, the Lady Tigers cruised to a 58-40 victory over Lexington Tuesday evening at Tiger Gymnasium in a District 20-3A tilt.
Rockdale improved to 8-11 overall and 2-4 in league play. Full Story
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