Teacher day care opens Monday in elementary school wing
You’ve heard of “bring your kids to work” day?
Beginning Monday, thanks to the Rockdale ISD, teachers will be able to do that every day. Sort of.
Months in the making, the district’s first-ever day care center—located in the elementary building—opens Monday for use by teachers and other school personnel. Full Story
Fat side up!
That’s how you smoke a brisket as Kevin Crowe demonstrates Saturday during the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce’s Bulls and Barbecue event at Fair Park. That term could have had other meanings during the bull riding as hilarious pickup man Joey ‘Hashbrown’ Hacket greeted the crowd at the rodeo arena. More photos, results, pages 4A and 1B. Full Story
50 jobs: New firm landed by MDD
Industrial park land transfer from city
After months of discussions— mostly in private— the Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) and the City of Rockdale pulled the trigger on a long-awaited deal to bring a new business to town Monday. Full Story
A huge success, and that’s no bull
Buckin’ and BBQ draws 1,650 for new event
Just hours after the first annual Rockdale Chamber of Commerce’s Buckin’ Bulls and BBQ event concluded at Fair Park, the Chamber began planning the second one.
“It was fantastic,” incoming Chamber chair Rebecca Vasquez said. “We had 1,650 attend and we filled up both sides of the rodeo arena for the bull riding.” Full Story
Don’t cry over red onions, they’re great
COMMENTS FROM MICAH
If you are interested in showing a dog in 4-H, please call our office and leave your name and phone number.
We hope to grow this project in the future. We’ve had great success this month. (See photo page 4C).
The new 4-H year will start Sept. 1. To re-enroll or join 4-H, please see our website: http://counties. agrilife.org/mc4h/4-h-enrollmentguidelines/. Full Story
MARC GIFT—Clients of Rockdale’s Milam Adult Resource Center (MARC) recently presented a special gift to The Ranch, which hosts the yearly MARC Runs, sponsored by Bad to the Bone Motorcycle Club. Clients presented a collage of photos from the runs. There have now been 15 runs raising more than $227,000, including $27,000 this year. Full Story
Rockdale football players to report Monday
Lady Tiger volleyball also sets up Monday
Rockdale football coach Jeff Miller has announced football equipment will be issued at the field house on Monday, Aug. 1, beginning at 7 a.m. sharp.
That will be followed by the first day of practice which is set to begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 11 a.m.
Beginning the next day, Tuesday, Aug. 2, practice will be held from 7 a.m. to noon. Full Story
Family affair at 37th Rockdale Open
37TH ROCKDALE OPEN
There were a lot of familiar faces at the 37th annual Rockdale Open tennis tourney, which ran from Wednesday through Sunday on the Veterans Memorial Park courts.
Rockdale’s Ben Blanchard won three events in the 18-and-under division of the youth open. Full Story
‘Ace’ Gest has a hole lot of skill off the tee box
Most golfers would give a vital organ to reach golf’s Holy Grail—the hole-in-one—just once in their life.
For Billy Gest, it’s becoming par for the course. (Get it—par for the course?)
Gest, 83, bagged his second ace July 12 when he used a driver to guide the ball into the hole at the 160-yard, par 3 No. 5 at the Rockdale Country Club. Full Story
ROTARY DONATION—The Rockdale Rotary Club has donated $5,000 to Rockdale Intermediate School. The presentation was made at the July board meeting last week in the Central Administration Building. From left are Rotarian (and school board member) Kent Bowermon, Rotarian/ Supt. Full Story
Milam unemployment up in June
All area counties post increases over past month
Milam County joined all the adjacent counties in posting an increase in the unemployment rate between May and June.
That’s typically the case in mid-summer.
Milam’s rate went up a entire point during the month, which puts it back in line with the June, 2015, figure. Full Story
Water summit ahead Aug. 11th, Caldwell center
CALDWELL—The 3rd annual Milam and Burleson County Groundwater Summit will be held at the Caldwell Civic Center Aug. 11. The Summit will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. with lunch provided.
The Summit, which is free and open to the public, will include speakers from a variety of professions and expertise. Full Story
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