Riley Henderson and about 45 other Rockdale student volunteers—both high school and junior-high—were surrounded by Christmas toys over the weekend as one of the biggest-ever Christmas Roundup projects unfolded at the KC Hall. On delivery day Tuesday, 1,030 persons in 311 families received food and toys in the annual Christmas cheer drive. Full Story
RISD eyes job cut policies for ‘15-16 task
Force reduction to be ‘targeted’ in budget crunch
School trustees—and for that matter the community— are being prepared for the possibility of job cutbacks in the Rockdale ISD next year as administrators seek to trim a million dollars from the 2015-16 budget. Full Story
Vehicle assault, knife slashing, chase by police leads to charges
Three hurt, man hit by pickup in incident following party
A 27-year-old Rockdale man is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest with a vehicle after a series of incidents before dawn Sunday. Full Story
The annual St. Paul’s Christmas play once again brings the laughs and the message
Jayci Martinka shows off her Twinkle rock bling.
The Halos chorus (left to right)—Garrett Bernstein, Ashton Kiesling, Katherine Henson, Ally Page, Lauren Newton, and Allison Albert. Full Story
Air Force M/Sgt. Zapata retires
Maurilio and Dora Zapata of Killeen announce the retirement of their son, Master Sergeant (MSgt.) Lorenzo Zapata.
Zapata has retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of service. Full Story
Tommy Mansel and Diana Polk.
Steffanie Sitman and Joe Moreno.
Debra Kennedy and Markham Kennedy. Full Story
Yoe go for trifecta
Only Mineola stands in the way of third title
In a season that was once a bumpy ride, the Cameron Yoemen are easing into another possible state championship. Full Story
Lady Tigers easily claim league opener
Improve to 9-0 on the season
If she wasn’t scoring, she was making sure everybody else was.
Velma Mitchell pulled the trigger on 27 points and dropped off six dimes as the Rockdale Lady Tigers opened District 20-3A play with a resounding 59-40 victory over Academy at Tiger Gymnasium Tuesday night. Full Story
Tigers second at Smithville
No. 7 Cagers fall to Manor in tourney finale
The fact that they have managed to get together as a whole team for just two practices, that fact hasn’t seemed to bother Rockdale too much as the Tigers have already chalked up eight wins and placed second in the Smithville Tournament.
The No. 7 Tigers lost to Class 5A Manor 58-46 in the finals after a slow start. Full Story
City gets $56,305 rebate check
MDD up more than 10 percent from Dec. 2013
State sales tax revenue for December was $2.66 billion, according to State Comptroller Susan Combs.
The figure represents an 11.4 percent increase for the state of Texas over December of 2013.
Of the state total, $645.9 million will be distributed to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts, like the Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD). Full Story
More turkey winners listed
Another 31 turkeys given as promotion comes to an end
Winners of the Chamber’s turkey giveaway promotion for Dec. 8-12 have been announced by the Chamber of Commerce.
The final day of the promotion was Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Thirty-one shoppers were awarded $15 turkey purchase coupons, sponsored by local businesses. The promotion ended Full Story
Membership letters to be distributed
The Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the community for its support of othe recent Christmas Parade, silent auction and arts and crafts show.
A good time was reported by all who attended. The TACC looks forward to sharing more events with the community in the New Year of 2015. Full Story