Wanted: One city manager
Water expertise sought in new administrator
Water, wastewater and streets.
Rockdale City Council members made it clear on Monday they want the town’s new city manager to have plenty of expertise in those areas.
The council, which also held two public hearings on the new budget and tax rate, discussed qualities they want in a new city manager to replace Kelvin Knauf, who resigned in June. Full Story
The end is here
It’s had more lives than Super Mario but the Cameo Building in downtown Rockdale is being demolished this week. Lon Williams, city code inspector, checks out the work from the alley behind 113 East Cameron (US 79). The landmark pink facade is to come down at mid-week. The often-condemned building is being demolished by owner Gloria Thrasher. It was damaged when a firewall fell Aug. Full Story
Small trial date moved to Sept. 15
Pushed back from Sept. 2nd
CAMERON— The capital murder trial of a Rockdale woman accused of causing the death of a twoyear old girl in her foster care, has been moved back two weeks.
Prosecutor Bill Torrey told The Reporter the trial of Sherrill Small, originally scheduled for Sept. 2 in 20th District Court, is now set to begin on Sept. 15. Full Story
The Girl from Gause sells voice and vibe in new album
From houses of worship to houses of blues,
Ruthie Foster has always been a rafter-rattler. And with a soulfilled voice honed in the churches of Gause where she was raised, she can move audiences to tears or ecstasy — sometimes in a single song. Full Story
August 21—Joan Morgan,Nathan Starr.August 22—Homer Jones,Valarie Willingham, Viva McGregor, Stanley Stork.August 23—Hayden Offield,James Doss, Betsy Jones, Donna Mantey.August 25—Luke Elliston,Avery Hendrix, Klay Eschberger.August 26—Fred Debault,Terry Sandoval. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday—Chicken enchilada bake, Spanish rice, tossed lettuce salad, saltine crackers, hot cinnamon pears, milk.
Tuesday—Beef steak fingers, garlic mashed potatoes, Capri vegetables, wheat roll, lemon pudding, milk.
Wednesday—Chicken salad, sandwich, chunky fruit medley, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, chocolate chip cookie, milk. Full Story
McCartney injured in scrimmage
Starting QB suffers knee injury, will miss early action
Scheduled starting quarterback Dylan McCartney injured his right knee Friday night in the Tigers’ scrimmage with Giddings and will most likely miss some early action.
An MRI Tuesday revealed the senior has a torn ACL and a partial tear of the PCL and MCL. Full Story
Mitchell narrows field to five
Rockdale basketball star Wendell Mitchell has narrowed his choices to where he will play college basketball to five schools.
Baylor, Auburn, Kansas St., SMU and Texas Tech have been designated as Mitchell’s top five.
Baylor was the first school to offer Mitchell a scholarship, which opened a floodgate of offers from schools from all over the nation. Full Story
Lady Tigers fall to Thrall on the road
Ranked opponent rallys for points all evening
Unable to recover from large deficits in each game, the Rockdale Lady Tigers fell 25-9, 25-8, 25-12 to Thrall on the road Tuesday night.
The Lady Tigers fell to 2-5 on the young season.
Thrall is ranked No. 9 in Class 2A and is a favorite to make an appearance at the state tournament. Full Story
BRIDGING THE GAP—
Antonio Castillo (ladder) and Victor Sanchez had a big job to do last week, putting together six modular buildings to from what will be a new toxicology lab on the grounds of Richards Memorial Hospital. The 960-square-foot lab is scheduled to be up and running by Sept. 1 and will perform basic toxicology testing. Full Story
Music, garage sales on the way
Put a song in your heart. First annual Rise Up Music Festival is coming on Labor Day weekend.
Headline bands are Mikeschair, Citizen Way, Michael James Band, Whitlee Casey and Matt Adler. There will be several local bands as well.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Full Story
Milam unemployment rate up to 6.4 percent
Lee County only drop
Unemployment rates rose for Milam and all surrounding counties in July, according to numbers released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
Milam County’s July non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.4 percent, compared with 6.0 in June. It was 5.4 in April. Full Story