That’s what the eastern part of Rockdale tuned into Thursday as five Brangus calves escaped from somewhere and scattered. Full Story
Nursing home shutting doors
56 residents displaced; 70 jobs going away
In an emotional, and sometimes tearful, session Monday evening, operators of Rockdale’s largest nursing facility told residents, their families and employees it is closing. Full Story
Big Blue Band exes to meet for reunion
The RHS Big Blue Band reunion is this weekend in conjunction with the RHS Class of 1984 reunion, according to former band director Jim Perry, band reunion spokesman.
The reunion is set for 7 p.m. Friday, at The Ranch, and 5 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at Apache Pass. Full Story
‘Young Eagles’ taking wing
Next event Aug. 2nd at airport
A dozen young Rockdale-area residents got to fly like eagles recently at Coffield Regional Airport.
It’s going to happen again on Saturday, Aug, 2, courtesy of a program whose goal is to promote aviation to millions of youngsters between the ages of 8 and 18.
And it’s free. Full Story
Art by Zeb Skrhak
Art by Zeb Skrhak, a 2013-14 kindergartner at Rockdale Elementary School. Full Story
Right on Track
Who—51 area athletesWhat—AAU Junior OlympicGamesWhere—Drake StadiumDes Moines, IowaWhen—July 22-August 2Events—Track & Field,Baton Twirling, Bowling,Cheerleading, Cricket, Gymnastics, Hockey, Inline Hockey, Field Hockey, JumpRope, Karate, Taekwondo, Full Story
New spike coaches familiar to schools
Rockdale, Thorndale look to alumni for leadership
With volleyball positions open at Rockdale and Thorndale, both schools looked to the past to secure the future.
Rockdale has hired former assistant Jennifer Keen as its new spike coach, while Thorndale also dipped into the alumni pool and grabbed former star Angel Bigan to lead the Lady Dog program. Full Story
Is it time for school coaches to take over summer league?
The 17th 7-on-7 state tournament just recently wrapped up and as it gains in popularity and expansion, there are some who are worried that football will become like basketball and turn into an AAU-type proposition.
Because of this, high school administrators are weighing whether its time for school coaches to take over in the summertime. Full Story
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following: Assumed Name Bill Harris dba KT Cleaners (v. 1,231, p. 349). Full Story
AG & OUTDOOR BRIEFS
Emancipet coming to town Tuesday
Emancipet, a low cost dog and cat spay/neuter group, will be in Rockdale on Tuesday, July 29 at S&S Auto in Rockdale.
Emanicet provides area residents low cost spay and neuter opportunities.
For more information, contact Laura Jamison at 512- 587-7729. Full Story