RISD goal: Cut million from budget
Personnel decisions by March
Faced with a declining tax base, and a lag in receiving state funds, the Rockdale ISD is preparing to slice a million dollars from its 2015-16 budget.
Supt. Denise Monzingo led trustees through a complex, and occasionally impenetrable, maze of state financing Monday in a workshop before the board’s November regular session. Full Story
It was 28 degrees not long before Saturday’s downtown “Diaper Dash’ 5K which raised $5,000 for Rockdale’s Place of Hope center. Overall winner Steve Allen of Huntsville, though, warmed up sufficiently along the route to shed his shirt and finished like this before a crowd of shivering onlookers. Full Story
Roundup deadline Dec. 5th
Dec. 5 is the deadline to nominate individuals and families for Christmas Roundup, Rockdale’s annual program of holiday cheer for the needy. Full Story
Almost 2,000 attend Veteran’s Day program despite cold weather in appreciation of Rockdale’s finest
Two things were apparent to anyone in attendance of Tuesday’s Veterans
Rockdale knows how to show appreciation for its veterans, and we’re fortunate to have so many veterans call Rockdale “home.”
The day’s events started at noon with a Veteran’s Day Luncheon at the Rockdale Jr. High School commons. Full Story
9th Buddy Oney Toy Run Dec. 6 to aid CPS, Christmas Roundup
The 9th annual “Buddy Oney” Toy Run, sponsored by The Bad To The Bone Riders of Rockdale, will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at The Ranch, 415 W. Hwy 79, in Rockdale, according to organizer Charles Starr. Full Story
Everett Thompson and Deana Samford.
John Morton and Jessica Sutton.
Neal Ferrell III and Heather Parker.
Mar tha Myers and Jack Myers.
Natalie Summers and Phillip Summers.
Anthony Morrison and Kimberly Morrison.
Austin Temple and Ellen Lyons.
Korey Boothe and Alysse Boothe. Full Story
Once a basketball icon, Buna football on the rise
Upset playoff win over Malakoff was first since 1983
Back in the mid-20th century, the name Buna was synonymous with winning basketball.
Under legendary coach Cotton Robinson, Buna dominated basketball in the mid-50s to the mid- 60s, winning seven state championships from 1955 to 1963. Full Story
Second half stranglehold
Revitalized Big Blue crushes Comanche
BELTON—Jeff Miller’s message to his team at halftime was direct and to the point.
“I don’t know if you’ve noticed it yet or not, but they aren’t afraid of us.”
‘Nuff said. Full Story
Wing-T, Slot-T? I’ll just call it ‘Monotony-T’
While recently bemoaning my growing hatred of the slot-T, wing-T or any other T, Jeff Miller shared with me that his son Gunner—who will be the starting quarterback for the Tigers next season— informed his father/coach that if he had some kind of crazy notion of switching over to one of the Ts—he’s transferring. Full Story
LRH shows off ‘new’ hospital
700 tour Cameron facility
CAMERON—A yearand a-half ago the owner of Cameron’s Central Texas Hospital had been indicted on federal charges and was attempting to close the facility. Full Story
‘Little Blessings’ gets $27,500 for building
THORNDALE—The Thorndale Little Blessings charity held its second annual dinner, dance, auction and raffle recently at the Thorndale Volunteer Firemen’s Hall.
The event raised $27,500 for the St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund. Full Story