While we were sleeping
100 -mph winds slam into area
Straight line winds estimated at up to 100 miles per hour ravaged the Rockdale area just after midnight Sunday, felling scores of trees and causing extensive damage.
In the Thorndale area, just to the west, the National Weather Service confirmed two small EF-2 tornadoes touched down, blowing a dozen loaded Union Pacific auto rack cars off the tracks between Thorndale and Thrall. Full Story
Ballot contests develop
Rockdale council, 3-man chase for Thorndale mayor
A flurry of late filings has resulted in three contested races for May 9 city and school board races, one of them in Rockdale.
Friday was the final day to file.
Profit Mega filed to oppose Denise Wallace for the east ward Rockdale City Council position being vacated by Leroy Phillips.
Phillips did not file to retain his seat. Full Story
Town Hall to collect ideas on 1895 building
Have an idea on what to do with the soon-to-be-former Rockdale Police station?
The City of Rockdale wants to hear from you.
A town hall session to discuss “re-purposing” the 112-year-old former City Hall is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Patterson Civic Center.
The building was constructed in 1895 and served Rockdale in that capacity until 2002. Full Story
Picking up the pieces
The first minutes of Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, will be memorable for many Rockdale area residents as the day a fully loaded train got blown off the tracks a couple of miles from the Milam County line. (See page 1A). But there were plenty of other reasons for this day to stick in the minds of many. Here are a few of them. Full Story
5-week study is underway at bike church
Crossroads Biker Church is hosting a five-week study on “The Kind of Worship God Desires.”
It began last week and runs fire consecutive weeks at 7 p.m.
All are welcome. For information, call 832-661-4911 or email email@example.com.
More events coming up: Full Story
ENGAGED—Douglas and Karen Kunkel of Cameron announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristian Michelle Kunkel of Bryan, to Ernest Ray Cates III of Bryan, the son of Ernest and Marilyn Cates Jr. of Rockdale. The bride-elect’s grandparents are Franklin and Evelyn Glaser of Cameron, and the late Charles and Shirley Kunkel of Rockdale. She is a graduate of C.H. Full Story
Tigers share enthusiasm of youth
7 sophomores could find themselves in starting lineup
There is no truth to the rumor that because Rockdale is so young, that in the job listing to become the Rockdale baseball coach, one of the qualifications you had to have was babysitting experience.
Enter Jacob McMurtry— a mere kid himself at 26—who will inherit the babyfaced Tiger squad, whose lineup in 2016 at times included five freshmen and two sophomores. Full Story
Dawgs, Eagles take first step
Thorndale turns North Zulch into dry gulch
GIDDINGS—Ever the motivator, Thorndale Coach John Kovar lashed out at his players Tuesday night following a lackluster third quarter where they had been outscored 21-17.
He failed to mention that his squad was up by 37 points. Full Story
Milano in second round for first time in four years
COLLEGE STATION— The Milano Eagles are in the second round of the Class 2A boys basketball playoff for the first time in four seasons after defeating Iola 48-41 on Tuesday night at A&M Consolidated in College Station.
Milano (15-14) is the third place squad from 25-2A, while Iola (19- 11) was the second place team from 26-2A. Full Story
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