Cool! School targets AC units
Roofs, drainage lead priority list
The Rockdale ISD—after the first complete evaluation of its facilities since the 2009 building program— is in a major maintenance mode. Full Story
Throckmortons to lead Dec. 5 parade
Day of activities planned for town Christmas party
A Rockdale couple who helped found the Milam Adult Resource Center (MARC) more than 50 years ago, and are still its most enthusiastic supporters, have been named grand marshals of the Dec. 5 Christmas parade. Full Story
Luminant: Entities preparing for trial
AD signs up expert witness
CAMERON—The mega high-stakes lawsuit between the Milam Appraisal District (AD) and Luminant is about to enter its “discovery phase.”
The two sides are to meet in 20th District Court on Feb. 22 to begin a legal procedure with implications for every taxpayer in Milam County, doubly so if they happen to also pay taxes to the Rockdale ISD. Full Story
Yes, Virginia, there will be plenty of food
I t’s Thanksgiving week! I can’t wait! I think Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday because I get to see my family and do nothing but eat.
This year we will be having Fried turkey, fried by none other than Lee Parsley, MawMaw’s cornbread dressing, made by Mom and her several sous chefs, Dad, Noelia and Augie. Full Story
Thanksgiving Meal Feeds 650
Volunteers spark effort
It’s the goal of Rockdale’s annual pre-Thanksgiving luncheon effort that everyone who wants a hot, traditional meal for the holiday gets one.
More than 650 plates were served Saturday and dozens of volunteers prepared, served and delivered meals, from the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Full Story
MHS conducting food drive to benefit Christmas Roundup
Milano High School student council is working in partnership with Christmas Round-up this year in conducting a food drive for families during the holidays. They are collecting instant potatoes, soup (any kind), cornbread mix and canned chicken. Collections will be taken at school campuses until Thursday, Dec. 3. Full Story
Tigers jump start hoop season with loss to Dogs
Briones’ barrage of treys can’t be stopped
THORNDALE—Literally less than 48 hours removed from participating in their final football game of the season, the Rockdale Tigers were willing to shift gears onto the court and understandably were a little rusty with the round ball.
And Thorndale’s Ruben Briones certainly didn’t make things any easier. Full Story
Lions roar past Tigers
No. 9 Teague reels off 39 unanswered points for victory
BELTON–The phrase “poking the bear” alludes to not making someone mad enough to retaliate against you.
Friday night, the Tigers poked the Lion.
(Lions and Tigers and Bears—oh my.) Full Story
Dialing up double digits no big deal for Rockdale star
When most players record a double double, they usually take note because it is such special accomplishment.
For Rockdale’s Dae Dae Robertson, it’s just another day at the office. Full Story
Lots of Milam County activities planned
This year we are working with Milano, Thorndale and Cameron to publicize a “Milam County Christmas.”
Mark your calendar for Saturday, Dec. 5.
• 7:30-10 a.m.–Breakfast with Santa at the Patterson Center. The Chamber and McDonalds will be sponsoring a pancake breakfast with Santa. Full Story
EXCELLENCE AWARD—Perry & Perry Builders of Rockdale is one of seven businesses statewide to receive a 2015 Employers for Education Excellence award from the State Board of Education. Full Story
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