There usually aren’t any surprises in the police-firefighters award banquet— the honorees are known in advance— but three-yearold Taytum Tillery provided a cute one Saturday. Taytum raced up front to help accept dad Jody’s officer-ofthe year award, much to the delight of presenter Sgt. Stephen Goodrich (L). Full Story
‘Unintentional arson’ fire
Vacant old house burns on Tuesday
A vacant house in a wooded area 100 yards off the 700 block of North Main (FM 908) burned to the ground Tuesday.
Volunteer firefighters are terming the 5:30 p.m. blaze “unintentional arson.” Full Story
Thorndale ballot gets crowded
Friday deadline for May 9th candidates
What has been a pretty bland filing period for May 9 city and school elections got a lot more interesting during the week, at least in Thorndale.
Two incumbent city council members are seeking the mayor’s post on a city ballot that now includes two former mayors.
And Thorndale’s school board race is suddenly crowded with six candidates for two positions. Full Story
Tillery, Roddam get top honors
Combination event honors police, RVFD on Saturday
A dedicated policeman and a firefighter with the Rockdale VFD for a quarter century received their respective departments’ highest awards Saturday.
Jody Tillery was named the Rockdale Police Department’s Officer of-the-Year and Ward Roddam picked up the Firefighter-of-the-Year plaque in the annual combined appreciation banquet. Full Story
The Methodist Men can cook some good chili
We had the absolute best chili last Thursday at the St. John’s United Methodist Men’s Chili Supper.
My husband, John Shoemake and Walter Pond were head cooks.
Bill shared the recipe with me so I could share with you.
This would be a great fundraiser for a church group or organization. Full Story
February 26—Olivia Bocanegra, Mildred Cast.
February 27—Allyson Page, Tyley Arledge.
February 28—Barbara Starr.
February 29—Paul Morris.
March 1—Lora Cornelius.
March 2—Matthew Cass, Ronnie Stauffer.
March 3—Lucile Estell, Margaret VonGonten, Bob Hooks, Billy Gest. Full Story
Tigers fired up in first round romp .
Cagers post first playoff victory since 1997
GEORGETOWN—It may have been a playoff game, but it was business as usual for Rockdale.
As they have done most of the season, the No. 3 Tigers trampled over another opponent, this time West, 82-53, Tuesday night at Patriot Gymnasium in bi-district action.
It was Rockdale’s first playoff victory since 1997. Full Story
Lady Tigers advance to regionals for the first time since 1999
HUTTO—Anyone who follows basketball is well aware of how difficult it is to defeat a team three times in a single season.
The post-season is strewn with the corpses of teams who couldn’t pull it off. Full Story
Owls take advantage of Milano misfires
Eagles can’t find the range in bi-district loss
BRENHAM—The Milano Eagles just could not get the shots to fall in the first three quarters in their 46-32 bi-district loss to Anderson-Shiro on Tuesday night at Brenham High School.
The Eagles (19-11), who were the second place team from District 25-2A, returned to the playoffs after a one year absence. Full Story
‘Two steps, one sticker’ starts Sunday in Texas
Registration, MVI being combined with year lead-in
Get ready for a new Texas Two Step.
Beginning Sunday (March 1) the state will transition to having just one sticker for vehicle inspection and registration.
That day, Texas will stop issuing vehicle inspection stickers and change to a “Two Steps, One Sticker” inspection and registration program. Full Story
‘Long-term bankuptcy’ eyed for EFH/Luminant
Energy Future Holdings (EFH), parent company of Luminant, could be stuck in bankruptcy court for an extended period.
The Wall Street Journal recently reported EFH, in what appears to be longterm bankruptcy proceedings in a Delaware court, is hiring or in the process of hiring 30 legal or financial advisory firms to help navigate the process. Full Story
Reasons to e-file your tax return
IRS TAX TIPS
Are you still using the old school method of doing your taxes? Do you still mail paper forms to the IRS? If so, make this the year you switch to a much faster and safer way of filing your taxes.
Join the nearly 126 million taxpayers who used IRS e-file to file their taxes last year. Here are five reasons why you should file electronically: Full Story
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