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Unanimous choice for new Rockdale ISD superintendent
Denise Monzingo, executive director of accountability for the Pflugerville ISD, was named lone finalist for the position of Rockdale superintendent at a noon Thursday meeting of the RISD school board. The unanimous vote ended a three-month search by trustees. Full Story
Chamber, MDD compromise
New board proposed; no tourism committee
They did it.
Representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and Municipal Development District (MDD) have reached a compromise on the long-simmering issue of Rockdale’s tourism activities. Full Story
Holy week services will start Monday
Rockdale Ministerial Alliance’s Holy Week luncheon services begin at 11:50 a.m. Monday in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church and continue through Good Friday, April 18.
Speakers will be as follows. In parentheses are other churches who will participate that day:
• Monday—Jack Chelf, First Baptist; (St. Thomas Episcopal, Allen AME). Full Story
Cancer survivors gathered at Apache Pass Saturday for the annual Relay For Life, and what more appropriate place for a group photo than in front of another prominent ‘survivor,’ the 102-year-old Worley Bridge, which has been refurbished and set back on its original moorings. Full Story
‘Mission Possible: Milam County’
Relay For Life event reaches $50,000 goal in revamped daytime event
The new venue was a hit and the hearts were giving as the 2014 Milam County Relay For Life raised just over $50,000 for the American Cancer Society (ACS) Saturday at Apache pass. At peak time over 200 relayers and eight teams walked the designated track for 10 hours to raise funds at ACS’s signature event. Full Story
April 10—MadeleineMoody, Leslie Davidson.April 11—Seth Hirt.April 12—Vicki Lynn Vega.April 13—Barbara Weise,Kathie Bassler.April 14—Bob Daniel.April 15—Cierra Starr, Robbie Briethaupt, Kasey Crump,Mason Crump, Jane Katz.April 16—Brittany Barchenger, Rhetta Stauffer, Bethany Full Story
Zachary Zawadzke and Adrianne Alanis. Full Story
Lady Tigers topple Taylor 22-7
Rock racks up 18 hits, including three home runs
Rather than walllow in self pity after being run-ruled by Caldwell, the Rockdale Lady Tigers simply picked themselves up by their own cleatstraps— in earnest.
The Lady Tigers banged out 18 hits, including three mammoth home runs to tear up Taylor 22-7 Tuesday night in Taylor in a rare four inning, 15-run rule game. Full Story
There’s no crying in baseball? I beg to disagree
“There’s no animal that’s more faithful, that’s more loyal, more loveable than the mutt. Who saw Old Yeller? Who cried when Old Yeller got shot at the end? (raises his hand) Nobody cried when Old Yeller got shot? I’m sure. Full Story
Tiger golfers bag fifth straight title
NAVASOTA—In regards to Rockdale’s recent dominance of district golf, it’s not a matter of winning, it’s a matter of by how much.
The Tigers carded their fifth straight—and sixth in the past seven years— district golf championship on a blustery day at the 6,922-yard Pecan Lakes Country Club course. Full Story
Rockdale Residence & Rehabilitation Center has a new owner, the Paragon Company. The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting Friday attended by Chamber officials, city representatives and Miss Rockdale, Jacey Jerman. Full Story
Cars, quilts, arts and crafts on tap April 26
The Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce ( TACC) is looking forward to its signature event on Saturday, April 26. The upcoming car show, quilt show and arts and crafts show in downtown Thorndale will set the day for family friendly fun for young and old alike. Full Story
Brookshire Bros. acquires David’s Supermarkets
LUFKIN—With the stroke of a pen, Brookshire Brothers Friday acquired the assets of a family owned company with similar core values. David’s Supermarkets, a grocery chain based in Grandview, Texas, was formerly owned by the Waldrip family. The Waldrips operated stores in dozens of small towns throughout north central Texas for 50 years. Full Story