39th Fair rolls on this weekend
Headliners, rodeo, BBQ, parade, more on tap
The 39th Rockdale Fair, whose “big weekend” is this Thursday, Friday and Saturday,” is going to have to go some to beat the 2013 event.
Last year saw the Fair’s biggest-ever market show livestock auction ($252,051) and commercial heifer sale ($146,500). Full Story
Lords of the RINGING
It didn’t come easy, but that just made the celebration sweeter as the Rockdale Tigers claimed victory in the Battle of the Bell Friday, 34-27 over cross-county rival Cameron Yoe. Full Story
Surplus food giveaway set
The Capital Area Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry will hold its monthly distribution in Rockdale at 9 a.m. Thursday in the KC Hall parking lot, according to Denise Sifuentes, spokesperson.
“Since the distribution relies totally on volunteer help, volunteers will be needed and greatly appreciated,” she said.
Call Sifuentes at 512- 46-6475 for further information. Full Story
Hangin’ out in the sky
Scale model planes buzz in for 4 days
What was the buzz around Apache Pass over the weekend?
That’s easy. Over 150 scale model remote-control airplanes brought a touch of aviation to the rural setting and delighted many Rockdale-area residents who took advantage of the opportunity to come out to the flight line. Full Story
Milano Opry set for Saturday at MHS
Jeanie Adams of Oklahoma will be the special guest at this month’s Milano Opry. The show will be held Saturday at Milano High School, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the curtain going up at 7 p.m. Full Story
‘Christmas in October’ event Saturday at Taylor SPJST Assisted Living
TAYLOR—SPJST Assisted Living Community will host “Christmas in October” on Saturday, Oct. 18.
The event will run from 1 until 5 p.m. at the venue, located at 505 E. Lake Dr. in Taylor Full Story
Mid-season report card is an A+
The Bell is in Rockdale and all is right in the world.
While it wasn’t a state championship or even a district championship clincher, Rockdale’s 34-27 victory over Cameron Friday night was an important one for Rockdale coach Jeff Miller, the football program and the guys that make up the team. Full Story
Lago Vista: think Liberty Hill
Vikings employ old fashioned slot-T offense
In 104 years of fielding a football team and levitating between three different classes, Rockdale has never had the opportunity to face off against Lago Vista, a similarly sized school.
Part of the reason for that is that Lago Vista has only had a football program since 2000. Full Story
Big Blue wins in Cameron for first time since 2003
CAMERON—For Rockdale to bring home the Bell, the Tigers would be bucking the trend that has been associated with the trophy for the past few years: the home team keeps possession.
Perhaps Friday night’s result is the beginning of a new trend. Full Story
Fall festivities now underway
I don’t like spiders and snakes, but little ghost and goblins are adorable.
All the yards and businesses are decorated with the beautiful fall colors.
Pumpkins are displayed with their finest faces.
Have you noticed that some of the leaves have started to turn?
That has got to mean Halloween is just around the corner. Full Story
Doing business as...
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Leslie Lorenz dba Lorenz Tire (v. 1,237, p. 62).
Sarah Berisha dba San Torini Greek Food (v. 1,237, p. 242). Full Story
The Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) is in the process of moving into its new home, the historic former Dyess Insurance Building, 124 North Main. Full Story