Zoch it to me
It was a ballet in the sky of sorts Thursday when workers from Lee County based ZochNet installed equipment on the city’s Mill Street water tower. The city council recently approved an agreement with ZochNet. Full Story
City buying Top Hat site for $250,000
Still no decision on location for police station
The Rockdale City Council is buying the controversial Top Hat site, near the western city limits on US 79, for $250,000.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean the site location for a proposed new police department has been selected. The city is also still considering three downtown sites. See box below. Full Story
Cameron site for fireworks on Sunday
The Fourth of July fireworks display for Milam County will be on the Third of July (Sunday) and for the first time in three years it won’t be in Rockdale’s Fair Park.
But Rockdale will be very much involved.
The Rockdale and Cameron Chambers of Commerce will combine to host a celebration, including fireworks at Cameron’s Wilson-Ledbetter Park on FM 1600. Full Story
Going to give up the paper and go nude
For some reason the more “seasoned” I become (which does not mean old), I have developed a bit of insomnia. Not every night but just some nights.
So there’s not much else to do besides watch late night TV.
Ok, yes I could read, but that would involve, well... reading. My eyes do well to focus on the TV at 3 a.m. Full Story
Pretty Cool! Thorndale cookoff
Patin wins best overall BBQ honor
Patin Construction’s No. 1 team won best overall honors among 56 teams in the 26th annual Thorndale VFD barbecue cookoff Saturday.
It was an unexpectedly pleasant day for the cookoff, which sometimes alternates between triple digit temperatures and blackland mud. Full Story
June 30—Cody Kaufmann, Carol McElwrath, Margaret Kubicek, Terrence Taylor, Briana Bassler. July 3—Lance Atchley. July 5—Birdie Kristoff. July 6—Paul Dixon. Anniversaries June 30—Floyd and Kathleen Brockenbush. Full Story
McMurtry to lead Tiger baseball team
Deep baseball bloodlines come with new coach
When it comes to baseball, Rockdale couldn’t have secured a better baseball guy.
Jacob McMurtry has been hired as the Tigers new baseball coach.
Troy native McMurtry comes to Rockdale from Brady where he was head baseball coach.
He has also been a head basketball coach at Apple Springs, his previous stop. Full Story
Dae Dae will be in great hands at Blinn
I couldn’t help but be awash in memories while witnessing Dae Dae Robertson’s Blinn signing ceremony. After suffering a torn ACL during basketball season that also wiped out her final track season as well, her second chance at playing basketball in college is the feel-good story of the year.
Robertson will be in great hands when she shows up in Brenham. Full Story
Karl Cowboys Up
Milano welterweight scores unanimous decision
SAN ANTONIO—Saturday was a night of firsts for Ryan Karl.
For the first time in his professional carer— which consists of 12 fights—he went past the fifth round and also, someone actually put a serious glove on him. Full Story
Summer reading ends on Thursday at depot
Join us for the Summer Reading Finale, On Your Mark, Get “ Set, Read!” at the Rockdale I&GN Depot Museum on Thursday, at 10:30 a.m.
Everyone will be able to play games and tour the 106 year old depot building, restored Missouri-Pacific caboose and dining car and the depot’s blacksmith shop. Full Story
NEW BUSINESS—Rockdale’s newest business is SK Bar Boutique, located at 102 East Cameron (US 79) and owned by Eric and Nicole Strelsky. Full Story
What’s a ‘HOT tax?’ It’s complex
Rockdale residents have heard a lot about the motel-motel (HOT) tax in the past few years.
What exactly is the HOT tax. Here’s what the Texas Comptroller says about it.
When booking lodging in Texas, you’re often spoiled for choice, lots of beds at lots of different prices. Full Story
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