Graduation moved indoors - Free Access
Each senior to get nine tickets
The Rockdale High School gradation Friday has been moved indoors to the RHS Gym, according to Supt. Denise Monzingo. "While we wanted to make these decisions in time to allow families to plan, it was important that we had all procedures in place prior to making the call to move graduation," said. Full Story
Small’s life sentence affirmed
Appellate court okays decisions during trial
HOUSTON—A Texas appellate court has denied the appeal of Sherill Small, the woman serving a life-without-parole sentence for the 2013 death of a two-year-old girl for whom she was providing foster care at Small’s Rockdale home.
The 14th Court of Appeals published its decision Thursday. Full Story
Mostly the Rockdale Intermediate School fifth-grade’s endof school play “A Walk Through American History” is a rather light hearted affair, but there are some poignant moments where the young actors tug on the heartstrings. This is one of those moments as field nurse Madison Hicks tends to wounded Alex Silva on a World War I battlefield. Full Story
Woman charged in child porn
Police: ‘Photos of 7-year-old sent to Middle East
A 38-year-old Rockdale woman has been charged with a variety of offenses in which Rockdale police allege pornographic images of a seven-year-old girl were sent to a resident in the Middle East. Full Story
History play makes, well, history
‘Last hurrah’ for teacher after 21 times
When the last fifthgrader left the intermediate school stage Friday at the end of “A Walk Through American History,” it was literally the end of an era.
Sandra Burrough, the teacher who has compiled, produced and stage the Rockdale tradition, is retiring at the end of the school year. This 21st edition in 2016, was her last. Full Story
Oh, the pet peeves of an impatient me
I hate making left turns. In fact, I have been known to take a right and turn down another street so I could go back the other way.
But specific to this town, I think it should be ILLEGAL to try to make a left turn off of Bowser onto Cameron Avenue. Full Story
A delegation from the office of Gov. Greg Abbott visited Rockdale last week for a two-day tourism assessment of sites in the city and outside (Apache Pass). One of the sites visited was the former Aycock High School. Full Story
Ja’Quay now getting looks from college recruiters
SMU and Tulsa have already offered rides
It’s been a few years since Rockdale has had a recruit draw heavy recruiting interest from major programs. That drought appears to be over however with the arrival of 2018 superstar Ja’Quayln Crawford. Full Story
Missed opportunities doom Dawgs
Two one-run losses close playoff door
TOMBALL—Too many missed opportunities and too many defensive gifts proved a lethal combination.
The Thorndale Bulldogs’ season came to an end in the Region IV quarterfinal round of the Class 2A baseball playoffs as they were trimmed by Big Sandy in a pair of one-run losses at the Premier Baseball Academy. Full Story
Expectations for rookie Clark at a high level
Expectations for Le’Raven Clark’s success have been boosted by his inclusion on a top rookie list.
Chase Goodbread, NFL. com’s college football 24/7 writer, says Clark—who was picked in the third round and 82nd overall—by the Colts out of Texas Tech, ranks 73rd on Goodbread’s Top 100 rookies. Full Story
NEW MEMBER—Billy Bucks, “deer, exotic and sales,” located at 215 North Main, has joined the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. A ribbon cutting was held recently at the business with Billy Bucks personnel along with Chamber officers, members and ambassadors. For information about Chamber activities call 512-446-2030. Full Story
Reading club set for city library
On Your Mark, Get Set, Read. Be a part of the 2016 Texas Reading Club at the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.
The program will begin June 7 on Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., or Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. Full Story
THORNDALE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS
On May 18 Thorndale hosted their annual Awards Event at the Chamber of Commerce Building.
A special thank you goes to Kim Knapek of Thorndale for catering the event.
The opening prayer and Benediction were given by Pastor James Brymer of the Conoley Church. Full Story
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