Get used to it
We’re going to be seeing a lot of Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) crews in upcoming days and weeks. TxDOT contractors are in town as part of a region-wide curb and ramp replacement project that will pretty much transform the look of downtown Rockdale. Full Story
Couple’s indictments now total 7
Grand jurors act again Thursday
CAMERON—A Thorndale couple accused of bilking customers out of thousands of dollars saw their combined total of indictments grow to seven Thursday after the July session of the Milam County Grand Jury.
Steven Roy Dorsett, 46, and Tammy Sue Dorsett, 51, were each indicted for theft.
They were among 30 persons indicted Thursday by grand jurors. Full Story
RISD eyeing state funds
‘14-15 deficit cut in half
It looks like September, 2015, is going to be the month Rockdale ISD has been looking for.
Trustees, meeting in regular session in the Central Administration Building, heard a report that RISD expects to get at least $1.8-million in “catch up” funding from the state sometime during that month. Full Story
So this is July, right?
Where did the green (and water) come from?
“It sure doesn’t look like the middle of July!”
Take any road out of Rockdale and that’s almost guaranteed to be the first line.
With the Rockdale area already logging almost its full average rainfall for a year (about 33 inches) rural Milam County is sporting lots of green grass and blue water as summer approaches its middle point. Full Story
Great visit with Willie and Artie B.
I got to spend some time recently visiting with Wilhelm (Willie to me) and Artie Backhaus, former long-time Rockdale residents, now living in Cady.
Willie just celebrated his 98th birthday, but you would never know it! Full Story
July 23—Benny Rogers, Denise Gerren, Richard Strelsky, Hunter Hilton.
July 24—Joyce Bayless, Buddy Atchley, Billy Gonzalez, Laurene Shumaker.
July 25—Joyce Seale, Tyler Avrett, C.C. Fuquay, Jason Barcak, Donald Shuffield, Agnes Eanes.
July 26—Lillie Magee, Ashley Norton, Troy Hirt, Dana Gerlock. Full Story
Garcia resigns; Hales new Milano coach
Former coach Loewe will assist new Tiger coach
With a just couple of weeks until football practice begins, the Rockdale coaching staff was thrown for a loop when head basketball coach Sergio Garcia abruptly resigned July 10.
Garcia was one of the longest tenured coaches on Jeff Miller’s staff with 10 years in Rockdale. He also coached receivers for the football team. Full Story
Familiar faces claim Open titles
The 36th annual Rockdale Open wasn’t so much a tournament as it was a reunion.
The adult tournament was full of past, present, and future UIL State Tournament qualifiers.
Matt Malish of Thrall braved the heat through seven grueling matches to win his first Rockdale Open singles trophy. Full Story
Fifth annual alumni tourney set July 25
The Rockdale Country Club Mens Golf Association is sponsoring the fifth annual Tiger Golf Team Alumni Tournament.
The tournament is scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Rockdale Country Club and all proceeds will go to the RHS golf team.
There will be a team draw party on Friday at 7 p.m. Full Story
Milam unemployment up in June
All area counties post increases over past month
Milam County joined all the adjacent counties in posting an increase in the unemployment rate between May and June.
That’s typically the case in mid-summer.
Milam’s rate went up half-a-point during the month, but remains 1.1 points behind the June, 2014, figure. Full Story
CHAMBER X-CHANGE—The Hogan-Hall Building on the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce grounds was the site for the “Chamber X-Change” last Tuesday. The event, which drew representatives of the business community, Chamber officials and the City of Rockdale, was hosted by the American Cancer Society. Full Story
Backyard BBQ set for August 1 at Wolf Park
We would like to welcome Wood N Wicks, Rockdale Tiger Flights, Signtronix and Milam Community Theater as new members.
You can find all of their contact information on our website. We are excited to be supporting these businesses and organizations.
If you are not yet a member, we encourage you to come in and talk to us. Full Story
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