Actually, just about every day is “turkey day” for Salty resident Doug Caffey. He raises turkeys and grows a lot of them. There are 15,000 in this turkey house and Caffey has four. Full Story
Santa parade, party, ahead Dec. 6th
Breakfast, bazaar also part of big day
Santa, and Rockdale’s kids, will have a full day on fun on tap Saturday, Dec. 6.
The day begins with a breakfast with Santa and ends that night when Mr. and Mrs. Claus will roll down US 79 in the annual night-time Christmas parade. In between he will talk to kids at the I&GN Depot-Museum.
It’s the official start to Rockdale Christmas season. Full Story
Mayor : ‘Hire new manager this year’
More interviews for vacant post
Two more interviews have been conducted for the position of Rockdale City Manager and Mayor John King says his goal is to have someone hired “in the next couple of weeks.”
The post has now been vacant five months since the resignation of Kelvin Knauf June 1 (see separate story). Full Story
Thanksgiving meal serves 700
Volu nte er s gather for huge effort
The goal of Rockdale’s annual Community Outreach Thanksgiving Luncheon is that no one goes through the holiday period without a Thanksgiving meal.
That’s pretty much what happened Saturday morning. in an effort that was centered on the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church. Full Story
Oney Toy Run to be held December 7th
Run to aid CPS, Christmas Roundup
The ninth annual Buddy Oney Toy Run, sponsored by The Bad To The Bone Riders of Rockdale, will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at The Ranch, 415 W. Hwy. 79, in Rockdale, according to organizer Charles Starr. Full Story
FRIENDS OF THE OCEAN
FRIENDS OF THE OCEAN—Sherry Lagrone’s environmental science class at Milano High School has entered a national contest with the Wyland Foundation. Theme was “Our Ocean Protect Our Treasures.” From left, Victoria Gaston, Sherry Lagrone, Alex Martin, Sherry Pustejovsky, Dominique Booker and Holly Kornegay. Full Story
Wildcats using loss as motivational tool
Loss to Buna propelled team to streak
Despite coming into the game as heavy favorites and ranked No. 6 in the state in Class 3A, the Kirbyville Wildcats were upset by rival Buna in a 49-42 in the seventh week of the season. Full Story
Tigers getting plenty of love in hoop poll too
While the Rockdale football team is sitting at No. 6 and charging through the playoffs, the Tiger basketball team is receiving props in the state rankings.
The Rockdale roundballers are sitting at No. 9 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches pre-season poll. Full Story
Good from the get go
Big Blue leaps out 27-0 in victory
KLEIN—While coming off a first half performance last week that shall generously be described as “sluggish”, Rockdale left little doubt of their early intentions Friday evening. Full Story
Merchants giving out turkeys
The turkey giveaway is in full swing. Shop participating merchants this holiat season.
See list of winners on page 2A
A big ‘thank you’ to all of our sponsors who have so generously donated to this worthy cause. Because of you, there will be 113 turkeys given away this year.
The chamber has received donations to go towards heaters for those in need. Full Story
BLACKOUT—Rockdale’s Kay Theater is getting ready to host a couple of Christmas-time events, and the ceiling of the Quonset Hut building will look a lot different. Larry Buckholt and his crew from Buckholt Painting administered a flat black paint job to the Performing Arts Center, which is in the home stretch of a multi-year project. Full Story
Milam unemployment rate improves
Unemployment down 1% over 2013
Texas unemployment figures for October were released by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) on Monday.
The data reports the national unemployment rate at 5.8 percent, and Texas’ rate at 5.1 percent— improved by more than a point from 6.2 percent in October 2013. Full Story