Renovations eyed for downtown
Wolf Park expansion, MDD office switch, ‘streetscapes’ planned
If the Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) has its way, parts of downtown Rockdale are going to look a lot different.
At last week’s MDD session the district’s board okayed spending up to $12,000 to purchase a vacant lot next to Wolf Park for a project that could include a mural and downtown’s first public restrooms. Full Story
On track for changes in Milano
Railroad, city council working plan to shut down 330 intersection
When Milano Mayor Billy Barnett pulled up at his city’s Bui Street (County 330) railroad crossing to be interviewed by The Reporter last week, he was greeted by a familiar sight. 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
THE FIRST (AND LAST) BARNDANCE
Forty years ago, ZZ Top invited 80,000 of their closest friends to Memorial Stadium for the 1st annual Barndance and BarBQ. It was too crowded to dance and there was no Q. Also no water, no ice. There was also no 2nd annual gathering. O nce again, from the Full Story
September 18—FrankieStone, Kim Crump.September 19—JamesLuckey, Kirk Williams.September 20—Betty Ferguson, Bernice Moore, KyleCass.September 21—ShelleyEanes, Ralph Czimskey, Matthew Zaskoda, Shelley Eanes,Stonie Guthrie, Jason New.September 22—Clay Hirt.September 23—Carrie Full Story
Marriage LicensesWeston Griswold and Katelynn Pino.Jason Hashaw and ShannonMcNally.Divorces GrantedScott Sorell and DeborahSorell.Angela Flores and MichaelAinslie. Full Story
Miller takes to the ground
Thorndale faces No. 2 Mart on the road Friday
THORNDALE—While the Thorndale Bulldogs have had trouble getting their ground game going, Jake Miller took things into his own hands, or should we say, feet.
The senior quarterback broke loose for 113 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to a 28-8 victory over Class 3A Florence at Bulldog Stadium Friday. Full Story
Ho, Ho Huh? Early X-mas decorations has me seeing red
The date was September 10, just last week. The ex-cheerleader and I were innocently perusing one of our favorite stores—I won’t name it here, but it rhymes with Mam’s—estimating just how many roles of toilet paper we might be able to cram in our car, when out of nowhere the faint sound of sleigh bells could be heard off in the distance. Full Story
Weather delay does little to stop Big Blue storm
The Rockdale Tigers must have taken a cue from the stormy weather surrounding Tigerland Stadium Friday night.
The No. 3 team in Class 3A struck quickly and with full force.
In a game delayed by the inclement conditions, the Tigers whitewashed Salado 35-0. Full Story
City rebates up almost 2% from 2013
Milam County improves by 7.56%
State Comptroller Susan Combs reported the state sales tax revenue for August tallied up to $2.57 billion, a 7.5 percent yearover year increase.
Combs will send-out September tax allocations to the tune of $627.8 million– 9.2 percent more than in September 2013. Full Story
Chamber mixer Sept. 17th
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Chamber will host a New Membership Social Wednesday, Sept. 17, according to Janice King, Chamber chair,
Hours are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and the social will be held in the Hogan Hall Building, next door to th Chamber’s rock house headquarters at 1203 West Cameron. Full Story
Doing business as...
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Johnny K. Menges Sr. dba Ideal Cleaners (v. 1,235, p. 510).
Cassie Grimm and Julaine Grimm dba Rockin’ G Marketplace (v. 1,235, p. 628). Full Story