Movies return; Andrews film next
Twice-a-week movies are now being shown at the Kay Theater downtown with 2 p.m. Saturday kids matinees ($4) and 7 p.m Tuesday screenings of classic films ($5). Tuesday, Feb 3, film will be “Laura” starring childhood Rockdale resident Dana Andrews. Full Story
‘Reorganize, not replace’ approach works for RISD
Administration jobs trimmed as school tries to cut $1 million
Faced with having to cut $1 million from its upcoming budget, the Rockdale ISD might already be halfway home.
Supt. Denise Monzingo told The Reporter this week the district’s finance committee has already identified $500,000 in savings. Full Story
Rockdale police activity up during past year
Jump in meth arrests is worrisome trend
Activity by the Rockdale Police Department increased in every measured category over the past year, according to statistics provided by Police Chief Thomas Harris.
Most recent annual stats compare a period in 2013-2014. In the box that accompanies this story, those stats are compared with the previous statistical year, 2012- 2013. Full Story
50 golden years for MARC
Open house set Feb. 8th
In the late winter of 1965, twenty-two people met to see if Rockdale and South Milam County could provide something more for its children with special needs.
Fifty years later the Milam Adult Resource Center is celebrating 50 years of nurturing those children—they grew up— and many more “clients” over the years. Full Story
Maybelline, oh why can’t you be true
Never has spending $20, caused such a comotion.
A great time was had by all at the 2015 Texas Press Association Mid-Winter Convention. It was held at the beautiful Moody Gardens Resort & Spa in Galveston. Full Story
January 29—Billie Oney, George Doelitsch, Chuck Davis, Jan Jones.
January 30—Dustin Juarez, Betty Northcott, Katie Jenkins, Cassie Fatheree, Ardena Gray.
January 31—Jeremy New, Thomas Pelzel, Melissa Davis, Reese Linsey.
January 30—Jay and Darla Willingham. Full Story
Lady Tigers move closer to district crown
Clinch playoff berth with victory over Yoe
With a playoff position already secure, can the Rockdale Lady Tigers keep their eye on the prize—a district championship.
With a resounding 57-34 victory over Cameron Tuesday night on the road, the No. 19 Lady Tigers move to 10-0 in District 20-3A, with four games left in the regular season and have clinched a playoff berth, their third straight. Full Story
Loth will play at Texas Lutheran
Recording setting receiver joins Bulldogs
Rockdale’s all-time leading receiver will have a chance to set some more records.
Pearce Loth announced that he has committed to play football at Texas Lutheran.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound senior holds most of the receiving records at RHS after a three-year varsity career.
He finished with 160 receptions for 2,259 yards and 35 touchdowns, all school records. Full Story
No. 4 Tigers cruising through district sked
Cagers KO Yoe Tuesday to remain perfect
Because Rockdale is a guard-oriented team, opponents often try to rough up the Tigers and test their resolve.
Coach Sergio Garcia’s mantra has been making teams pay for taking that tact.
That was certainly the case Tuesday night when the Tigers marched to the free throw line 40 times and connected on 31 shots as Cameron tried to push them around. Full Story
Milam unemployment down to 5.0
Seven-county area rates falling
Texas unemployment figures for December were released by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) on Friday.
The data reports the national unemployment rate at 5.4 percent, and Texas’ rate at 4.6 percent, down .3-point from the November rate.
The 4.6-percent figure is the lowest statewide rate in almost seven years.
The national unemployment rate is 5.4 percent. Full Story
STUCCO—There’s again work going on at the location of the former Cameo Insurance Building. Over the weekend workers began to stucco the walls on an adjacent building next door which most recently housed an antique store. Full Story
THORNDALE CHAMBER NEWS
The Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce has sent out their 2015 membership letters and are looking forward to hearing from you.
If you have sent in your membership, we would like to thank you for joining with us in bringing family-friendly events to the Thorndale area. Full Story
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