Is everybody hoppy!
They were certainly in a good mood Friday morning at Fair Park as an estimated 400 children, parents and others turned out for the annual Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt. The most popular attendee was, of course, the Easter Bunny who enjoyed rock star status as he strolled around greeting kids of all ages. Also see page 1B. Full Story
Projects for Earth Day, and beyond
Rockdale volunteers will head out in support of their town, and their earth, Saturday with many projects on tap for the annual Earth Day observance.
But Earth Day is spilling over into “Earth Week” in 2017 with programs at local school campuses and the city library even before Saturday. Full Story
RISD will ‘shrink’ in land transfer
‘Beneficial’ pact with Lexington
Just over seven square miles of land in the Rockdale ISD is being “detached” and picked up by the Lexington ISD in a switch administrators say is beneficial to both districts. Full Story
Egg hunt draws 400 to park
Community event draws big turnout
It took an hour and a half for the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, and other volunteers, to put out thousands of Easter Eggs Friday morning at Fair Park.
And about 90 seconds for excited youngsters, with a ton of help, to pick them up.
The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt was one of largest ever with cool weather and a lush green park drawing enthusiastic families. Full Story
Earth Day set for Saturday in Rockdale
Saturday is Earth Day, with a kickoff from 8 a.m. to 12-noon at Wolf Park many projects throughout the day.
Contact Ken Ansell to see how you can get involved. See story on page 2A.
• Welcome District 8 EEA. They will be here for a conference being held here in Rockdale April 25 at the Patterson Center. Full Story
Milam 4-H’ers win at Navarro competition
MILAM 4-H NEWS
Milam County 4-H Consumer Judging Teams recently received high honors at the Navarro County Expo Competition.
Junior/Intermediates 21 teams, 75 individuals
1st-place team—Colton Barbo, J.W. Hollas, Grant Widner. 5th-place team—Colby Green, Vaughn Kostroun, Ryan Luckey. Full Story
Rockdale boys back on top of district track heap
JARRELL— Not unlike their performance at the state track meet last year, the Rockdale Tigers can still do more with less.
Despite a small-scale roster, the talented Tigers took the first step (or jump) in defending their state crown by stockpiling points and claiming the 2017 District 20-3A track championship Wednesday at Cougar Field. Full Story
King, Blanchard are perfect mix—again
Mixed doubles duo make third trip to state
COLLEGE STATION— There’s something about tennis that attracts rain clouds this time of year.
While things were moving along smoothly Monday afternoon under sunny skies, the darkness converged on unsuspecting participants on the opening day of the Class 3A Region III tennis tournament at A&M Consolidated. Full Story
Lady Eagles prevail in rematch with Thorndale
Both ranked teams prepare for playoffs
MILANO—The Milano Eagles were looking for a repeat performance and an encore is what they got.
The No. 4 Lady Eagles bested Milam County and District 27-2A rivals, No. 13 Thorndale, 7-2 on Thursday for the second time this season to run their league record to a perfect 12-0.
Thorndale slides to 21-3 and 10-2. Full Story
Speaker urges business to ‘hire heroes’
Guest speaker Eric Putt of Workforce Solutions in Killeen, visited the Rockdale Workforce Solutions office to speak to representatives of local businesses about the “Hiring Our Heroes” program. Full Story
Milam sales tax down in 1st quarter
The first quarter of 2017 sales tax collections wasn’t a good one for Milam County and most of its municipalities.
State Comptroller Glenn Hegar disbursed April sales tax checks last week. April checks represent sales taxes collected in February and reported to the state in March. Full Story
Sales tax holiday on emergency goods this week
With the potential for severe weather already upon us this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies Saturday through Monday, April 22-24.
“Unfortunately, we can’t predict when the next fire, flood or tornado may strike,” Hegar said. Full Story
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