Cristian Lara takes the baton from Hayden VonRosenberg in the 400-meter relay en route to the Tigers capturing the gold medal at the UIL State Track Meet Saturday. The quartet also won a silver in the 800-meter relay. For all the results, See Sports, 1C Full Story
Memorial Day ceremony will honor deceased vets
Graves getting flags on Friday
Names of 236 Milam County residents who died in wartime will be read Monday as Rockdale observes Memorial Day, 2015.
On Friday, representatives of Rockdale’s two veterans groups, Rockdale High School students and staff members and City of Rockdale officials will place American flags on the graves of all known veterans in the three city cemeteries. Full Story
Trustee rips Luminant on rendition
Appraisal district ‘will defend’ its value figure
At least one Rockdale ISD trustee is upset over Luminant seeking what may be as much as a $300-million drop in the values of its Sandow Power Plant for 2015. Full Story
Paperwork costs city over POSGCD
Water district okays 2015 disbursements
MILANO—What were termed as paperwork problems with past years’ water district grants has cost Rockdale about $15,000 in one instance, while the district board allowed the city to re-file in another case.
Meeting in regular session last Tuesday, the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD), awarded its 2015 grants, totaling almost one million dollars. Full Story
That’s the estimate of how much was raised Sunday at the KC Hall to benefit sisters Lacy Pipkin Barcak (L) and Lani Pipkin Young. Barbecue plates sales totaled 1,050 and the crowd during the day was estimated as at least 1,200. The day also included live and silent auctions, and a fund-raising giveaway with 300 donated items. Lani donated more than half her liver to her sister. Full Story
Bone marrow match check set Thursday
A Rockdale father whose son needs a bone marrow donation will be anxiously awaiting the results of a screening Thursday at St. John’s United Methodist Church.
Kenny Kilcrease is the father of 23-year-old Zachary Kilcrease who was diagnosed with Acute Myleoid Leukemia in February. Full Story
Memorial Day holiday for many
Monday is a holiday for area schools but they took different ways to get there.
Memorial Day was always a holiday in the Rockdale and Thorndale ISDs.
It was penciled in as a bad weather day for the Milano and Gause ISDs, but wasn’t used, so there’s no classes in those districts. Full Story
Food giveaway set Thursday
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.
“Volunteer helpers will be needed and greatly appreciated,” she said. Full Story
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