School land sale: Round Two
Nursing home may get second chance for preferred site
It appears there may be a second chance for a proposed $6.5-million, 80-bed nursing home to be located in a tract of land between the intermediate school and US 79.
Rockdale ISD trustees, on a 4-2 split vote Monday, okayed putting the tract—now pared from eight acres to between six and seven—back on the market for a brief window. Full Story
Go ‘Gold Out’ Friday
Mayor John King (center) proclaims Sept. 23 as ‘Gold Out Rockdale Day’ in observance of childhood cancer month, flanked by two families who have been touched by the disease. From left, City Manager Chris Whittaker, Braden, Jeff, Collin and Kelly Pickel, Mayor King, Mayor Pro Tem Joyce Dalley, Aiden, Matthew, Deanna, Paul and Gabriel Montelongo. Full Story
Plea for depot: HELP!
Volunteers taking care of Rockdale’s 110-year-old International & Great Northern Depot Museum have a word to deliver to area residents:
“We don’t even know if we can keep it going through the end of the year,” Rockdale Historical Society vice-president Gerri Offield told The Reporter. Full Story
‘Run for the Kay’ Saturday
The 11th annual Kay Theatre Walk/Run is set for Saturday at the theatre, corner of Main and Davilla.
For the third straight year, a pancake breakfast, free to entrants, will be held during the morning.
The annual event raises funds for restoration of the 1940s-era theatre as a community center and performing arts venue.
The event has raised $72,150 over nine years. Full Story
98-year-old motel to get marker on Saturday
Rainbow Courts gets recognition for long history
Started while the “Doughboys” were fighting in France, and still going strong today, Rockdale’s Rainbow Courts will get the ultimate recognition on Saturday, a Texas Historical Commission marker.
The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Rainbow Courts is located at 915 East Cameron (US 79). Full Story
United Way Radiothon set on Thursday
The South Milam County United Way’s annual Radiothon is set for 8 a.m. to 12-noon Thursday at Lee’s Landing.
It’s a major part of the UW’s drive to benefit 14 area organizations.
To make a donation, either before or during the Radiothon contact the following: Full Story
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