Drama on the Gabriel
Emergency crews from Rockdale, Thorndale and Cameron responded to the Worley Bridge over the San Gabriel River at Apache Pass at 4:14 p.m. Monday and pulled off a dramatic rescue. Full Story
Tide turns against reservoir
Board member ‘optimistic’ on removing Gause option
The proposed Gause-Milano area reservoir may have dried up and blown away by Christmas-time.
A crowd of 160 persons— many of them affected Gause-area landowners— packed a regional water planning group meeting last Tuesday in Waco to express opposition to the plan in no uncertain terms. Full Story
It’s all about family
Many generations lived in area now threatened
Mike Kornegay pulls his ATV over to the side of Milam County Road 343.
“See that little trickle of water running down the ditch? It does that all the time. This hill just seeps out water.” Full Story
Balanced budget, so far
Pending an almost certain legal battle with Luminant over Sandow Power Plant values, the Rockdale ISD adopted its first balanced budget in five years Tuesday evening.
No tax rate has yet been adopted. Citing a potential $300-million drop in the tax rate due the Luminant’s rendition, the district has listed a potential 10-cent tax hike in its required public notice publication. Full Story
Arrest made on Tuesday in scam case
CAMERON—The co-owner of a nowclosed Thorndale business, accused of numerous thefts, showed up for a 20th District Court date Tuesday and was arrested.
Bond for Steven Dorsett, 46, was set at $500,000. An arrest warrant has been issued for his wife, 51-yearold Tammy Dorsett. Full Story
LITTLE HEROES—The city library’s Summer Reading Program “Every Hero Has a Story” ended Thursday with a finale, attended by about 75 persons, at the I&GN Depot. Readers played games, toured the depot’s caboose and dining car and were presented certificates. The 2015 program also included two free movies at the historic Kay Theater. Full Story
Fireworks set Friday at Fair Park
Rockdale’s annual Indpendence Day fireworks display will be at dusk Friday at Fair Park.
The display comes at the end of an evening featuring kids games at the park, beginning at 5 p.m. Game wristbands for children will be $5 each.
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce will have a concession stand.
Last year’s display drew an estimated 1,000 spectators. Full Story
Schedules listed for 4th of July
Saturday is July 4th and holiday closings spill over into Friday at some locations.
City Hall will be closed Friday and the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library will close Friday and Saturday.
(The library will open at 9:30 a.m. instead of 10 on its regular days next week.)
Local financial institutions will be open Friday but will close their drivethroughs on Saturday. Full Story
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