It’s Fair time in Rockdale
Events building to big day Saturday
The 41st Rockdale Fair’s big weekend is Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and it will be trying to build on last year’s, the most successful ever.
It’s mostly a “dance with who brung us” Fair in 2016, with a card of events that looks pretty much the same as 2015, with one big exception and a couple of new offerings. Full Story
Rockdale senior Zach Montelongo was the first Tiger to get his hands on the Bell as Jackson Perry cheers him on after Big Blue dismantled Cameron in an 80-54 thrill ride in the 62nd Battle of the Bell Friday at Tigerland Field. Complete coverage begins on page 1C, more photos on 5C and 6C. Full Story
Early voting to begin Monday
4 locations set within Milam
Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election begins Monday at four locations in Milam County, including the Rockdale Juvenile Justice Center.
There are no contested county races.
However, there is a big one. You may have heard of it.
Democrat Hilary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are vying to replace incumbent Democrat Barack Obama, who is term limited. Full Story
Still time for Fair season tickets
It’s not too late to save on a season ticket, good for all Fair events over the big weekend. They are on sale all over town through Thursday and are good for entry to every Fair event, including dances.
Season tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for ages 5-12 and senior citizens 60 and above.
Children 4 and under are admitted free. Full Story
Bid opening set Wednesday on school land sale offering
RISD gets superior rating on finances
Rockdale ISD trustees are facing another decision on whether to sell a six-acre-plus tract of land near the intermediate campus.
Supt. Denise Monzingo told The Reporter the district has received a bid on the tract. Bids were to be opened Wednesday afternoon in the Central Administration Building office. Full Story
Madison Hafley (seated) is the 2016 Rockdale Fair Queen. She was crowned Saturday night in the RHS Auditorium in the annual Fair-opening pageant. First runner-up was Hannah Hux (R) and Jordan Jerman (L) Full Story
Library sets ‘lock-in’ all day Friday
When is a lock-in not a lock-in?
When it’s a genealogy event at the city library.
The Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library is participating in the 16th annual Genealogy Lockin of the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McLennan County Library.
There will be programs on genealogy fro 12-noon to 10:40 p.m. Full Story
Bluegrass set Sunday at Kay
Bluegrass music returns to the Kay Theater Sunday afternoon with a concert by the Piney Grove Ramblers.
Doors open at 2:30 p.m. with music starting at 3.
Tickets are $12 each.
For additional information call Les Davenport at 512-760-7436. Full Story
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