Remembering Dr. King
Young and not-quite-as-young turned out on a perfect Central Texas winter afternoon Sunday for Rockdale’s annual Martin Luther King Day Parade. About 100 marched, or rode, down the street named for Dr. King. Below left, community leader Billy Ray Locklin was parade grand marshal. Full Story
Back to the ‘old’ school calendar in 15-16
May graduation, Friday holiday dropped for Fair
Rockdale school trustees went “back to the future” Monday, adopting a 2015- 16 calendar with graduation before Memorial Day, 2016, and no Fair Friday holiday.
Meeting in regular session in the Central Administration Building, trustees also extended the contract of Supt. Denise Monzingo by one year. Full Story
City, school filing starts Wednesday
Four Rockdale places to be filled; Milano expanding city council
Wednesday, Jan. 28, is the first day for prospective city, school and municipal district candidates to file in the May 9 elections.
Four local incumbents, two each on the city council and school board, are serving terms that expire this spring. Full Story
Boomlet? Oil drilling proposed inside city
Council eyes revising regs
The Rockdale City Council is taking a new look at its regulations regarding oil drilling inside the city limits.
City Manager Chris Whittaker told council members recently that drillers have been asking about beginning activity within the city limits.
He said one inquiry involved a site on FM 908 and another behind Moultry Park, which is east of the former Aycock School. Full Story
President, events, Chamber goals in 2015
New treasurer, chair-elect voted in at meeting
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce hopes to get the office of president back in 2015.
That’s one of the goals stated Thursday by new chair Cynthia Lumpkin as the organization held its annual meeting Thursday in the Patterson Center. Full Story
Chamber moves date for banquet
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet, which is being held early this year, won’t be quite as early.
Office staffer Denise Brock said the banquet is now set for Thursday, March 5, in the junior-high commons.
Originally the Chamber announced the banquet date as Feb. 26, about a month earlier than the traditional late March date. Full Story
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