While we were sleeping
100 -mph winds slam into area
Straight line winds estimated at up to 100 miles per hour ravaged the Rockdale area just after midnight Sunday, felling scores of trees and causing extensive damage.
In the Thorndale area, just to the west, the National Weather Service confirmed two small EF-2 tornadoes touched down, blowing a dozen loaded Union Pacific auto rack cars off the tracks between Thorndale and Thrall. Full Story
Ballot contests develop
Rockdale council, 3-man chase for Thorndale mayor
A flurry of late filings has resulted in three contested races for May 9 city and school board races, one of them in Rockdale.
Friday was the final day to file.
Profit Mega filed to oppose Denise Wallace for the east ward Rockdale City Council position being vacated by Leroy Phillips.
Phillips did not file to retain his seat. Full Story
Town Hall to collect ideas on 1895 building
Have an idea on what to do with the soon-to-be-former Rockdale Police station?
The City of Rockdale wants to hear from you.
A town hall session to discuss “re-purposing” the 112-year-old former City Hall is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Patterson Civic Center.
The building was constructed in 1895 and served Rockdale in that capacity until 2002. Full Story
Bad week: Three die in three days on roads
Two crashes near Rockdale
Three people—a 2016 Rockdale High School graduate, a Pflugerville resident and an Illinois man—died in two separate crashes last Wednesday and Friday near Rockdale.
Nineteen-year-old Patricia Thrasher died as the result of a 4:59 p.m. Friday one-vehicle rollover northwest of Rockdale on FM 908. Full Story
City helping with cleanup from storm
Have brush and debris to dispose of from Monday’s big storm?
The City of Rockdale wants to help.
City Manager Chris Whittaker said Rockdale residents may take debris to the city yard on Mill Avenue free of charge.
That offer applies during regular daylight business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) on weekdays only.
Final day is Tuesday, March 7. Full Story
Lions Club pancake supper is Tuesday
The Rockdale Lions Club’s annual Mardi Gras Pancake Supper has been scheduled for Tuesday, in the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park.
Hours are 5 to 7 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $8 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12 and children ages 5 and under will eat for free. Full Story
KC fish fries slated to start on Friday
Knights of Columbus Council 7014’s annual Lenten Fish Fry begins Friday at the KC Hall.
Hours are 5 to 7:30 p.m. and the fish fry continues every Friday through April 7.
Plates include fried fish, homemade fries, hush puppies, slaw, green beans, trimmings and dessert.
Price is $10, available dine-in or takeout. Full Story
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