It’s Christmas party time
Parade, Santa (three times) on Saturday
Santa might as well stay.
He’s going to be in Rockdale three times Saturday and his wife will accompany him for some of those visits.
The “jolly old elf” will be at the Patterson Civic Center in the morning, in the I&GN Depot Museum during the afternoon and will conclude with the town’s lighted Christmas parade at night. Full Story
Melanie Barcak consoles her son Luke Elliston after the Tigers’ football season came to a close after a 27-14 loss to No. 3 Malakoff Friday in the Class 3A, Region III semifinals at Waco ISD Stadium. The No. 6 Tigers finish up 11-2 after capturing the District 10-3A championship. See more in Sports. Full Story
Child, 12, victim of ATV accident
Friday crash near Hanover
A 12-year-old boy with strong Rockdale ties died Friday night in a rural area of Milam County, the victim of an all-terrain vehicle crash.
Chief Deputy Sheriff Chris White said Landon “Lanny Boy” Thacker was pronounced dead at Little River-Cameron Hospital following the 8:45 p.m. crash at the home of his grandfather, Keith Debault, off County Road 244 in the Hanover area. Full Story
MDD endorses nursing home tax abatement
The Rockdale Municipal Development District has endorsed a tax abatement request by a company which plans to build a new $6.5-million nursing home in Rockdale. Full Story
Deadline looms Thursday for Roundup names
Thursday is the deadline to submit names for Rockdale’s 2016 Christmas Roundup.
Roundup is Rockdale’s giant annual drive to provide toys and food for needy families.
Nominations forms include name of adult head of household, home address, contact phone information, names of all persons in household, their ages, sex and school grades, and suggestions for gifts. Full Story
Go baby blue!
GO BABY BLUE!—Downtown Rockdale will look a bit bluer for Saturday’s Christmas activities after a curb-painting project last week by the city. Downtown’s notorious high curbs received a delineating coat of light blue paint. Here, Rafael Lara of Bland Construction works on the high curbing in the 200 block of West Cameron Avenue (US 79). Full Story
Oney toy run set Saturday at The Ranch
The 11th annual “Buddy Oney” Toy Run, sponsored by the Bad To The Bone Riders of Rockdale, will be held Saturday, at The Ranch, according to organizer Charles Starr.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. with first bike out at 11 a.m. Ride fee is $20 for rider ($25 with passenger) or a new toy valued at $25.
Ride fee includes food after ride for all participants. Full Story
Reporter Santa letter deadline is Dec. 9th
Deadline to turn Santa letters in to The Reporter is Dec. 9. Letters need to contain both the first and last names of the child.
They can be dropped off at the office, 221 East Cameron, mailed to PO Box 552 or emailed to email@example.com.
Rockdale Elementary School students may use the drop-box near the school office. Full Story
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