Actually, just about every day is “turkey day” for Salty resident Doug Caffey. He raises turkeys and grows a lot of them. There are 15,000 in this turkey house and Caffey has four. Full Story
Santa parade, party, ahead Dec. 6th
Breakfast, bazaar also part of big day
Santa, and Rockdale’s kids, will have a full day on fun on tap Saturday, Dec. 6.
The day begins with a breakfast with Santa and ends that night when Mr. and Mrs. Claus will roll down US 79 in the annual night-time Christmas parade. In between he will talk to kids at the I&GN Depot-Museum.
It’s the official start to Rockdale Christmas season. Full Story
Mayor : ‘Hire new manager this year’
More interviews for vacant post
Two more interviews have been conducted for the position of Rockdale City Manager and Mayor John King says his goal is to have someone hired “in the next couple of weeks.”
The post has now been vacant five months since the resignation of Kelvin Knauf June 1 (see separate story). Full Story
Orange picks Knauf for position with city
ORANGE—Kelvin Knauf, former Rockdale city manager, has been hired by the City of Orange.
Knauf will serve as planning director for the municipality of just under 20,000 in far southeast Texas at the Louisiana line.
Knauf was Rockdale’s city manager for five years. He was hired in June, 2009, and submitted his resignation June 1, 2014. Full Story
Roundup still seeks names
Signup forms available from many locations
There’s just over a week to go to nominate individuals and families for Christmas Roundup, Rockdale’s annual program of holiday cheer for the needy.
Deadline is Friday, Dec. 5. Full Story
Meters, a year later: Better info, still complaints
Almost exactly one year ago, two-dozen Rockdale water customers confronted the city council with complaints about how their meters were being read or—as they charged in some cases—not being read. Full Story
Thanksgiving closings many around area
Here are holiday closings for Thanksgiving:
• Area schools are out Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
• City Hall and the City Library will be closed both Thursday and Friday. The library will also be closed Saturday.
• Thursday garbage pickup will be made Friday and Friday pickup on Saturday. Full Story
First Christian sets free meal for Thursday
First Christian Church will again host its annual free Thanksgiving luncheon Thursday, according to John Elbert Fischer, spokesman.
“The meal will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, located at the corner of Bell and Scarbrough,” he said. Full Story