There usually aren’t any surprises in the police-firefighters award banquet— the honorees are known in advance— but three-yearold Taytum Tillery provided a cute one Saturday. Taytum raced up front to help accept dad Jody’s officer-ofthe year award, much to the delight of presenter Sgt. Stephen Goodrich (L). Full Story
A vacant house in a wooded area 100 yards off the 700 block of North Main (FM 908) burned to the ground Tuesday.
Volunteer firefighters are terming the 5:30 p.m. blaze “unintentional arson.” Full Story
What has been a pretty bland filing period for May 9 city and school elections got a lot more interesting during the week, at least in Thorndale.
Two incumbent city council members are seeking the mayor’s post on a city ballot that now includes two former mayors.
And Thorndale’s school board race is suddenly crowded with six candidates for two positions. Full Story
“Stash Your Trash” year round?
The could be in the future for Rockdale and Milam County residents— for a fee—in the future if the city and county can work out a plan to use county-owned property inside Rockdale. Full Story
Friday ‘landmark’ deadline
Friday is the deadline to submit nominations for the city’s contest to select a design for a “landmarks of Rockdale” mural inside City Hall.
The contest is a combined effort of the City of Rockdale and the Rockdale Municipal Development District.
A $100 grand prize will be awarded for the selected design, City Manager Chris Whittaker said Full Story
Winter storm was ‘no-show’ in Rockdale
The Great Late Winter Storm of 2015 turned out to be the Great Late Winter Dud.
At least in Rockdale.
South Milam County braced for major winter weather Monday and Tuesday, but not much happened except a cold north wind.
When it was sub-freezing (low down to 30, according to KRXT-FM) it wasn’t wet. Full Story
Nice while it lasted
After six weeks below the $2-per-gallon level, the price of regular unleaded gas zoomed back above the plateau headed north during the past week. By late in the week all of Rockdale’s gas vendors were back in the “2s.” Gas had dipped as low as the $1.80s here before starting back up. Full Story
Lenten fish fries begin at KC Hall
It’s Lent and a Rockdale Lenten tradition has begun every Friday at the KC Hall.
Knights of Columbus Council 7014 is holding its annual fish fry every Friday in lent.
Hours are 5:30 p.m. until sold out and they do sell out.
Price is $9 per plate, dine-in or take out. Full Story
Black Jack VFD barbecue, cake auction Saturday
The Black Jack Volunteer Fire Department will host its major fund raiser of the year Saturday at its fire station just across the Burleson County line on FM 908.
A chili supper gets underway at 5 p.m. with a cake auction at 6.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 2 to 12.
The Black Jack VFD is seeking volunteer firefighters. Full Story