Heritages get their day(s)
Downtown site for events
The past was on display at several downtown venues Thursday through Saturday for the first annual Heritage Days celebration.
The city library, I&GN Depot Museum and Wolf Park were sites for speeches, music, exhibitions and food, while a Friday bus tour of the El Camino Real (ECR) National Historic Trail left from the Chamber of Commerce rock house. Full Story
Martha’s soup recipe is always requested
WORD FROM THE WIFE
This is the first time in years that I can remember such a beautiful springtime here.
All this rain, the most beautiful wildflowers I’ve seen anywhere, relatively cool days and nights, I love it!! Let’s just have spring all summer, okay???
—pc— Full Story
Open air music
OPEN AIR MUSIC—There was a day of music Saturday at the Wolf Park pavilion as part of Heritage Days in downtown Rockdale. The Communities in Concert Band kicked off the observance before an appreciative crowd. There was also disc jockey music under the pavilion through the rest of the morning and early afternoon. Full Story
Sports banquet set for Thursday at Gause ISD
Thursday evening Gause ISD will be having their Sports Banquet. Will have a report next week on how our school athletic department members did this school year. We have some very talented youth in our community. For those who have purchased tickets a meal will be served at 5:45 p.m. The awards program will be at 7. Full Story
Brian Howard and Jene Tedford.
Clayton Schneider and Lillie Bownds.
Straggin Rosemond and Carolyn Lee.
Drew Domingue and Rocelle Figueroa Repil.
Mickey White and Hermeliza Dalogdog.
Juan Gallegos and Elizabeth Castillo.
Refugio Gomez and Silvia Dimas.
Lyka Bonrud and Keith Bonrud. Full Story
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Monday—Pulled pork on a bun, carrots, green pea salad, cake, milk.
Tuesday—Roast turkey with gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, rolls, ambrosia, milk.
Wednesday—Smoked sausage, mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, rolls, peaches, milk.
Thursday— Beef lasagna, tossed salad, yellow squash, garlic bread sticks, apple cobbler, milk. Full Story
Rev. Adam and Sara Straznicky of Rockdale announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth, at 7:20 a.m. April 19, 2016 at The Medical Center in College Station, weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. She is also welcomed by a big sister, Avery. Grandparents are Richard and Phyllis Laughlin of Richmond and Ricky and Belinda Straznicky of East Bernard. Full Story
April 28—Laura Jones, Brady Nelson Jr.
April 29—Jim Baker, Geneva Kennedy, Mary Knight, James Rackley.
April 30—Dana Arledge, Ginger Green.
April 28—Ken and Christine Cooke.
April 29—James and Wanda Legg. Full Story
Jamboree set for Saturday
Milano Junction Country Jamboree will be held Saturday at the Milano Civic Center. All musicians, players, pickers and listeners, of course, are invited to hear some great country and gospel music. First note is at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Full Story
Wolf Park mall
WOLF PARK MALL—The grounds of Wolf Park turned into a mini-shopping mall Saturday during Heritage Days in downtown Rockdale. A variety of items, ranging from Jewelry to woodwork were offered for sale and there were also food booths. Full Story
Deal me in
The Linwood Acres Garden Club held its annual Spring Happening event last Wednesday (April 20) in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church, first time for the event to be held in that location. Spring Happening is a major fund raiser for the club and its activities throughout the year. Full Story
Music week set for May 1st-8th
National Music Week will be observed May 1-8 in Rockdale, sponsored by the Matinee Musical Club.
Theme, “Music….Notes to the Future” offers an opportunity to salute music, the common denominator for people of all nations throughout this century and in the future, according to Lisa Loewe, music club spokesperson. Full Story
HERITAGE KICKOFF—The first event of the weekend’s Heritage Days was a speech and visual presentation by Dr. Jesus De La Teja in the city library. Dr. De La Teja is a history professor at Texas State University in San Marcos and director of Center for the Study of the Southwest. He advocated a “more inclusive” approach to Texas history. Full Story
Facts about National Park Service
DID YOU KNOW?
The United States National Park Service was established in 1916 by then-President Woodrow Wilson.
Though the Park Service was established, the first National Park actually preceded the Park Service by almost 50 years, as President Ulysses S. Grant named Yellowstone Park the first national park in 1872. Full Story
‘SUPERIOR’ BAND—On April 19, the Rockdale High School Big Blue Band participated in the UIL Region 18/26 Concert and Sight Reading Contest at Liberty Hill High School. The students received straight Division 1 (Superior) ratings from the judges. Full Story
Off to see the sights
OFF TO SEE THE SIGHTS—In Milam County, that is. A bus tour was part of the weekend’s Heritage Days activities. The tour, focusing on the El Camino Real National Historic Trail, left the Chamber of Commerce rock house headquarters Friday morning and returned in time for Susie Sansom Piper’s noontime speech. Full Story
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