New Hope Choir singing for ‘coach’
Rockdale’s New Hope Baptist Church Choir is in Washington, D. C. this weekend to honor one of the church’s mentors, the late William P. “Coach” Moultrie.
On Thursday, the choir will sing at a Howard University ceremony where a scholarship will be bestowed in his name.
On Sept. 28, the choir will sing at memorial service in a church attended by Moultrie. Full Story
Art by Reyan Henderson, a sophomore at Rockdale High School. Full Story
Art by Brody Willard, a first-grader at Rockdale Elementary School. Full Story
Searching for city manager
‘More than 20’ seek top city job for Rockdale
The search for a new Rockdale City Manager has shifted gears with applications received and narrowed down to a list of top candidates.
Mayor John King told city council members in a Monday called meeting that ‘more than 20’ applications had been received to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Kelvin Knauf in June. Full Story
Police rap auto-wrap scam
You’ve at least got to give scammers credit for originality.
Rockdale Police just don’t want you to give them your money.
On Tuesday a local woman told police a scammer had tried to bilk her of $1,250 in an “auto wrap” scam that represents a new twist on an old scam. Full Story
Youth soccer games under way in Gause
Youth in the community and surrounding communities began their soccer games this past Saturday in Cameron. This Saturday, the games will be here in Gause. If you get a chance, come up to the soccer fields at the school and watch the youngsters play.
The Gause 4-H Club will have the concession stand open at the home soccer games. Full Story
Auxiliary to host fall garage sale Oct. 9-11
The Milano Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host its annual fall garage sale on Oct. 9-11. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9-10 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11. Full Story
Get credit for child/dependent care
IRS TAX TIPS
Many parents pay for childcare or day camps in the summer while they work. If this applies to you, your costs may qualify for a federal tax credit that can lower your taxes. Here are 10 facts that you should know about the Child and Dependent Care Credit: Full Story
Texas Reds Festival to be held Saturday, Sunday in Bryan
“The Good Life, Texas Style” will be an apt description of the community of Bryan this weekend as visitors are invited to historic downtown area at annual homage to beef and beverages. Full Story
EL CAMINO REAL TRADE DAYS NEWS
Have you heard the news? El Camino Real Trade Days is coming to our community in November.
The planning is in high gear, the vendors are sending in their applications, and shoppers are buzzing around with wallets in hand.
If you have not heard of El Camino Real Trade Days, please take this opportunity to become somewhat of an expert. Full Story
Kenneth Lafave and Erica Vann.
Vance Purcell and Tandi Sizemore.
Ricky Alvarado and Diana Mendez.
Richard Thrasher and Maria Chaverra Rojas. Full Story
First annual Joel New Memorial Ride riding for Payden Nicholas Patterson
The first annual Joel New Memorial Ride will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at The Ranch in Rockdale.
This ride is for Payden Nicholas Patterson, to raise money for medical expenses.
Patterson is the 8½-year-old son of Melissa Owens and the grandson of Eddy Owens of Cameron and Gay Owens of Rockdale. His great grandmother is Helen Gary. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday— Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, lemon broccoli, whole wheat bread, banana pudding with wafers, milk.
Tuesday— Chicken Parmesan, black-eyed peas, seasoned spinach, wheat roll, tropical fruit, milk.
Friday—To be announced. Full Story
September 25—Jadon Moody, Rainey Eanes.
September 26—Kennedy Robinson, Clayton Merka, Lanny Worley, Darla Willingham, Zeta Rolan, Johnny (Bat) Fisher.
September 27—Mark Reneau, Lloyd Davidson, Miller Bassler, Evelyn Noack, Jacob Crump.
September 28—Brent Hasselbach, Clifford Morgan, Heather Atchley. Full Story
FUN, WITH A TWIST—
Five-year-old April Higham was one of dozens of children enjoying an afternoon at the Fair Park Pavilion Saturday as part of the sixth annual Special Needs Fun Day. The free event provides an afternoon of food, fun and fellowship for families, friends and teachers of children with a variety of special needs. Full Story
BEATING THE RAIN—
Volunteers at Thursday’s surplus food distribution stand ready to set up and unload the truck Thursday at KC Hall in an attempt to beat a looming rain shower. It worked. More than 200 persons were given food in the monthly visit by the Capital Area Food Bank. The distribution is at 9 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Full Story
DOUBLE THE FUN—
Also, double the work but nobody on the South Milam County United Way board of directors minded as the 2014 UW Radiothon at Lee’s Landing Thursday was a spectacular success. The radiothon, so far, has raised just under $12,000 with more funds still coming in. Money goes toward the South Milam UW’s $50,000 goal to support 13 area agencies. Full Story
Milam County Commissioners have designated Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week. Alma Lue Wenzel of the Three Missions chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, made the presentation. From left, Commissioners Opey Watkins and Kenneth Hollas, Wenzel, County Judge Dave Barkemeyer, Commissioners John Fisher and Jeff Muegge. Full Story
A DAY IN THE PARK—
Fair Park was the site for the sixth annual Special Needs Fun Day Saturday. Several dozen children, family members, friends and supporters enjoyed games, including a bounce house (above) under the park pavilion, There was also free food and ice cream, horse rides, clowns Full Story
Rockdale High School’s varsity cheerleaders recently held a “Rah Rah” cheerleader camp for area youngsters in the RHS cafeteria. The “Rah Rahs” will perform with the varsity cheerleaders during the second quarter of the Rockdale-Florence football game, according to Tina Barcak, sponsor. She said participants’ T-shirts may be picked up at the high school. Full Story