Helping the depot
HELPING THE DEPOT—Rockdale Elementary’s second graders visited the I&GN Railroad Depot/Museum recently in honor of Texas Public Schools Week. Students were able to tour the historic depot, look inside its caboose, and have a snack in the dining car. Volunteers were there to talk with students about the history and importance of trains to Rockdale. Full Story
‘Stash Your Trash’ April 8th at Fair Park
Rockdale’s annual spring Stash Your Trash day is set for 8 a.m. to 12-noon Saturday, April 8, at Fair Park.
City Manager Chris Whittaker said roll-off containers will be a the park for free disposal of miscellaneous household items, which include old furniture, mattresses and more. Full Story
Auxiliary searches for graves of vets
A veterans group needs help from the public so it can honor deceased veterans during Memorial Day 2017.
“Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6525 Auxiliary tries to place American flags on every veteran’s grave in all three of Rockdale’s city cemeteries,” Barbara Walko, Auxiliary spokesperson, said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the following: Full Story
In addition to the major house fire last Wednesday— at 262 County Road 325, the third major house fire for the Rockdale VFD in a 12-day period, the following fire calls were dispatched during the past seven days as the result of calls to the Rockdale Police Department:
• 8:56 p.m. March 15. Full Story
NUMBER THREE—The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene of its third major house fire in less than two weeks last Wednesday at the Dale Jaecks place southeast of town on CR 325. (Also see page 1A). There had previously been large house fires inside the Rockdale city limits on March 3 and March 8. Full Story
Rockdale resident Rod Stewart, whose quest for a heart transplant was profiled in The Reporter earlier this month, received his new heart last week at Austin Seton Hospital. Early this week he was continuing to improve, according to his family. Full Story
RISD proposing ‘fine tuning’ in hearing
The Rockdale ISD will hold a public hearing at 5 p.m. Monday, just before the regular 6 p.m. school board meeting to get feedback on a proposal Supt. Denise Monzingo says will give administrators a mechanism to “fine tune” some areas and make it easier to create “targeted improvements.” Full Story
RELAY FOR LIFE
Here’s how to sign up a team or a survivor
Wanted: Teams for Relay For Life on Nov. 4. To sign up for a team or register as a cancer survivor, call 1-800-227-2345. Signing up a team or as a survivor can also be done online at relayforlife.org/milamcotx. Full Story
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