Stryker is a Packer
Former RHS standout signs with Green Bay
According to the Green Bay Packers website, the NFL team has signed linebacker Stryker Sulak, former Missouri and Rockdale standout.
Sulak signed a contract with the team on Wednesday. He had been the 199th pick in this year's NFL draft to the Oakland Raiders but was released from the team two weeks before training camp began.
The 2004 RHS graduate also had tryouts with New England and Carolina before landing with the Packers.
Sulak was a starting defensive end for the Missouri Tigers and a first team All-Big 12 selection.
A 6-foot-4, 251-pound player, Sulak will wear No. 47. Full Story
New campus ready to roll
Intermediate staffers move in; open house for public scheduled Sunday, Aug. 23
It's an exciting time for everyone who has a student in grades 3-5 at the new Rockdale Intermediate School, and a busy time for everyone who teaches there. The 73,645-square-foot school is being occupied and the public will get to check out the gleaming new structure during an open house/meet the teachers event from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23. Full Story
Temp job callbacks reach 40 at Alcoa
Potroom maintenance project should be completed this year
The number of Alcoans called back for temporar y potroom maintenance at Rockdale Operations' shut-down smelter has grown to 40. Jim Hodson, Alcoa spokesman, said about 30 additional laid-off Alcoans have been called back in addition to the 10 who returned when the project was announced in July. Full Story
'Clunkers' give boost to dealers
Local car dealers are participating in the federal "Cash for Clunkers" program and it has helped move some inventory for Rockdale's GM and Ford dealers. "It's a great deal for the consumer," said Allan Miller, coowner of Miller-Starnes Chevrolet Buick. "They get either $3,500 or $4,500 and it gets a number of gas guzzlers off the road. Full Story
Delta Air, what's that odor that you wear?
I have mixed emotions about school starting because I have a feeling I will blink and the year will be over. Then my nervous breakdown can officially begin. Kennedy is an artist. She wants to go to a great art school in Georgia and try as I may, I can't seem to come up with a good enough reason for her not to go. Full Story
Recovery can be laughing matter
Brutal honesty, experiences help man minister to those struggling
"A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit." Proverbs 29:23 Don't judge a book by its cover. That holds true for many people, especially Kenny Kilcrease. He admits to doing things he is not proud of, like taking drugs and attempting to kill himself. Full Story
Free and clear: Lexington museum to burn note at 2 p.m. on Sunday
LEXINGTON—The Lexington Log Cabins and Heritage Center Inc. invites the public to a noteburning ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16 at the Heritage Building across from the town square. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony, according to Jamie Wright, spokesman. Full Story
Loewe spent the summer as a globetrotter
After spending most of his summers playing golf all over the state, preparing for the upcoming football season and just shooting some hoops whenever he had a spare minute, Lance Loewe spent this past summer getting serious about roundball. Full Story
Tigers prepare for tuneup against Buffs
Big Blue travels to Giddings for noon scrimmage
Jeff Miller will find out fairly quickly how much progress his Tiger football team has made when they travel to Giddings to take on the state power Buffaloes for their first scrimmage of the summer Saturday. The va rsit y sk ir mish is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and the junior varsity and freshmen battle at 9 a.m. Full Story
Lady Tigers remain calm in opener
Spikers record first seasonopening win since 2004
LEXINGTON—Perhaps taking on the demeanor of their new coach Jason Williams, no matter what the circumstances Tuesday night, Rockdale remained calm. The Lady Tigers got the Williams era off to a flying start Tuesday night, downing Lexington 25-22, 25-21, 17-25, 25-22 at the Kleinschmidt Recreation Center. Full Story
Giveaways show warm hearts of townspeople
We have been so busy with the fan giveaway. Thanks to so many people we have given away 134 fans to the low income and elderly. Now we are working on school supply giveaway. I can't tell you how many people have brought money or items for the two drives we are conducting. It is heartwarming to see the responses we get of people wanting to help others. Full Story
Longtime Rockdale barbecue emporium Poor Boy B-B-Q has new owners and the change over was made official Thursday with a ribbon cutting. Helping new owners Shawn and Cherilyn Taylor (with scissors) celebrate were (front row, L-R) Chamber of Commerce president Denice Doss, former owners Tom and Lois Fisher, the Taylor's children Mackenzie, Aidan, Garrett and Lauren, Barbara Taylor, employee Dana Mora, (back row) employee Paula Flores, Jerry Gillaspy, Donnie Hamiter, Joyce Dalley, Toby Johnson and employee Dora Casas. Full Story
Beware 'Cash for Clunkers' scams, area BBB warns
Caution issued on companies offering paperwork assistance
AUSTIN—In late June, President Obama signed into law the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash for Clunkers program. CARS provides a rebate for consumers who trade in qualifying gas guzzlers for more energy efficient cars. Full Story