Boil water notice issued for Rockdale
The City of Rockdale announced Wednesday that residents should boil their water until at least Thursday afternoon. The city's water treatment plant lost power on its main distribution line. Cases of low water pressure have been reported. Samples have been sent to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to be tested and those results should be back Thursday afternoon. Rockdale customers should continue to boil all water for consumption until results are back deeming the water safe. Water for consumption should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil for two minutes. Water for ice should also be boiled, then cooled.
Tigers trounce Rudder 28-0
The Rockdale Tigers racked up over 300 rushing yards and took it to the Bryan Rudder Rangers 28-0 Friday night at Tiger Field. The 7-0 Tigers were led by Greg Chelf, 189 yards on 24 carries, and Joe Sanders, who broke a 15-year-old RHS receiving record with a 60-yard TD catch. Full Story
2009 MISS ROCKDALE FAIR CONTESTANTS
ARE YOU READY FOR A PAGEANT?
Two of them, actually. This year's Miss Rockdale Fair Queen and Rockdale Fair Children's pageants are being held Saturday in the high school auditorium. Children's pageant starts at 10 a.m. (doors open at 9:30) with the queen pageant at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7).
Click on http://www.rockdalefairinfo.com for more.
Fair market show entries up over '08
Entr ies in t he Rockdale Fair market livestock show have shown a considerable increase this time around, according to Monica Garrison, secretary of the Rockdale Fair Association. There will be 341 animals entered in the 2009 Fair livestock show, up 48 from the 293 entered in 2008. Full Story
Probation, restitution ordered in Brookshire Brothers theft
A 25-year-old Madisonville man received a four-year probated sentence last week in 20th Dis- trict Court for his part in the April 28 theft of $ 1 2 , 0 0 0 from Rockdale Brookshire Bros. Full Story
Paula Deen wasn't home, but we had fun anyway
S AVANNAH, GA.—Granddaughter Kennedy, daughter Kathy and I had been looking forward to a trip to Savannah to check out the Savannah College of Art and Design that Kennedy is interested in attending next year. We had a trip planned this summer, but weather cancelled our f light and we just had to wait until we had another chance to go. Full Story
Above, The statue of John Wesley, founder of Methodism, in Reynolds square near the historic district. Full Story
Rockdale High School's graduating class of 1974 donated two floor mats for the new building last week. Pictured on the year of their 35th year out of school were Robert Castillo, Carolyn Gibson, and Donald "Doc" Shuffield. Full Story
Sports speaker series attitude about winning
Most coaches will tell you that winning is mostly from the neck up and developing a winning mental attitude is as important if not more vital, than preparing a body for strength and skill. Full Story
Experienced Rangers no push over anymore
After getting pushed around last season in its first year of existence, Bryan Rudder is poised to do some pushing back. Full Story
Victory ensures another winning season
MA DISON V ILLE—You can stick this one in the football file of "good teams find ways to win". On a field that appeared as if it was a pasture that was going to be planted with corn as soon as the game was over, Full Story
Break out the baking pans and enter fair contest
Can you believe it's Fair time? It's hard to believe that October is here but here we are and this fair will be another great one. I hope you are planning to enter some items for exhibit in the Home Economics Division at the New Salem Clubhouse. Get those collections, arts and crafts, or baking and enter them in the fair. You just might win a blue ribbon. Full Story
Chamber, Workforce team for classes Central Texas Workforce C enter a nd t he Rockda le Chamber of Commerce will host six webinars at the Workforce Center, 313 N. Main in Rockdale. The public is inv ited to attend one or all. Webinars will start promptly at 12-noon so come early to prepare a sandwich. Full Story
FRAMING GOES UP FOR NEW STORE
Workers began erecting the steel frame for the new Dollar General Store, located at 1025 W. Cameron Ave. (US 79). Warwick Construction is contractor for the project, which was permitted for $545,248. The new larger store will take the place of the current location at 1325 W. Cameron. The new store is located on land formerly owned by Union Pacific Railroad, which sat vacant for years. Richard Thrasher purchased the property from U.P. Dollar General will develop approximately half the total property. Thrasher said recently that no plans have been made for the remainder of the land. Full Story