EASY RIDER Don't look down, Katie Strelsky (L) and Kyrsten Jones, but there's an elephant under you! The riders were two of hundreds of children who rode the gentle animals as part of the Carson & Barnes Circus, which held two performances at Fair Park last Thursday. The circus featured animals, acrobats and much more. Rockdale Rotary Club sponsored the event and raised over $1,700 for local scholarships. See page 1B for story and photos. Full Story
New baseball field changes strike out with trustees
Lack of enthusiasm for scaled-back facility puts project on hold
The plan to "modernize" Rockdale High School's baseball field has struck out. At least for this year, that is. A revised proposal to proceed with a scaled-back renovation died for lack of a second during a called school board meeting Monday evening. Full Story
Cameron resident dies at Fort Hood
A 62-year-old Cameron man, who had only recently returned to work at Fort Hood after a hear t attack, was one of 13 persons killed Thursday, Nov. 5, in the shooting rampage on the base. Full Story
RED, WHITE AND BLUE
RED, WHITE AND BLUE Specialist Travis Anderson hands out miniature American flags during Saturday's Veterans Day parade downtown. The parade was the kickoff for a variety of Veterans Day activities, most of them on Wednesday (Nov. 11), including programs at all four Rockdale ISD campuses. Coverage of those next week. See more parade photos, page 8A. Full Story
Council calls Jan. 9 election for open seat
Calame files for west-ward spot; Shuffield declares as write-in
Rockdale City Council called a special election for Jan. 9 to fill the vacant west-side seat and two people have filed for the position. Doug Calame, a plant operator for Luminant, filed for the spot. Calame served two terms on the Wortham City Council, then served as mayor of that town for three years. Full Story
BEST IN TEXAS'
Rockdale Historical Society members got a huge boost last week in Tyler when the I&GN Depot was named "Best Restoration" in the state at the Texas Downtown Association conference. At left, Ernest Garza and Mary Phillips in period dress at the recent Living History Day in front of the downtown jewel. Full Story
Dedications, open house next week for high school
A dedication ceremony, followed by tours of the new Rockdale High School, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 in the school rotunda, 500 Childress Street. RISD Supt. Howell Wright and the board of trustees invite the public to attend this celebration. Additions to the high school doubled its size. Full Story
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