One arrested in counterfeit plot
Fake twenties passed at local stores; Secret Service gets involved
One arrest has been made and Rockdale police and the U. S. Secret Service believe they have leads in cases involving a rash of counterfeit 20-dollar bills which have been circulating in Rockdale.
“We’ve probably had 30 instances of phony $20s, and about $600 has been passed,” Police Lt. J. D. Newlin said. Full Story
Santa and Mrs. Claus (Tony and Barbara Walko), LaNell and Claude Spence salute during a flag-raising honoring veterans which started Friday’s Christmas parade/par ty activities in Rockdale. Full Story
4 races contested on first filing day
Twelve Democrats and two Republicans filed for March 2, 2010, primary ballots on Thursday, the first day to sign up.
Two more Republicans have designated t rea su rers for c ampaigns.
Grand total after one day, four county races w ill be contested in November and there’s already a three-person race in the Democratic Primary. Full Story
There were 92 nativities shown in the annual Christmas display sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) during the weekend. Full Story
SANTA, I WANT…
SANTA, I WANT… Children from First Baptist Church Discover y Days in Rockdale dropped off their Santa letters at The Rockdale Reporter last week. Full Story
Santa Claus to appear at Milano’s annual parade
Better not pout, better not cry. Santa is coming to town on Saturday to the annual Milano Christmas parade. Line up starting at 9:30 a.m. at Charlie Martin City Park. Judging of entries will be at 10 a.m. and the parade will start at 10:30. Full Story
Tournaments not so exciting anymore?
Sitting here staring at my all-tournament trophy from the 1975 Rockdale Tournament for a little inspiration, I was struck by something that Rockdale Coach Dusty Loewe said about remembering how important the tournament used to be.
Or just tournaments in general. Where have the big tournaments gone?
In the early days of the Rockdale Invitational, 24 teams would play. Full Story
Lady Tigers win two in a row
Girls build up momentum as district looms
Just in the nick of time, the Rockdale Lady Tigers have shown signs of turnaround, putting together a two-game victory streak as their district ledger looms large.
The Lady Tigers trimmed Waco Reimer 39-36 Tuesday night on the road for their second straight win to imptove to 2-8 on the season.
Rockdale opens District 24-3A play at home Tuesday against rival Cameron. Full Story
Tigers take own tourney title
Cagers collect trifecta of double-digit victories
This early in the season, teams are normally groping around in an effort to find an identity for what type of team they might become.
The Tigers current mode of identification is floor it off the tip and never look back.
Winning by an average margin of 30 points, the Tigers captured the 2009 Tiger Classic, the first tournament hosted by a Rockdale team since 1990. Full Story
A cold Christmas Express that put us in the spirit
Despite all of the warnings of snow and rain we dodged that bullet and the Christmas activities went off without a hitch.
Now it was cold — that is true enough — but the weather was perfect for a parade and Christmas and party we did. Full Story
MARC MIXER Milam Association for Retarded Citizens (MARC) held a Chamber of Commerce breakfast mixer on Monday at its Pecos Street building. Full Story
Classic Bank promotes two to new positions
Classic Bank President Richard Earl Williams Jr. announced promotions of Deborah Burrough to vice president and area branch manager and Lee Ann Fletcher to assistant vice president and assistant branch manager. Full Story