It was one of the most popular, and warmest, venues during Friday’s downtown Christmas parade and party. Full Story
Ogden seeking re-election to state senate
As expected, State Senator Steve Ogden (R-Bryan) announced last week that he will seek re-election to his District 5 seat.
Ogden had previously said he would not seek a new term and was considering his options.
That all changed when State Rep. Dan Gattis (R-Georgetown) unexpectedly announced two weeks ago he was dropping out of the race to succeed Ogden. Full Story
CORNER COLLISION No injuries were reported but there was considerable damage to this car, operated by 28-year-old Flor Ibares of Rockdale, in a 9:54 a.m. Full Story
‘Tree of Angels’ ceremony set for Thursday
CAMERON—Milam County’s “Tree of Angels” ceremony, commemorating victims and survivors of violent crime, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Bea’s Kitchen, across from the Milam County Courthouse.
This year’s tree is 12 feet high and can accommodate more than 150 ornaments in honor of crime victims and survivors. Full Story
Water district board votes 4-3 to lower pump, transport fees
Post Oak Savannah Water Conservation District (POSGCD) board of directors had a split vote to lower production and transport fees after hearing from a Burleson County man involved in a lawsuit with a water firm. Full Story
THEY’RE NOT TOYS
THEY’RE NOT TOYS But 38 participants used these bikes, plus a few autos, to raise about $3,000 to purchase toys for needy children in the fourth annual Buddy Oney Toy Run on Saturday. Full Story
More than 250 seek Roundup help
More than 250 families are now seeking help from Christmas Roundup, Rockdale’s annual program to provide holiday help for the needy.
Roundup officials expect that number to grow.
Monday was the deadline to apply for Roundup assistance but all applications with a Monday postmark will be accepted.
King said more than 100 applications came in on Monday. Full Story
Reporter lists political announcement guidlines
The 2010 primary filing season is here and The Reporter
asks candidates to please follow these guidelines:
• The first announcement will be free. Everything following will be paid advertising.
• E-mail is the preferred method for announcements (send to email@example.com) but typed or hand-written announcements will be accepted. Full Story
Turkeys awarded in Chamber giveaway
More turkeys have been awarded in the annual Christmas giveaway sponsored by local businesses and coordinated by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. The promotion ends Friday.
All that’s required is for shoppers to support local businesses and be in the right place at the right time when the business awards a free, dressed turkey. Full Story
‘Shadrach, Meshack and R ad io -shach’
St. Paul’s annual Christmas musical cheered by full house
THORNDALE—“What in the World is Christmas?” That was the title of the Christmas musical by St. Paul Lutheran School — an annual highlight of the Christmas season — staged Friday night in the school’s family activity center. Full Story