Two-thirds of RISD students economically disadvantaged’
Flu bug impacts state ADA during first two six weeks
Changing demographics and the flu bug’s effect on recent attendance were pointed out to Rockdale ISD trustees Thursday at Rockdale High School.
Karl Kacir, assistant superintendent for business, told board members 64.1 percent of the district’s students in 2009-10 are now in the “economically disadvantaged” category, a jump of 13 percent in one year. Full Story
SERIOUS INJURIES A 76-year-old Milano woman sustained injuries including a punctured lung, a closed head wound and three broken ribs in this collision at 12:10 p.m. Full Story
Football fans escape injury as pickup hits charter buses
Cameron man charged with DWI after wreck
About 100 La Grange Leopard football fans escaped injury around midnight Saturday when their two charter buses were struck near Cameron by a man who was then arrested for DWI. Full Story
I learned so much from my fuschia boots
As Christmas time comes around this year, I reflect, like most, on what I am grateful for. With two young children and a husband who has gone back to college part time, my plate is full, but I know how blessed we are. Full Story
Starry, starry nights (and days)
Van Gogh art exhibit thrills RISD students
alive was to his brother.
Yet the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh continue to inspire, amaze and dazzle new generations, most recently during the past two weeks at Rockdale’s elementary and intermediate schools. Full Story
Our Local Hero this week is Donnie Roe. You have seen Donnie’s Christmas decorating contribution around town, mainly at the Chamber and at his grandparents’ home, Ralph and Billie Roe. He loves Christmas and he loves to decorate for the season. Full Story
Twenty years ago, Bulldogs chisled out state title pedigree
The great flat and wide state of Texas will crown a whole new batch of state champions this weekend— I can’t remember how many we’re up to now, 20 or 25.
But it’s hard to comprehend that it was 20 years ago that the Thorndale Bulldogs captured that very first state championship that spawned a state title pedigree that is now up to seven crowns and counting. Full Story
Tigers earn prize in national video contest
Sports highlight clip in top 3 of 51 schools for $7,500 check
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Rockdale High School has placed third nationally in the State Farm Friday Night Feats high school football video contest on YouTube.
The school earns $7,500, having placed third out of 51 schools. Full Story
Tigers grab second straight tourney championship
Since losing season opener, cagers have won 11 straight; earn No. 18 state ranking
FR ANKLIN—After a pretty substantial helping of home cooking last weekend at their own tournament, the Rockdale Tigers ventured out to test their skills on the road.
The Tigers continued their dominant play in unfamiliar territory by walking off with the Franklin Tournament championship— their second title trophy in as many weeks. Full Story
DELEGATES—Six voting delegates from Milam County Farm Bureau recently participated in the 76 t h annual Texas Farm Bureau convention, held D ec. 5-7 in Fort Worth. Policies direc t ing the state’s lar gest farm organization were adopted by more than 1200 delegates from 207 organized farm bureaus. Full Story
Light judging set Thursday and Friday
As Christmas season continues on I am so excited and happy about all of the activities of this month.
This week is the light judging for the wonderful light displays around town. If you haven’t decorated yet, it’s not too late.
We will be judging Thursday and Friday and the winners will be named on Monday, Dec. 21. Full Story
2009 tax rebates fall 2%
Slowdown in retail sales not as bad as feared locally
Rockdale’s 2009 sales tax rebates followed a record year, but fell by only two percent, the Texas Comptroller’s Office reported.
2010 may be a more telling year locally as more workers’ SUB (Supplemental Union Benefit) pay runs out. A further slowing locally could also mirror the state and national economies, which struggled throughout 2009. Full Story