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
City council selects streets for paving, repair next year
34 roads will be paid for with FEMA funds, bonds already issued
City council members voted Monday to take bids for nearly $700,000 in street improvement contracts. City Manager Kelvin Knauf will prepare the bids and plans to open bid documents in March.
“We have some FEMA grant money left and we agreed two months ago to sell some bonds for the rest of the street improvements,” Mayor John Shoemake said. Full Story
Record 1,300 seeking help from Roundup
Need for assistance from Christmas Roundup has soared to an alltime record for 2009.
Ann King, Roundup volunteer, said 1,300 persons in 360 families will be served when the annual Christmas cheer program makes its deliveries on Tuesday. Full Story
HAPPY HOLIDAYS Rockdale High School’s Big Blue Band performed four numbers Thursday during the annual Holiday Concert held in the RHS Auditorium. Full Story
Friday is last day for letters to Santa Claus
All children grades pre-kindergarten through second are invited to submit their letters to Santa Claus for The Reporter’s
special section, filled with hundreds of letters and wellwishes from local merchants.
All letters will be printed, unedited, next week and forwarded to Santa at the North Pole. Full Story