A ‘HIP HOP CHRISTMAS’
Or at least it was Thursday in the elementary cafetorium as second graders Landon Towns (L) and Levi Baggerly put together some moves Santa’s reindeer never saw before. Full Story
Repeat offense: Man arrested in same place for same crime
‘Dealers not afraid of prison, not going to work,’ police chief says
It was “deja vu all over again” Friday when officers raided a Hamilton Street residence, found cocaine from what they believe to be a drug-dealing operation and re-arrested a 32-year-old Rockdale man.
Reginald Wayne Rideaux had been arrested Oct. 2 at the same residence for the same crime in an identical raid involving several law enforcement agencies. Full Story
4 new appraisal district directors get certification
There’s an 80 percent turnover in the board of directors of the Milam County Appraisal District (MCAD).
The MCAD certified results of the board election this week and four of the five directors will be new.
Two of the new directors are from Rockdale. Joan Ratliff and Tim Arledge were nominees of the Rockdale ISD. Full Story
Roe corner’ gives yule cheer to generations
I was so glad to see that Ralph and Billie Roe were recent Local Heroes last week because of the all-out Christmas decorations at their home on the corner of Murray and Meadow Drive — the Christmas House as it’s called by all our children and grandchildren. Full Story
Second graders show first-rate talent
Annual play starts holiday student break
The only thing wrong with Thursday’s Second Grade Christmas Variety Show was its effect on some of the parents among the crowd of 250 as they filed out of the elementary cafetorium.
“They can sing better than I can and they can sure dance better than I can,” was heard more than once as family members went though the doors, earto ear smiles on their faces. Full Story
SHARING AT CHRISTMAS
Rockdale Elementary School kindergarten classes brought some Christmas cheer to residents at Manor Oaks Nursing Facility last Thursday. Full Story
T’was the night before brisket encore redux
Had lots of comments about
this last year, but I’m going to
run it again anyway.—BM
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Half our creatures were stirring, half were sleeping on my spouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that our cat Max would not rip, shred and tear; Full Story
Tiger Hall of Honor loses two members
Young, Walton were stalwarts in girls athletics
The Rockdale Hall of Honor has lost two of its members in the past two weeks as Barbara Young Kastner and Billie Jean Walton Washington have passed away.
Kastner died Friday, Dec. 18 in Elgin at the age of 73. Despite her health issues, Kastner was present for her induction at the Hall of Honor ceremonies on Oct 23. Full Story
Ranked Jarrell halts Tiger win streak at 11
JARRELL—Rockdale has been a team that gained a reputation as quick starters.
Well, the Tigers get-up-andgo deserted them and they paid the price against a good team, losing to Jarrell 60-49 Friday afternoon.
The Tigers slip to 11-2 on the season, needing just one more victory to equal their win total from last season. Full Story
Take time to give, reflect over holidays
Here we are in Christmas week. It has been a busy month but a great month, too.
The outpouring of giving and caring has been overwhelming and the people who just want to help have been many. This time of the year brings out so much love and sharing for each other and I am so proud to be a part of that. Full Story
Unemployment dips to 9.7% in Milam
Milam County’s jobless rate in November fell into single digits for the first time in seven months for the first time since April and the second time this year since Alcoa’s massive layoffs took hold late last year, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Full Story
TWC: Unemployment claimants targets of text message scams
AUSTIN — The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) advises unemployment claimants that the agency does not use text messages to provide or gather information about unemployment benefits. Full Story