New Years Resolutions: Fact or Fiction?
Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet? I have jotted down a few of mine to help you get inspired! Full Story
2009 IN REVIEW
Some of our favorite Reporter images from the past year
Braden Wallis looked like Big Tex in front of the ferris wheel at the Rockdale Fair. Full Story
Holidays bring many visitors to town
Gause 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5 at the Gause ISD cafeteria. All members are encouraged to attend.
Gause ISD students will start back to school on Monday morning from their Christmas holidays. It will be their second semester. Full Story
Taken from community calendars. For additions, call 446-5838.
Dec. 31—Eric Strelsky, Mark Russell Sr., Kevin Coats, Allyson Sipes, Donny Dodd, Wanda Phillips, Jim Hodson, Corissa Moreno, Allen Hall, Joyce Betchan.
Jan. 1—Jovi Hughes, Gloria Ely. Full Story
Our Local Hero this week is Martha Morr.
Martha graduated from RHS, left town to go to college and then in 1975 moved back to Rockdale.
She is an important part of First Baptist Church and very involved with the Bethany Sunday School Class. Full Story
Tyler a nd We ston Av ret t announce the arrival of their baby brother, Brody Ian Avrett, at 10:20 p.m. Dec. 7, 2009, at Seton Medical Center in Round Rock, weighing 5 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 19½ inches long. Parents are Cody and Kaycee Avrett. Grandparents are Linda Gifford of Cedar Park and the late Charles Gifford, Darwin Avrett of Milano and the late Nina Avrett. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday—Black Forrest ham, sweet potato casserole, blackeyed peas, cabbage, cornbread, toffee bar, 2% milk.
Tuesday—Meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, whole wheat roll, rocky road pudding, 2% milk.
Wednesday—Stuffed pepper casserole, lima beans, low-sodium corn, dinner roll, raisin bread pudding, 2% milk. Full Story
It’s part of the Cub Scouts pledge “to help other people” members of Rockdale’s Webelos Blue Fox and Cobra patrols did just that last week, helping to distrubute items to needy Full Story
Web sites tell stories of historic sites
AUSTIN — Nineteen new web sites featuring the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) historic properties are now active, highlighting the unique stories of these real places from Texas’ past. The web sites are an upgrade from the previous single web pages to full, stand-alone web sites. Full Story
Fans may help prevent SIDS
Fans, in addition to air conditioners, are a common feature in homes come the warm weather. However, recent research indicates that a fan can also play a role in protecting an infant’s health. Full Story
Dogs, cats need to develop social skills, too
Have you ever taken a brand new puppy on its first walk, or to a dog park with other dogs? This can sometimes be a difficult undertaking, seeing as puppies have yet to be exposed to many humans and animals in their young life. But dogs and cats need to develop social skills just as much as people do! Full Story
Hypothyroidism in canines
Hair loss, weight gain, lethargy and exercise intolerance are symptoms that most pet owners attribute to the onset of old age in their beloved pups. But, especially if your dog is about four to six years old, be aware that these might be symptoms of hypothyroidism. Full Story
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