Grants boost training, job hunt for laid-off
Michael Skrhak says going back to school at age 37 with 10-year-old twins and a new baby has been stressful, but the 12-year former Alcoa employee is focused on getting a nursing degree. Full Story
Two hours, two drug busts, four blocks apart
It’s too bad a film crew from the television show Cops
wasn’t rolling with Ofc. Stephen Goodrich of the Rockdale Police Department last Wednesday night.
In the space of one hour and 50 minutes Goodrich made two separate drug busts, arresting three people. Full Story
TRACTOR HEAVEN That’s what over 1,000 tractor buffs from 23 states found in a muddy field north of Davilla on Saturday as 119 lovingly restored tractors were auctioned off at an estate sale. Full Story
Dummy causes stir along US 79 Tuesday
Did you hear the one about the dummy?
A sure-enough real fake dummy got the attention of part of the driving public, and lots of law enforcement officers, Tuesday afternoon on US 79. Full Story
MLK DAY PARADE
MLK DAY PARADE About two dozen Rockdale residents observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day one day early on Sunday with a parade down the local street named for the slain civil rights leader. Full Story
Feb. 2 last voter registration day
If you plan to vote in the March 2 Democratic or Republican primaries, and haven’t yet registered, Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade has a reminder for you.
Monday, Feb. 2, is the final date a Texan can register to vote and still be eligible to participate in a primary. Full Story