TOO TALL They weren’t talking about the old Dallas Cowboys defensive end Ed “Too Tall” Jones Thursday afternoon in Milano. Full Story
1,200 on the job at Sandow 4
About 1,200 people are on the job at Luminant’s Sandow Power Plant Unit 4 this week,
Unit 4 is down for the installation of the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system which was part of an anti-pollution suit settlement between Alcoa and three citizens groups.
Ashley Monts, Luminant spokesperson, confirmed the outage began on Monday. Full Story
Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer study will compare plans, pumping
The first-ever major study of the entire Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer is under way, organizers announced last Thursday at the Bureau of Economic Geology (BED) at the J.J. Pickle Research Center in Austin. Full Story
My little man Reese: You make me giddy!
I have a confession to make. I am in love with another man.
I am completely smitten.
I can’t stop thinking about him.
I also have another confession to make. I have been sleeping with a man who is a grandpa.
To make matters worse, my husband has been carrying on with a woman who’s a grandma. Full Story
300 honor top officer, local police
Hoyt repeats as winner, Goodrich 2nd
More than 300 people crowded the KC Hall Saturday night to honor those who put their lives on the line to protect Rockdale.
Literally. Lt. J. D. Newlin reminded the fourth annual Officer of the Year Banquet this was a year in which a Rockdale officer was fired upon.
Ofc. S. A. Smith was uninjured in the exchange of gunfire in the old Walmart parking lot on Nov. 22. Full Story
Branson’s Plummer Family to bring show to Lexington
All the way from Branson, Missouri, the Plummer Family Country Music Show is coming to Lexington.
Lexington EMS will present the Plummer Family on Friday, Feb. 19, at the Lexington Elementary School. Show time is set for 7 p.m. with advance tickets available for $10 (adults) and $5 (under 12). Tickets will be slightly higher at the door. Full Story
Ducks take a flyer when it comes to playing rival Rockdale
Rockdale will always be tethered to Taylor and Cameron for obvious reasons no matter what the circumstances, but for the first time since 1993, neither rival will be included in a district with the Tigers.
The last time that happened was in 1953.
This may be the first time that Rockdale and Taylor have been in the same classification and not in the same district. Full Story
Tigers in area loop; Thorndale moves up
Cameron slips down as expected; Milano stays put and Taylor moves away
While Rockdale eased into the University Interscholastic League’s bi-annual realignment Monday like a warm bath, several area schools were hit in the face with ice cold water.
While Cameron slipped down to Class 2A as expected, in a bit of a surprise, Thorndale found itself rising to Class 2A and in the same basketball district as the Yoemen (see separate story below). Full Story
With two of their last three games at Tiger gym, Tigers control own destiny
Rockdale Coach Dusty Loewe’s message to his team was a simple one—win the next four games and we’re in the playoffs.
Despite their suspect league record, Loewe and the Tigers have hopes of making a serious playoff run due to the fact that three of their last four games are at Tiger Gym. Full Story
Chamber hits record number of members
What a busy January we had — 2010 has started with a bang!
We had our Chamber Annual Meeting last week and there was good attendance. I thank all of those who came. Becky Marek was our caterer and she did a great job for the meal.
The new board was introduced with our new directors: Wallace Jones, Hunter Matula, Michelle Morgan, Joyce Ford, and Debra Burrough. Full Story
Chamber grows to 282 members, commits to New Year’s Eve dance
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce heads into 2010 with an all-time high of 282 members and faces unique challenges in a “post-Alcoa” climate. Full Story
permits total $210,456
Cit y constr uction permits totaled $210,456 for the month of January, city staffers reported.
Permits were issued as follows: Full Story