Tight budget, skate park top city talks
Municipal court, tax revenues slow with economy
“This is not unique to Rockdale. Other cities are in the same boat.”
That’s what City Manager Kelvin Knauf told council members at Monday’s monthly meeting when he reported that municipal court revenue was down ab out $40,0 0 0 a nd ad valorem (proper t y) ta xes were estimated to be $14,000 less than the previous year. Full Story
Petition passed to take remainder of RHD sales tax
A petition is being circulated for a ballot referendum that would see the City of Rockdale take the remaining half-cent sales tax from the Rockdale Hospital District. Full Story
‘I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU’
‘I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU’ They didn’t play that old Art Garfunkle song Friday night at the Patterson Civic Center but it would have worked for lots of dancers, including third-grade Full Story
On Valentine’s Day, romance is all relative
You know you’ve been married a long time when the person you promised to love and cherish until death do you part asks what you’d like for Valentine’s Day and you’ve forgotten about the romantic holiday. Full Story
Whitehead book spotlights early black folk artist
When Kathy Whitehead’s children wanted to go to Disneyland for summer vacation, she instead chose the Melrose Plantation, near Natchitoches, Louisiana. While the children might have pined for Mickey Mouse, Whitehead found the subject for her newest children’s book, “Art from Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter.” Full Story
Milam Retired Teachers hear GOP candidate
CAMERON—Milam County Retired Teachers Association met Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Chamber of Commerce meeting room in Cameron with 25 members and guests attending.
F irst Vic e -Pre sident L aurene Shumaker presided in the absence of Elizabeth Holloway, president. Full Story
Drew Brees passed his first test as a QB in the Canyon
Seeing Drew Brees up on that podium Sunday night and holding his infant son in his arms with tears in his eyes, just minutes after guiding his team to a Super Bowl victory, teleported me like a flash back to September 6, 1995.
That’s the date when Brees started his first high school game as a Westlake Chaparral. I was there. Full Story
Hearne’s Randle elected to NFL Hall of Fame
Undersized and undrafted, defender was never undaunted
John Randle has literally gone from the outhouse to the penthouse.
Growing up in Mumford, where his family had no indoor plumbing, Randle reached the nadir of professional football Saturday by being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Full Story
Ducks dash T iger hopes
Poor rebounding, free throw shooting haunt Rockdale
In this, the 30th game of the season, it would seem that fundamental basketball (i.e. blocking out, passing, shooting free throws) would be an afterthought.
Rockdale had trouble carrying out the simplest of hardwood tasks Tuesday night and it probably cost them a long overdue spot in the state playoff bracket. Full Story
Warm up your Valentine with a local present
We are entering the Love Month and what better time to tell your honey how much they mean in your life. Everyone needs to hear it sometime so don’t take it for granted that “they know.”
And what better time to show that devotion than some little remembrance to your sweetie. It doesn’t have to be a big item but a well thought out gift means so much. Full Story
SONS OF HERMAN
Several members and newly elected 2010 officers from the Rockdale-Cameron Lodge 140-2, attended area installation of officers for the Grand Lodge of the Order of The Sons of Hermann’s on Jan. Full Story
TWC okays $219 million in employer credits
Agency urges more employers to take advantage of tax savings
AUSTIN – Texas employers can reap substantial savings on their federal business income taxes by taking advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. Full Story
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