GFL to open local facility, mix compounds for customers, and look for sales throughout North, South America
Rockdale has an international investor.
Within weeks, Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited Americas (GFL), from its small metal building on US 77, will begin mixing, shaping and shipping its “G-flow” compounds to processors, who will use it to manufacture an untold number of products. Full Story
Hospital district chair supports tax petition
‘What’s best for Rockdale is best for hospital,’ Dr. Weed says; RHD board to meet Monday
The Rockdale Hospital District (RHD) appears ready to surrender the half-cent sales tax it has collected for the past 16 years in favor of boosting the local economy.
Now the question is how to do it. Full Story
City ballot gets first race; two more file
Two filings during the past week have given Rockdale city voters their first contest for the May 8 election.
On Tuesday, Toby Johnson filed for the west ward seat currently held by Tom Fisher, who had signed up last week.
Joyce Dalley filed Friday for the council slot currently held by J. T. Talley. Talley has not filed for re-election. Full Story
Tejas Fest gears up for art, authors, cars
Organizers are gearing up for another big turnout at the fourth annual Tejas Festival, set for downtown Rockdale March 6.
It will be a winning and diverse slate of authors, with history, local lore, children’s writers and even some politics thrown in.
Headlining author speakers will be Jim Hightower, former Texas Agriculture Commissioner. Full Story
IT SURE AIN’T MISS ROCKDALE
But Miss Mexico (Jose Buentello) was blowing kisses to his/her fans seconds after being crowned the new Miss Globe Thursday night in the RHS Auditorium. Full Story
Early voting under way for March primaries
Early voting for the March 2 Democratic and Republican primaries got under way Tuesday with 109 casting ballots on the first day.
Thirty-three voted at City Hall in Rockdale, 58 at the Milam County Clerk’s office, 16 at the Thorndale ISD administration building and 3 at the Precinct 1 commissioner office in Buckholts. Full Story
KC’s will host lenten fish fry each Friday
Rockdale Knights of Columbus Council 7014 will begin its annual Lenten fish fry this Friday and continue each Friday through March 26 at the KC Hall. Serving will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. or until sold out, Rodney Barcak, spokesman, said.