Domingo Llanas walks downtown in the heaviest part of the ‘Great Blizzard of 2010’ about noon Tuesday. Full Story
Plane crash into Austin building claimed local man’s close friend
When Larry Jackson of Rockdale was last with his good friend Vernon Hunter of Austin, a Valentine’s Day lunch with their wives, they laughed a lot in talking about future plans.
Jackson is retired and Hunter was thinking about it. “We said ‘we’ve got all the time in the world’,” Jackson said. Full Story
Hospital to surrender sales tax
Two elections will be called to transfer that revenue to city for economic development
The Rockdale Hospital District has unanimously voted to surrender the halfcent sales tax it has collected for the past 16 years in favor of economic development for Rockdale. Full Story
Tejas Festival will bring tons of talent to town
The Tejas Art and Book Festival committee started meeting a month after last year’s book festival to plan and execute the entertainment lined up for the festivities next week. Full Story
A rare snowfall
School out early, and kids jump at the chances for first snowmen, snowball fights
A pastoral scene at Fair Park as big snowflakes fall on Live Oaks near horse track. Full Story
Two statebound, eight ‘superior’ for band
Eight Rockdale High School Big Blue Band students received Division I (Superior) ratings at UIL solo/ensemble competition Saturday at Elgin High School, according to director Joe Ray.
Qualifying for the State Contest in May were Heather Vargas on flute and Julie Hromcik on clarinet.
Ray said other students winning Superior ratings were: Full Story
Clark getting early attention from big time schools
On a day off Monday, Jeff Miller got a call on his cell phone, which is of course not unusual for the school district’s athletic director, he receives dozens per day.
He didn’t recognize the unknown number on the screen, so he ignored it. Full Story
HARD BALL AREA: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
After record setting year, replacing six starters of the utmost importance for rebuilding Tiger squad
Reporter/Bill Martin Chances are, if you look up rebuilding in the dictionary sometime in the
near future, you might
see a team photo of the 2010 Rockdale Tigers baseball team.
The Tigers are coming off a season in which they set a school record for victories (22) and re-entered the playoffs after a 10-year absence.
That, of course, is the good news. Full Story
Milano settles district argument with easy win
Eagles will enter playoffs as district champions
Because of inclement weather, both the Thorndale boys and girls playoff games were moved to Wednesday. The Lady Dogs played Evadale in Groveton and the Bulldogs took on Shiner in Smithville.
I guess you could call this the Mumford sweepstakes. Full Story
Winter weather will soon usher in pretty spring
I had the extreme pleasure of sitting on my back porch and just enjoying the 70- degree day that we had on Sunday. It was delightful and such a promise of the spring that is not too far off. The birds were singing and though everything is a beautiful shade of brown right now I know that in a month or so the green will start showing its color and the flowers will be vibrant. Full Story
COMING UP ACES
Ace Plumbing and Septic, at 129 W. Cameron Ave., held a ribbon cutting after owners Martin and Adriana Gutierrez joined the Chamber of Commerce. Full Story
Blue Willow Children’s Academy, owned by Rusty Gregory is a new member of the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. Full Story