LONE STAR CELEBRATION
Rockdale Elementary School first-graders put on their annual “Texas” play, showing off their pride for the Lone Star State to parents and relatives in the school gymnasium.
The performance wrapped up a week’s worth of events marking “Texas Public Schools Week.” Last Friday also included breakfast with grandparents. Full Story
Sandow 4 installation work done
Job force rapidly ramping down as ‘commissioning phase’ gets under way
By MIKE BROWN Reporter Editor
The installation of sophisticated anti-pollution equipment at Luminant’s Sandow Power Plant Unit 4 is complete and the number of temporary employees on that job is rapidly falling.
Unit 4 remains off line and commissioning phase is under way, according to Ashley Monts, Luminant spokesperson. Full Story
Lawsuit lowers motel appraisal
Settlement with MCAD drops Best Western value by $600,000 for ‘08’
Matul Patel, who filed a lawsuit against the Milam County Appraisal District (MCAD) almost exactly one year ago, has succeeded in reducing the 2008 tax bill on the Best Western Rockdale Inn. Full Story
Flying a kite brings joy, some hurt
I did something over the weekend I hadn’t done in years...fly a kite. (OK Mike Brown...stop laughing.) With beautiful weather over the weekend and my two young children having cabin fever from this long, cold, drizzly winter I decided to buy some kites while out shopping on Saturday to use Sunday afternoon if the weather permitted. Full Story
Art, science highlight public school week
RJH winners listed from two events
Art and science moved to center stage last week at Rockdale Junior High School as part of Texas Public Schools Week.
A total of 160 pieces of artwork were on display throughout RJH during the week, according to instructor Lani Young.
About 120 students in grades 6-8 competed in the annual Science Family Night events.
Science Family Night
ENGAGED—Kevin R. Love and Dana L. Full Story
State tourney journal: it’s a family affair
Just returned from the state capital while attending my favorite sporting event, the UIL state high school basketball tournament.
It was my 38th consecutive final four and one of the most memorable. Full Story
Tigers bust out unbeaten in early district action
Elliott, Schnerr shine in huge win over Rudder
Rockdale has this rebuilding thing down pretty cold.
In a season in which they were expected to str uggle as they replaced six productive seniors, the Tigers have pounced out of the district cage with a 3-0 mark after nipping Navasota 6-3 Tuesday night on the road.
Rockdale was coming off a 4-3 victory over Bryan Rudder and are now 8-5 on the season. Full Story
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Rockdale thinclads go heavy to grab second straight track meet title
CAMERON—Harkening back to a time when Rockdale dominated tracks all over Central Texas, the Tigers used its bountiful heft to capture the Cameron Relays, their second such title in two consecutive weeks.
A s in w inning its own Rockdale Relays last week, the Tigers used their muscle to pull away from the field, namely host Cameron. Full Story
March is ‘Clean Up Month’; let’s all do our part
We continue to get great comments about our Tejas Festival and plans will begin soon for the next festival of 2011. We have a great committee and it takes a lot of work but when it turns out as well as it did, it is worth all of the work.
If you have suggestions please call the Chamber and let us know your ideas.
‘Back to Work’ program offers employer incentive
Texas employers can receive monetary incentives for hiring unemployed workers under a two-year, $15 million program, according to Tom Pauken, Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) chairman.
Pauken called <IT Reporter
Friday to discuss the Texas Back to Work program.
The program offers employers wage subsidies for hiring qualified out-ofwork Texans. Full Story
Relay For Life of Milam County received a generous sponsorship from local law firm Cappolino, Dodd & Krebs LLC last week. Gerry Heitmann presented the $1,000 check to event co-chair Kim Jeter. Full Story