Luminant vows mercury reduction at Sandow 4
Company’s other coal-fired plants also targeted for reductions
The annual “Dirty Kilowatt” report released last week by an Austin-based environmental group mentions Luminant’s Sandow 4 power plant in a list of the nation’s top mercury emission emitters. Full Story
FIRST PEEKS OF SPRING
Just weeks after Rockdale’s first significant snowfall in years, signs of spring are bursting forth throughout the area only a day after spring “officially” began.
Wildflower displays are predicted to be beautiful this year after plentiful spring rains. Full Story
‘Lost’ Milam residents look for 9-1-1 map
CAMERON—A Milam County couple told commissioners Monday their residence is apparently not on the maps used for response by emergency personnel.
Joe and Karen Clark appeared before commissioners during a session in which the court was supposed to have considered appointing a new county treasurer. Full Story
Can be salad or dessert - my kind of recipe
My mom got this recipe from Eva Strong at a recent gathering and Mom wanted to get it into the paper before Easter.
It’s really good and different and would be the perfect addition to your Easter meal.
Brother Kyle is coming in from Houston Easter weekend and I am hoping that he will make his Strawberry Pie to go with this. Full Story
Fire & ice
Bakkens take in Olympics, Pacific coast on family trip
The beauty of the Pacific Northwest compares to no other. With the gorgeous Cascades and Olympic mountain ranges, the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the unique culture of the West Coast, husband Buck and I were ready to revisit the area we had seen seven years and two kids ago.
Vietnam Memorial Wall replica will be in Taylor
“The Wall That Heals,” the Vietnam Memorial Wall is coming to Taylor.
This half-sized replica of the original wall that is located in Washington D.C., w ill be on display in Taylor for a four-day period starting Thursday, March 25.
This is the only appearance of this wall scheduled for Texas this year. Full Story
Rockdale has become a Mecca of sports activity
While most schools are cutting back on tournaments and track meets, the Rockdale ISD has become the Mecca of sports activity this past school year.
While most track meets are wasting away, the venerable, 52-year old Rockdale Relays received a shot of adrenaline raised the bar to 14 teams a couple of weeks ago after hosting just six schools last year and surely was on life support. Full Story
Lady Tigers reverse their field by stopping Caldwell
Largest offensive output of the season provides big win
Staring into the abyss of possibly slipping even further down in the district pecking order, the Rockdale Lady Tigers may have given some indication of just how they plan to handle it.
They came out swinging.
The Lady Tigers punched out 13 hits and drove home 10 runs to fight off Caldwell 12-9 Thursday afternoon at the RHS Softball Complex. Full Story
Another solid pitching performance from Gibbs allows Tigers to stand alone atop district
His defense failed him twice and the bats weren’t exactly lighting up the sky, but through it all, Brandon Gibbs remained calm. Full Story
Banquet will honor leaders past, present
This is the week for the 58th annual Chamber Banquet. The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce started in 1952 and has been going strong ever since then.
There have been many good people who have made this Chamber what it is today.
Some of the past presidents have been Dixie Cleveland, Gail Marrs, Bill Luckey, Bill Galbreath, Vicki Towle, Carol Stewart, Britt Powell and Ellen Means. Full Story
ROADHOUSE RIBBON Rockdale Roadhouse, just north of the US 77-US 79 intersection in the former Cross Roads Cafe building, held its grand opening ribbon cutting last week with Chamber of Commerce offici Full Story
Longhorns to stampede back to Rockdale
Herds of horns are headed to Rockdale for one of their largest registered Texas Longhorn shows. The public is invited to see some of the best of the breed in the region and experience a little bit of Texas history. Full Story