PE, health to stay in RHS curriculum
Never underestimate the resourcefulness of a school district.
Rockdale ISD school trustees have found a way around state curriculum guidelines, which are dropping physical education and health from courses required for graduation. Full Story
TOUCHING MOMENT Rockdale Chamber of Commerce President Denice Doss tears up during a tribute from directors for her 10 years of service leading the organization. Full Story
NEVER FORGOTTEN There were literally thousands of stories Thursday through Sunday when “The Wall That Heals,” a scale model of the Vietnam War Memorial, visited Taylor. Full Story
To loaf or not to loaf: that is the question
The weeks before spring break we all get a little antsy around the house. It may have to do with the fact that the kids go nearly a full four months without a major holiday break. Full Story
Chamber banquet draws over 300
Caldwell, Ratliff, VFW, photographers honored
Cody Caldwell, Joan Ratliff, VFW Post 6525 and Rockdale Signs & Photography won the top awards as the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce banquet drew a crowd of more than 300 to Rockdale Junior-High School Thursday.
Master of ceremonies Charlie McGregor introduced visitors and recognized elected officials.
Our Local Hero this week is Jesse Johnson.
Jesse has lived in Rockdale for 14 years. He is a retired, disabled vet. He volunteers with the Food Bank each month in Rockdale and he also helps the Christian Fellowship with their food giveaway.
He is quick to offer help for anyone he knows is in need. Full Story
Chicken fried delight: Andy’s will soon be open again
For any newcomer or youngster who are ignorant to the fact that Rockdale was once home to what could arguably be called the most famous greasy spoon/ roadhouse/diner in these United States, it’s time for you to get edumacated. Full Story
Against top notch teams trackers are three-peats
Tigers take third straight track meet title
LEXINGTON—It seems the better the competition, the more they like it.
The Rockdale track team reeled off its third straight meet victory by outscoring rival Cameron 152-114 with another healthy dose of field event prowess with some running events sprinkled on top.
The 15-team field also included Altair Rice, Navasota, LaGrange and Giddings. Full Story
It’s A Hit
The Rockdale Youth Baseball League threw out its first pitch Saturday on a perfect day for baseball and at the same time introduced a complete overhaul of team names which borrowed the most unusual mascots from minor league teams all over the country. Full Story
Banquet, clean up day show volunteer spirit
We had a great week with people working together and that is something we do well in Rockdale. The Chamber Banquet was held on Thursday. We had so many people come to set up and take down for the banquet that it was easy for everyone. Full Story
February jobless rate at 11.1%
Numbers show 1,000 fewer jobless than a year ago
Milam County’s unemployment rate fell back to 11.1 percent in February, down from 11.8 percent the previous month. Full Story
RFCU weathers tough year for financial firms
Almost 300 members met Monday at the Rockdale Knights of Columbus Hall for Rockdale Federal Credit Union’s 40th annual membership meeting.
Board chairman Fred Marshall recapped 2009, a year that saw many financial institutions fail nation-wide, but said RFCU remains in strong condition. Full Story