425 now on site for Unit 5 maintenance
While Unit 4 work winds down, new workers join Unit 5 crew
Don’t count on an economic slowdown just yet in Rockdale.
While a construction work force at Luminant’s Sandow Unit 4 power plant has dwindled by 1,000 in recent weeks, there are now 425 new workers at Sandow.
Ashley Monts, Luminant spokesperson, said Unit 5 has gone offline for a planned maintenance outage. Full Story
IN THE HUNT
Kindergar teners from IN THE HUNT Rockdale Elementar y School participated in a Easter egg hunt Thursday near Tiger Field. Full Story
Lots of dogs running wild, but only 10 automobiles
B eginning this week <IT Reporter
will take you to a
world where cars were so
rare they were front page news, stores closed so customers could go to baseball games and a doctor didn’t charge you if he couldn’t cure you.
Welcome to Rockdale in the 1910s. Full Story
Easter Sunday means confetti from cascarones
The Cooke clan had a glorious Easter weekend, but Monday morning, our back porch and yard looked like Mardi Gras or a similar celebration had thrown up all over it. It seems that son-in-law Big Bill had brought 200 cascarones to our celebration. Full Story
Autism doesn’t stop boy’s smile
Rockdale family learning to live life with son’s incurable disease
The day after their son Mason’s second birthday, Justin and Amy Fatheree was told by a family member that their son might have something wrong with him. Full Story
Amanda Schneebeli and Andrew Bo Aguilar announce the birth of their daughter, Vanessalynn Piper Aguilar, at 10:33 p.m. March 24, 2010, weighing 5 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. Grandparents are Earl Wayne and Pattie Schneebeli, Andrew Aguilar and Joyce Burney, all of Rockdale. Great-grandparents are Domingo and Rachel Aguilar and Kittie Schneebeli, all of Rockdale. Full Story
David’s life has changed forever because of list
By simply including his name on their list of the best of the class of 2012, Rivals.com has changed Derek David’s life forever.
Not that he couldn’t have gotten the attention on his own with his natural playing ability, but it sure vaulted him. Full Story
Tigers bounce back by mashing Madisonville
Rudder’s Johnson no-hits Tigers Tuesday
After manhandling Madisonville, the Rockdale Tigers were doused with a cold water no-hitter as Bryan Rudder’s Will Johnson shut down the Tigers Tuesday night in a 6-2 Ranger victory in Bryan.
The Tigers, who have lost two of three, slip to 11-8 overall and 5-3 in District 24-3A, a game behind second place Taylor. Full Story
Tiger golfers lead district after first round
Blue aiming for second links crown in past three years
NAVASOTA—This time, the Rockdale golfers hope their grip on first place is as tight as the grip on their clubs.
The Tigers positioned t wo separate teams to possibily move on to regionals at the 6,922 yard, par-72 water hazzard filled Pecan Lakes Golf Club Monday during the first round of the District 24- 3A tournament. Full Story
Let spring’s promise lead you to work!
As we enter this most wonderful time of the year called spring, I am so happy to be right here in Rockdale. Part of that is because of the beauty that surrounds us at this time of the year in our wildflowers and beautiful scenery. Full Story
Rockdale Kidney Center, Josie at Hillcrest, held an open house last Wednesday with staffers joined by Chamber of Commerce officials and dialysis patients. Full Story
Alcoa to brief advisory
panel April 12 in Blue
Community members are invited to the Monday, April 12 meeting of CAPARO, the Community Advisory Panel to Alcoa (Rockdale Operations). Full Story