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
‘Human error’ was overcharge factor on meters, Oncor says
Oncor Electric Delivery said last week “human error” in reading old meters during installation of some new “smart meters” caused overcharging for a tiny fraction of its customers and affected customers will be refunded. Full Story
Child sexual assault draws $100,000 bond
A 31-year-old Rockdale man is in the Milam County Jail after being charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child on Friday.
Chad Browne, Sherwood Forest Lane, Trailer 115A, was arrested following an investigation by Rockdale Police Lt. J. D. Newlin and two Milam County Child Protective Services employees. Full Story
Bikers rev it up for a cause
Annual run has raised over $50,000 for Milam Association for Retarded Citizens (MARC)
There are big hearts behind the “Hogs” you’ll hear on Saturday morning. The roaring engines in the 9th Annual MARC Run will help that organization continue services for the area’s mentally challenged. Full Story
Longhorns to stampede back to Fair Park
Get a look at a Texas icon when the registered Texas Longhorn shows hit town this Friday through Sunday at Fair Park.
South Texas Longhorn Association and Heart of Texas Longhorn Association will team up to present the fourth annual event, starting with youth shows at 7 p.m. Friday. Full Story