Let’s get out and vote and support our city’s futureEarly voting has started for the city elections. Of course getting out to vote is something I hope everyone will do, to be involved with the future of the city. And those of us in the extraterritorial jurisdiction can vote this time on part of the election. So get out and vote and let’s support the City of Rockdale as we move forward.
Last week a group of people met with historian Robert Hicks. Robert is working on a proposal to have a Hispanic Museum placed in Austin.
Now I am sure you are asking what does that have to do with Rockdale. Well, the key to it all is the El Camino Real de los Tejas and the part of the trail that runs through Milam County. Having the museum in Austin would point visitors to our area to experience our part of the trail.
Heritage Tourism is a big business because people want to get back to our roots. A delegation from Rockdale is going to the Capitol on Saturday for a forum addressing the location of the museum. If you would like to make the trek let me know and I’ll give you all the details.
The good life
We have had several people come in the Chamber in the last few days wanting information about our town. They are looking to get out of the bigger city climate and are looking for the perfect place to land. As I told them why Rockdale should be their choice it hit me again of what a good town we have.
We have a perfect setting, close to the big city but not too close, our schools are superior, our people are nice and our services are ever expanding. As I watch the urban sprawl hitting our neighbor towns to the west I am glad to get back to the country.
There will be a benefit on Saturday, May 1 with proceeds going for Garry White’s medical expenses. The BBQ pits will be set up at Texas Star Plaza from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come out and support Garry and his family.
Fred Cates tells me he is organizing the Ernie Cates Sr. Memorial Big Bird Fun Fly In, An Exhibition and Flying of Giant Radio Controlled Airplanes on May 8. The fun starts at 9:30 and goes all day, admission is free and it is open to the public.
This is being put on to raise money to be donated to MD Anderson Cancer Research Hospital to a memorial fund dedicated to Ernie Cates Sr. All food and drinks will be available for donations only. It will be held at the Rockdale Fair Park.
On 10 a.m. Monday, May 3, we will have a ribbon cutting for a new Edward Jones office, with financial adviser Paul Dixon. Come to 1209 W. Cameron and welcome Paul to the Chamber.
Until next time I leave you with this: Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.