MDD is ‘ok’ with voters
Dr. Jones elected mayor; Johnson, Dalley take council seats
Saturday was the day for which some Rockdale residents, concerned with the town’s economic future, have been waiting for most of two decades.
Voters approved, with landslide majorities, a complex set of proposals which completed the transfer of a one-half cent sales tax from the Rockdale Hospital District to the city Municipal Development District (MDD). Full Story
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Classmates, community mourn death of 15-year-old
Hundreds of classmates and community members turned out at Peace Lutheran Church Saturday to mourn the death of a 15-year-old Rockdale High School freshman.
Benjamin Pelzel’s body was discovered about 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 in a field near his County Road 306 home. Full Story
Back by special request–Tarzan and the massage
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Model plane fly-in takes off
Hundreds see scale aircraft zooming over Fair Park skies
If you were outdoors Saturday in Rockdale and heard what sounded like chain saws flying through the spring skies, don’t worry. You did.
Forty-three scale model airplanes buzzed overhead as the first ever Ernie Cates Sr. Memorial Big Bird Fly-In was held in the Fair Park infield. Full Story
Moore-Bolton vows said in Wimberley
Shannon Vicki Moore and Franklin Dwight Bolton were married Oct. 17, 2009, in an outdoor ceremony at Red Coral Ranch in Wimberley with the bride’s brother, Austin Jared Moore of Whitehouse, officiating. Full Story
Longhorns want David; Brooks gets his first offer
As the good ol’ boys Billy Sol Hurock and Big Jim McBob of SCTV’s Farm Film Report were fond of saying, “It blowed up. It blowed up real good.”
Not in those exact words, but that’s how Rockdale athletic director Jeff Miller described the recent run on Tiger football players by college recruiters.
“It has blown up big time.” Full Story
Football mentality a plus out on the links
Most golf teams consist of well, golfers. Which
is meant to say players who do nothing but play golf year round.
For instance, defending Class 3A state champion Gatesville counts four fulltime golfers, plus their star quarterback.
A quick glance at the Rockdale golf roster finds five football players and just one full-time golfer, sophomore Kirk Williams. Full Story
Clark, Brooks have different outlooks on state meet
Rockdale’s two state track entrants this year certainly have a
different perspective when it comes to making the trip to Austin for the state track meet. Full Story
Ribbon cutting, Chamber mixer and elections
Last week was such a busy one for Rockdale. We had a ribbon cutting for Edward Jones, with financial adviser Paul Dixon.
We welcome Paul to the Chamber.
Then on Tuesday we had a mixer at Cellular One and it was a great time.
It is so good to have the mixers and give the Chamber members time to visit without interruption. Full Story
NATIONAL MUSIC WEEK
NATIONAL MUSIC WEEK National Music Week, sponsored by the Matinee Musical Club, a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs, concluded Friday. Full Story
TXU offers moratorium on energy disconnects
T XU Energ y announced it has again declared a summer moratorium on disconnects for customers in need.
A f lexible payment plan is available for residential customers designated as low-income, ill or disabled, or who are at least 62 years of age.
This is the fourth consecutive year the company has offered protections to eligible customers. Full Story