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D'Hanis tough test for Bulldogs
The field is set for the Class A Region IV baseball finals where Thorndale and D'Hanis will play for a trip to the UIL state tournament. Full Story
Lawyers clash at trial
Three weeks of testimony forecast in $500-million lawsuit
CAMERON—It didn’t take long for some high-octane attorneys to clash as the long-anticipated Alcoa-Luminant trial cranked up Tuesday in 20th District Court.
Opening statements ref lec ted t he bit terness of the big business squabble with each side blaming the other for the 2008 shutdown of Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations. Full Story
Suit originated with power price squabble
The lawsuit which got under way Monday in 20th District Court might have been viewed as a key factor in keeping Alcoa’s Rockdale smelter open if things had worked out differently.
It’s easy to forget the timing of the lawsuit’s filing on Aug. 22, 2008, in 20th District Court. Full Story
Cotton Gin is now a pleasant trip for family
My sister and our two brothers got together for a mini-reunion in Crandall, Garland and Rockwall for a short visit last week and discovered that we had all gotten a bit older and some had gotten larger and some smaller. Full Story
‘Doing unto others’ for 24 years
Volunteer surgeries special for Rockdale native, now coping with cancer
Editor’s note: This story and
photos are used courtesy of
The Longview NewsJournal. They first appeared in
that newspaper May 2.
TO WED—Mr. and Mrs. Harold (Eddie) Hosea Jr. of Lexington announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Loren, to Jarad Richards of Rockdale. Full Story
Gandy’s exit leaves RHS in double jeopardy
While Rockdale is losing a top notch coach in Earl Gandy, his departure leaves the Tigers in double jeopardy as he takes his stepson Tyler Wright with him.
Wright was scheduled to become Rockdale’s starting quarterback next season. Not to mention Wright was a foursport letterman. Full Story
Rain ruins Rock recovery plans
After rocky first round, Tigers were catching up before stoppage
AUSTIN—It’s debatable whether or not they could have moved all the way to the top of the leader board, but Rockdale golfers weren’t going to let a 46-stroke deficit deter them from putting forth the effort.
The weather did it for them. Full Story
Clark spins a hit; Brooks stumbles
After leading most of the way, sophomore suffers heartbreaking end
AUSTIN—LeRaven Clark and Daniel Brooks had different reasons for going to the state track meet.
Now, they have different reasons for going back.
Clark earned a third place bronze medal in the discus at Mike Meyers Stadium Saturday on the University of Texas campus, while Brooks had a medal whisked away from his grasp in the 110-meter hurdles. Full Story
Like the benefits of an IRA? Check out the 529 Plan
If you have young children, the end of another school year means you are now one year closer to the day when you send them to college — and one year closer to dealing with the high costs of higher education.
However, you still have time to save and invest — and one of the best investment choices you can make is a Section 529 college savings plan. Full Story
Some Rockdale Elementary classes got a peek at future job choices, when visitors from the local business community presented at Career Day.
Above, surgical technologist Raquel Gonzales visited Janet Parsley’s first-grade class, bringing along scrubs and surgical masks for her part of the presentation. Full Story
Wine trail set June 19
A summer wine trail, featuring stops at three wineries and three wine bars, is set for June 19, according to Dan Marek Jr., spokesman and owner of Georgetown Winery. Full Story