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
Rain revives community
FOREST GROVE NEWS
What a blessing the recent rains have been for this community and the surrounding area.
About 40 family members and friends gathered at the Forest Grove fellowship hall on Saturday to help Helen Gary celebrate her 92nd birthday.
Victoria Mathis enjoyed the weekend at the Baptist Camp near LaGrange. Full Story
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For additions, call 446-5838.
May 20—Ashley Jentsch Green, Kassie Roddam.
May 21—Heather Hann, Casandra Smith, Miranda Oldham, Hayden Zane Weaver, Garrett Heath Gaston, Louis Weise, Kassidy Eubanks. Full Story
HONORED Kennedy Cooke-Garza (R) was named a 2010 Congressional Art Competition Winner at a reception Saturday at Texas State University, Round Rock Center. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday—Chicken spaghetti, green peas, tossed salad with diet dressing, whole wheat bread, hot cinnamon apples, milk.
Tuesday—Beef stew, seasoned mixed greens, cornbread, chocolate pudding, milk.
Wednesday—Chicken tenders, cream gravy, mashed potatoes, Scandinavian vegetables, wheat bread, orange, milk. Full Story
John Christensen and Jaclyn McDaniel.
Carson Brantley and Amanda Frerich.
Joshua Charanza and Toni Garrison.
Shane Marks and Renee Marks.
Cherith Diver and Christopher Diver.
Danielle Storey and William Storey.
Lance Hause and Lauren Hause. Full Story
Rockdale records are recorded at the studios of KRXT radio. Full Story
Theater group sets auditions for ‘Annie’
Special time set aside to audition for Sandy, the dog
Auditions for parts in a local production of one of America’s most beloved musicals, Annie, will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6 at the Cameron ISD Performing Arts Center, according to Richard Stone, Milam Community Theater spokesperson. Full Story
Whitmore piano students to present spring music program here Friday
Piano students of Dixie Whitmore will present a spring music program at 7 p.m. Friday, May 21 at First Baptist Church, 240 Green Street.
Students participating are: Full Story
Busy days ahead at MISD
The school year is almost over and the Milano students are having fun and counting the days until summer break. Elementary students had TAKS retakes during the early part of the week. On Friday, the second grade will have a Water Day, while the fifth grade will take a field trip to Sea World. Full Story
NAVY SEAL David Knesek spoke to the Rockdale Intermediate students on Monday about his adventures as a Navy Seal. Full Story
Tomecek, Heine top Thorndale graduates
THORNDALE—Jeanene Tomecek is the valedictorian and Jordan Heine the salutatorian of the 41-member Thorndale High School graduating class of 2010. Full Story
Gause VFD taking applications for Miss Flame 2010 through May 28
The rains have been nice the latter part of last week and again Monday evening. The grass will need to be mowed again, but the plants and flowers will do better. Full Story
Coming together for better quality of life
Caregiver, wife outlines challenges of brain tumor
“What is wrong with you? You don’t take a bath or change clothes and you’re losing weight? You don’t make sense, you are not reasonable, you are being selfish.
“Where is all the money going? Who are you? You have lost 20 pounds and it took longer to heal from your surgery. Full Story
TIME FOR LAUNCH
TIME FOR LAUNCH Students in Jason Williams’ physics class tested out their Trebuchet Launching projects Monday morning in a field near Rockdale High School. Full Story