Three children die in car-train crash - Free Access
Community grieves after rail accident; memorial fund set up to assist with expenses
Two Rockdale Elementary School second graders died Monday afternoon after the car in which they were riding was hit by a train east of Rockdale.
A four-year-old child, part of the same family, died Tuesday evening at Temple’s Scott & White Hospital. The car’s driver, a 40-year-old Rockdale woman, remains at Scott & White. Full Story
Alcoa exec: power costs caused shutdown
Judge turns down Luminant request to dismiss charges
In the most dramatic testimony yet at the now 10-day-long Alcoa- Luminant trial, the man who pulled the trigger on the initial three-potline shutdown of Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations smelter in June, 2008, testified unstable power prices left Alcoa officials with no other solution to an energy supply dilemma. Full Story
Saenz, psychologist, speaker for RHS graduates
RHS GRADUATION, 7:30 P.M. FRIDAY, JUNE 4, TIGER FIELD
Dr. Adam Saenz, a counselor-psychologist from Bryan, will be commencement speaker for the 114-member Rockdale High School graduating class of 2010.
Graduation exercises are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Tiger Field.
The son of blue collar parents, raised by a single mother, he has earned a Ph.D, and done clinical work at two Ivy League schools. Full Story
CORRECTED: Hallelujah Banana Bread recipe - Free Access
Here it is, folks. The corrected recipe from Peggy Cooke's May 20 column. Sorry 'bout the goof.
Hallelujah Banana Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt Full Story
Parchment or paper, graduates’ path to adulthood paved by diploma
I love milestones. Those important moments in our lives like marriage, the birth of a child, and graduation. Those periods in our lives when all we have worked for and worked hard at becoming culminate and bring out the best, and sometimes the worst in us. It’s the intensity of the moment that I cherish. Full Story
Labor of love completed
Family finishes late mechanic’s 1940 Ford Tudor that spanned generations
“He wasn’t as mean as he looked,” laughed Linda Yakesch about her late husband Lee, whose bushy eyebrows, slicked back hair and sometimes gruff demeanor may have frightened away some potential customers. Full Story
Thorndale drops game one of regional finals series - Free Access
Teams to clash Saturday at A&M
SAN ANTONIO—The Thorndale Bulldogs could not hold on to an early lead and left eight base runners stranded in a 7-5 loss to No. 10 D’Hanis Thursday night at Burbank Stadium in the Class A, Region IV regional semifinals. Full Story
Class of 2010 possessed a renaissance feel
While RHS says goodbye to another group of athletes, the Class of 2010 had a feel of renaissance about it—meaning several teams and individuals accomplished things that had not been feated in a while.
Take for instance the boys track team. Brent Hasselbach’s bunch rang up Rockdale’s first district championship since 2001. Full Story
Drake brothers are world champion hog catchers— and darn proud of it
Dan and Mark Drake have certainly had their
share of athletic successes.
Dan was an all-state tight end for the Rockdale football team and Mark was an all-state baseball player, not to mention that he is the school’s all-time leading passer.
But nothing in their athletic history has crowned them “World Champions” which is what they can claim now. Full Story
Join Chamber, get customers sent your way
Someone called the Chamber concerning a business he wanted more information about.
I didn’t have any information on that business and so I could not tell him whether they were reputable or not. If you are not a member of the Chamber, maybe today is the day to change that. Full Story
Grads complete first ‘Leadership Milam’ class
The inaugural class of Leadership Milam County participated in a graduation ceremony and dinner on May 13.
Leadership Milam County is a partnership program between the Cameron and Rockdale Chambers of Commerce. Full Story
Milam jobless rate dips to 10.5%
Drop in unemployment mark accompanied by workforce losses
Milam County’s unemployment fell threetenths of a percentage point in April, measuring 10.5 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission announced.
Milam’s rate compares to a national rate of 9.5 percent and a statewide rate of 8.1 percent (rates not adjusted for seasonal work). Full Story