Jury finds for Luminant in lawsuit - Free Access
Alcoa must pay $10 million in damages
In less than three hours of deliberation, a 20th District Court jury on Wednesday found for Luminant in a high-profile civil lawsuit brought by Alcoa. Full Story
Students mourn lost classmates - Free Access
Services set Saturday; investigation continues into fatal train-car wreck
Funeral services for three young boys killed in a car-train collision are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the K-C Hall.
An investigation continues into the May 24 car-train collision that killed nine-year-old Monterious Hancox, eightyear old Ahkeem Williams and Ki’ade Hancox, 4, and injured their guardian. Full Story
Rockdale’s Memorial Day observance, held Monday at Wolf Park and sponsored by American Legion Carlyle Post No. 358, drew reverent participation by a large crowd. Above, a U. S. Air Force Color Guard from Lackland AFB, San Antonio posts the colors. from left TSgt. David Drennon of Little Rock, Arkansas, MSgt. Lynn Barnett of Milano, TSgt. Fulton Driggs of Baltimore, Maryland and SSgt. Full Story
Half-billion dollar decision heads toward jurors in trial
Alcoa says design faulty at new plant; contractor Fluor disputes that claim
“The Big Trial” is headed for a conclusion after almost three weeks of high-octane legal clashing.
Final statements from attorneys in the Alcoa-Luminant trial were expected at midweek. Full Story
‘Extra inning’ talks produce contract
Strike averted after deadline extension bears fruit for Steelworkers, Alcoa; members vote within 30 days
It wasn’t an 11th hour agreement, it was a plus-11th hour agreement that averted a work stoppage, at least so far, between Alcoa and United Steelworkers.
The labor contract expired at midnight Monday, but the two sides, negotiating in Cincinnati, Ohio, agreed to an 11-hour extension and reached an agreement during the overtime session. Full Story
City eyes ‘Central Area’ property designation
City says changes could save variance hassles; parking, signs also addressed
Rockdale’s Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17 for property owners near the downtown area for possible changes to a “Central Area” zoning change.
City Manager Kelvin Knauf said the change would make it easier for a property owner to rebuild in the case of fire. Full Story
Rick Vaculin, left, agriculture science teacher at Rockdale High School, won the Golden Apple Award, signifying the top RHS teacher during the school term, at Thursday’s Awards Night ceremony. Full Story
Class of 2010 to graduate 114 on Friday
Valedictorian Annie Wilde, salutatorian Corolyn Holub and guest speaker Dr. Adam Saenz will help make history at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tiger Field.
It will be the first June graduation in RHS history as the 114-candidate Class of 2010 gets their diplomas. Full Story
Project Grad will follow
Project Graduation, Rockdale’s annual substance free commencement night activity for RHS graduates and their dates, gets under way at 11 p.m. Friday at the junior-high commons, following graduation.
The “lock-in” actvity concludes at 6 a.m. Saturday and features games, food and fun under supervised conditions. Full Story