Rockdale City Council has three new faces as of Monday’s meeting. Being sworn in by City Secretary Terry Blanchard were (from left) east-side representative Joyce Dalley, who takes the seat of 15-year council member J.T. Talley, Toby Johnson, who narrowly defeated incumbent Tom Fisher, and Dr. Larry Jones, who folllows John Shoemake. Full Story
1.15-cent tax hike eyed by school trustees
Rockdale ISD school trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Central Administration Building to adopt a 2010-2011 budget that is calculated on 1.15- cent tax increase.
Karl Kacir, assistant superintendent for business, said the tax rate is currently forecast to jump from $1.2135 to $1.2250. Full Story
The 76th annual Rockdale Homecoming was held Sunday at the Patterson Civic Center, drawing Rockdale High School graduates from their thirties to nineties.
At left, Robert Hirt, 92, was the oldest in attendance. The spry nonegenarian drove himself from his home in Houston. Full Story
‘If you’re alive you’ve won $4 million’
An e-mail from “Dr. Abdu Abubakar” was sent to a Milano resident June 1 seeking information.
It opens with the question, “are you still alive?” The only response possible is “yes, I am still alive.”
“No I am dead” would be the other answer, which is not going to happen. Full Story
Thorndale cookoff June 26
THORNDALE—The 20th annual Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue Cookoff is set for June 25-27 with activities including a softball tourney, dances and, of course, lots of cooking.
Most actvities are Saturday, June 26, and all events are at the Thorndale City Park. Full Story
New Miss Thorndale to be crowned
The new Miss Thorndale will be crowned at 7 p.m. June 25 in the middle school cafetorium as the Thorndale Area Chamber of Commere holds its 30th annual Thorndale Revue.
Rehearsal is 10 a.m. Saturday at the same venue.
Categories are as follows:
• Miss Toddler/Master \Toddler (girls and boys), infant to 24 months. Full Story
Milano Opry to take stage Saturday
The monthly Milano Opry is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Milano High School. Doors open at 6 p.m. and cost is $5 with children 10 and under getting in free. Concessions will be on hand along with the group’s famous homemade pies. Full Story