Police fear local 9-1-1 service phase out
Changes could re-route all emergency calls through Sheriff’s department
Who do you call when the problem is 9-1-1?
That’s the question Rockdale Police Chief Thomas Harris is asking this week. Full Story
A gift that keeps on giving
When Claude Hendrickson, owner of Dixie Contractors, saw the fire truck he’d just bought, he knew he wasn’t going to keep it.
Hendrickson, whose company is completing the dismantling of the three old power units at Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations, had intended to use the truck to form a company fire department. Full Story
Allison named new RHS principal
Trustees okay $14M budget; will ask for bids on baseball field work
Harry “Luke” Allison, assistant principal at Groesbeck High School for the past two years, was named new principal at Rockdale High School Monday.
Rockdale ISD trustees, meeting in regular session in the Central Administration Building, also adopted a $14-million budget for 2010-2011 based on, at the moment, a 1.15-cent tax increase. Full Story
Purple Tigers roar again
Aycock grads hold reunion at Fair Park
It’s been almost 50 years since anyone graduated from Rockdale’s Aycock High School but the “Purple Tiger” alumni turned out in force Saturday evening.
A crowd estimated at 150, most of them Aycock graduates, re-lived old times in the New Salem HD Clubhouse at Fair Park. Full Story
71st Lagrone Reunion had special meaning
Ok, isn’t this summertime? I mean, I know it’s hot and everything but aren’t things supposed to slow down in the summer?
This whole month has been crazy busy for our family.
The first weekend brother Ken and Bluesadillo played a gig in Wahlburg so of course the entire family was forced to go and eat wonderful German food and listen to some great music. Full Story
Get out and enjoy a picnic but be careful with food
COMMENTS FROM CHERYL
If you are planning a picnic for the Fourth of July or any time during the hot summer months, food safety is a big safety concern.
Hot temperatures accelerate the production of bacteria that contain toxins which may cause food poisoning, so extra attention needs to be taken in food handling.
Extra care starts with the planning
of the picnic meal. Plan ning Full Story
DD picks TT
Up and coming linebacker gives Red Raiders a verbal committment
Maybe they should start calling it Rockdale on the Plains.
For the second time within a week, a Rockdale football player has chosen to play football at Texas Tech.
Following LeRaven Clark’s lead of verbally committing a week ago, Derek David has decided to fol- low his teammate to Lubbock. Full Story
Lady Tigers lose second softball coach this year
After barely two months on the job, Rockdale softball coach Walt Mangan has resigned.
Mangan’s wife, who is a nurse, couldn’t find employment in the area so they decided to move on and his resignation was accepted by the school board Monday night.
Mangan was hired to replace Kristen Gunter who was getting out of coaching for health reasons and moving to Hutto. Full Story
Rockdale Welding Supply, an authorized Airgas dealer at 344 South FM 487 (Wilcox Street) held its grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. Full Story
Enjoy the green during early days of summer
We saw the first day of summer this week and that is easy to believe. With the hot and humid days we have had already we know we are in Texas summer. Full Story
The American Association of Crisis Counseling’s (AAOCC) professional development division held a grand opening ribbon cutting Friday at The Institute for Teaching God’s Word, where it is located. Staffers, Chamber of Commerce members, AAOCC officials and others attended. Front row (L-R) Denice Doss (Chamber president), Rev. Full Story