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
Reporter second (again) in state contest
Paper racks up awards in largest weekly category
Just call us “bride’s maid.”
For the fifth time in six years, The Reporter
took second place in the Texas Press Association’s Annual Better Newspaper Contest, awarded at its 131st convention, held at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio. Full Story
PURPLE RULES ONE MORE TIME
Aycock High School’s well-loved purple dominated the decor, and much of the clothing, Saturday as the annual reunion of AHS graduates unreeled in the Fair Park Clubhouse. Full Story
Williams benefit set Saturday at City Hall
A barbecue benefit for Terrilyn Williams, relative and guardian for three young boys killed in a May 24 car-train collision, is set for Saturday at City Hall.
Brisket sandwiches, sausage wraps, drinks and more will be sold between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot. Full Story