Over half of laid-off Alcoans working or in job training - Free Access
Workforce staff doesn't see evidence of exodus from town
More than 21 months after layoffs were completed from the closing of Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations smelter, more than half those who lost their jobs are working again or training for new positions.
According to figures released by Workforce Solutions of Central Texas (WSCT), 415 of the 884 hourly and salaried workers laid off in 2008 and 2009 are working again. Full Story
Officials to meet over 911
Rockdale, Cameron leaders to get options on emergency system
It’s Rockdale’s turn to hear about the anticipated 911 funding crisis Monday as a presentation from the Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG) is on the agenda for the 5:30 p.m. city council session at City Hall. Full Story
The city library’s Summer Reading Program had a train theme “Catch the Reading Express” and it ended Thursday at the I&GN Historical Depot to the delight of the 150 children who participated. From left, Chloe Grimm, Anahy Sanchez, Eddie Yepez and Ilynn Alonzo exit the depot’s Missouri Pacific caboose after getting a grand tour of the restored rail car. Full Story
Putting up the good fight
Rockdale woman has battled renal disease for nearly two decades
LINDA MATTHEWS BENEFIT
What: Barbecue dinner, auctions and live music When: Sunday, July 11, doors open at 10 a.m. Where: Rockdale KC Hall Other info: To donate items to auctions or to make monetary donations, contact Norma Dawson, 446-6750 or Terry Garza, 430-0022. It has been a long battle for Linda Tovar Matthews, but she is putting up the good fight. The 47-year-old Full Story
Can umbilical cords reach all the way to Ga.?
It isn’t really
July, is it? It can’t be. And yet, I distinctly remember Bill and I took Kennedy out to eat last night with her friend Ally Ibarra. Full Story
Milam Democrats attend state convention
CORPUS CHRISTI—Eight people from Milam County attended the Texas Democratic Party’s State Convention in Corpus Christi last month.
Delegates attended workshops and caucuses on grass roots organizing, communications and outreach, small business and rural issues. Full Story
Roddam named first team all-state
Record-setting shortstop tabbed by writers
Despite her team’s unimpressive record, voters around the state took notice of her personal accomplishments as Rockdale shortstop Kassie Roddam was named first team All-State in Class 3A by the Texas Sports Writers Association.
Roddam, who was a thirdteam pick in 2009, becomes Rockdale’s seventh first-team all-state softball performer and fourth at shortstop. Full Story
5 Dawgs tabbed all-state
Thorndale’s Paxton Jordan, Calvin Tomancak, Josh Ware, Shea Maupin and Tyler Jordan were named to the Class A All- State baseball team by the Texas Sports Writer’s Association.
Paxton Jordan, Tomancak and Ware were selected to the third team, while Tyler Jordan a nd Maupi n were honorable mention choices. Full Story
R ecruiting Cla ss
Coaches are learning right along with players when it comes to the complicated rules of bigtime college recruiting
Rockdale football players are fortunate that unlike most of their peers, they have a Sherpa guide to steer them through the increasingly difficult college recruiting waters in the form of Jeff Miller. Full Story
IDEAL RIBBON CUTTING
Ideal Cleaners, a longtime downtown Rockdale business at 120 Burleson has new owners, Jess and Mindy Miller. A ribbon-cutting was held Friday with the owners, employees and Chamber of Commerce officials. Full Story
Doing business as....
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Constance M. Davis dba Patio Pit BBQ (v. 1,126, p. 435).
Chrsitina Jimenez dba Dazzling Diva (v. 1,126, p. 626). Full Story
Millers continue clean tradition in downtown
We had a ribbon cutting last week for Ideal Cleaner under new ownership with owners Mindy and Jess Miller. Congratulations and success are sent their way as they start their new business. Go by Ideal Cleaners for a good job on your cleaning and pressing needs.
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