Over half laid-off Alcoans working or in job training
Workforce staffers don’t see evidence of exodus from Rockdale
More than 15 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
New Pct. 3 J.P. office eyed at current site
After 14 years in cramped quarters in the One-Stop Center, Judge Twila Harris’ Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace office may finally get a new building large enough to hold a court session.
Milam County commissioners on Monday called for bids on a new JP Court Building to be located on the grounds of the One-Stop Center, Main at Bell. Full Story
Get ‘Footloose’ with summer Kay movies
After a break, the weekly outdoor movie showings at The Kay Theater will pick up again Thursday with the 1980s dance fest “Footloose,” starring Kevin Bacon.
The event is sponsored by Rockdale Welding Supply and Rockdale Federal Credit Union. Full Story
What a difference a year makes
Timely rains, milder temps, so far, so good
So far, so good.
Halfway through July, the scorching heat and crisp dryness of a typical Central Texas summer haven’t yet made the scene.
In fact, the most uncomfortable part of the summer of 2010 has been high humidity, the “steam bath” effect of high moisture content in the air. Full Story
How often do we get a recipe from a real chef?
Michelle Collier sez: “Always start your week with a positive thought.....and being positive that you hate Mondays does not count!”
Even though it’s not really soup weather, just turn your AC down low and enjoy this special soup by Rockdale’s own “Celebrity Chef,” Dennis Earley. Full Story
Gause Volunteer Fire Department announced that Brianna Roth was crowned Miss Flame for 2010-11. She is the daughter of John and Jennifer Mulac of Gause, members of GVFD. Full Story
Arledge corrals national title
Milano 9th grader is cream of the crop when it comes to goat tying
GALLUP, N.M.—Tyson Arledge was hot and he wasn’t about to cool off in the national spotlight.
Arledge, a 14-year old ninth grader from Milano lassoed the goat tying national championship at the Junior High Finals Rodeo at Red Rock Arena.
Arledge had qualified for the national championships in three events: ribbon roping, chute dogging and goat tying. Full Story
Rockdale Open set July 21-25
The 31st edition of the Rockdale Tennis Open is scheduled for July 21-25 at the Veterans Memorial Park tennis courts.
The youth portion of the tournament will be held July 21-23 and features seven separate categories for players aged 10 thru 18, including singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Full Story
The Last Waltz
Milano’s Jent sch straps ‘em on one final time at THSCA allstar game
MILANO—For the first time in history, a Milano football player—Matthew Jentsch—
will participate in the Texas High School Coaches Association’s All-Star football game.
The 76th pigskin classic will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, coinciding with THSCA’s annual coaching school and convention. Full Story