Council sits on offer to help business
Motion to assist training company with water line dies; MDD funds, not city’s, would have been used
A proposal to provide city water and sewer service to the new Associated Training Services (ATS) facility north of Rockdale died for lack of a second at Monday’s city council meeting.
The project would have been paid for with funds generated by the new Municipal Development District (MDD). Full Story
COOLING OFF WITH RVFD
It was one hot weekend for Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department’s Summer Bash, held Friday and Saturday at Fair Park, but people found ways to cool off.
Above, Buddy Brogger and niece Brooklyn, age 5, cool off in his “redneck swimming pool.” Full Story
Rockdale ISD misses federal mark for third straight year
It’s become an annual summertime ritual. The Rockdale ISD gets good news from the Texas Education Agency, followed a week later by not quite so good news from federal education accountability standards.
For the third straight year the district failed to meet the Adequate Yearly Performance (AYP) standards, as measured under the No Child Left Behind program. Full Story
County proposes drop in tax rate
CAMERON—“Powered” by 2010 tax valuations at Luminant’s Sandow 5 facility, Milam County commissioners have proposed a one-cent drop in the county tax rate.
Commissioners met Monday in the courthouse and set two public tax rate hearings on a proposed rate of 60 cents for $100 valuation.
Current rate is 61 cents. Full Story
Rockdale, Milam stores caught in alcohol ‘sting’
Two convenience stores in Rockdale, and one in Cameron, are facing charges as the result of a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) sting last month.
TABC agents charged clerks at Tetco and Gill’s Shop-n-Go in Rockdale and Sunny Food Mart in Cameron. Full Story
Incoming freshmen at Rockdale High School, including (L-R) Pete Heintze and Cody Alexander, helped Assistant Principal Brent Hasselbach demonstrate what not to wear Monday during the annual Fish Camp in the school auditorium. The ever-present personal listening device is high on the list of “no-nos.” For more of the what-not-to-wear non-fashion show see Page 6C. Full Story
Big Blue Band reunion this Saturday at The Ranch
Anyone who has ever been a part of the tradition laden Big Blue Band is invited to make an “Exodus” to The Ranch on Saturday. Full Story