Still Big Blue
Band reunion draws hundreds to relive program’s ‘glory days’
“BAND!” barked former Big Blue Band director Jim Perry through a public address system once again on Saturday.
“HEY!” was the immediate, ingrained response from about 350 former RHS band members, rattling the roof of The Ranch, in an event that proved there’s still plenty of “Big” in “Big Blue.” Full Story
School bells to ring on Monday
Enrollment expected to be near last year’s in post-Alcoa town
There’s always some curiosity over first-day-of-school enrollment but when Rockdale students head back to class on Monday those numbers will be more important than usual.
They could provide the first real gauge of how deeply Alcoa’s closing has affected Rockdale. Full Story
Population estimates show Milam growth at 2 percent
While state, cities show jumps, rural Texas struggles to keep from losing population
State demographers have backed off projections of near double-digit growth for Milam County and put growth at just two percent over the past decade. Full Story
Monday rain drops temps 27 degrees
Did it seem to you like Monday afternoon’s rainstorm cooled off Rockdale a lot in a short amount of time?
You were right, to the tune of 27 degrees.
The storm line rumbled into Rockdale about 6 p.m., just after the U. S. Weather Service thermometer at KRXT-FM had registered a summer’s high of 107. Full Story
Erin Daniels and Ty Kirk show off one of the offerings at the Meet the Tigers event, held Monday in the RHS gym. Full Story