Rockdale ISD enrollment was down by 14 students compared with the first day of the 2009-10 term. Dr. Howell Wright, superintendent, said 1,663 students enrolled, compared to 1,677 last year and 1,672 the previous year. Full Story
Change in grading, materials recommended by committee
Changes in road materials, grading practices and adoption of a more “business like” planning system, were among the many recommendations to improve unpaved roads presented to county commissioners Monday. Full Story
‘Re-re-zoning’ schedule set for Ackerman, Main
Last October, after a five-month controversy that involved the city council and Planning & Zoning Board (P&Z), a residential section of Ackerman Street was re-zoned commercial to accommodate a business.
On Thursday the P&Z set in motion a three-month process that could result in the properties being “rere zoned” back to their original classification. Full Story
‘New’ elementary school unveiled in Milano
Landmark old MHS building housing grades Pre-K to five
Students at Milano Elementary school were walking new halls on the first day
of classes Monday morning. At least, they were new halls to them.
The old Works Progress Administration (WPA) rock building that served for many years as a high school/junior high has been renovated as an elementary school. Full Story
Taken from community calendars.
For additions, call 446-5838.
Aug. 26—Taryn Lexus Breaux, Debra Neal, Michelle Roper Swanson, Hayden R. Wilson, Cole Bryant Lehoski, Tom Woods, Kathy Johnston, Fred Debault, Mary Yates.
Aug. 27—Tricia Shaw, Cody Smith, Eudie Hembrough, Nicholas Vreeland. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday—Baked chicken patty, green bean salad, lettuce, tomato, onion, hamburger bun, chunky fruit medley, 2% milk.
Tuesday—Meatballs, gravy, oven browned potatoes, peas and carrots, whole wheat roll, cherry gelatin with fruit, 2% milk.
Wednesday—Glazed chicken, garden blend rice, baked tomato, seasoned corn, chocolate pudding, 2% milk. Full Story
ROCKDALE NOON LIONS
Guest speaker for the Rockdale Noon Lions Club was Tiger Athletic Director Jeff Miller (L). Also pictured are (L-R) Lion Dr. Howell Wright, RISD superintendent, Lion Mike Pruett, RISD School Board member and Lion President Gloria Thrasher. Full Story
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Eiland family sets
72nd reunion Sept. 5
Five players will start on both sides of the ball for Tigers
Here’s something to chew on as you ponder the upcoming season as
the Rockdale Tigers prepare for their 101st year of playing football.
Should the Tigers make another playoff appearance in 2010, it would be the fourth in a row.
It would be the first time in school history that has happened. Full Story
Firm’s location may indicate likelihood of fraud
COLLEGE STATION—When evaluating the risks associated with investing in a company, one telling detail might be its proximity to the Bible Belt, indicates research from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Full Story
The Rockdale Chamber is here to support YOU!
Chambers of Commerce have been in operation since 1770. Originally they were begun for promoting trade and training young men for commercial careers, especially overseas.
In the U.S. early Chambers undertook to promote the sale of goods. They organized markets, made and enforced rules of trade, and protected goods in transit. Full Story
Milam jobless numbers stay at 10.7%
County workforce numbers drop by 1,300; state rate 8.5%
Milam County’s jobless rate fell slightly to 10.7 percent in July, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
Milam’s rate was based on a labor force of 11,341 with 10,125 working and 1,216 out of work.
Milam’s rate dropped one tenth of a point from June’s 10.8 mark. July’s 10.7 rate is the same in July 2009. Full Story