Drug sting nets 11 arrests
Undercover operation nabs suspects in Rockdale, Cameron
A morning full of patrol cars, badges and handcuffs throughout Rockdale Tuesday was part of a county-wide series of drug raids that eventually resulted in eleven arrests, all in Rockdale and Cameron. Full Story
City okays budget, tax rate, incentives
Tax rate unchanged, but hotel-motel levy raised
Rockdale City Council members eased through two called meetings on Monday, passing a $6.7-million budget, okaying utility incentives to a local business, approving the ad valorem tax rate and holding a split vote to raise the current hotelmotel tax.
Dawson killer draws life jail sentence
DENTON—The 20-year-old Dallas man accused of shooting Rockdale native Germaine Dawson to death in April, 2009, was found guilty of capital murder last week and sentenced to life in prison.
Ryan Trenard Harrison was convicted by a Denton County jury after deliberating for seven hours. Full Story
Visit to War Memorials in DC, Arlington Cemetery was overdue
It took me almost 75 years but, along with wife Peg, friends Bob and Geri Burnett of Rockdale and Jerry and
Vicki Roddy of Walland, Tennessee, I made it to the National Mall in Washington DC.
(Since I admitted to almost 75 years, let
me hasten to explain that Peg and those
friends are much younger; no doghouse
for this scribe.)
RHS grad honored as ‘Unsung Hero’
(Editor’s note: The following is
reprinted with permission from
The Brazosport Facts about 1975
Rockdale High School graduate
Annie Ray. Full Story
Taken from community calendars. For additions, call 446-5838.
Sept. 2—Karen Sanders, Clyde H. Reynolds, Keith Dibble, Olivia Henderson, Kelli Alford Hilton, Hailey Offield.
Sept. 3—Darlene Shaw, Blake Edward Chapman, Jane Knott, Latisha Hirt, Earl Gandy, Joyce Kaderka, James Powell, Evelyn Stork, Peggy Nadeau, Raymon Puente.
Sept. 4—Margaret Gause Benson, Bart Lockhart, Dakota Eubanks. Full Story
Salado coach’s son uses football to battle autism
Involvement in football has allowed 14-year old to fit in
SALADO—Tyler Talbott just didn’t get the joke.
“Tyler! You missed two questions! Are you kidding me?!” his mother, Lori, sarcastically chided.
Although she was merely poking fun at his great test score, Tyler was heart broken over his mother’s response. Full Story
Ready to run, Tigers scamper past Panthers
On an evening when the legendary Aycock Purple Tigers state championship team was honored, the current crop of Tigers posted a score that the high flying pioneers could relate too.
Wearing throwback purple Aycock uniforms that included the letter A on their helmets, Big Blue blasted Austin Eastside Memorial 58-0 Friday night to kick off the 2010 season at Tiger Field. Full Story
Eagles’ game Friday has been cancelled
Huntsville Alpha Omega school officials have notified Milano and cancelled the two teams scheduled game Friday in Milano.
Alpha Omega officials told Milano it was in the middle of a coaching change and did not want to compete until a new coach was hired.
At press time, Milano offi- cials were seeking a replacement contest. Full Story
Wallace replacing Kacir as school CFO
Marla Wallace, currently assistant superintendent/business manager of the Rosebud- Lott ISD, was named the new chief financial of f icer (CFO) of the Rockdale ISD Mon- day,
Wallace replaces Karl Kacir who resigned last month to accept a position with the Midway ISD.
Kacir had been employed in the Rockdale ISD for the past four years. Full Story
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce hosted a free workshop “Beyond Traditional Marketing” for Chamber members Tuesday at the Patterson Civic Center. Sheila Scarborough discussed how businesses can market their products and services using Facebook, Twitter and blogs. Around 30 people showed up for the workshop. Full Story
Big weekend for shopping in Rockdale
What a whirlwind summer this has been. And it never did slow down this year. So here we are back into the busiest time of the year, the fall.
I took the summer off from Local Hero but it will start back again next week with new sponsors and a new lineup of local heroes. Full Story