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
School tax stays same but funding change looms
With Sandow 5 added to tax rolls, RISD now ‘rich’ again; may have to return funds to state
Rockdale ISD school trustees, have okayed a $1.2135 tax rate for the third straight year.
But big changes loom. Supt. Dr. Howell Wright told board members the state now considers Rockdale a “wealthy” district and RISD will probably have to reject, or send back, hundreds of thousands of state tax dollars next year. Full Story
‘55 champs relive glory days at game
The youthful spring might be gone from their steps but that state championship twinkle is still in their eyes 55 years later.
The legendary Aycock High School state championship football team of 1955 was honored Friday before and during the Rockdale- Austin Eastside Memorial football game at Tiger Field. Full Story
Garage sales, Market Day this Saturday
Bargain hunters, start your engines!
First Saturday in September means the City-wide Garage Sales and quarterly Market Day.
More than 50 sales will be held all over town. See Chamber map advertisement inside, plus more sales listed in the Classifieds. Sales are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full Story
Labor Day closings
Monday is Labor Day and that’s an official Rockdale holiday but not all area schools will be closed. Classes won’t be held in the Rockdale or Thorndale ISDs but Monday is a regular school day in Milano and Gause.
Most, but not all, Rockdale businesses will be closed Monday along with city and county offices, financial institutions and the post office. Full Story