Charges fly as tax rate passes
Critics, county judge exchange words during public hearing
After thousands of words, pro and con, in past weeks about the proposed $16.3-million Milam County budget and 60-cent tax rate, both were approved Monday in a unanimous vote of county commissioners.
That vote was preceded by a 15-minute public hearing in which more words were exchanged, some conciliatory, some confrontational. Full Story
Pageants, roping will start Fair 5 days early
For the second straight year the Rockdale Fair will hold its pageants on the Saturday before Fair weekend and this time t hey ’ ll have some com- pany.
Pageants w ill be held in the RHS A ud itor iu m Saturday, Oct. 9 and t here w ill also be team roping that day at Fair Park. Full Story
‘STOP SUICIDE’–That was the chant from about 70 people who came to walk Saturday at the Tiger Field track in an effort to stop suicide in Rockdale. Full Story
Fifth 5K grosses 3K for The Kay
RHS cross country team members win overall honors
The fifth annual Kay Theatre 5K Run/Unrun grossed $3,000 toward restoration of the Rockdale landmark as about 60 persons participated in the event Saturday.
That means the event has raised about $43,000 in its four-year history. The previous three runs netted a combined $40,000. Full Story
Mom sees Girl’s floor for first time in 5 years!
The husband and I are back from depositing “The Girl” in Savannah. We had a great time there. I highly recommend visiting.
The trip was long. I mean long, like endless. We drove because we had to take all of Kennedy’s stuff with us. And the husband insisted on driving the whole time. Full Story
Sept. 30—Derwin Taylor, Mary Lou Evans, Rhya Carpenter, Ryan Luckey.
Oct. 1—Jason Burns, Frank Jentsch, Sherry Muston, Raymond Lehoski, Shannon Lockhart Ryan.
Oct. 2—Pamela Hornby, James Blakely, Bennie Wayne Jones, Catilyne Lehoski.
Oct. 3—Veronica Hopcus, Michael Hopcus, Dawn Byrd. Full Story
Open date couldn’t come at a better time
Week off will give Tigers time to re-evaluate
Rockdale head coach Jeff Miller is torn as to whether the open date on this week’s schedule is a positive or a negative.
“I’ve been trying to figure that out,” he said. “I’m really anxious to figure some things out on offense, so part of me is ready to get back out on the field. Full Story
Mr. Breazeale was the best, by George
I first met George Breazeale when I was 14 years old. He and my father used to travel together to University of Texas basketball and baseball games. My father was the play-by-play man for the radio, Mr. Breazeale was the Austin
beat writer. Full Story
Tiger offense continues to struggle in third straight loss
MADISONVILLE—This time, nobody can blame it on the field.
With the memories of a sloppy playing surface from last year’s game at Mustang Field in the back of their minds, the Rockdale Tigers continued to play like their offense was stuck in the mud.
Facing an 0-4 Madisonville squad, Rockdale managed to score just once in a 10-7 loss Friday night. Full Story
Form good relationships with customers
Fall began last week and with it came cool weather. What a wonderful change and such a lift from the hot days we have been experiencing. As the fall months continue on we are fast approaching the holidays and all of the activity that comes with it. Football season is in full swing and the Rockdale Fair is two weeks away. What a busy time but a fun time too. Full Story
‘Experience Works’ is working in Rockdale
Experienced workers in the Rockdale area now have an opportunity to earn a little income with the Experience Works program. This is ideal for persons age 55 plus. Full Story
Chamber of Commerce, Manor Oaks sponsoring heater drive
Manor Oaks Nursing Home and the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a heater drive for the needy, chamber president Denise Doss announced.
Heaters can be dropped off at Manor Oaks or at the Chamber. Donations are tax deductible and checks can be made out to Manor Oaks Nursing Home. Contact Missy Morse or Cindy Ingram at Manor Oaks Nursing Home for donations at 446-5893. Full Story