It’s Fair time in Rockdale
The 2010 Rockdale Fair is putting the “youth” in youth livestock sale.
Rockdale Fair Association directors dropped the age limit for participating in the fair’s market division from nine (third grade) to five (kindergarten) this year. Full Story
I won? No way! Really? OMG!
It didn’t take long to sink in when Kathryn Dodd was announced as the 2010 Miss Rockdale Fair Queen at the conclusion of Saturday night’s pageant in the RHS Auditorium. It was the second year for fair pageants to be held on the weekend before the actual fair. Dodd was first in a field of 17 contestants. First runner-up was Katie Strelsky and Britta Byrd was second runner-up. Full Story
IBEW, Luminant set to vote on pacts
Balloting Oct. 21-22nd at Local Union 2078
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2078 members, employed in Luminant mines and power plants, will vote on new contracts Oct. 21 and 22.
Ronnie Burrough, Local 2078 business manager, said the company and union reached a tentative agreement Friday. Full Story
Police start sex offender checks
‘Rockdale: Great Events Happen Here’ selected as new city logo, motto
Rockdale police are making monthly checks on registered sex offenders living within the city limits, and those patrols have already led to one arrest.
Police Chief Thomas Harris reported on that to city council members Monday during a session which also saw the council adopt a new logo for the city and table a project at the wastewater treatment plant. Full Story
MDD names officers, urged to recruit jobs
The new Rockdale Municipal District (MDD) elected its first officers in a Tuesday evening meeting and heard Mayor Larry Jones urge a redirection of focus outward.
Gary Griesbach was named president, Collier Perry vice-president, Elaine Gerren secretary and Gary Anton treasurer. Full Story
Early voting starts Monday for election
Early voting for the Nov. 2 general election begins Monday, and continues on weekdays through Oct. 29, at the following locations:
City Hall, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thorndale ISD Administration Building, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Full Story