Velocita: New ‘town,’ 5,000 jobs?
‘Next Generation’ research, development complex envisioned at Sandow
It would be hard to overstate the positive economic impact for the Rockdale area if the vision of Velocita Holdings founder and CEO Doug Hutchison comes to pass on land now owned by Alcoa.
After all, new Rockdale-sized towns with 5,000 jobs, world-class research facilities, $2-billion in tax base value and $315 million in base annual payroll don’t come along every year. Full Story
McVoy’s fades into history
Building was site of town’s worst fire, legendary business
“Old soldiers never die; they just fade
Gen. Douglas MacArthur
So do old buildings. This month one of Rockdale’s most historic buildings ceased to be a place of business for the first time in a century. Full Story
Tuesday vote will decide judge race
County, state offices on election ballot
Milam County voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide one of the most intense county-judge races in decades.
Three-term incumbent Frank Summers, a Democrat, is challenged by former Cameron Mayor Dave Barkemeyer, a Republican.
There are 11 voting precincts throughout Milam County (see below). Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Full Story
Event to mark 50 years since singer Johnny Horton’s death
Group planning marker at wreck site
MIL A NO—A “Johnny Horton
50th Anniversary Memorial
Concert” has been set for 7-11
p.m. Friday, Nov. 5
at the Milano High
(El Camino) Real-ity show
‘Historic’ day looks to past and future
Excited history buffs were looking back three centuries and ahead to the near future Thursday at Apache Pass.
The El Camino Real National Historical Trail Association held its annual membership meeting in a morning session at the Apache Pass restaurant. Full Story
WORD FROM THE WIFE
Everybody wants to be a cat, except me
I came across two “wonderful” Halloween jokes that were in my column years ago when I was looking at some Rockdale Reporters from years ago.
You deserve a “groan” today— it’s supposed to be good for your diaphragm!
Q. What do you get when you cross a werewolf with a drip-dry sheet?
A. A wash-and-werewolf.
—pc— Full Story
White was major cog in Tiger glory days
If you wanted someone to get you somewhere in a hurry, you had to look no further than Garry White.
The speedster White was a major cog in leading the Tigers to state championships in football (1976) and track (1977).
White passed away Saturday night after battling lung cancer. He was 51. He was 51. Full Story
Tigers win in a Dannybrooks
Junior running back outduels star LaGrange receiver to revive Blue
Friday’s game between Rockdale and LaGrange was whittled down to a high-powered staring contest between the Tigers’ Daniel Brooks and the Leopards’ Brandon Wilkerson.
It was a matter of which player was going to win the game for his team.
Wilkerson blinked. Full Story
Fitzhenry happy to be in Giddings
Successful coach changed his mind about moving on
When it comes to making decisions on the football field, Derek Fitzhenry is usually one step ahead of the game.
But, when the Giddings coach was forced to make a decision that would have taken him and his family to a new location, he mulled over it for almost a week. Full Story
Lots to do to give back to our town
As 2010 continues to march on and I realize that we only have 60 some days left in the whole year I am astounded. This has been a whirlwind year but a good one too. These beautiful fall days find me just stopping to watch the leaves fall for the end of yet another year. Full Story
Doing business as....
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Abandonment of Assumed Name
John Williams dba The Piano Bar & Steakhouse (v. 1,134, p. 251).
Steven Jochec dba From Ground Up Services (v. 1,134, p. 121). Full Story
Morgan: Property owners should be timely to avoid tax penalties
CAMERON–Some property owners may not have received a statement for 2010 property taxes from the respective taxing units due to a variety of reasons according to newly-appointed Tax Assessor/Collector Kolette Morgan. Full Story