Double duty: Constable new fire chief
25-year RVFD veteran Vaughan replaces Matous in Monday vote of volunteer firefighters
Herbie Vaughan, who has served in virtually every leadership position in the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department during a 25-year RVFD career, was named fire chief in a meeting of volunteers Monday evening.
Vaughan is also Milam County Precinct 3 constable and will continue to occupy that office, where he has served six years. Full Story
Velocita deal still one year in future
Scope of purchase up for negotiation
The much anticipated megadeal between Alcoa and Velocita Holdings is at least one year from closing but the two parties are ready to get down to work.
Jim Hodson, Alcoa spokesman, addressed an interested crowd of about 50 persons at a meeting of the Community Advisory Panel to Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations (CAPARO) Monday at the Alcoa Lake Training Center. Full Story
SEAT BELTS WORK—Bad as it looks, two Rockdale residents survived a nearly head-on collision with an 18-wheeler Thursday morning and escaped with only bumps, bruises and soreness. Full Story
Intoxication manslaughter nets 5 years
Wyoming man died in 2008 one-vehicle rollover just north of Rockdale city limits
A 23-year-old Rockdale man has received a 10-year prison term, probated for five years, in connection with the Aug. 31, 2008 traffic accident near Rockdale which claimed the life of a Wyoming man.
Matthew Joseph Golden entered an open plea to the court in connection with an intoxication manslaughter charge and was sentenced by Judge Ed Magre. Full Story
Meals, programs will honor local veterans
Thursday will be a day of honors, memories, fellowship—and perhaps a few tears—for Rockdale area veterans.
Veterans will be honored with two meals and several programs in a day that will feature tributes at all four Rockdale ISD campuses.
The day begins with a free breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. at VFW Post 6525 on US 79 near the western city limits. Full Story
EMOTIONS—From left, Kolby, Angela and Kortlin White look on as Garry White is posthumously inducted into the Rockdale Sports Hall of Honor Friday in the RHS cafeteria. Full Story
BONFIRE & PEP RALLY
There will be a playoff football bonfire and pep rally at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Brady and Sherry Nelson, 813 Mill Ave.
Direc- tions to the home are as follows: Turn off US 79 towards Patterson Civic Center. Turn right at Patterson Center and drive past the Fair Grounds and into drive at end of Mill Avenue. Bonfire will be in back pasture. Full Story