Velocita plan: Sandow, Texas
CEO says development will emphasize rural values, high tech, green lifestyles
The vision of Velocita Holdings’ CEO Doug Hutchison for a high-tech “green” city at the site of Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations came into sharper focus Tuesday during a meeting of the Rockdale Rotary Club. Full Story
A SALUTE TO VETERANS
A SALUTE TO VETERANS—And the veterans saluted back Thursday during four Veterans Day ceremonies, one at each Rockdale ISD school campus. Full Story
City okays pact with Chamber
Heated, emotional words fly in session
The City of Rockdale approved its annual contract designating the Chamber of Commerce to manage hotel/motel tax funds Monday in one of t he more contentious council sessions in decades. Full Story
Veterans: This is your day
Students say ‘thanks’ with four programs
Veterans were thanked for their service to the nation at four programs Thursday, which was Veterans Day.
There were some new observances along with the traditional program in the high school auditorium and lunch at the junior-high. Full Story
Nov. 18—Bobby Villalpando, Halle Gray, Kimberly Roper, Heath Davidson, Suzanne Moltz, Nancy Wadlington, Gregory Spears, Lee Mantey, Richard Melcher, Stephanie Srvcek, Roy Alford Jr., Heath Davidson, Carol Dyer Barnett, Kenneth Gerren, Ann Sonntag.
Nov. 19—Moises Cerrito, Billy Kornegay, Jim Alford, Martha Morr. Full Story
MARRIED—Frank and Karen Gray, along with grandparents Pete and Lavon (Gray) Scarpinato of Hearne and Donald and Patricia Shaw of Gause, are proud to announce the marriage of Lauren Elizabeth Gra Full Story
Eagles fly over High Island
Milano records just second playoff win in school history
ROSE N BU RG —It ’s been a decade since High Island ruined Milano’s memorable season w ith a improbable come-from behind victor y, so the Eagles’ victory Friday night is a little late to labeled revenge.
They’ll settle for redemption. instead. Full Story
Second half shutdown sends Big Blue packing in bi-district loss to Columbus
BRYAN—In a game that started off as a sprint competition, it was slow and steady that won the race.
Collecting the only points that were posted in the second half, Columbus edged Rockdale 20-19 at Merrill Green Stadium Friday night in a Class 3A, Division II bi-district affair. Full Story
2010 season was a paradox for Tiger football team
It is extremely difficult to gauge the Rockdale football season that just came to a premature conclusion.
On the one hand, the reconstructed Tigers weren’t supposed to do a whole lot, being tabbed for fifth in the district standings. Full Story
Some increase in most local tax rebates
County totals still down 17.6% on the year
There were surprising increases for most local taxing entities, following a statewide trend as sales tax rebates were up in the month of November, according to the Texas Comptroller’s office. Full Story
‘Shop Rockdale’ first during this holiday season
Saturday the city sponsored a town cleanup and it was held at Fair Park. I had 21 high school students come to help with the cleanup and pickups around town. This great group of young people worked hard and did a good job of cleanup. We went all over town picking up old couches, piles of limbs and trash along the highway. Full Story
Thorndale Chamber parade, festivities coming up soon
THOR NDA LE–The annual Thorndale Christmas parade and festivities are right around the corner, set for Saturday, Dec. 4. If you haven’t gotten your float or parade entry together yet, it’s not too late. Full Story