Tours offered for photo exhibit at library
A photographic exhibit featuring sites along the recently established El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail remains on exhibit in the city library.
Photographs in the exhibit are the work of Christopher Talbot, a professor at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Full Story
BACK AT YOU—
BACK AT YOU—When Perry & Perry Builders of Rockdale won the $7,500 first prize in the recent fund raiser sponsored by the Cameron Volunteer Fire Department, the winner turned donor. Full Story
Yule parade, party Dec. 4th
Change to Saturday for 2010 event; ‘stroll’ for kids set Dec. 3
Rockda le’s annua l lighted Christmas parade is changing to a Saturday night event for 2010.
The parade is set for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4, a day which will feature entertainment that includes Austin Shriners.
There will be another parade on Friday, Dec. 3, a “children’s costume stroll” which will feature prizes in several categories. Full Story
Events calendar offers winter entertainment
Whether making a trip to Texas or hosting holiday visitors, it’s easy to keep the whole family entertained this winter with the help of the Texas Events
which is packed with hundreds of ideas for things to do through December, January and February. Full Story
Veterans’ medallion available for order
WASHINGTON, DC — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is offering bronze medallions to attach to existing, privately purchased headstones or markers, signifying a deceased’s status as a veteran. Full Story
Roundup deadlines ahead
Applications for Christmas Roundup, Rockdale’s annual program of Christmas cheer for the less fortunate, are now available at a variety of locations throughout Rockdale.
Ann King, spokesperson, said the deadline to nominate families or individuals who are in need of assistance this Christmas will be Monday, December 6. Full Story
County to get TxDOT refund
Milam County commissioners on Monday okayed a right-of-way resolution with the Texas Department of Transportation which will result in a $7,050.52 refund to the county.
The county will acquire rightof way and adjustment of utilities in connection with a San Gabriel area project.
In other business, commissioners: Full Story
Downtown Rockdale rocks
Association presents awards for restoration, new businesses
The Rockdale Downtown Association (RDA) held its annual membership dinner last week at the Patterson Civic Center and presented its annual awards.
Each year the RDA selects awards for Best Renovation of a Building in the Downtown Area and the Silver Star award for a person exhibiting outstanding community service. Full Story
Thanksgiving service Tuesday
Minister Leonard Navarre of Valley View Christian Church, Edgewood, New Mexico, will deliver the message at Rockd ale’s annual Community Thanksgiving service, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Full Story