Once-popular trends losing favor among homeowners
Housing trends come and go. Just think of those avocadocolored stoves from the 1970s or the formica bedroom sets of the 1980s. The woodburning fireplace was a must-have home accessory in the early 1990s, but now it is losing ground to pellet stoves and greener options.
Here are a few other housing trends that are going out of style and making room for newer designs. Full Story
No new houses built for second straight year
City building projects lowest since 2003
A new baseball field and one new business facility were the only major projects for Rockdale construction for 2010, as the industry is still struggling in the nation’s sluggish economy.
There were no new homes built in the city limits in 2010, nor was there in 2009.
Permits totaled $1,891,935, down from 2009’s $2.5 million. The 2010 total is the lowest since 2003. Full Story
What will you bring to the New Year
The start of 2011...as we take down the Christmas decorations and put them away for another year we can look forward to a new year. As with anything new we look with anticipation to see what is in store for Rockdale in this new year. I know good things are coming. But it will take us all to have a positive attitude about our town and its people. Full Story
Doing business as....
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Robert C. Lindemann dba Hittss Solutions (v. 1,138, p. 118).
Mark W. Ellis dba Recycle Services (v. 1,138, p. 307). Full Story
’Tis the season to start gathering tax information
Tax season is right around the corner, which can be good news or bad news depending on the individual.
For those accustomed to getting a tax return, that annual financial windfall is welcomed with open arms. On the other hand, those used to a tax bill every April are far less enthusiastic when tax time rolls around. Full Story