Fugitive hunt ends in bed at 3 a.m.
Escapee found between mattress and box springs at mom’s home
The hunt for a fugitive sought in connection with a multi-vehicle, high-speed chase, which claimed the patrol car of Constable Herbie Vaughan, was apprehended in a much less frantic way in the pre- dawn hours Thursday. Full Story
Rockdale Workforce Center in jeopardy
Federal budget cuts may close ‘best rural office’
Rockdale’s Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, which has been called the “best rural workforce operations in Texas” by its regional director, is faced with closing unless there are changes in legislation now being considered at the federal level. Full Story
Former coach ‘no billed’ in student relationship
A former Rockdale High School coach was no billed (not indicted) Thursday by a Milam County Grand Jury in connec t ion w it h a December arrest alleging an improper relationship with a female student.
Christopher Tremayne Tayl o r, 3 1 , w a s charged w ith “improper relationship between educator and student,” on Dec. 16, 2010. Full Story
Rolling through the Rockdale years
Thirteen census counts show ups and downs
The 2010 Census figures are in and Rockdale is within 16 residents of being as large as its ever been.
At least in a year ending in zero.
The 2010 count showed 5,595 Rockdalians, just 16 behind the all-time high of 5,611, recorded in 1980.
On this page you can see some historic places in Rockdale from past years that recall past population eras. Full Story
Join in the fun and festivities during March
Greetings from among the living. I am back at work now after recovering from my first ever bout with pneumonia. I do not recommend it. Full Story
Lions roar: 70 years and counting
Rockdale received charter in February of 1941
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series on the history of the Rockdale Noon Lions Club, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary.
On Feb. 10, 1941 the Rockdale Noon Lions Club received it official charter which was greatly celebrated with a lavish banquet that was attended by over 100 people in the high school gymnasium. Full Story
Eagles ousted from playoffs - Free Access
Milano falls to taller Evadale squad
WILLIS–The No. 5 Milano Eagles (27-4) were upset by a much taller Evadale Rebels (19-15) team 48-35 on Wednesday night in the regional quarterfinals at WIldkat Gym. The Rebels will now play Mason in the Region IV Class A Division I tournament on Friday at Burger Center in Austin. Normangee and San Antonio Stacey will face off in the other semifinal. Full Story
Oklahoma tenders an offer to Brooks - Free Access
Sooners covet speedy Tiger running back
Oklahoma knows a great running back when they see one.
Steve Owens, Greg Pruitt, Marcus Dupree, Billy Sims, Adrian Peterson.
Daniel Brooks would be delighted to add his name to that illustrious list after being offered a scholarship by the Sooners on Wednesday. Full Story
Saegert is FCA coach of the year
RHS students Drake, Lewis also recognized
BRYAN—James Saegert and his wife Cindy have been part of the Rockdale community for two decades, influencing generations of RHS students.
The couple was recognized for one of the specific interests they share after being named t he Bra zos Va lley Hudd le Coach of the Year by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Full Story
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Luminant offers scholarship, career ‘test drive’
DALLAS–Luminant Power Track, Luminant’s new career development program, is offering highly motivated students the chance to earn a full scholarship toward an associate degree in power plant technology, with an opportunity to “test drive” a career in the energy industry. Full Story
Tejas weekend has something for everyone
This is the big week for our fifth annual Tejas Art, Book and Cultural Festival. The committee has worked hard and it is all coming together for a great event. The fun starts at 9 a.m. and will be held all over town from the Depot to the Kay Theatre to the Library and beyond. There will be authors in the library all day long with their books for sale. Full Story