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
ENGAGED— Greg g and Carla Moore and Joe and Terri Mobley, all of Gause, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Brooke Moore, to Eric Jonathan Jones, the son of Arvin and Charlotte Jo Full Story
Taken from community calendars. For additions, call 446-5838.
March 3—Troy Glenn, James Phillip Rasco, Paulette (Pug) Smith, Sarah L. Ferrara, Billy Gest, Lucile Estell, Margaret VonGonten, Bob Hooks, Tom Beery.
March 4—Tammy Neal, Deane L. Canon, Timothy Hoff, Quentin Montelongo, Earl Whitmore, Marie Williams, Marie Freiling, Cody Vance. Full Story
Karl Jasper Bradley and Shanterica Vaquon Bennett.
Darius Johnson and Patricia Lopez. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday— Chicken Parmesan, herb pasta with broccoli, Italian green beans, garlic bread, fruit crisp, 2% milk.
Tuesday— Chef salad, Italian dressing, crackers, fruit cup, chocolate chip cookie, milk.
Wednesday—Lean beef patty, oven potatoes, lettuce, tomato, onion, baked beans, hamburger bun, fruit yogurt, milk. Full Story
Jason and Danielle Pounders of Rockdale announce the birth of their son, Kort Wayne Lee Pounders, on Jan. 17, 2011, at College Station Medical Center in College Station, weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 21½ inches long. He was welcomed by siblings, Rainey Pounders, Grace Avrin and Landen Pounders. Grandparents are Freddie and Nicki Pounders and Daniel and Wanda McNett. Full Story
RELAY FOR LIFE
Fund-raiser Saturday; meeting set Monday
Relay For Life of Milam County will sell breakfast tacos on Saturday, March 5 beginning at 7:30 a.m. across from Wolf Park as part of the 5th annual Tejas Art & Book Festival, Kim Jeter, event chair, announed. Full Story
The RHS Class of 1971 will hold a reunion planning meeting on Saturday, March 12, beginning at 1 p.m. at Tacqueria Banda’s Mexican Restaurant in Rockdale.
For more information contact Dale Drake Throckmorton, email@example.com Full Story
Making purple the new pink
Alzheimer’s Association to host free lunch for area residents
Ever yone knows what the color pink stands for: Breast cancer. And white: Domestic violence. Red: HIV/AIDS. Unfortunately, not many people know that purple is the official color of Alzheimer’s disease, but they should. Full Story
May-Schielack exchange vows in double-ring ceremony
Miss Alexandria Nicole May and Kyle James Schielack were united in holy matrimony on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Ashton Gardens in Houston. Pastor Paul Clines of the First Methodist Houston-Westchase officiated the double-ring ceremony. Full Story
‘HEART’S DESIR E’— The winn er in the recent Denio’s Hear t’s Desire contest is PeggyBra nnon ofBrya n.She won$ 500toward the purchase of her “heart’s Full Story
Parents Club Butter Braid sales to end March 9th
Gause Parents Club is still ta k ing orders for Butter Braids. If you want to purchase some and don’t know who to contact to get these ordered, feel free to give me a call (979-279-2472) and I’ll do my best to help you get an order in. The final selling day is Wednesday, March 9. Full Story
Dry pet food could lead to sick children
Young children typically explore their world by putting everything they find in their mouths. This habit can make them sick, especially if they discover dry pet food. Full Story