Warrant sweep nets $40,000 in city
216 cases cleared; fee waiver offer continues through March 31
Rockdale’s “warrant roundup” of outstanding municipal court cases this spring, turned out to be more a stampede than a roundup.
Through Saturday, the official state “roundup day” in Texas, Rockdale Municipal Court had collected over $40,000 and cleaned 216 cases from the city books, according to Municipal Court Judge Jerry Waggoner. Full Story
THE FACES OF TEJAS
Rockdale’s fifth annual Tejas Fest, held Friday and Saturday, featured a wide range of emotions, and weather. Full Story
Jail time eyed for Gill’s robber
Probation revoked, sentencing next
A 23-year-old Bryan man who pleaded guilty to the Nov. 3, 2006, aggravated robbery of Gill’s Stop- N-Go is apparently headed to jail for the first time in connection with that offense.
District Judge Ed Magre revoked the probation of Justin Tiger Thomas Monday morning in 20th District Court. Full Story
Tejas: Tales, tailpipes, tomahawks
Rain and cold yield to sun during event
The fifth annual Tejas Fest, which unreeled Friday and Saturday in Rockdale, was memorable in many ways.
Houston play wright Fernando Dovalina, and actress Dolly Fischer, awed a Kay Theatre crowd with an emotional performance of a scene from Dovalina’s play “The Ophthalmologist’s Wife.” Full Story
Taken from community calendars. For additions, call 446-5838.
March 10—Jim Waldson, Michael A. Taylor, Garrett Reed, Darvin Mantey Jr., Patti Morgan, Lisa Debault.
March 11—Jordan Millar, Shane Brown, Edith Irene Smith, Bradley Alford, Margie Clark, Mary Ann Talley, Kenna Jenkins.
March 12—Rose Mary Crump, Steven Howeth, Russell Swanson, Jared Gerren. Full Story
MARRIED— Marantha Beathard is proud to announce the marriage of her mother, Trisha Johns Beathard, to Dave Villarreal. Full Story
Oklahoma tenders an offer to Brooks
Sooners covet speedy Tiger running back
Oklahoma knows a great running back when they see one.
Steve Owens, Joe Washington, 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
Tigers repeat at their own meet for the first time in 11 years
After stringing together five straight wins in 2010, it seems the Rockdale track team has simply passed the baton to 2011.
Posting 11 first place winners— including five from speedster Daniel Brooks—the Tiger thinclads sped past Cameron 160- 122 at the 53rd Rockdale Relays Friday on a perfectly sunny day to open the track season. Full Story
Area coaches moving and shaking
While the RISD just rewarded Tiger football coach Jeff Miller with a well-deserved two year contract, several area coaches are getting itchy feet and have either tried to move on or moved on altogether. Full Story
AUTHOR, AUTHOR—Those weren’t hard to find Saturday during the fifth annual Tejas Art & Book Festival. Full Story
Alcoa celebrates 125 years of modern aluminum
February marked a milestone American history that’s known to few but benefits everyone. Thanks to the birth of the modern aluminum smelting process 125 years ago by Charles Martin Hall, thousands of modern products can be made safer, lighter, more fuel efficient and more recyclable. Full Story
Fifth Tejas Fest is in the books
Well if you missed the Tejas Art, Book and Cultural Festival this weekend you missed a great time. Of course the weather was not on our side but we can’t complain too much because this is our 5th year and the first year to have rain. We got to experience all the weather elements of Texas including hail, rain, wind, cold and then sunshine and warm. Full Story