‘Rainy Day’ deal doesn’t help RISD
Seven take advantage of early resignation offer; estimated savings $300,000
Gov. Rick Perry’s acquiescence to allow $3.2 billion of the state’s Rainy Day Fund to be used for school finance won’t help the Rockdale ISD this year.
That’s the verdict of Dr. Howell Wright, Rockdale ISD superintendent. Full Story
SPRING FLUTTERS IN
When is it spring in Texas? “You don’t fool the mesquites” is the way the old saying goes when trees start sprouting leaves every year. You don’t fool the butterflies either. Full Story
A ll-state LB charged in sex assault of 16-year-old
A 17-year-old Rockdale High School junior, who had been a blue-chip college football prosp ect, turned himself in to police last Wednesday to face a sexual assault charge.
Police had issued an arrest warrant for Derek David following an investigation launched March 11 after an incident involving a 16-year-old girl. Full Story
Last week was Spring Break but spring certainly did not take a break.
Mother Nature sent forth its annual burst of colorful flowers in all corners of Rockdale and across Central Texas. Full Story
Contestants on DWTS don’t disappoint
Well I haven’t been able to sleep much this week in anticipation of the 12th season of Dancing With The Stars debut. Yee Haw! I had heard they were recently in talks with Charlie Sheen to be on the show but he declined because he was “Helloooo... Full Story
Ladies Auxiliary to hold clothing sale on April 2
Milano Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will have a pre- Easter clothing sale for one day only, Saturday, 2 at the Milano Community Center (downtown across from the post office). The sale is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come get better clothes for a lower price. Full Story
Lady Tigers open district with wins
The L ady T igers sof tba ll team means business and have jumped out to 2- 0 in District 23AAAplayafterdefeating Smithv ille and Navasota in the opening week of league play. They are now at 6-3 on the year.
RHS 15, Smithville 0
The Lady Tigers hit the road Tuesday night to snag a district win over Smithville 15-0 in six innings. Full Story
I BLEED MAROON
There’s a little Blue Devil in me during March
During March Madness I usually seem to find myself wearing more blue than maroon. Ever since I was introduced to college basketball by my dad and brothers I have been a Duke Blue Devils fan.
I love the program, I love Coach Krzyzewski (Coach K to us loyal fans), heck, I even love watching their mascot. Full Story
RHS opens loop with 8-3 loss to Smithville
Rockdale opened the District 23AAA campaign Tuesday night with an 8-3 loss to the “other” Tigers of the Smithville variety.
Smithville 8, Rockdale 3
Nine RHS errors were a factor in the district- opening loss to Smithville as SHS scored 8 runs on just 5 hits. Full Story
RFCU’s annual meeting, board election Monday
Rockdale Federal Credit Union will hold its 2011 annual meeting and board election Monday, Ma rch 28 at t he K nig hts of Columbus Hall, US 79 east.
Ron Montgomery, RFCU president, said doors will open at 4:30 p.m., refreshments will be available from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and the annual meeting w ill be held from 5: 30 until 6:30 p.m. Full Story