‘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
No ‘water line insurance’ needed
City warns residents about solicitation from private company
T he C it y of Ro c kd a le isn’t requiring its residents to take out home owners’ water line “insurance,” but City Manager Kelvin Knauf says letters mailed out by a firm which lists an Austin address might leave that impression. Full Story
Post-Alcoa potential topic for Monday meeting
Post-Alcoa potential will drive the discussion as the Regional Economic Revitalization and Utilization Planning Council (Rev-Up) makes a strategy presentation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Patterson Center. Full Story
MARC Center expands 46 percent, keeps initials
Annual motorcycle run has become top fund-raiser; money returned to UW
Rockdale’s Milam Association for Retarded Citizens (MARC) is expanding its center and changing its name, but not its mission.
MARC is keeping its initials but, as with other similar groups across the state and nation, will no longer use the word “retarded.” Full Story
A nti-suicide walk Saturday at RHS track
“Out of the Darkness,” a walk to help prevent teen suicide, is set for 10 a.m. to 12-noon Saturday at the Tiger Field track.
The walk is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Full Story