Plane crash claims 3 in family
A rural community and a Rockdale congregation are in shock at mid-week after three members of a well-known family died in a fiery plane crash Sunday in West Texas. Full Story
City wins jury trial on cleanup
A long dispute over a property cleanup issue ended Thursday when a six- person Municipal Court Jury found a Rockdale man guilty of violating a city cleanup ordinance.
The jury told Richie Thrasher to put a fence around property in the 1300 block of East Cameron (US 79) and fined him $1,000. Full Story
Tanglewood Volunteer Fire Deptartment held its tamale fund-raiser. “We had a pretty good turn out. Before any expenses we brought in approximately $600,” said Guy Hall, spokesperson. Full Story
Awards flow at Chamber banquet
Jerman, Estell, Original 12, Eanes, cycle club honored
Cindy Jerman, Dr. Lucile Estell, the Original 12 Civic & Social Club, Midway Grocery and Bad to the Bone Motorcycle Club won the top awards as the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce banquet drew a crowd of more than 300 to Rockdale Junior-High School Thursday.
Master of ceremonies Charlie McGregor introduced visitors and recognized elected officials. Full Story
Writer suffers from a case of permanent CRS
The unthinkable has happened. All of the numbers that I saved in my cell phone are GONE!
People, I have had waaaaaay too many Diet Mt. Dews today to deal with this rationally. Full Story
Tigers ‘Lee-ve’ track foes behind
Blue second in Lexington, GHM meets
There’s good news for the Rockdale Tiger track team. The District 23AAA meet April 11- 12 is in Lee County.
So were Big Blue’s last two meets and the Tigers liked the surroundings one county to the south just fine. Full Story
Tigers upset No. 13 Buffs for 23AAA win
Rockdale needed a big win to turn around its baseball season and the Tigers got just that on the road Tuesday, upsetting state ranked Giddings 5-3.
Big Blue dropped a 17-2 decision to La Grange in Friday and is now 1-2 in district, 5-14 overall.
Rockdale 5, Giddings 3 Full Story
Lady Tigers drop two in district campaign
Rockdale came up against the teams most coaches picked to be the top two squads in District 23AAA and neither No. 23 LaGrange nor No. 20 Giddings did anything to mar those reputations.
LaGrange ripped RHS 13- 1 on Fr iday and Giddings defeated the Lady Tigers 10-0 Tuesday.
That left Rockdale at 2-2 in district play, 6-5 overall. Full Story
‘BERRY’ FAST–Alpha Tau Delta got a $1,000 donation from Luminant for the 2011 Dewberry Run, scheduled for April 16. Full Story
RFCU holds annual meeting Monday at KC Hall
Bradford, Taylor, Holmes re-elected to board
Rockdale Federal Credit Union held its 2011 annual meeting Monday at the KC Hall in Rockdale. RFCU president Ron Montgomery estimated 250 members attended with a catered meal by Lee’s Landing. Full Story
Lots to do here this weekend
Last week we had our 59th annual Chamber Banquet. The entertainment was charming with the Rising Star Baptist Church Praise Dancers and the Guadulapanas Ballet Folklorico from Cameron. Both groups of young people entertained the crowd as only young people can. We laughed, we were impressed and we were glad to see young people involved in such worthwhile endeavors. Full Story