City, school voters will ‘Pick 3’
Polling hours 7 to 7 Saturday at City Hall in two elections
It’s not the lottery but Rockdale voters have to “pick 3” on Saturday.
There are three contested races to decide in the annual spring balloting day, two for the city council and one on the school board.
Voting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with balloting at City Hall in both the school and city elections. Full Story
Honors by candlelight....
There are 23 new members of Rockdale’s W. T. Scurlock chapter of the National Honor Society after a candlelight induction ceremony/banquet in the junior-high auditorium Thursday evening. Full Story
Fair Association, city trade words over Fair Park use
Their 35-year relationship was described as a marriage during discussion at Monday’s Rockdale City Council meeting, but the city and Rockdale Fair Association are, as they say, “having problems.” Full Story
Cancer survivors honored Monday at Relay dinner
Twenty-six area cancer survivors were honored with a dinner Monday night as part of the Relay For Life of Milam County. Full Story
Don’t know why it’s called ‘Pig Pickin’ Cake’
When Bill and I first started dating, we went grocery shopping together. I called my brother Kyle from the store and said, “You’re not going to believe what kind of candy Bill just put into our shopping cart.”
Kyle immediately guessed Orange Slices and said, “You need to keep him!” Full Story
Annual Relay For Life Friday in Cameron
There’s a new venue this year, but the same reason to raise money–finding a cure for cancer. The annual Relay For Life of Milam County is set for 6 p.m. Friday at the Cameron Junior High track, located on 22nd Street. Full Story
Familiarity breeds another state trip
When we last left the Rockdale golf team, they were making a second-day charge at the state tournament before a downpour rained on their parade and put a premature end to the tournament—and any chance for the Tigers to medal. Full Story
Little Big Man
Gerren makes up for lack of size with heart and hard work
Standing 5-foot-4 and weighing 130 pounds, Jacob Gerren does not possess the physique of a long distance runner. Typically, they are usually long and lanky.
“He’s not your typical long distance runner,” says Rockdale track coach Jim Kerbow.
Where Gerren does gain in stature is a part of him no one can see: his heart. Full Story
NEW LAW OFFICE—
A ribbon cutting was the highlight of a Thursday afternoon open house, and grand opening, at the Michelle Lehmkuhl law firm, 200 Josie Lane and US 79. Full Story
Tuma appointed to Credit Union Commission
Gary Tuma, president/CEO of the $450 million Smart Financial Credit Union in Houston, is the newest member of the Texas Credit Union Commission. He has been appointed to a six-year-term by Gov. Rick Perry, the credit union announced last week. Full Story
Technology to store solar energy
Solar power was one of the first innovations in environmentally friendly energy and continues to be one of the most popular sources of nonfossil fuel energy today.
While solar power has many merits, detractors have long bemoaned the inability to store solar energy for use during the night or when it’s cloudy. Full Story