Split vote brings relief on motel tax
RFA’s request denied in park ‘memorandum’
On a 3-2 vote Monday the Rockdale City Council reversed itself and lowered the city’s hotel-motel tax after being told by business owners the lodging industry “is in worse shape than in the Great Depression.” Full Story
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Finned, stick fireworks banned for 4th of July
Free Rockdale show granted exemption
Milam County Commissioners banned fireworks with fins and sticks on Monday in advance of the July Fourth holiday but the ban won’t affect the free fireworks show planned for Friday, July 1, at Fair Park. Full Story
Former Gause resident dies in crash
A 21-year-old College Station resident, a native of Gause and a former student in the Milano ISD, died just before dawn Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on US 79 a mile east of Milano.
Trooper David Yarbrough said Kristin Leigh Coats was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Sam Berry of Cameron shortly after the 5:45 a.m. collision. Full Story
Rockdale’s newest business will be a ‘Snap’
24/7 fitness center eyes August opening; Comfort AC moves to adjacent building
Rockdale’s newest business aims to leave this community in better shape, literally.
Snap Fitness, owned by Wayne Vinson of Columbus, is forecasting an August opening in the building being vacated by Comfort AC, 734 West Cameron (US 79). Full Story
Surplus food giveaway set for Thursday
The monthly visit of the Capitol Area Food Bank’s mobile pantry to Rockdale is set for 9 a.m. Thursday in the KC Hall parking lot.
Visits have been drawing about 200 participants to receive free surplus food from the Austinbased organization. Full Story