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The Milam County Sheriff;s Department, and many area and state agencies, were hunting Thursday for a man who might be a convicted killer in a rural, wooded area off County Road 234. Full Story
Unit 5 noise equipment ordered
Neighbors ‘disappointed’ problem not fixed during outage
The buzz is that the buzz is on the way out.
It’s more than just conversational buzz around Luminant’s Sandow 5 power plant, especially in the Country Club Estates subdivsion where residents have complained about noise from the 581-megawatt generating unit for almost two years. Full Story
There’s one sure fire way to avoid the 100-degree temperatures hitting Rockdale daily. Head for the water. Full Story
Attorneys want to be judge
Two Cameron attorneys have become the first two candidates to replace retiring 20th District Judge Ed Magre.
John Youngblood and Norman Lanford have submitted their applications to Gov. Rick Perry, who will make the appointment.
Youngblood is a Republican and Lanford a Democrat.
According to the governor’s office, there is no designated deadline to apply. Full Story
Having some 21st Century fun
RISD’s Texas ACE program giving kids that little bit extra
When Rockdale ISD received their first 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Program grant in 2006 from the Texas Education Agency, no one at the school knew what a huge and productive impact that funding would have on its students, and the teachers involved. Full Story
Rain, rain, please stay, come on dow n again today!
Thank you to all of you that have been doing their Rain Dances faithfully. I was beginning to think that somebody, somewhere was not doing their part.
Just to show you how much community spirit I have, I have been dancing my rain dance to my Zumba DVD. I figure God saw me and start laughing so hard that tears came out of His eyes and it actually rained. Full Story
CHANGE OF LIONS
Last week’s Noon Lions Club meeting was a whirlwind of activity. Full Story
Newspaper reports Brooks moving to Calhoun
Father Tony transferred to ALCOA in Point Comfort
According to reports in the Victoria Advocate Wednesday morning, Daniel Brooks will be suiting up for Calhoun High School next season instead of wearing the blue and gold of Rockdale.
According to sources there, Brooks’ father Tony has been transferred to the ALCOA plant in Point Comfort. Full Story
Texas Football sticks Tigers in fourth
Eight teams from Region III ranked in the Top 25
(Editors Note: This story was written before the news of Daniel Brooks moving.)
Being picked to finish fourth in District 23-3A by Texas Football magazine should stand as a good omen or the Rockdale Tigers. Full Story
Burns resigns to take top jobs out west in Mason
Coach returns to home town after two years in Thorndale
THORNDALE—Thorndale Athletic Director and head football coach Kade Burns has resigned to take the same positions in the Mason ISD. Full Story
Jobless rate sneaking back up in Milam
State rate remains at 8%; US rate 9.1%
Unemployment numbers show Milam County heading up, but not in a good way with the jobless rate raising slightly for the area, according to reports released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Full Story
Reporter earns honors in annual TPA contest
ROCKWALL—Two second places and t wo four th place awards were given to The Rockdale Reporter in the Texas Press Association’s annual Texas Better Newspaper Contest. Winners were announced Saturday at the 132nd annual summer Convention at the Hilton Bella Harbor. Full Story
‘Second Look’ seminar
The Rockdale Downtown Association and Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored a Second Look Assessment Seminar last Tuesday at the Patterson Center. Full Story