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
Physician assistant objects to school nurse situation
A local physician assistant appeared before school trustees Monday and objected to the Rockdale ISD’s plans to replace a school nursing position with an athletic trainer.
The Reporter learned Tuesday those plans have changed and nurses will be on all four campuses in 2011-12. Full Story
He’s the top dad on ‘wheels’
Rockdale native Lantz wins Reeve Foundation voting
Rockdale native Eric Lantz loves riding bicycles with his four-year-old daughter, Alyssa.
Don’t most dads feel that way? Sure, but Eric isn’t most dads. The 40-year-old Houston resident has been paralyzed from the waist down for 22 years.
Last week he was named “Best Dad on Wheels” for 2011 by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Full Story
Thorndale BBQ cookoff ahead this weekend
THORNDALE—The 21st annual Thorndale Firemen’s BBQ Cookoff is set for Thursday through Sunday at Thorndale City Park.
A softball tourney unreels Friday through Sunday.
BBQ cookoff categories are brisket, pork ribs and chicken, plus Jackpot Beans and Cook’s Choice. A new jackpot category will be a Margarita contest Friday night. Full Story