Marching out of the past
Unknown room above oldest gym yields artifacts
Nobody expected this summer’s air conditioning project at the elementary gym to yield a little “cultural archeology.”
But that’s exactly what happened.
Workers getting into access areas high above the gym stage found a “hidden” room containing athletic equipment, mostly shoes worn by the Tigers almost certainly a half century ago. Full Story
Luminant mulling responses to EPA rule
Lignite restrictions would begin Jan. 1st
With 5-1/2 months left before sweeping new standards on power plant emissions—which many analysts believe target lignite coal itself—go into effect, Luminant is pondering its alternatives. Full Story
Chamber prez ‘adopted’ town...and vice versa
When Denice Doss came to Rockdale 38 years ago, the self- described “Air Force brat” didn’t really have a home town.
“Rockdale adopted me, so I adopted Rockdale right back,” Doss laughed. “This will always be my ‘home town.’ It’s a wonderful place and I love this town and its people.” Full Story
‘Twist(er) of fate’ saved family’s lives
1999 RHS homecoming queen spared from deadly Joplin storm
Rockdale native Chasity McCoy Jensen was headed for Home Depot on a sticky Sunday afternoon when her husband, Scott, decided they’d better turn back.
So the family—Scott, Chasity and five-month old Madden—did exactly that.
Chasity believes it saved their lives.
The Home Depot was in Joplin, Missouri. It was May 22. Full Story
‘Brown Santa’ golf event is Saturday
The Milam County Sheriff’s Department’s Brown Santa Golf Tourney is Saturday at the Cameron Country Club.
Deputy John Mendoza said shotgun start tee times for the four-person scramble are at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Full Story