RHS, junior-high ‘unacceptable’
District to appeal high school rating as clerical coding error
Rockdale High School and Rockdale Junior-High School will be rated “unacceptable” when the annual Texas Education Agency “report cards” are released later this week.
It’s the first unacceptable rating in six years for an RISD campus and the first time ever that two campuses have failed to meet the annual standards. Full Story
Doing the Lord’s work
You hear pastors talk about “building a church” but some, like Rev. Royal Johnson of Rockdale’s Rising Star Baptist Church, mean it literally. Full Story
Two teens indicted for capital murder
Prosecutor mulling death penalty option
Two Rockdale-area teens were indicted for capital murder Thursday by a Milam County Grand Jury, a procedure which could lead to a death penalty trial.
Prosecutor Kerry Spears said she has not yet decided whether to seek the death penalty in the cases of 19-year- old Brandon Charles Cotton and Tanner Aaron Baker, 18. Full Story
Certified values up in RISD, county
A couple of anticipated drops turned into gains for Milam County’s two largest taxpayers after Chief Appraiser Pat Moraw certified tax rolls for Milam jurisdictions Tuesday.
With appraisal f igures for Luminant added to the preliminary values, listed by Moraw in April, values for the Rockdale ISD went from a 2.2-percent decline to a 6-percent increase. Full Story
MARC dodges budget cuts, gets new name
The former Milam Association for Retarded Citizens (MARC) has a new name and a lot of new hope.
It’s now Milam Adult Resource Center and it appears to have dodged state budget cuts which will impact several other entities. Full Story
Cameron attorney John Youngblood (center) was sworn in as 20th District Judge Tuesday, five days after he was appointed to the post by Gov. Rick Perry. Full Story
St. Paul’s sets blood drive for Sunday
THORNDALE—St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12-noon Sunday at the church, according to Teresa Ging, spokesperson.
Donors will receive a full-length beach towel, and a coupon for a free appetizer from Texas Roadhouse in Pflugerville. Full Story