No rain, no relief in sight
Rockdale poised to break all-time heat records; Milam crops ‘a disaster’
Milam County’s corn crop has turned mostly into hay, its stock tanks are trending concrete and its afternoons can be hazardous to your health.
Welcome to the summer of 2011. Full Story
Milam County, summer 2011. Dry and cracked tank north of Thorndale as tractor rolls through burned-up corn crop in background in 100-degree-plus temperatures. Full Story
$8-million, 80-unit apartment complex still ‘Rockdale bound’
Hey Rockdale, how about some good news?
Developers who announced in February they were planning on placing an $8-million, 80-unit senior citizen apartment complex in northeast Rockdale have been granted federal tax credits.
And Megan Childers Development of Kansas City is still actively seeking financing, hoping to begin construction in spring, 2012. Full Story
Get ready for recycling, once-weekly trash pickup
Fired pool manager makes second appearance
Rockdale residents may soon be getting an “education” in trash recycling and patience.
City council members on Monday took the first step toward instituting a recycling system through its contracted trash collection service, a move that could see collection reduced from twice a week to once. Full Story
Water rate hike in new budget, fire truck later
City council members concluded three consecutive afternoons of budget discussions last Wednesday by agreeing to a $6 per month increase in water rates to help fund a new water tower.
That’ s the major change Rockdale residents will notice. No increase in the current 66.2775- cent tax rate is proposed.
Council members agreed to delay purchase of a new fire truck. Full Story
A STAR IS BORN—
Well, you never know and stranger things have happened. Full Story
City council will meet four more times
If your idea of a good time is an evening at a Rockdale City Council meeting, this is your month.
The council has already met four times in August and will meet four more times, beginning on Tuesday.
Technically they’ll meet five times. On Aug. 29 the council will be gaveled into session twice.
Here are the remaining meetings for August: Full Story