Changes on the way?
Depending on how the city council views three recent presentations, there may be some changes in the method and frequency of Rockdale’s trash collection. Full Story
RISD falls short in AYP ratings 4th straight year
No campus sanctions yet, but staff development required
The Rockdale ISD, as a district, has missed federal “No Child Left Behind” standards for the fourth consecutive year.
No federal sanctions are kicking in, yet, for any RISD campus but there are now some requirements for the district as a whole, according to Supt. Dr. Howell Wright. Full Story
School bells ring Monday for 1,649
Rockdale ISD administrators are looking for 1,649 students when the first bell of t the 2011-2012 school year rings at 7:33 a.m. Monday.
Or maybe it’s 1,598. Or something in between. Full Story
Newly-uncovered ‘gallery’ will help church
Hollywood, New York set designer worked for many celebrity stars
A recent find in an antique trunk regarding one of the few people to have ever worked with Fred Astaire and Alice Cooper during the same career is going to benefit a local church. Full Story
‘Meet the Teacher’ night Thursday at GISD
A reminder that the Gause ISD “ meet the teachers night” w ill be 5- 7 p. m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at the school. Teachers are having in-service training this week and students w ill return to class Monday, Aug. 22. Full Story
Milano Opry to hit the stage Saturday at high school
This month’s Milano Opry will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 with admission $7 per person and children 10 and under getting in free. Special guests for the August show are Larry Rochelle, sisters Minnie and Ella Jordan, sisters Courtney and Lyndsey Cole and Jus C Leroy. Full Story
Lady Tigers spikers find tough competition at Cove
McGregor betters Rock Tuesday night on road
Nothing could better prepare the Rockdale Lady Tigers for their district ledger than participating in the second annual Copperas Cove Tournament, where some of the top teams in the state were present.
After Tuesday night’s loss to McGregor on the road, the Lady Tigers drop to 1-6 on the young season.
Leander Vandergrift defeated seventh ranked Gatesville for the title. Full Story
Alamo vacation included a side trip to Paris
SAN ANTONIO—Just want to let everyone in Rockdale know—the searing heat is not limited to our favorite hometown—it’s everywhere.
The ex-cheerleader and I were attending a press convention in the Alamo City and were barely able to set foot outside the french doors of the historic St. Anthony Hotel where we stayed. Full Story
One more look: Tigers host Robinson in final scrimmage
Passing game shines against Class 4A Elgin
With question marks on both sides of the ball heading into the 2011 season, suprises aren’t necessarily a good thing, but after Rockdale’s scrimmage with Elgin Saturday morning, Tiger Coach Jeff Miller welcomed the unexpected. Full Story
Area rebates bring some light
Rebates down 14.5 percent for Rockdale in 2011
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has announced that state sales revenue in July was $1.86 billion, up 10.3 percent compared to July 2010.
Those numbers still don’t bring rebates back into the positive for most area entities. Rockdale is down for the month and year. Whereas Milam County is up for the month, but down compared to August 2010. Full Story
Back-to-school time means annual sales tax holiday
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says Texas families have a big opportunity to save money when they shop. The state’s annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-21. Full Story
Start of school means busy time for area
Hello citizens! What an exciting time for Rockdale. So many things are happening and as we all know we are headed straight for the busy months of fall. School starts on Aug. 22 and our dedicated and faithful teachers will be returning to class this week to prepare for their school year. Full Story