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
It’s official, 2011 Rockdale’s hottest summer yet
Three all-time Rockdale heat records fell during the past few days as 2011 elbowed its way into the forefront of the town’s all-time hottest summers.
Monday was the 63rd day of 2011 in which the temperature climbed to 100 or greater in the U. S. Weather Service thermometer at KRXT-FM.
That breaks the old record of 62, set in 2009. Full Story
Hearne man dies in Friday accident
A 65-year- old Hearne man became the third person to die on US 79 in Milam County this year when his eastbound vehicle left the highway between Gause and the Brazos River and struck a tree.
Johnny Mathews was pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Gary Northcott of Thorndale who was summoned to the scene. Full Story
A PIECE OF CAKE
Rockdale football player Austin Caffey and cheerleader Amanda Boyd watch in delight as his culinary concoction brought $500 at the annual “Meet The Tigers” cake auction Monday evening in Full Story
Geneaology workshop set for Saturday
Professional genealo - gist Lynna Kay Shuffield will conduct a genealogy workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the city library.
Signup donation is $5 and lunch will be provided.
Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with breaks for lunch and relaxation. Full Story