Apartment complex will be ‘flagship’
Construction start eyed by year’s end
Construction on an $ 8-million senior citizen apartment complex should start before the end of the year on East Belton Avenue and Hunter’s Chase Apartments is viewed as a showcase for both the city and its developers. Full Story
‘Look guys, water! Let’s stay’
Usually by this time of the summer Milam County fields are sporting a fine crop of “cowbirds” (egrets) but in super-hot, super-dry 2011 even they are staying close to water, if they can f Full Story
‘Red water’ fix: $25 million
Council visitors oppose $6 water rate hike in lively hearing
Mayor Larry Jones had some classic good news and bad news for about 30 persons in a lively budget hearing Monday at City Hall.
The good news: Rockdale’s sixdecade long “red water” problem can be fixed.
The bad news: It will cost $25 million. Full Story
Shaun Skubal travels to share his two loves... GOD & BASKETBALL
Rockdale grad visits Africa, China during missionary trips
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.—Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV) Full Story
WORD FROM THE WIFE
Come on fall cool-enough summer heat
Bill and I just returned from a wonderful vacation in the cool Northwest and here’s what we found upon returning:
• my beautiful herbs are ready for the jar—all dry except for the basil;
• the tomatoes and several other plants dead or dying;
• no green grass in our yard and not much in the neighbor’s either; Full Story
Eugene Kelly Jr. and Heather Lenhart.
Donald Monroe and Tammy Laughlin.
Phyllis Powell and William Powell.
Ernest Del Bosque and Jamie Del Bosque.
Jay Bush and Kathy Bush.
Sheniqua Taylor and Robert Taylor.
Zita Stork and John Stork Jr.
Jackline Hights and Charles Hights Jr. Full Story
BIG BLUE ON THE BRINK(LEY)
KICKOFF 2011 ‘We’re going to have to grow up real fast’
We don’t want to say that the Rockdale Tiger football team that steps on Tigerland Field Saturday night will be young, but at some point in the evening, four sophomores and a freshman will be manning the defense.
“We’re going to be asking some kids to grow up real fast,” said Jeff Miller, who begins his sixth season as head coach with a 28-27 mark. Full Story
Lady Tigers hosting third annual spiker tournament
Netters dig up two consecutive victories
The Rockdale Lady Tigers got a big confidence boost with a road win over Class A No. 12 ranked Thrall Tigerettes on Tuesday night.
The Lady Tigers (3-6) fell in the first set 23-25, but rallied to take the next three set and the match 25-22, 25-17, 25-18.
Jill Young had a lively night with 13 kills to lead the team and Victoria Drake added 15 assists. Full Story
High school football brings us back to basics
While the NFL squabbles over how many millions the league and their players can rake in and how it gets split up and college football is, well—come to think of it—kind of doing the same thing, this week, football returns in its purest form.
The high school season kicks off Friday (for some, Thursday) and more specifically, Texas high school football. Full Story
Unemployment rate down slightly in Milam
Texas rate highest its been since mid-1980s oil bust
Unemployment numbers across the state are the highest since 1987 and Milam County remains in double figures in jobless percentage, according to reports released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Full Story
ID required to qualify for homestead exemption
CAMERON—Effective Sept. 1, a person applying for a residential homestead exemption will be required to include a copy of the applicant’s drivers license (or DPS identification card) and a vehicle registration receipt. Full Story
Columns to showcase local businesses
Hello Rockdale. As I thought about what to put in my column this week I thought about all of our great members and wonderful businesses we have in our community.
I decided that I wanted to showcase one or two businesses each week to hopefully get the word out on what our businesses have to offer you, the citizens. Full Story