‘Crack’-ing the case
Why were seven members of three law enforcement agencies giving a Milam County Sheriff’s Department patrol car a detailed search Thursday afternoon at a Rockdale intersection? Full Story
Split vote makes trash pickup once per week
Council members clash over change, ‘call list’
Rockdale residents will lose one of their two weekly trash pickup days after a divided city council ended a lively discussion with a 4-2 vote Monday.
The council voted to direct City Manager Kelvin Knauf to negotiate with IESI for once-a-week service beginning about Jan. 1.
Currently, Waste Management provides twice-a-week service to Rockdale. Full Story
112! but relief on the way?
Even for the hottest summer ever recorded in Rockdale, Sunday was a flatout scorcher.
The mercury at the U. S. Weather Service thermometer at KRXT-FM climbed to 112 on Sunday afternoon, the secondhighest temperature ever recorded in the 86-plus years the Weather Service has staffed a Rockdale observing station. Full Story
Water hike stays; tax rate up slightly
City council members adopted a 2011-12 city budget Monday that contained a $6-per-month increase in Rockdale’s basic water rates.
Meeting in back-to-back regular sessions at City Hall, council members gave unanimous approval twice to the budget, which also contained a slight hike in the tax rate, from 66.2775 cents to 67.0498 cents. Full Story
An 81-year-old Little Elm man was transported to Seton Williamson Medical Center in Round Rock following this van rollover Tuesday but Trooper David Yarbrough said driver Alan Cook would probably hav Full Story
Garage sales, Market Day this Saturday
Bargain hunters, start your engines!
First Saturday in September means the City-Wide Garage Sales and quarterly Market Day.
More than 50 sales will be held all over town. See listing on page 5B.
Also, maps are available at The Reporter office. Full Story