9-11 witnesses recall shock, horror
Young Rockdale residents saw history, tragedy, heroism
Rockdale native Briana Bassler is going to have quite a story to tell her about-tobe born daughter some day.
“Your mother was there when 9-11 happened.”
Ten years ago Sunday, Bassler was in a New York City subway train car virtually underneath the World Trade Center when it was attacked and destroyed. Full Story
Residents pitch in for Bastrop fire victims relief
Rockdale-area residents are pitching in to help their neighbors in Bastrop as more than 500 families have lost homes in weekend wildfires.
“What we’re hearing is that they have all the clothes they need but they can use toiletries, towels, trash bags and, above all, volunteer helpers,” Kristi Moreland, volunteer, said. Full Story
A 51-year- old Rockdale man was treated at Richards Memorial Hospital Monday after his 2008 Dodge pickup slammed head-on into a utility pole on East Cameron Avenue (US 79) just east of USA Foodmart. Full Story
Bargains galore at garage sales
Rockdale turned into a gigantic shopping mall Saturday as the town’s annual citywide garage sale day drew bargain hunters to virtually all sections of town.
Fifty garage sales were signed up for the annual event and several others just “sprang up” during the weekend. Full Story
Only 90? Well, I feel like singing!
WORD FROM THE WIFE
Tra-la, Tra-la! I don’t usually go around singing, but I am so happy that it’s only 90ish instead of 109ish today that I just feel like singing.
Bill and I have had a running argument this summer about the temperature in our house.
He turns it up and I have to turn it back down. Full Story
Annual Founders Day, fun run deemed success by organizers
First let me, as president of the Gause Community Improvement Program (CIP), along with the Gause Junior High School Booster Club and the Gause Baptist Church mens’ Sunday school class thank all of you who came out and supported the Gause CIP annual Founders Day activities on Saturday. Full Story
Don’t be fooled by winless Yoe
Like Rockdale, young players still finding their way
Rockdale is coming off an exhilarating come-from-behind victory on the road in which it scored 52 points. Cameron is having trouble finding the end zone and hasn’t entered the win column as of yet.
Which team do you think has the advantage as they face each other Friday?
Neither. Full Story
Tiger passing game had it’s coming out party in Salado
I f you are a fan of highpowered offenses, high scoring games and high drama, Salado was the place to be Friday night.
If you missed Rockdale’s 52-41 blitzkrieg over Salado, the Tigers passing game had a coming out party so to speak. Full Story
Brinkley shreds Salado, record book in wild night win
SALADO—There was something in the air Friday night in Salado.
And Ethan Brinkley was the chief meteorologist.
Riding the pin-point precision of their junior quarterback, Rockdale rallied for a 52- 41 come-from-behind victory in tiny Eagle Stadium in 105 degree temperatures for the second straight week. Full Story
Building permits up for month at $74,277
C it y bu i ld i ng per mit s for August were up for the month at $74,277, whereas July’s was just $45,632.
Amounts were also up compared to the same time last year where $73,300 in permits were issued in August 2010.
June total of $ 336,137.98, was the highest month for both calendar and fiscal year 2011 thus far. Full Story
Can reverse mortgages benefit all Americans?
A bout the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association: Founded in 1917, mortgage lenders and settlement service providers have turned to the TMBA for our leadership in legislative and industr y education. Full Story
Doing business as.... Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Mindy Miller, individually and as attorney-in-fact, and Jess Miller dba Ideal Cleaners (v. 1,154, p. 604).
Assumed Names Full Story