Luminant cutbacks spare local facilities
East Texas operations going down if suit fails
In the end, it came down to the old joke about the two campers fleeing a grizzly—“I don’t have to outrun the bear, I just have to outrun you.”
Sandow Power Plant and Three Oaks Mine have apparently “outrun” Luminant mines at Monticello and Big Brown locations in east Texas and two of the three power plant units at Monticello. Full Story
United Way ‘radiothon’ ahead Friday
The South Milam County United Way will hold a radiothon from 9 a.m. to 12-noon Friday at Busy Bea Restaurant, according to Tom Puccio, SMCUW board member.
“This is an attempt to raise funds to meet the fourth quarter budget of 2011,” Puccio said.
He said the promised fourth-quarter distributions to 18 community groups and organizations total $12,000. Full Story
Oh, what a night!
An SRO crowd of 3,500, an 11-10 victory over Cameron to re-claim the Victory Bell and a posting of the colors by the Army’s First Cavalry Detachment Horse Cavalry Division. Full Story
‘Compliments of Scarbrough & Hicks’
‘Old Rockdale’ promotional art found in pages
When Rockdale-area resident William Zientek opened up his old book “ South by Southeast” he was pleased to find it was autographed by co-author Walter Cronkite, the legendary newsman.
Then he got a bigger surprise. Pressed between the oversized pages were t wo “framing-quality” raised letter color prints from Rockdale’s distant past. Full Story
Imagined trip to eye doctor was way better
There is an interesting new phenomenon in my life these days. I still haven’t quite wrapped my brain around it.
Mostly because I am still trying to deny that it even exists.
I have recently had to start wearing glasses. Real ones, not just cute readers. Full Story
Church starting new Bible study for junior high school students
Bro. Tim Ackerman from the Bryan/College Station area will be filling the pulpit at the Gause Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 18. Morning worship services begins at 10:45 and the evening service at 6. Full Story
Liberty Hill proves it’s human
Since harvesting consecutive gold crowns, Panthers not dominators
After racking up back-toback state championships in 2006 and 2007, and in the process winning 38 straight games, the Liberty Hill Panthers have proven in the past couple of seasons that they are indeed human.
Since falling to Celina in the 2008 Class 3A semifinals, the Panthers have posted a mere mortal 13-10 ledger without one single playoff victory. Full Story
Strike up the band! Time to play Exodus is not set in stone
I n recent weeks, there have been some grumblings from a small faction of people about the appropriate time to play the Rockdale Tiger football anthem song, Exodus.
It has even spawned a (gulp) Facebook page. As I have stated here before, I don’t do Facebook. Full Story
Big Blue rallies for second straight week to bring home the Bell
What the 57th Battle of the Bell lacked in excitement and drama in the first three acts, it more than made up for it just before the final curtain. Full Story
Tax rebates still down slightly
Rockdale’s check $44,933 for September
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced last week that state sales revenue in August was $1.98 billion, up 11.9 percent compared to August 2010. Full Story
New boutique ‘cuts’ ribbon, donates tree
This week I am showcasing a new business to Rockdale’s downtown district, Elements at Main. This little boutique is just gorgeous. I had the pleasure of visiting it last week and we had an amazing ribbon cutting this morning to kick off its grand opening. Full Story
Cashaw-Austin honored at SA’s NSIDE Gala
SAN ANTONIO—Tommye Cashaw-Austin, a 1984 Rockdale High School honor student, was recently honored by NSIDE Publications’ Fifth Annual Gala, a celebration of some of San Antonio’s most valued professionals in the business and medical arenas. Full Story