Books closed? 94 days of 100s
State expert: ‘Drought may last up to 15 years’
Surely it’s over now.
The earth-cracking, crop-destroying grass-blighting spring and summer of 2011 ought to be in the record books now, with the coming of October and continuing cool fronts finally bringing some temperature relief to the Rockdale area. Full Story
$5,000 raised for Kay Theatre
It’s looking better every year and volunteers restoring the Kay Theatre will have $5,000 more to add to the restoration “box office” after the sixth annual 5K run on Saturday. Full Story
Miss Texas headed for 2011 Fair
Kendall Morris set to emcee, entertain
A Rockdale tradition continues in 2011 as Kendall Morris, Miss Texas 2011, will attend both weekends of the 36th Rockdale Fair.
Miss Texas will be mistress of ceremonies for the 2011 Miss Rockdale Fa ir Queen pageant, set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Rockdale High School auditorium. Full Story
RC blood drive next Wednesday at St. Joseph’s
The American Red Cross has scheduled a community blood drive from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the fellowship hall of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Full Story
Drug raid suspect gets prison term
CAMERON—A 30-year-old Rockdale man who was arrested March 14 when officers from three departments stormed his Gabriel Street residence received a three-year prison term last week in 20th District Court.
Jonah Edward Zamora, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana (5 to 50 pounds) and was sentenced by Judge John Youngblood. He was also assessed $140 parole restitution. Full Story
Voluntar y rec ycling part of plan
Just because at-the-curb recycling isn’t part of the contract approved last week by the city council with its new trash collection service, that doesn’t mean local residents won’t have a recycling option. Full Story
It was far from one of Rockdale’s worst fires at 2:52 p.m. Friday at the corner of Wilcox and Murray, just one of the strangest. Full Story