Council nixes chief’s golf cart proposal
Redistricting saga (finally) over as city okays plan on third try
You’ll only be seeing golf carts at the country club, not on the streets of Rockdale, after the city council unanimously teed off on Police Chief Thomas Harris’s proposal to “legalize” them Monday.
Harris said after the meeting police will have no other choice than to enforce existing laws which prohibit the operation of golf carts on city streets. Full Story
Stepping up on Saturday
One of these 13 beauties will be crowned the 2011 Miss Rockdale Fair Queen at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the RHS Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 pageant. Full Story
Roping, home economics, carnival, ‘free night’ kick off Fair Oct. 19th
36th Annual Rockdale Fair Oct. 20-22
The 36th Rockdale Fair officially unreels Oct. 20-22 but some “early bird” events kick off Wednesday, Oct 19.
There will be team roping, and home economics check-in and it’s the first night for the Fair carnival.
Admission to Fair Park is free that night only. Full Story
1.4-inch rainfall welcome for lawns and pastures
Nobody is calling it anything like a drought-breaker but a 1.42-inch rainfall over the weekend is one of the most welcome weather events in the past three months.
A cool front collided with moist air sweeping in off the Gulf of Mexico to produce 9 hundredths of an inch Friday, 3 hundredths Saturday and 1.3 inches Sunday in the KRXTFM’s U.S. Weather Service rain gauge. Full Story
Fall fest grosses $4,000
It was one of the most successful Fall Festivals in years for the Rockdale Parent-Teacher Organization (P-TO) Friday in the Intermediate cafeteria-gym. Full Story
New pumper, rescue truck to join RVFD
The Rockdale Volunteer fire Department is making major upgrades to its aging f leet as the city council finalized plans to purchase a new $ 350,000 pumper during Monday’s council session.
A lso Monday, t he c ou nci l okayed a “consent to pledge” agreement with the RVFD for a new rescue truck, to be purchased by the fire department. Full Story