Here comes the big Rockdale Fair
The 2011 Rockdale Fair and Rodeo ought to look a lot like the 2010 event Thursday through Saturday and that’s just fine with Rockdale Fair Association directors.
“We’ve got pretty much the same events on tap,” James Birkhead, RFA president, said. “The 2010 Fair was one of our most successful ever.” Full Story
Stars in their eyes
For a lot of different reasons. Above, Morgan Fischer (seated) was crowned Miss Rockdale Fair Queen Saturday in the annual pageant in the RHS Auditorium. Full Story
Drug raids nab 21
8 sought; house near RHS target
Rockdale Police and the Milam County Sheriff ’s Department swooped dow n on t wo su spected drug- dealing locations Saturday and Monday as part of an eight-month, large-scale drug sting operation.
By Wednesday 21 persons had been arrested, including nine Rockdale residents. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Two percent milk served daily.
Monday— Beef steak fingers, cream gravy, black-eyed peas, seasoned greens, whole wheat bread, pineapple tidbits.
Tuesday— Chicken fried rice, oriental vegetables, orange wedges, reduced-calorie lemon cake.
Wednesday—Beef tips and mushrooms, macaroni and cheese, steamed broccoli, wheat bread, pudding. Full Story
MVFD FIRE PREVENTION—Representatives of the Milano Volunteer Fire Department delighted youngsters at Milano Elementary School last week with a fire prevention program. Full Story
Milano homecoming court announced
Milano’s homecoming football game is set for Friday, Oct. 28 and the new homecoming queen will be crowned during halftime ceremonies. Queen nominees are seniors Desiree Adrian, Brittany Barnett, Elizabeth Keller and Arianna Douglas. Class duchesses are junior Raighley Shaw, sophomore Victoria Garcia and freshman Halle McManess. Full Story
No. 11 Lady Eagles clinch share of district crown
Milano currently owners of a 13- game win streak
MIL A NO—The No. 11 Lady Eagles clinched at least a share of the District 25A title with a win over Granger on Tuesday night at Geneva Paceley Gym. It is the 11th district title for coach Wendy King in her 18 years as head volleyball coach at Milano.
The Lady Eagles (26-8, 9- 0) are currently on a 13-game winning streak. Full Story
Lady Tigers playoff hopes fade with a pair of league losses
Spikers push Giddings to five games Tuesday
With two losses at Tiger Gym over the last week, the hopes of the Rockdale volleyball team reaching the post- season are gone.
The Lady Tigers lost to Giddings on Tuesday night after falling to Smithville on Friday, falling out of the playoff race in District 23-3A. Full Story
Lady Dogs hanging in after loss to league leading Lago Vista
Thorndale to close out season this week
THORNDALE—It was a must win for the Thorndale Lady Dogs as they hosted the Cameron Lady Yoe, but fell short in the marathon match on Tuesday night at Bulldog Gym.
Thorndale (22-14, 5-7) fell in five sets 13-25, 25-22, 16-25, 25-15, 11-15.
The Lady Dogs needed to win to keep any post-season hopes alive. It was the final home game for Thorndale this season. Full Story
Tax rebates up compared to Oct. 2010
Rockdale’s check $45,223 for month
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced last week that state sales revenue in September was $1.78 billion, up 11.9 percent compared to September 2010. Full Story
GIVING MOOD—Miller-Starnes Chevrolet Buick gave $500 each to the Rockdale Band and Rockdale Athletic Booster Clubs on Friday night during halftime the Rockdale-Smithville football game. Full Story
Luminant CAP group gets mining lesson, facility update
Meeting for the first time since April, the Luminant Community Advisory Panel (LCAP) gathered in Giddings in September for a Mining 101 lesson in addition to the usual updates on the Sandow Power Plant and Three Oaks Mine. Full Story