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
THROWIN’ IT BACK— Milano High School cheerleaders held a “throw back” pep rally last week with the help of some former MHS cheerleaders and cheer sponsors. Full Story
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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
SMITHVILLE 21, ROCKDALE 14
Clockwise from left, Tiger quarterback Ethan Brinkley had to leave the game with a brusied thigh. Above left, Cody Skubal makes another spectacular catch for a score. Full Story
Second half surge pushes Dawgs past Rosebud
Thorndale remains in the middle of the playoff picture
THORNDALE—Trailing 20- 13 at halftime, the Thorndale Bulldogs decided enough was enough and continued their playoff fight.
Behind a third quarter scoring outburst, the Bulldogs staved off a feisty Rosebud-Lott team 49- 26 Friday night to remain in the middle of the playoff picture. Full Story
Are Leps best 1-6 team in the state?
Tigers know they need to win out for playoff hopes
While Rockdale’s prev ious opponent Smithville had spruced up its record beating up on teams with losing records, the Tigers’ next opponent LaGrange, has had the opposite problem.
The 1-6 Leopards have been battling great teams to the bitter end with little to show for it in the win column. 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