Rockdale gets new polling places
First Baptist, Justice Center replace Fair Park, Sr. Citizens
Two of Rockdale’s three polling places will change for the 2012 primary and general elections, including one that’s been a voting site for a quarter century. Full Story
Many cheers, some tears....
That’s the way Veterans Day is everywhere and there were three big observances at Rockdale schools on Friday to honor service personnel, past and present. Full Story
Recreation program ‘on hold’
Council cites legal, procedural questions about MDD project
Rockdale city council members like the idea of a Municipal Development District (MDD)-funded summer recreation program for local youth in 2012.
They’re just not sure it’s legal and how it would be administered.
Those concerns caused the council to table a decision on the proposal during a mostly-routine session Monday at City Hall. Full Story
Veterans honored in ceremonies
Schools observe special day with tributes, meal
It was personal for at least two of the school personnel officiating at Veterans Day ceremonies Friday at three Rockdale ISD campuses.
Art Free, RHS science teacher and veteran of the Iraq War, pointed out after a video presentation that some of the photos shown at the end were of recently-enlisted Rockdale High School graduates. Full Story
Support local business and we all win
There is an inspirational message to our community on page 2A in this issue of The Rockdale Reporter. The space was bought and paid for by locals Kit and Linda Worley. It is their gift to all of us. Full Story
Taken from community calendars. For additions, call 446-5838.
Nov. 17—Alison Hopcus, John Engelke, Lacy Barcak, Kyndal Robinson, Rafael Lara, Andrew Perez. Full Story
Rubio uses state meet as a lesson
Gusty wins, hilly course tests Tiger runner
ROUND ROCK—Juan Rubio’s participation in the state cross country meet wasn’t so much an exhilirating experience as it was a learning curve.
Make that curves.
The junior definitely received an education on the run at the 29th annual UIL Class 3A State Cross Country Championships Saturday at Old Settler’s Park. Full Story
Everyday can be Father’s Day if you want it to be
While it seems like it just happened yesterday, today will mark 10 years since my father passed away.
The best thing I can say about my dad is that he saw every game I ever played, no matter where, no matter when.
There always has and always will forever be, an eternal sports bond between fathers and sons. Full Story
Milano massacres undermanned, overwhelmed Mustangs
WILLIS—In just the third time in school history, the Milano Eagles won a playoff game and are now headed to the area round of the state Class A Division II football playoffs.
Friday night’s 55-0 routing of the Burkeville Mustangs (1-7) in the bi-district round puts 10-1 Milano in a rematch with the team that ousted them from the post-season last year. Full Story
Rebates up over last November
Rockdale check still down 10 percent for year
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced last week that state sales revenue in October was $1.87 billion, up 15.9 percent compared to October 2010. Full Story
Here are winners announced in the Rockdale Downtown Association’s annual meeting, held last week. Full Story
Ribbon cutting set Saturday for new quilting business
Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is planning a ribbon cutting ceremony for one of our newest businesses, Quilting by Donna Lou, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Located at 102 Jenke Street across from the Thorndale City Park, Quilting by Donna Lou will feature custom quilting on a long arm quilting machine. Full Story