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
Thanksgiving service set Tuesday at First Baptist
Rev. Rita Sims, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church, will delive r the sermon during Rockdale’s annual Community Thanksgiving Service, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church.
Rev. Jack Chelf, host pastor, said an offering taken during the service will be donated to Rockdale Chr istian Ser v ice Food Pantry. Full Story
Community Outreach Lunch ahead Saturday
The annual Community Outreach free Thanksgiving lunch, hosted by New Hope Baptist Church and others, gets under way at 11 a.m. Saturday in the New Salem Clubhouse in Fair Park.
Ser v ing, pick- up a nd deliveries begin at 11 a.m, with kitchen work to start at 7:30 to 8 a.m. Full Story
Letters from ‘Santa’ will aid Roundup
This year “Santa” is turning the tables on Rockdale kids and for the best of causes.
Rockdale Christmas Roundup, which is facing an unprecedented budget crunch in 2011, is selling letters from Santa to aid this year’s Roundup effort.
Price is $5 each, according to Jocelyn Lewis, who is coordinating the program for Roundup. Full Story
ONE-DAY WONDER— Crews from three of Milam County’s four precincts converged on the County Road 329 Union Pacific crossing between Rockdale and Milano last Wednesday to install new culvert Full Story