The faces of Christmas
There were lots of happy ones in downtown Rockdale Friday and Saturday as a two-day Christmas party unreeled just in time to beat a nearly three-inch rainfall. Above, Mr. and Mrs. Full Story
Roundup will serve all seeking food, toys
‘Little miracle’ as town rallies to support effort
Yes, Rockdale, there is a Santa Claus, and it’s you.
One month after representatives of Christmas Roundup—Rockdale’s annual program to spread cheer to the needy— announced they might not be able to serve all applicants for the first time ever, a groundswell of community support has come to the rescue. Full Story
Murder trial set in infant’s death
Prosecutor won’t seek death penalty in 2010 incident at day care center
SAN MARCOS—A final pre-trial session in the case of a former day care center owner, charged with causing the death of the 10-week- old son of an ex-Rockdale Junior High band director, is scheduled next week in Hays County 22nd District Court. Full Story
It’s official, Christmas is coming!
Parade, kids events part of celebration
It feels a lot more like Christmas after Rockdale threw itself a red-and-green yuletide party Friday and Saturday downtown.
Biggest draw was the night, lighted parade which blazed down US 79 Saturday.
Earlier in the day, and on Friday, there were numerous events at Wolf Park and the International & Great Northern Depot-Museum. Full Story
Christmas fun, rain, books & pie = Winning!
The Chri stma s se ason has gotten off to a great start with all the fun activ it ie s of last we ekend. Crowds were great , even with the threatening weather and it seemed to put everyone in the Christmas spir it. Even our re sident Scrooge (Bill) has been a little helpfu l with dec orati ng and cooking preparation. Full Story
Rockdale native Mic Trotty awarded CW Austin Star
Rockdale High School graduate Mic Trotty (Michael Trotty) has recently been awarded the position of the 2012 CW Austin
The enter- tainment network is in its fourth year of hosting the position, which includes a oneyear contract to represent the station as the face, voice and personality of the CW Austin. Full Story
Lady Tigers get back on track with comeback win
Quick start earns Lady Tigers No. 22 ranking
After embarking on a two game mini-losing streak with a pair of losses in their own tournament, the Rockdale Lady Tigers concluded back-to-back setbacks were plenty.
Recovering from a third quarter stumble, the Lady Tigers rallied to overcome Texas Christan Academy 54-46 Tuesday night at Tiger Gymnasium. Full Story
Lexington representing area as last playoff team
Knowing when to peak is one intangible that no coach can scribble on a chalkboard, but Jason Holcombe’s Lexington Eagles are in possession of momentum.
The Eagles are one step away from particptaing in their second straight Class 2A championship game.
Lexington took another rung on the ladder by urping Arp 49-20 last Saturday at Waco ISD. Full Story
Lady Blue Jays hand Thorndale first loss
Thorndale is tall and lean. Snook is short and quick.
And with tall and lean failing to take advantage of its attributes, short and quick did the trick. Full Story
Building permits only $10,700 for November
City building permits were down for the month at $10,700. That is compared to $33,500 in permits that were issued in October.
The November 2011 per- mits amount brings the total for the 2011 calendar year to $905,318.19.
October began a new fiscal year for the city, so the fiscal year total is now at $44,200. Full Story
Downtown Association elects officers, selects decor winners
The Rockdale Downtown Association elected new officers as well as announced winners of the downtown Christmas decoration contest at the group’s meeting on Monday night, according to president Chris Dyess.
Officers for the 2012-2013 term are: Chris Dyess, president; Elaine Gerren, vice president; Rita Juergens, treasurer; Toby Johnson, secretary. Full Story
Thorndale Chamber sets two ribbon cuttings for Saturday
Two exciting events are on tap for this weekend. First, the Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Barron’s Hamburger Haven at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Make plans now to come out and help celebrate this new business in Thorndale. They serve hamburgers, drinks and other delicious short orders. Full Story