Sandow facing another EPA rule
Power plants under gun for mercury
Three months after “dodging the bullet” on one set of new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) r u le s, Lu m inant’s Sandow power plants are awaiting word of their fate in regard to another.
Last week, amid much fanfare in Washington, D. C., the EPA announced new rules governing mercury and other toxic emissions. Full Story
Out with the old....
In with the new....
Russell Brown (L), Eric Torres make one of the last runs for Waste Management Services, which is giving way to IESI on Monday. Full Story
Once (a week) is enough
Rockdale trash collection entering big change for New Year
“If you do it right, once is enough.”
That famous quote is attributed to Mae West—and she was talking about life, not egg shells and tuna cans—but the same philosophy applies to the hopes of Rockdale residents as they prepare to enter a new era in garbage collection Monday, two days into the new year. Full Story
Kay Theatre focus shifts to interior
Grant funds used for more construction
The outside is restored, now it’s time to focus on the inside.
Rockd a le’s K ay Theat re Foundation, which is restoring the nearly 70-year- old former theatre, as a performing arts-civic meeting venue, has received a $15,000 grant from the Douglas B. Marshall Jr. Family Foundation of Houston. Full Story
Celebrate 2012 with yummy black-eyed peas
Happy New Year to everyone! I hope your Christmas was Merry!
To help your plans for New Year’s Day go smoothly, we added a Food page on 3C. It explains the tradition of eating black-eyed peas for good luck.
I think it’s lucky any time I get to eat black-eyed peas, cabbage and corn bread in the same meal. Full Story
Chamber hosting NYE dance Saturday at KC Hall
Hel lo, Ro ckd a le. Wel l another Christmas has come and gone. I hope the holiday was a great one for all of you. I had a great Christmas with my family and friends and feel so blessed to be a part of their lives and to live in a community like Rockdale. Full Story
2011: A LOOK BACK
TOP 10 EVENTS IN 2011
Here is a list of the Top 10 events of 2011 (in no particular order):
• Rockdale star Daniel Brooks transfers to Port Lavaca Calhoun.
• Ethan Brinkley’s touchdown and Markus Hayes’ conversion lifts Rockdale over Cameron 11- 10 to bring home The Bell. Full Story
This was the year that was
Rockdale had its share of successes, sending athletes to both the state track meet and the state cross country meet. In its first foray into Class 2A in a decade, Thorndale struggled to crack that playoff ceiling in one of the toughest districts in the state. In Milano, the Eagles polished off what could arguably be the best sports year in its history. Full Story