Guns from murder scene found
Pistols turn up at Rockdale house in chase, child sex assault investigation
Two pistols believed to have been at the scene of last April’s shotgun slaying of a San Gabriel woman in her home unexpectedly turned up in Rockdale on Friday, as police arrested a 39-year-old Rockdale man on a child sex assault charge. Full Story
Milam, you ought to be in movies
Film recruitment seminar brings economic benefit into focus
“It’s not for the glamour or glory, although it’s nice when that happens, it’s for the economic impact on the local businesses.” Full Story
Hospital reducing debt from last crisis
Half Blackhawk’s tabs paid off in 13 months
Richards Memorial Hospital, which has been no stranger to recovering from financial crises in its 37-year history, is bouncing back from its latest one with remarkable speed.
“In the past 13 months (since the old Blackhawk Health Care was reconstituted under a new owner) we have been able to retire our liability by 50 percent,” administrator Jeff Madison said. Full Story
Art is where you find it, even in alleys
They are mostly gone from Rockdale’s consciousness, the alleys of downtown.
Once they were a part of commerce and a night watchman patrolled them from dusk to dawn as part of his duties in a Rockdale where most commerce occurred in a four-block area between Green and Burleson.
Today they are just the spaces between rows of buildings, many empty, some still thriving. Full Story
Lunch with the girlfriends thru the ages
I love to go to lunch with my friends so the following really appealed to me.
It was sent by Julie Webb, of Little River, a friend I love to have lunch with. Full Story
‘The Tuckers’ to headline Opry show
Milano Opry will kick the new year off with its first show of 2012 on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Milano High School. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Admission is $7 with children 10 and under getting in free. Full Story
Tigers tip off with two
Blue cagers have won eight in a row and 11 of 12
With history in their sights, the Rockdale Tigers just keep winning.
The Tigers c apt ured t heir eighth in a row and 11th out of their last 12 by running past Giddings 65-50 Tuesday night on the road.
Rockdale improves to 15-7 on the year and are off to a 2-0 start in District 23-3A. Full Story
Brooks returns to Rockdale
Standout wants to graduate with his class
Citing a desire to graduate with his class coupled with his mother’s new job here, Daniel Brooks has returned to Rockdale and enrolled in school Tuesday.
When Brooks’ father Tony took a job with ALCOA in Point Comfort over the summer, he moved with his family and played football for Port Lavaca Calhoun this past season. Full Story
Former Tiger great Spano trench leader for Lake Travis
Football experts will tell you that games are won and lost in the trenches.
Kyle Spano has spent his entire coaching life living and dying on the line of scrimmage, trying to perpetuate that theory.
The former Rockdale great just celebrated an unprecedented fifth straight state championship with the Lake Travis Cavaliers and he has been an important cog for four of them. Full Story
Rockdale rebate check up for Jan.
State tax revenue up for 21 consecutive months
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller SusanCombssentout $495 million in January sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems a nd specia l pur pose tasking districts. That is up 9.1 percent compared to January 2011. Full Story
COLD CASH—With a generous donation from Standards Home Health, Milano ISD’s athletic department now has a new ice machine in its gymnasium facility. Full Story
Small, nonfarm businesses can get some help
SACRAMENTO, CA.—Small, nonfarm businesses in 131 Texas counties and neighboring counties in New Mexico and Oklahoma are now eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Full Story