Return of the Ducks: Taylor back in the fold - Free Access
UIL busts up cozy district, forces return of storied rivalry
While blood rivals Rockdale and Taylor were reluctant to pencil each other in on the schedule, the University Interscholastic League took care of that minor detail. Full Story
City, school elections still ‘on time’
Filing starts Monday; photo IDs required for voters under new state law in 2012
County and state candidates may not yet know when they will actually go before voters, thanks to an ongoing redistricting squabble, but that’s not the case with the city, school and hospital districts.
Those elections will be May 12 and candidates can start filing on Monday. Full Story
Quite a difference....
Recognize the lower of the two photos? This stock tank north of Thorndale on FM 486 was The Reporter’s “poster boy” for the record-setting drought of 2011. It ran Aug. Full Story
2012 big question mark for Milam ag
Rains not yet enough to counter ‘11 disaster
Spring is just around the corner and Milam County’s substantial agriculture community has its collective fingers crossed as it hopes to recover from a disastrous 2011.
Jon Gersbach, Milam County Agrilife Extension Agent, predicts less corn, more milo and wheat and “about the same” cotton acreage in 2012. Full Story
Band boosters set spaghetti supper Monday
Rockdale Band Boosters will hold their annual spaghetti supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in the juniorhigh commons.
The spaghetti supper is the major fund-raiser of each school year for the Band Boosters.
Price is $8 per plate, to eat in or take out. To go plates will be available starting at 4:30 p.m. Full Story
Chamber seeks nominations for banquet awards
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for awards to be presented at the March 29 banquet.
Deadline to submit an award is Feb. 29 (yes, there’s one in 2012), according to Deedra Jacob, Chamber president.
The top four awards are:
• Outstanding citizen, honoring a long record of community service. Full Story
Capital murder trials still many months in future
CAMERON—The capital murder trials of two Rockdale-area men accused of the shotgun slaying of 50-year-old San Gabriel resident Sandra Phillips last spring are still many months away.
In fact, a hearing to set the dates of trials for Brandon Charles Cotton, 20, and Tanner Aaron Baker, 19, won’t even be held until May 14. Full Story
ALL SMILES—From left, Lee Santo, director of the Bryan TEEX Police Academy, Lt. J. D. Full Story