7-inch rain triggers flooding
Water rescues for VFDs, roads close
So, what was all that about a drought?
A line of heavy thunderstorms stalled in South Milam County overnight Friday, bringing a drenching rainfall of between 5 and 7 inches to a previously parched Rockdale area and causing widespread flooding. Full Story
Ex-city councilman seeks return
Fisher tosses hat in ring; Miller passing up ballot in 2012
A former Rockdale city council member, who lost his position by 10 votes two years ago, was the first person to sign up for the May 12 city ballot as filing got under way Monday. Full Story
MISD superintendent submits resignation
Trustees hold five-hour executive session; board president stepping down
MILANO—Lindy Robinson, Milano ISD superintendent for the past six years, has submitted her resignation, effective in two years, in the wake of a school boad meeting that included a five-hour executive session where superintendent evaluation was listed as an agenda item. Full Story
Art by Malcolm Espitia, a junior at Rockdale High School. Full Story
Art By Meissa Cadena
Art by Marissa Cadena, a second-grader at Rockdale Elementary School. Full Story
‘Girlfriends’ seek single parents for scholarship
I heard from my Girlfriend Georgia Rolan Zamora and the Celebrate Your Girlfriends 2012 Party is already in major planning mode.
Applications are being accepted now for the Celebrate Your Girlfriends Scholarship. This scholarship is for a single parent returning to or beginning a college education, including 2 year, 4 year or technical school. Full Story
Return of the Ducks: Taylor back in the fold
UIL busts up cozy district, forces return of storied rivalry
While blood rivals Rockdale and Taylor were reluctant to pencil each other in on their respective schedules, the University Interscholastic League stepped in and took care of that minor detail.
In the UIL’s bi-annual classification re-alignment Thursday mor ning, t he feuding neighbors were placed in the same district after a two-year absence. Full Story
Tigers earn first playoff berth in 15 seasons
Cagers reign over Giddings to end post-season drought
The Rockdale Tigers had an odd request for their coach on Friday night.
They wanted to know if they defeated Giddings, could they cut down the nets.
Now such sacred ceremonies are reserved for celebrations of championships as the season concludes, not with three games remaining on the schedule. Full Story
UIL realignment: if it makes sense, it doesn’t happen
When it comes to the University Interscholastic League’s bi-annual district realignment, Temple coach and athletic director Mike Spradlin was quoted recently as saying, “The only thing that scares me is when it makes the most sense, it doesn’t happen.”
Never have I heard a more prophetic way to describe the situation. Full Story
NEW BAKERY—Josie O’s Quick Gifts & Bakery held ribbon cutting ceremonies last week at its location, 1252 US 77 South. Full Story
Mixer, ribbon cutting set to be held this week
Wow, what a wet week. I want to say thank you to the RVFD and all who helped those in need during the flooding last week. I say this a lot but I don’t know what our community would do without these guys and I appreciate all they do for us. We have a full calendar of events coming to Rockdale. Full Story
Permits down for month
January projects totaled just $22,900
The nation’s sluggish economy is still visible in the area, as the city of Rockdale’s building permits totaled just $22,900 for the first month of 2012.
Numbers were way down for the month, with $50,850 in permits issued in December. Full Story
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