Spy: ‘Somebody’s got to do it’
Tejas headliner captured bomber, freed hostage, was on terror ‘hit list’
No Tejas Fest headliner has ever cautioned his listeners in Rockdale against entering his line of business before.
But then Tejas Fest has never had a speaker like Fred Burton, who delivered an alternately riveting and chilling address Saturday morning at the city library. Full Story
Finally! Filing resumes for ballot
More candidates sign up for May 29 election
A San Antonio federal court jumpstarted the dormant Texas political season last week, ordering primaries for May 29 and setting a new filing “window” which expires at 6 p.m. Friday. Full Story
All school, city races contested
Two file on last day Monday
Two candidates signed up in Rockdale Monday on the last day to file for municipal and school races, assuring all four races May 12 will be contested.
Jennifer Kellar Davenport signed up to oppose incumbent Mike Pruett for Place 1 on the Rockdale ISD School Board.
A nd Donald Brummett filed for an east ward city council position to oppose incumbent Willie Phillips. Full Story
First MDD exec director to start March 19
Former Round Rock Chamber president eyes new businesses, jobs for Rockdale
Tom Manskey, the first- ever executive director of Rockdale’s Municipal Development District (MDD), won’t be fazed by coming to a small Texas town which has lost its main industry.
He’s been t here and done that. Full Story
Country folks say ‘panthers,’ not mountain lions
INK IN THE BLOOD
I n our five years on this Central Texas river bank, we’ve seen a good sampling of wildlife.
Life Partner’s particular choosing is av ian. She came by it honestly. Her mother was big on birds and L.P. inherited her bird book. Her desk by the back-of-the-house windows with a looking-down view of the river is equipped with the book and a powerful set of binoculars. Full Story