ART BY MORGAN POUNDERS
Art by Morgen Pounders, a sophomore at Rockdale High School. Full Story
ART BY CONNER SCHILLING
Art by Conner Schilling, a fourth-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
Not so much a scam as straight-out begging
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
John Boca needs financial help. He is 28 and was caught up in the struggles of the civil war last year in Cote d’Ivoire, (Ivory Coast) West Africa.
He fled the country until the fighting was over in 2011, but now he is seeking funds to help him reestablish his business. Full Story
March 8, 2012 EJAS ‘12: Biggest and Best Yet
To use a baseball spring training analogy, Rockdale’s Tejas Fest 2012 was a grand slam.
The sixth annual celebration of literature, art and life Saturday at several downtown venues brought the largest crowds, and the best participation, yet. Full Story
Pinewood Derby time
Members of Rockdale’s Cub Scout Pack 789 (above) held their annual Pinewood Derby on Feb. 27 at St. John’s Methodist Church fellowship hall. At right, winners Nicholas Adams, fourth; Nick Brindle, third; Logan Keefer, second; William Davenport, first. Full Story
Cooper catches ‘mystery calf’ at Houston Livestock Show
A nother calf scramble win for Connelly Cooper. He participated in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble this past Friday night and was awarded a $1,250 purchase certificate for a breeding beef heifer. The calf he caught was also the “mystery calf,” meaning that he awarded a Justin Brand Special Edition Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo watch. Full Story
Explaining the Christian holy season
About one-third of the planet, or roughly 2.1 billion people, are Christians. Each spring, this large subset of the population celebrates the religious miracle that is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Full Story
Big brother Gavin announces the arrival of his baby brother, Samuel Aiden Gonzales, at 2:14 p.m. Feb. 15, 2012, at St. David’s Hospital in Georgetown, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 20¼ inches long. Parents are Jessica Schneebeli and Alex Gonzales of Round Rock. Grandparents are Pattie and Earl Wayne Schneebeli of Rockdale and Samuel and Adrianna Gonzales of Round Rock. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday—Beef tips and mushrooms, scalloped potatoes, cabbage with pimento, whole wheat bread, fruit, milk.
Tuesday—Turkey salad plate, pasta pea salad, corn salad, wheat roll, ambrosia cup, milk.
Wednesday—Meatloaf, potato wedges, Italian green beans, whole wheat bread, fruit cup, milk. Full Story
Taken from community calendars. For additions, call 446-5838. Birthdays
March 8—Sabrina Silvey Springer, Kaitlyn Zamzow, Amanda Kaufmann, Doug Roberts, Wade Jeffcoat.
March 9—Maccoy Rickson, Saydie McNeil, Don Thompson.
March 10— Garrett Reed, Jim Waldson, Michael A. Taylor, Patti Morgan, Lisa Debault, Darvin Mantey Jr. Full Story
March 8—Lee and Sabrina Springer, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Gest. March 9—Wanda and Alfred Coats, Robert and Elizabeth Miller. March 10—Jeff and Tina Blackmon, Merle and Charlie Shuffield. March 11—Jeff and Carolyn Hux. March 14—Jeff and Mona Davis. Full Story
High Low Rain
Tuesday 78 62 —
Wednesday 74 61 —
Thursday 77 57 —
Friday 80 54 —
Saturday 65 49 —
LOTS OF ARTHURS
LOTS OF AUTHORS— For “authors per capita” you couldn’t have appearing. Full Story