‘Rockin’ Robert returns at 97
Builder of town’s iconic rock house, San Gabriel School, proud of work
When Robert Cummings builds something, it stays built. Exhibit A: Rockdale’s landmark Rock House, constructed in 1937 and still going strong as the Chamber of Commerce office.
Exhibit B: The San Gabriel School. While the school district itself may be long gone, its old rock school still stands straight as ever in the community for which it is named. Full Story
City eyes new ‘cop shop’ for future
117-year-old building gets ‘band aids’ now
For the first time, city council members are being asked to consider building a new police station and jail, a project City Manager Kelvin Knauf estimated would cost $650,000 and require a bond issue. Full Story
Rockdale goes ‘to bat’ for Nature Fest Saturday
Free day-long event at Fair Park offers hands-on exhibits, youth activities, presentations
Holy springtime, Batman! Fair Park is going batty on Saturday.
After two years in Cameron, the El Camino Real chapter of Texas Master Naturalists is bringing its free annual nature festival to Rockdale.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine at Fair Park and this year’s “featured critter” will be the bat. Full Story
Milam okays jail contract with Coryell
CAMERON—Milam County is back in the “jail revenue” business.
Count y commissioners on Monday approved an agreement with Coryell County to house “overflow” inmates for the next five years.
Per diem rate will be $43 for the contract’s first three years and $45 for the final two. Full Story
EASTER TRADITION—Easter egg hunts were common throughout Rockdale in the days leading up to Easter Sunday and the weather cooperated for most of them. Here, youngsters enjoyed temperatures in the 70s and sunny skies as they search for colored eggs on the lawn of Manor Oaks Nursing Home on Thursday. Even the Easter Bunny paid a visit to the crowd of several dozen. Full Story