Demolitions ‘on hold’ after ruling
City has torn down 27 dilapidated structures, 19 ‘in legal pipeline,’ 40 on list
Rockdale’s program of tearing down structures termed “unsafe or dilapidated” is on hold, along with those in most of the rest of the state, after an unprecedented ruling by the Texas Supreme Court. Full Story
Fair Park is no stranger to animals and, yes, there are heavy weight divisions in two market competitions at the annual Rockdale Fair, but this was somethng special Thursday. Elephant trainer John Walker III waters his gargantuan companions as the Carson & Barnes Circus set up for two shows which played to thrilled audiences. Full Story
Voter cards going out this week (they hope)
Milam redistricting info sent to printer Tuesday
After redistricting squabbles caused what’s now a four-month delay in getting Texans new voter registration cards, they could finally be in the mail as soon as this weekend. Full Story
ART BY CRILLO CASTILLO
Art by Cirilo Castillo, a senior at Rockdale High School. Full Story
ART BY ETAHN TAYLOR
Art by Ethan Taylor, a third- grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
A DAY AT THE CIRCUS
The 76th edition of the
Carson- Barnes Circus
Stormed in to town Thurs -
day, loaded up with fun for
all. Clockwise from left,
Joe Robert t Reyes and son
Ayden enjoy one of the toy
Circus lights. Above left ,
Shiner Thurman who she s
down the giant slide on the
mi d way. Top left , Camel s
were available for rides
as well as taking part in
the show. Full Story
Second chance for the big dance
Tiger duo uses play-in to gain state tourney slot
BRYAN—In most high school activities, it’s a rare occasion when you are given a second chance after suffering a playoff loss.
Last second field goals, walk off home runs, three pointers at the buzzer are usually permanent.
Tennis is a little different. Full Story
Lady Tigers clinch playoffs
Trailing 5-4 heading into the seventh inning, the Rockdale Lady Tigers rallied for five runs in their last at-bat en route to a 10-7 victory over Caldwell on the road and clinched a playoff berth as well.
The Lady Tigers stand 14-9 on the season and 6-3 in District 23-3A, second behind league leader, 21-5 and 9-0 LaGrange. Full Story
Milano bags first state tournament appearance
BRENHAM—The Milano golf program may be in its infancy compared to other schools, but its catching on fast. Full Story
Rockdale rebate check up for month, year
Milam, MDD also see increase compared to same time last year
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs sent out $488.7 million in April local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose tasking districts. That is up 17 percent compared to a year ago.
Combs said that state sales tax revenue in March was $1.87 billion, up 16.9 percent compared to March 2011. Full Story
Do you make a positive or negative difference?
“I f you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.”— Unknown Full Story
DEEP ROOTS—The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sent a representative to Rockdale High School on Friday to visit with science classes about careers and science in general an Full Story
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