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Investigators term Wednesday incident 'murder, suicide'
A 28-year-old woman and the 25-year-old man investigators say shot her, are dead after two shootings Wednesday morning east of Milano. Both are Houston-area residents. Full Story
It wasn’t supposed to stop in Rockdale, and for most of last week it looked like Union Pacific’s No. 844 steam engine wasn’t even coming through Rockdale, but both of those things happened Thursday afternoon. Full Story
JOURNALIST-OF-YEAR—Reporter Editor Mike Brown was named journalist-of-the-year for 2012 by the South Texas Press Association, the nation’s largest regional press association, at STPA&rsqu Full Story
Teachers must report bullying
Trustees air concerns on progress in academic improvement plans
School trustees were told Monday that Rockdale ISD employees must report any incident of bullying, or related categories, under a new procedure designed to reflect state legislation.
Pam Kaufmann, assistant superintendent for instruction and administration, told board members the comprehensive new policy establishes a procedure for dealing with both victims and alleged perpetrators. Full Story
200 runners/walkers raise $6,000
Austin entries take 5K, 10K ‘Dewberry Jam/ honors
It was a day for the “big city” boys (and girls) Saturday as the 13th annual Dewberry Jam Fun Run unreeled under crisp, sunny spring weather.
Men’s 10K and 5K winners Chass A rmstrong and R io Reina are Austin residents. Full Story
Food, fun but no sound at the STPA convention
What a great time we had at the South Texas Press Association Convention, held at the St. Anthony Hotel, near the River Walk in San Antonio.
The weather was divine, just like we special ordered it. Full Story
Lady Tigers enter playoffs on well-timed hot streak
Girls face postseason having won five of last six
The Rockdale Lady Tigers have taken their usual place in the state playoffs, now they are poised to bust through that first round barrier.
The 15-9 Lady Tigers make the playoffs for the seventh time in the past eight years and 14th overall in the 19-year history of the program. Full Story
Constant communication fuels Tiger duo
Sarah Warner says that Ginny Flores and Nick Gonzalez can’t keep their mouths shut during matches—but in a good way.
The Rockdale tennis coach points out that a big part of the Rockdale duo’s success in their drive to the UIL state tennis tournament has been the gift of gab. Full Story
Area athletes spread out for regionals
Come Friday, area athletes will be scurrying all over the state of Texas to continue the dream of going to Austin and participate in a state meet.
The state track meet is May 11-12 at Mike Meyers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas.
Rockdale will ship off 12 athletes to the regional track meet, April 27 and 28 at Turner Field in Humble. Full Story
Unity is key in money, marriage
Does it matter whether it’s the husband or the wife who keeps the checkbook and pays the bills? Lots of people say that kind of thing is the man’s job, but I was curious about what you think.
Daniel Dear Daniel, Full Story
CHAIRMAN RETIRING— One of Rockdale’s long time community leaders has retired He signed the check that purchased the land and structures when the Cordova Drive from a post he has held for Full Story
PLATINUM SPONSOR—Little River Healthcare donated $1,000 to the Relay For Life of Milam County this week. Full Story