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
City, RISD early voting starts
Milano incumbent drops out, resigns from school board
Early voting for May 12 city and school elections begins Monday throughout Texas and Rockdale voters will face a full slate of candidates when they cast early ballots at City Hall.
The Cit y of Rockda le and Rockdale ISD are conducting a joint election, and that also goes for early voting. Full Story
Voter cards arrive
Primary early voting to begin May 14
Milam County voters should have their new, yellow voter registration cards now, as the long-awaited cards were mailed last Friday, according to Tax Collector Kolette Morgan.
Morgan wants all voters to look at the cards—long delayed by Texas’ redistricting litigation— to be sure everything is in order. Full Story
‘No bill’ ends child death case for now
A Milam County Grand Jury on Thursday returned a “no bill” (no indictment) in the overnight Jan. 6-7 death of a three-year-old girl at a Wilcox Street residence, effectively ending the case without any charges having been filed. Full Story
SERIOUS ABOUT IT
SERIOUS ABOUT IT—From the youngest division (this one, 5-andunder) 13-year history, Dewberry Jam runs have netted over $78,000. Full Story