Murder charged in shotgun slaying
Rockdale homicide fourth in past 12-1/2 months for South Milam, second in 12 days
A 49-year-old Rockdale woman died Sunday night in her driveway from a shotgun blast to the back of the head and her longterm, 46-year-old boyfriend has been charged with murder.
It was the fourth homicide in just over a year in South Milam County, the second in 12 days. Full Story
Decision day for city, school races
Saturday election will seat two council members, two Rockdale ISD trustees
Rockdale city and school voters will head to the polls Saturday to decide four contested races.
It’s a combined election. Balloting for both entities will be at City Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
There has been ward redistricting since the last city election but that won’t affect where voters go Saturday since all voting is at City Hall. Full Story
At last! Primary early vote to start
Rockdale location now Juvenile Justice Center
After two filing periods, and judicial challenges that reached the U. S. Supreme Court, early voting for the 2012 Republican and Democratic Primaries gets under way Monday.
Premier race this time around is for sheriff in the Republican Primary with incumbent David Greene facing two challengers, Greg Kouba and Herbie Vaughan. Full Story
‘Save water,’ city pleads; two wells in repair mode
With two of Rockdale’s four active water wells experiencing “significant problems,” city officials are asking residents to conserve water.
“The two wells are experiencing problems as a result of aging and corrosion,” City Manager Kelvin Knauf said. He said repairs are expected to be completed within the next 70 days. Full Story
Pulling them through
Never say Rockdale teachers don’t give it their all. Above, Rockdale of athletic activities and lots of encouragement. Full Story
A DAY IN THE 'HOOD'
A DAY IN THE ‘HOOD’—Something new was added for 2012 to the annual Mayfest, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 7014 Sunday at the KC Hall. A classic auto show drew lots of browsers and more than a few envious looks from drivers on US 79. See more Mayfest photos on page 6B. Full Story