RISD taxable values plummet 28 percent
Taxable values in the Rockdale ISD have fallen 28 percent in one year, according to the preliminary figures calculated by the Milam County Appraisal District.
T he Ro c kd a le ISD’s 2012 preliminary values were put at $863,367, 180, down $337,953,563 from the 2011 preliminary total of $1,201,320,743. Full Story
AREN'T THEY A LITTLE YOUNG?
AREN’T THEY A LITTLE YOUNG?—It wasn’t a real wedding held Friday at the Rockdale Elementary Gym, it was the annual Miss Q and Mr. Full Story
Local blood drives ending
A Rockdale tradition, dating back more than a half-century, is ending.
“I have been informed by the Red Cross that they will no longer conduct blood drives here,” Jo Pruett, volunteer coordinator, told The Reporter. Full Story
Sheila Owens, who was a murder victim May 6, was manager of the McDonald’s restaurant inside the Taylor Walmart.
Last week’s Reporter incorrectly reported she was an employee of the Rockdale McDonald’s. Full Story
ROCKDALE’S FUTURE?—City Manager Kelvin Knauf displayed day and night versions of what Rockdale’s new water tower might look like during Monday’s city council meeting. Full Story
Council approves ‘forgivable loan’
City council members, meeting in regular session Monday, gave first-reading approval to a “forgivable loan” of just over $50,000 to the developers of the proposed Hunter’s Chase Senior Living Apartments projects on East Belton Avenue. Full Story
HOPE FOR A CURE
HOPE FOR A CURE—These cancer survivors show there is hope row, l-r) Francie Herring, Tiffany Parker, Emily Hinojosa, Tammy Storey, for finding a cure for cancer. Full Story
Tips for managing, preventing stress
For many adults, stress is an ever-present part of life. Though statistics on stress can be easily manipulated, it’s safe to assume many men and women experience significant stress, especially when the economy is struggling, as it has been over the last several years. Full Story
MARC DONATION—The New Salem EEA Club has donated $300 to the Milam Adult Resource Center (MARC). Ann King, representing MARC, accepted the check from three members of the New Salem EEA Club. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday—Cheesy ham pasta, sauteed zucchini, tossed salad with dressing, dinner roll, fruit, milk.
Tuesday—Sloppy Joe, hamburger bun, fiesta corn, melon, sugar cookie, milk.
Wednesday—Chicken a la orange, mashed potatoes, Capri vegetables, whole wheat roll, pineapple upside down cake, milk. Full Story
FIRE HAZARD?—Tuesday was former Rockdale mayor Bill Avrett’s 80th birthday and his fellow Rotary Club members arranged a surprise presentation during the club’s weekly luncheon meet Full Story
MAX 'PHASE IN'
TAX ‘PHASE- IN’— Mila m County Jud ge Dave Barkemeyer completed the county. Full Story
Baggerly, Todd recognized at Gause event
GAUSE NEWS A special thanks you to all who had a part in the annual Cemetery Association Homecoming Sunday. It takes a number of willing, dedicated members of our community to put this together each year and everyone is greatly appreciated. The weather was perfect for the “dinner under the trees.” Also thanks to everyone who had a part on the program. Full Story
MUISIC WEEK MERRIMENT
MUSIC WEEK MERRIMENT— National Music Club activities unreeled last week in Rockdale under the sponsorship of the Matinee Musical Club, a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Full Story
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