City well work races 100-degree days
Half of city’s sites now being repaired
With one half of Rockdale’s city water wells down for rehabilitation, and the memory of last year’s record hot summer seared into memory, local residents are—literally—going to be sweating out the repair process for another month. Full Story
Five-cent school tax hike forecast
RISD hit with 28% drop in tax values; enrollment down; 13 jobs being cut
Rockdale ISD continues to deal with a “perfect storm” of declining taxable values, enrollment and state funding with a 5-cent tax increase forecast for 2012-13.
Supt. Dr. Howell Wright said trustees continue to hold workshops on the budget, plan to adopt a spending plan by June 30 and set a tax rate in August or September. Full Story
Homecoming Sunday in Rockdale
Patterson Center site for 78th annual ‘welcome back’
The 78th annual Rockdale Homecoming will unreel Sunday in the Patterson Civic Center at Fair Park, according to Judy Slusher, president of the Rockdale Homecoming Association.
Homecoming events will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts for the early visitors.
There is no speaker.
Honor class will be the 50th anniversary Rockdale High School class of 1962. Full Story
Art By Jesus Sanchez
Art by Jesus Sanchez, a freshman at Rockdale High School. Full Story
Art By Piper Pounders
Art by Piper Pounders, a second-grader at Rockdale Elementary School. Full Story
Rockdale’s ‘Titanic’ souvenir
Hotel owner took photo of iceberg
Of all the historical documents which have passed through Rockdale and been lost to history, there’s one that stands out.
One hundred years ago a Rockdale father sent his son a photo, taken with his own hands, of the most famous iceberg of all time. Full Story
Johnson excited to be returning to RHS
Former Tiger standout comes from Lockhart
Andre Johnson has been waiting for the right opportunity to find his way back home and the time was finally right.
The former Rockdale standout, who has been a coach at Lockhart for the past six years, was approved by the board on Monday night as was his wife Carla (also a 2001 RHS grad), who will teach Math. Full Story
WAY OUT WEST
Gonzalez finds a baseball home in the Canyon
CANYON—Wherever he has gone, there has always been something about the way Billy Gonzalez threw a baseball that made coaches see his potential and feel like they needed to be around it.
His near perfect game a couple of months ago is proof of that. Full Story
It’s not too late to enjoy RISD summer sports camp
Despite the fact that it is already underway, it’s not too late to get in on the fun of the RISD summer sports camps.
The camps began June 4, but that is just the first session, and all camps are for second through seventh graders.
The second session begins June 11 and goes through the 14th and includes baseball and softball instruction. Full Story
SUMMER FACELIFT—Perry and Perry Builders employees Trey Johnson at the Mehaffey Building, 215 East Cameron Avenue. Full Story
Building permits down for the month
A downtown Rockdale busin ess is getting a $10,000 store f ront remodel according to building permits issued by Rockdale City Hall for the month of May.
The upgrades are to the Mehaf fey Building, 215 East Cameron Avenue, which includes Perry and Perry Builders. Full Story
New ophthalmologist now seeing patients at Little River RMH Clinic
Little River Healthcare is happy to announce the addition of Dr. Austin W. Chang to its team as of Wednesday, June 6. Dr. Chang will be holding clinic at Little River Healthcare Family Care Center Suite B, located on the Richards Memorial Hospital campus every Wednesday. Full Story