The parking lot of Meadowbrook Baptist Church turned into an auto and motorcycle show Saturday Full Story
Killeen man dies in Friday crash
Rockdale records first road death inside city limits since 2005
A 20-year-old Killeen man became the first traffic fatality inside the Rockdale city limits in almost seven years late Friday.
Danzell Hickman was pronounced dead on arrival at Richards Memorial Hospital by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Gary Northcott about 11 p.m., just minutes after a 10:41 p.m. car-truck collision at the US 77-US 79 intersection near the eastern city limits. Full Story
Trustees propose 5-cent tax increase
Budget has $1.9 million deficit, debt causes hike
Rockdale ISD trustees made it official Monday, adopting a 2012-13 budget that’s based on a five-cent tax increase, from $1.225 to $1.275. Full Story
Milano board members name native Westbrook as lone finalist
Brackett exec chosen over 45 other applicants
MIL A NO— School tr ustees named the lone finalist for the Milano ISD superintendent job on Tuesday night and the name is a familiar one around the south Milam County town.
Robert (Robbie) Westbrook was listed as the board’s top pick for the Class A district’s top job over 45 other applicants. Westbrook is a 1981 MHS graduate. Full Story
Thorndale hosting 22nd BBQ event this weekend
Pageant, softball, arts, all part of the festivities
T HOR N DA L E—The 22nd annual Thorndale Firemen’s BBQ Cookoff is set for Thursday through Sunday at Thorndale City Park.
The weekend will kick off with the 32nd annual Thorndale Revue at 7 p.m. Thursday in the school cafeteria.
During that event the new Miss Thorndale will be crowned.
A softball tourney unreels Friday through Sunday. Full Story
City finalizes appeal rules on ‘eyesores’
Rate-hike plea nixed
Rockdale City Council members, meeting in special session Thursday at City Hall, “sealed the deal” on a pair of ordinances first considered at the regular June session three days previously. Full Story
Michael Lopez (bottom right), local Walmart manager, addresses a crowd of Walmart associates and Chamber of Commerce representatives Friday morning at the recently renovated Rockdale superstore. The sixmonth, $286,152 project included new paint, signs and store fixtures. Full Story