Well, hot dog, it’s a tiringbut Barbecue Cookoff. It looked like such a good idea that “Minnie,” fun job to get contest the family pooch, decided to join in. Full Story
RV parking restrictions await city council OK
Proposal ‘fine tuned’ in P&Z discussion
Rockdale is one city council vote away from having its first-ever ordinance regulating parking recreational vehicles (RVs) in the city limits.
The city’s Planning & Zoning Board (P&Z) unanimously recommended adoption of such an ordinance Thursday, with some minor language changes. Full Story
‘Real’-ity urged for trail trade days
Steering committee named to pursue El Camino Real road economic event
An enthusiastic crowd of about 40 county leaders, meeting Friday at Apache Pass, decided to pursue a county-wide trade days activity based on Milam County’s unique position on the El Camino Real (ECR) National Historic Trail. Full Story
Art by Stefan Trujillo
Art by Stefan Trujillo, a 2011-12 senior at Rockdale High School. Full Story
Art by Arianna Eastridge
Art by Arianna Eastridge, a 2011-12 third-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
71 cookers ‘smoke em’ in Thorndale
Local BBQ team ‘Double A’ takes f1rst place honor
Seventy-one barbecue teams from around Central Texas stepped up to the pits Saturday, but in the end it was a local Thorndale team that captured top honors in the 22nd annual Thorndale VFD Barbecue Cookoff.
“ Double A Cookers & a B,” led by pitmaster Russell Niemtschk won the best overall category, compiled by adding points from individual divisions. Full Story
Area players named to all-academic state teams
Coaches choose top diamond student athletes
Five area athletes who are set to begin their college careers have been named to the Texas High School baseball Association’s All-State Academic team.
Rockdale’s Zach Garza, Cody Skubal and Ty Kirk were selected for the squad along with Thorndale’s Dillon Irwin, who was salutatorian of his graduating class last month with a 100.5 grade point average. Full Story
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Big Blue tabbed second in district behind Navasota
According to Texas Football, Rockdale’s new district home is going to suit them just fine and the pigskin bible sees the Tigers as a playoff worthy team in 2012.
Rockdale is tabbed as the runner-up in shiny new District 18-3A behind perennial league champions Navasota and all-state quarterback Kadarius Baker. Full Story
Cooler Rockdale Open served up July 25-29
The 33nd edition of the Rockdale Tennis Open is scheduled for July 25-29 at the Veterans Memorial Park tennis courts.
The youth portion of the tournament will be held July 25- 27 and features seven separate categories for players aged 10 thru 18, including singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Full Story
Rockdale city, MDD officials take visit to Giddings to trade ideas
Three members of the Rockdale City Council and three members of of the Rockdale Municipal Development District visited with counterparts from the Giddings Economic Development Corporation last week to exchange ideas. Full Story
Luminant releases annual environmental review
21st annual report highlights environmental, community successes
DALLAS—As Texas’ largest power producer, Luminant is proud to be a leader in the progress the state is making to create an even cleaner energy future. From its diverse portfolio of energy sources to its industryleading reclamation practices, the company is sharing its 2011 environmental highlights in its new Env ironmental Rev iew, released earlier this month. Full Story
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Business fil ing s in the Milam County Co urtho use over the past week inc luded the follow - ing:
Assum ed Names
Eugene J. Vacu lin dba Cir cle V Farms (v. 1,174, p. 64 3).
Armando Serrano dba Ame ricanMex
Ostric h Farms LLC (v. 1,175, p. 21). Full Story