Apache Pass open for fireworks use - Free Access
Even though there is no professional fireworks display in Milam County this Fourth of July, residents with fireworks will have a place to shoot their own.
Apache Pass, seven miles north of Rockdale on FM 908, will be open Wednesday for the use of area residents who need a place to use their fireworks. Full Story
Texas Reading Club participants had a ball Thursday as the city library hosted its annual summer reading finale at Rockdale’s historic I&GN Depot. There’s no doubt what the most “well-red” topic was. Full Story
Just in time! Water wells fixed
No burn ban or fireworks restrictions for the Fourth
Facing what looks likely to be another summer of almost daily triple-digit temperatures, Rockdale has gotten some good news. The city water system should be back to its full four-well capacity soon, perhaps as soon as this weekend.
The city has been operating with just two of its four wells pumping, while the two at H.H. Coffield Airport were being rehabilitated. Full Story
Four newcomers enter Hall of Honor
Boys, girls, Aycock all represented in newest class
In the smallest class yet of inductees, four former Tiger athletes and one important Aycock administrator w ill make up the sixth group to enter the Rockdale Sports Hall of Honor. Full Story
SOFTBALL TO A “T”
Rockdale is hosting a girls T-Ball regional out at the girls softball complex this week and two local teams, the Camo Cuties and the Glitter Hitters, join 10 other squads from all over Central Texas. Teams from Cameron, Rogers, Academy, Salado, Westphalia, Granger and Jarrell are aiming to move on to the state tournament. Full Story
Football season on the horizon
Football gear to be issued at field house Aug. 6
As we zip into the first days of July, it’s time for Tiger football and volleyball players to start preparing for the upcoming season and here’s some important dates that need to be remembered.
Football equipment will be issued at the field house on Monday, Aug. 6, beginning at 7 a.m. sharp. Full Story
SNIP, SNIP—ABI Coins & Metals of Bremond held a Gold & Silver Buy event June 28-30 in the Hogan Hall Building of the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, 1203 West Cameron (US 79). Full Story
New furniture store lifts permits for June
Aaron’s starts $100,000 remodel to old Dollar General
Another new business is coming to town, a sign of economic improvement. Aaron’s Furniture Store will be moving into the old Dollar General store located at 1312 W. Cameron Avenue after the building’s remodel is complete. Full Story
Responsibility seems to be a lost virtue
“L iberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”—George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, “Maxims: Liberty and Equality,” 1905 Full Story