Sure it’s hot but he’s helping to preserve one of Rockdale’s most historic buildings and the view is not bad either. Victor Vargas of The Roofer Plus patches the roof of the 19th-Century Rockdale Hardware Building downtown on North Main with the I&GN Depot Museum in the background. Full Story
Early voting to start Monday in runoff
Turnout key factor in ‘Round 2’ between incumbent, challenger
The marathon that has been the race for Milam County Sheriff has finally become a sprint.
Early voting will open Monday in the Republican Primary runoff race between incumbent David Greene and former chief deputy Greg Kouba.
It will lead up to July 31 runoff elections in both parties. The sheriff contest is the only local race. Full Story
City nears ‘nuisance’ ordinance action plan
Council mulls first draft in workshop
More than a year after first discussing an all-encompassing nuisance ordinance, the Rockdale City Council is fine-tuning a written plan for future council action. Full Story
ART by Michael Mancillas
Art by Michael Mancillas, a 2011-12 senior at Rockdale High School. Full Story
Art by Jenifer Garza
Art by Jennifer Garza, a 2011-12 fifth-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
Rockdale: Pictures from the past
Photos tell story of 139 years
If it’s true that one picture is worth 1,000 words, local historian Dr. Lucile Estell has just authored a book with 200,000 of them.
Images of America: Rockdale has just been printed by Arcadia Publishing Co. and it contains over 200 historic photos tracing the town’s history from 1873 to the present. Full Story
Once again, Tigers look to hook that big catch
7-on-7 perfect venue to find reliable receivers
COLLEGE STATION—Last year’s 7- on- 7 compet it ion turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Rockdale’s squad.
Unforseen personnel changes hampered the Tigers’ running attack and they were forced to take to the air. Full Story
Le’Raven’s developement key for Red Raiders
LUBBOCK—Redshirt freshman Le’Raven Clark is hardly the most accomplished player on the team right now. But he is listed as a starter at a very important position, and that is why he is one of the most important players on the team. Full Story
44 DAYS UNTIL KICKOFF
It’s never too early to get in shape
Football gear to be issued at field house Aug. 6
While two-a-days are just over a month away, don’t wait that long to start getting in shape. The time is now to begin your off-season regime.
Football equipment will be issued at the field house on Monday, Aug. 6, beginning at 7 a.m. sharp. Full Story
July tax rebates up for Rockdale, Milam
State sees 27 straight months of increased sales tax revenue
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs sent out $534.6 million in July local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. That is up 12.7 percent compared to July 2011.
Combs said that state sales tax revenue in June was $1.98 billion, up 15.2 percent compared to June 2011. Full Story
It’s all madness as Alice (Cheyenne Lee, center, back) visits the Duchess (Mona Butala, left) and the Cook (Martha Lee, right) then meets the Cheshire Cat (Garrett Wallace, front) in a scene from Milam Community Theater’s production of “Alice in Wonderland.” The show, which is the faithful Eva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus adaptation of the book by Lewis Carroll, open Full Story
Lone Star Circle of Care adds OB/GYN services at Taylor clinic
TAYLOR—Lone Star Circle of Care (LSCC), a federally qualified health center, has added obstetrics to the services offered at its clinic in Taylor, Texas. Lone Star Circle of Care Health Center at Taylor, which has been providing primary care to patients of all ages since February 2011, will now offer prenatal care services one day per week. Full Story