‘Rockdale Field’ has five oil wells, so far
Oil boom, anyone?
It’s not the 1980s again but Rockdale is increasingly becoming the center of oilfield activity which is picking up momentum in several directions. Full Story
Man dies in paraglider crash
DPS copter unit spots wreck near Cameron
Milam County logged a rare aviation fatality Sunday when a 50-year-old Georgia man died in a paraglider crash near Cameron.
A Department of Public Safety helicopter crew spotted the wreckage of Don Bayliss’s craft about 3:15 p.m. Monday, on County Road 202, near Texas 36-US 190. Full Story
RISD backing off 5-cent tax rate hike
The Rockdale ISD, and its taxpayers, will benefit from the recent lawsuit settlement between Luminant and the Milam Appraisal District, as the district is revising its 2012-13 tax rate forecast downward.
In June, administrators were predicting a 5-cent increase from the current $1.225 rate, in the neighborhood of $1.275. Full Story
Certified value losses huge for RISD, county
Drop is 13% in school district, 7% in Milam as a whole
How can 13.7-percent and 7.6-percent drops in taxable values be good news for the Rockdale ISD and Milam County?
They can’t but they are better news than the preliminary figures issued in April by the Milam Appraisal District (AD). Full Story
TOWERING ACHIEVEMENT—Here’s an architect’s conception of what Rockdale’s new northwest water tower will look like. Full Story
Hall of fame tunes in Thoede
Former RHS band director receives highest honor
Don Thoede, who directed the Rockdale High School Big Blue Band to five straight Sweepstakes Awards, has received the highest honor bestowed upon Texas secondary school directors.
Late last month, Thoede was inducted into the Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame. Full Story