IRONING IT OUT
Technically, the long-awaited restoration of the Worley Bridge over the San Gabriel River (County Road 428) is under way. Jamie Griffin, project designer with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), was on the bridge Friday, taking measurements, while a TxDOT-contracted environmental impact crew worked in the river below. Full Story
West Nile case found in Milam
First one in five years; mosquito control urged
Milam County has recorded a case of the sometimes deadly West Nile Virus, the first confirmed case in the county since 2007.
Michelle Ferguson, Public Health Preparedness Coordinator for the Milam County Health Department, said positive cases are reported automatically to the department by healthcare providers. Full Story
Meetings focus on Alcoa-LCRA water
CAPARO, Post Oak Savannah Water District sessions scheduled Sept. 10-11
A pair of meetings on consecutive evenings Sept. 10-11 may shed l ig ht on what ’s become a much-discussed topic of conversation in the Rockdale area—the Lower Colorado River Authority’s (LCRA) plans to acquire land, and water rights, at Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations. Full Story
Art by William Dean
Art by William Dean, a senior at Rockdale High School. Full Story
Teachers get service pins as term begins
Thirty Rockdale ISD teachers, and other employees, picked up service pins, or plaques last Wednesday in the annual pre-school year gathering of RISD personnel in the junior-high commons.
The gathering is the traditional “lid lifter” for a new school term and features breakfast, greeting from administrators and introductions of school officials, trustees and others. Full Story
Get your cake, eat it too
Annual auction raises nearly $8,000 for athletic fund
A gym full of eager bidders and a pantry full of tasty baked goods was the perfect recipe for a successful evening.
The 12th annual “Meet The Tigers” cake auction was held Friday night in Tiger Gymnasium and it raised $7,925 for the athletic program, the most since 2008 when almost $10,000 was raised. Full Story
Behind senior QB Ethan Brinkley and a new OC, Tigers plan to rev it up this season
The Rockdale Tigers were forced to pass last season out of necessity.
When they take to the air this year, it will be for the velocity.
Like most of the civilized football world, the Tigers have gone NASCAR, which in the latest football vernacular means move at a rapid pace, just like Dale Jr. around the track at Talladega. Full Story
Lady Tigers hosting fourth annual spiker tournament
Blue grinds up Granger Tuesday night
On the brink of suffering defeat on the road, the Rockdale Lady Tigers rallied for a 25-19, 23-25, 20-25, 25-16, 15-7 victory over Granger Tuesday night.
With the win, the Lady Tigers improve to 4-10 on the
Pool play begins at 11 a.m. on Thursday and then tournament play at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The Championship game is set for 3 p.m. Saturday. season. Full Story
FARM BUREAU TO RVFD
FARM BUREAU TO RVFD—The Milam County Farm Bureau recently presented a $150 check to the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department as an expression of appreciation for volunteers’ work recently i Full Story
Thank you to educators who shape our minds
“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation.”— John F. Full Story
Thorndale Chamber sets city-wide garage sale
Clean out your closets and pile up your no longer needed items. The Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce City-Wide Garage sale is fast approaching. Rockdale and Thorndale are combining for a giant garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 8. Call your sale in to Jeni Anders at 512-898-2973 to have your address listed and receive a yard marker to advertise your sale. Full Story