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A Lexington woman apparently escaped serious injury Friday afternoon when her car slammed into the Ham Branch bridge abutment on Ackerman Street (FM 487). Rockdale Police Ofc. Steven Cooper said Michelle Bales’ 2000 Hyundai was north bound at 1:34 p.m. when it struck the bridge in the 600 block of Ackerman and spun into the roadway, blocking traffic. Full Story
School tax hike only 1.34 cents
Proposed 5-cent increase avoided with strong values
School taxes in the Rockdale ISD aren’t going up 5 cents as planned.
They’re going up 1.34 cents after certified taxable values in the RISD came in much higher than expected earlier in the summer. Full Story
Second ‘outdoor expo’ this weekend
Civil War reenactment, tourneys, music, food, fun ahead at Apache Pass
Historic Apache Pass will be the place to welcome in fall Friday and Saturday as the second annual Central Texas Outdoor Expo unreels beside the San Gabriel River.
The expo features a Saturday night dance with Little Texas, food, a barbecue cookoff, all kinds of competitions and exhibits by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and Master Naturalists. Full Story
Art by Adrianna Eastridge
Art by Arianna Eastridge, a fourth-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
Art by Caleb Cook Parker
Art by Caleb Cook Parker, a fifth-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
Rising Star Baptist Church parishioners celebrated the dedication of their beautiful new 9,083-foot facility on Texas St. Saturday evening with music, special guests and testimony.
Three years in the making, the slab was poured in July 2009 and the majority of the construction work was done by members of the congregation. Full Story
An old fashioned success story
In the age of hurry up offense, Liberty Hill content to grind it out
While we are smack- dab in the era of the need-forspeed offensive sets labeled NASCAR, Liberty Hill is more like bumper car.
Year-after-year, the Panthers put defenses to sleep with their antiquated slot-T set. The only thing that doesn’t get boring— is the winning. Full Story
Defensive domination allows Yoe to snatch Bell way from Tigers
CAMERON—Home is where the Bell is.
And if history has taught us anything, it’ll be a short stay.
In the 86th meeting between the rival schools, the Yoemen slammed the door on the Tigers in a resounding 34-0 victory at a packed Yoe Field on the first cool evening of the football season. Full Story
Up for grabs
With no dominate team, playoff spots open
While no District 18-3A team is exactly setting the world on fire, it would appear that the three playoff possibilities are up for grabs as league play gets underway this Friday. Full Story
Get your affairs in order
One of my relatives just discovered she has cancer. She’s a single mom with two young kids, and I’m not sure if she’s prepared to face something like this. What are the best steps she can take financially at this point? Shannon Full Story
Tax rebates up in September
Texas sales tax revenue $2.34 billion for month of August
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in August was $2.34 billion, up 18.5 percent compared to August 2011.
Combs sent out $559.2 million in July local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. That is up 15.5 percent compared to the same time in 2011. Full Story
Slowly, a half block in the heart of downtown Rockdale is recovering from the Aug. 29-30 collapse of a century old firewall that damaged five businesses. “Police tape” is still up at Cameo Insurance which may have to be razed along with Cameron Avenue (US 79) neighbor Old Tyme Friends Antiques. The news is better around the corner on Main Street. Full Story