ROCK NESS monster
Rockdale Ness, that is. Rockdale Ness, that is. If someone tells you they’ve sighted the Loch Ness Monster in a field off Oak Park Three, Full Story
Buildings, incentives eyed for businesses
MDD board adopts economic recovery strategy for Rockdale
The Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) means business. Pun intended.
Thursday, the MDD board adopted a far-ranging economic development plan for Rockdale, which of course is still coping with the loss of more than 1,000 jobs from the closing of Alcoa’s smelter in 2008-09. Full Story
‘Ride for Cure’ set Saturday for downtown
The third annual “Ride for the Cure” benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation will be held Saturday, beginning and ending at Cliff’s Tavern, 218 North Main.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the first bike out at 11 a.m. and the last bike in at 4 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per rider ($25 with passenger) and the fee includes a meal. Full Story
Bizar re! Int r uder ar rested in school
Told police he was ‘chased from motel’
In one of the more bizarre incidents ever investigated by Rockdale police, a 23-year-old Thorndale man was arrested Friday morning inside a Rockdale Element ary School classroom, after a breakin at the school cafeteria. Full Story
Senator to speak at Monday dedication
Milam first county with historic trail signs
Milam County is used to making history but a Monday ceremony at Apache Pass will be a first of a kind, even for Milam.
The National Park Service will unveil the first signs along the entire 2,500- mile El Camino Real National Historic Trail at 10 a.m. at the historic crossing of the San Gabriel River, eight miles northwest of Rockdale on FM 908. Full Story
Sidewalks, renovation, antiques recommended
Downtown master plan presented on Monday
Fix the sidewalks, restore the storefronts, recruit antique stores to make downtown Rockdale a destination.
Thos e wer e among the “high-priority” suggestions in a downtown master plan unveiled Monday at the Patterson Center in a joint meeting of the Rockdale Downtown Association, City of Rockdale and Municipal Development District. Full Story
QUEEN KAYLEE—Kaylee Alonso was named 2012 Rockdale High School Homecoming Queen Friday during halftime of the Rockdale-Smithville game at Tigerland Field. Full Story