Historic trail ‘signs on’
U.S. Senator speaks at El Camino Real dedication
Apache Pass is a time machine and the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail is the road that takes you back through the centuries. Full Story
Prayer vigil for two-year-old ahead on Friday
St. John’s United Methodist Church will hold a 12-hour prayer vigil from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday for two-year old Dustin John Pickel and his family, the day he has surgery at Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City. Full Story
Water board passes (for now) on well plan by Alcoa
‘Mitigation’ for affected owners may be offered
After a month of constant pressure from unhappy, and sometimes irate, land owners, directors of the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District tabled Alcoa’s water pumping requests Tuesday. Full Story
‘Red water’ relief okayed by council
Sidewalks grant sought by MDD
Is relief from five decades of “red water” problems for Rockdale residents finally on the way?
City council members Monday okayed the addition of the chemical product Sea Quest to the city’s water system, in an attempt to improve flaking off the inside of old water pipes which is believed to contribute to Rockdale’s ongoing water appearance problems. Full Story
Saturday pageants to kick off 2012 Fair
Miss Texas will visit Rockdale next 2 weekends
Rockdale’s 2012 Fair kicks off the first of two weekends of activities with the Fair Queen and children’s pageants Saturday in the RHS auditorium.
By Wednesday (Oct. 17) the action at Fair Park cranks up with entries accepted for the home demonstration contest and the first night of carnival action.
Remainder of the Fair activities are Oct. 18-20. Full Story