It’s Fair time again in Rockdale
Headliners, rodeo, parade, auction and more
Four million anyone?
That’s the plateau the 2012 Rockdale Fair auction will attempt to reach Saturday evening and the odds are pretty good it will be achieved.
The 37th annual Rockdale Fair unreels Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Fair Park with bigname headliners, rodeo, parade, barbecue cookoff and much more. Full Story
Dazzling! All smiles at Saturday’s Rockdale Fair Queen pageant, attended by 600 in the RHS Auditorium Full Story
Early voting will begin Monday for Nov. 6 ballot
Seven county contests and presidential race key voter interest
Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election, which features the presidential contest and seven contested county level or below races, begins Monday in Rockdale and three other locations throughout the county.
Rockdale’s location is the Juvenile Justice Center, located just north of the city limits on FM 487 (Ackerman Street). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through Oct 31. Full Story
Teachers get pay ‘adjustment’ on 4-3 vote
Trustees okay 2.3-percent, one-time increase on split decision
Teachers, and other Rockdale ISD employees who thought their first paychecks of 2012- 13 didn’t make the grade got a little relief Monday from school trustees.
On a 4-3 split vote the board okayed a 2.23-percent salary adjustment for RISD employees.
Salaries have technically been frozen for the past two years. Full Story
Funnel clouds spare Rockdale Saturday night
Lee County home hit east of Lexington
Rockdale volunteer firefighters got called out on a rare funnel cloud sighting Saturday evening but were about a dozen miles north of the action.
The RVFD was summoned to a report of a funnel cloud touching down at 7:08 p.m. near Tanglewood.
A tornado had briefly touched down just east of Lexington, damaging a home on Lee County Road 408. Full Story