Youngblood, Torrey lead GOP
Milam voters strong for Romney, pick Morgan, Fisher in local races
Milam County voters turned in a near Republican rout in Tuesday’s general election as the GOP swept all county-wide races and all but one at the precinct level.
District Judge John Youngblood was re-elected and Republican challenger Bill Torrey unseated three-term Democratic Prosecutor Kerry Spears in a pair of super-heated political races. Full Story
OUT OF THE PAST (AND OUT OF THE FOG)....
It just seemed appropriate, 70 trail riders and 15 wagons rolling out of the fog from historic Apache Pass Saturday morning in the largest mounted event from the weekend’s Texas Trail Riders Convention. Apache Pass was the host site for the event which drew about 150 participants, according to spokesperson Sue Eubanks. Full Story
MDD open house, master plan session set Thursday
Rockdale residents who are concerned with our community’s future can take advantage of an open house and another chance to provide input for a proposed master plan Thursday.
Both are informal “come and go” events. Full Story
Art by Morgan Laughlin
Art by Morgan Laughlin, a junior at Rockdale High School. Full Story
Art by Peyton Mller
Art by Payton Miller, a fifth-grader in Rockdale Junior High School. Full Story
Fall Fest raises $3,000 for P-TO
Funds split between campuses
The Rockdale Parent-Teacher Organization’s (P-TO) major fall fund raising event drew a crowd estimated at several hundred to the Rockdale Intermediate School Cafetorium Friday afternoon.
Cheryl Blackstock, P-TO president, said the event has netted about $3,000, as of early this week, for the organization’s activities. Full Story
All the marbles
Tigers win, they’re in
James David tears ACL, out for the year
For the past three seasons, Rockdale and Caldwell—who have played each other 57 times and have been hooked together in a district for 50 years—have faced each other in the final game of the regular season. Full Story
THE BOYS OF ‘62
Tiger state finalists always special to Rockdale
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a reprint of an in-depth story that Reporter Editor Mike Brown wrote in 2002 detailing the 1962 Rockdale Tiger state finalist team. J ohn F. Kennedy was president, “The Beverly Hillbillies” was television’s hottest program and Marilyn Monroe had just died. Full Story
Rubio redux at state meet as Mays makes up ground
Both runners grab up last spot at regional meets
While he had to squeeze in to do so, Juan Rubio is headed back to state.
Rubio is making his second consecutive trip to the University Interscholastic League’s Cross Country State Meet, held Saturday at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. Full Story
Sho’ Nuff wins top RDA award
Dyess honored as ‘Shining Star’
New restaurant Sho’ Nuff was awarded best renovation at the 2012 meeting of the Rockdale Downtown Association on Monday night at the Patterson Civic Center.
RDA president Chris Dyess presented to the award to owners and staff from the restaurant. Full Story
Building permits down for month in new fiscal year
The City of Rockdale’s building permit numbers are down the first month for the new fislcal year, according to numbers released by city hall.
Permit values total $1,169,505.11 for the fiscal year that began in October 2011 and ended on Sept. 30. That is down compared to $1,218,841.19 last year. Values at the end of the 2010 fiscal year were at $1,046,927. Full Story
Cowboy Reflections ribbon cutting this Saturday
Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony during the grand opening of Cowboy Reflections Mercantile at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Join the TACC in welcoming this new business to the Thorndale community. The grand opening will begin on Friday, Nov. 9 and continue on through Saturday. Full Story