VETERANS DAY—IT’S A BIG DEAL IN ROCKDALE!
D on’t ever doubt it. The estimated 1,750 in attendance for a mammoth Veterans Day observance at Tiger Field on Monday—including every student in the Rockdale ISD’s four campuses—certainly didn’t. Full Story
Rockdale Chamber future uncertain
Organization won’t get motel tax; Tejas Fest, BBQ cookoff, Outdoor Expo in doubt
The future of Rockdale’s 332-member, 60-year-old Chamber of Commerce is cloudy after the organization’s board unanimously decided last week it would stop administering the city’s hotel-motel tax after Jan. 1. Full Story
Alcoa gets to drill
Mitigation part of permit okayed Tuesday
MILANO—The high-profile, high-emotions question of a new water drilling permit for Alcoa came to a conclusion Tuesday when the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) approved an amended permit that includes a promise to mitigate Simsboro Aquifer wells which are impacted. Full Story
Stop Lorena? Stop Coleman
Leopards’ junior quarterback has amassed 2,800 total yards, 38 TDs this season
You can do all the analyzing, scouting, and film breakdown you want.
But if you want to beat Lorena, it’s pretty simple: stop Harris Coleman.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound junior has been dubbed the “human battering ram” and has accrued some impressive numbers in leading the Leopards to the District 17-3A co-championship and the playoffs. Full Story
Big Blue crushes Caldwell to move into post season
The Rockdale football team was uncharacteristically flagged twice for unsportsmanlike conduct Friday, both times for excessive celebration on the field.
Tiger coach Jeff Miller—who is a stickler for doing things the right way—says that just this once, it’s okay.
“Heck, I think one of them was on me, I was leading them down the sideline.” Full Story
ROCKDALE VS LORENA
What: Rockdale Tigers (5-5)vs. Lorena Leopards (8-2).Division II, Region III bi-district playoff.Where: Leo Buckley Stadium, Killeen (7,600 capacity,Astroplay surface).When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.Favorite: Lorena by 10.Last week: Rockdale 43,Caldwell 12; Lorena 52,China Spring 35.Series: Tied 3-3.Last meeting: 2005, Lorena Full Story
November rebates up for Rockdale
Milam’s allocation check total up for year from same point in 2011
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in October was $2.03 billion, up 8.2 percent compared to October 2011.
Combs sent out $611.5 million in October local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. That is up 5.4 percent compared to the same time in 2011. Full Story
MDD OPEN HOUSE
The Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) held an open house, complete with ribbon cutting, Thursday at its headquarters in the Bit of History building, 114 East Cameron. MDD board members and officials were assisted by the Chamber of Commerce and City of Rockdale officials. From left. Full Story
After marriage, you are one
I got married in May, and my wife brought student loan debt into the marriage. I had some savings before the wedding, and I could pay this off immediately without putting us in a bind. But is this “her” debt, or should I look at it as “our” debt? Full Story