BRIDGING THE GAP
Widening the gap is more appropriate. Work has begun on a long-awaited project, widening the ultra-narrow San Gabriel River bridge on FM 486 near San Gabriel from 22 feet to 44 feet, including two 12-foot driving lanes and two 10-foot shoulders. Bobby Colwell of TxDOT said the $1.95-million project will take 14 months and traffic will be controlled by traffic signals at each end. Full Story
Master Plan: Drive, play and drain
Document eyes US 79 loop, more local recreation
Rockdale’s Planning & Zoning Board is fine tuning a Comprehensive Master Plan, one that attempts to set goals, manage growth—when it finally arrives— and steer the city into the future with a high degree of foresight and advance planning.
The 174-page draft (not final) document contains a lot of generalities. Full Story
‘Tech talk’ for school trustees
180 more laptops purchased Monday
Monday was a “high tech” evening for Rockdale ISD trustees as the board okayed purchase of 180 Chromebook laptop computers for three campuses and approved a wiring upgrade for the district’s new, more sophisticated, phone system. Full Story
Child sex ‘sting’ leads grand jury list
Rockdale man among four indicted following investigation into social media activities
Four Milam County men, including one from Rockdale, were indicted Thursday by a Milam County Grand Jury, following a September online child sex “sting” by Cameron Police. Full Story
Roundup accepting nominees
Nominations for Christmas Roundup 2012 are now being accepted, according to Ann King, spokesperson.
Deadline to nominate families or individuals who are in need of assistance this Christmas will be Sunday, December 9. Full Story
Thanksgiving closings many around area
Here are holiday closings for Thanksgiving:
• Area schools are out Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
• City Hall and the City Library will be closed both days.
• Thursday garbage pickup will be made Friday and Friday pickup on Saturday. Full Story
THURSday NOVEMBER 22 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! • Annual Free CommunityThanksgiving Dinner, 11am-2pm, First Christian Church,Bell Ave. and ScarbroughStreet, Rockdale• Al-anon group meeting, 7pm,Rockdale Christian Church,Sager & Rockdale Road,Rockdale Friday, NOVEMBER 23 BLACK FRIDAY ! Full Story