He may go around the world in a couple of weeks but Santa won’t get any warmer welcome anywhere than eight-year-old Cheyenne McCullough gave him in Rockdale’s I&GN Historical Depot Saturday afternoon. For two hours Santa heard the Christmas wishes of Rockdale area children, including Cheyenne. Santa and Mrs. Full Story
POSGCD: Fee-based boards are appointed
‘Change to elected directors would require legislation’
The move to change the governing board of the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District from appointed to elected would require a change in legislation, according to its general manager. Full Story
Groups line up for hotel-motel tax funds
Tejas Festival, Kay Foundation among applicants; lack of quorum prevents action
Several groups are prepared to step into the void created when the Chamber of Commerce board declined to continue administering Rockdale’s hotel-motel tax.
Representatives of the Tejas Book & Art Festival were at Monday’s city council session to ask the city for funding to keep that annual spring event going in 2013 with the help of those tax funds. Full Story
Warm feelings greet parade, party
Winners listed from annual Christmas fete
Christmas is a time for warm feelings and Rockdale’s parade and party certainly generated those Saturday.
Hig h dur ing the d ay climbed to 81 and the night, lighted parade was held in balmy 60-degree weather.
Of course, once Rockdale’s Christmas party was over, the season’s strongest cold front yet blew in the next day, dropping the mercury into the 30s. Full Story
Art by Kenna Williams
Art by Kenna Williams, first-grader at Rockdale Elementary. Full Story
Art by Kenna Williams
Art by Kenna Williams a first-grader at Rockdale Elementary School. Full Story
Basketball teams play in Gause Thursday
Gause Junior High basketball teams will play here on Thursday with games beginning at 5 p.m. Any of you that know me know I’m not a big sports fan, the colleges, pros, etc., but when my grandchildren and their friends are playing that’s a whole new ballgame. Full Story
Tigers trimmed on the road by Smithville in OT
Mitchell continues torrid pace, averaging 30 points a game
The Rockdale Tigers saw a double-digit halftime lead disappear in a 71-70 overtime loss to Smithville on the road Tuesday night.
Tigers drop to 6-5 and have lost three straight.
The Tigers bolted out to a 32-21 advantage at intermission, but Smithville came storming back with a 26-point third quarter to slice Rockdale’s lead to 50-47 by the end of the third quarter. Full Story
I BLEED MAROON
Whether he’s Johnny Football or Johnny Heisman, he’s worth a whoop
COLLEGE STATION—I’m not sure if many of you have heard yet, but an Aggie won the coveted Heisman Trophy on Saturday night for the first time in 55 years and to beat all odds a redshirt freshman was the one to do it. Full Story
Why you shouldn’t cash out 401(k)s
Is it a good idea for a married couple in their early thirties, who have a lot of student loan debt, to cash out one of their 401(k)s to pay it off?
Marcy Dear Marcy, Full Story
HOLIDAY ROYALTY—Fair queens adorned the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce float during Saturday’s Christmas parade. Full Story
Alcoa shares emissions data, various updates
The Community Advisory Panel to Alcoa -Rockdale Operations (CAPARO) received its annual report on Rockdale Operations’ emissions when the community members met with Alcoa in November. In addition to the written environmental and safety updates, Alcoa provided information on several subjects members find of community interest. Full Story