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
‘New’ legislators to speak in Rockdale Friday
Schwertner, Farney sponsored by MDD
Two newly-elected Texas legislators— one newcomer for Rockdale and one who has represented Milam County for the past two years—will speak in a Friday luncheon session at the Patterson Center. Full Story
982 apply for service by Roundup
Tuesday is first day for volunteers at KC Hall
About 982 persons in 278 households have applied to be served by Rockdale Christmas Roundup in 2012.
Peggy Perry, Roundup volunteer, said the deadline for applications to be turned in has past and processing now starts, heading toward the Thursday, Dec. 20 delivery date.
Roundup is the annual holiday program which provides toys and food to needy children and families. Full Story
Judging Friday for annual lights contest
Judging is after dark Friday in the annual Chamber of Commerce lighting and decorating contest.
Decorations, and lights, may be nominated until 5 p.m. Friday by calling the Chamber at 446-2030.
Winners will be selected in the following categories:
• Residential. Full Story
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