RISD, nation, reviewing security
Officer on duty full time at Rockdale campus
Rockdale ISD administrators and campus officials spent Monday doing something they never dreamed they’d have to do.
Reviewing, and evaluating, their school security procedures in light of a previously unimaginable horror, the wanton massacre of 20 children and six adult educators in an American elementary school. Full Story
PEACE ON EARTH
That timeless message seems even more poignant this Christmas in view of the events last week in Connecticut. This nativity scene at the Billy and Clara Bland home, 717 Miller, serves as a reminder of the holiday’s true meaning. The Bland home won second place overall in the annual Christmas decorations contest conducted Friday by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. Full Story
Driver draws indictment in Walmart theft, chase
40 true bills returned in busy final session
A 23-year-old Rockdale man, identified as the driver of a car which led law enforcement officials on a chase Oct. 3 after a theft incident at Walmart, was indicted Thursday by a Milam County Grand Jury.
L0gan Dellerman was one of 40 persons indicted in a busy December session, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears. Full Story
RHS grad shot, killed by Abilene police
Thursday raid targeted gold exchange business
Relatives and friends of a 49-year-old Rockdale native are in shock this week after he was fatally shot by an Abilene police detective during a Thursday raid on a gold exchange business in that city.
Marcus Cass died at Abilene Gold Exchange, which he managed for Charles Hardin Camp, another Milam County native. Full Story
New legislators talk water, LCRA land purchase
‘Rural-urban split’ said part of system
The faces may (or not) have been new but the issues remained the same Friday as two incoming Texas legislators addressed the Rockdale civic and business community in a “networking luncheon” at the Patterson Center. Full Story
Day-plus-half holiday ahead
With Christmas falling on Tuesday, many businesses and institutions will close early on Monday.
Here’s a holiday weekend rundown:
• School will be out Friday at all South Milam campuses.
• City Hall will be closed Monday and Tuesday. The city library, which is always closed Mondays, is closed Tuesday. Full Story