Fake worries plague police, schools
‘Social media’ goes crazy; schools close one day early
Welcome to the Post-Newtown world. And it’s been a trying one for Rockdale Police and the Rockdale ISD so far.
A plague of unfounded “social media” rumors relaying non-existent threats of shootings, bombings, even police actions and arrests, have descended on the schools and police in the wake of the horrific shootings in Connecticut last week. Full Story
‘On the road’ for a quarter century
Commissioner Dale Jaecks in final week
“You’ll be a babbling idiot in six months.”
With those helpful words in 1988, a friend sized up the job newly-elected Precinct 3 Commissioner Dale Jaecks of Rockdale was about to take on.
More than 24 years later Jaecks, who is stepping down Monday as the county’s current longest-serving office holder, can look back with a smile. Full Story
Constable-elect declines post, county to make call
Long-time incumbent Vaughan seeks reappointment
The winner of the 2012 race for Precinct 3 Constable has declined to take office Jan. 1 and Milam County Commissioners are to appoint his replacement in a Wednesday (Dec. 26) session, just six days before the new constable’s term begins.
Jay Willingham submitted a letter declining the post to which he was elected in order to accept another job. Full Story
Tuesday closings ahead for New Year’s holiday
New Year’s Day is Tuesday and most businesses will be closed that day but will be open all day Monday, New Year’s Eve.
• Schools remain closed.
• City Hall will be closed Tuesday only. Full Story