Students back despite ‘flood’
Holiday water line break affects 60 percent of junior-high building
Students at Rockdale Junior- High School returned from the annual winter break on schedule Monday morning and that represents something of a Christmas time miracle.
In less than two weeks a Rockdale construction company, and a San Antonio-based catastrophe management firm, got RJH back in functioning order after a flood went through about 60 percent of the building. Full Story
Chamber sets annual meeting for Thursday
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting at 12-noon Thurasday in the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park.
Denise Brock, Chamber secretary said all Chamber members are invited to attend.
She said chili, coffee, tea and desserts will be provided. Full Story
Chamber tourism office approved on 3-2 council vote
City distributes hotel-motel tax funding
On a 3-2 split vote Monday, with Mayor Larry Jones casting the deciding vote, the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce received some of the funds it used to administer, allowing the organization to keep its “rock house” headquar ters open regular hours as a visitor center.
Last year the Chamber surrendered administration of the city’s hotel-motel tax. Full Story
Winter in the country is...
The quiet, soft time is back again
It’s winter again in Milam County and it may last until April or be over by Valentine’s Day.
Just what is winter in the country?
• It’s a plume of fragant wood smoke curling up into a crisp night sky from a farmhouse. Full Story
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BIG PAW PAW—Cecil Hurt, of Milano, celebrated his 95th birthday with the help of his great grandchildren, (back row) Audrey Lopez, Trace Lopez, Macey Lopez and Shelby Lopez. Full Story
Milano Jamboree set to kick off 51st year Jan. 26 at civic center
Over half century ago, it all started under a shade tree
MILANO—A monthly tradition for five decades, the Milano Junction Country Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Milano Civic Center.
The Jamboree will be starting its 51st year and the Jan. 26 event will be a celebration of its longevity. Full Story
Former local hoop stars find themselves on the bench
Two former area basketball stars find themselves on the bench (in a good way) as the newest college basketball season gets cranked up in earnest with the new year. Full Story
Lady Tigers sprint past Taylor in district opener
No. 1 Navasota dominates Tuesday night
TAYLOR—New season, new reason.
Such is the Rockdale Lady Tigers annual mantra heading into district play and they couldn’t have picked a better way to prove it than to bust out of the scoring doldrums.
In the District 18-3A opener, the Lady Tigers posted a season-high scoring total in a 66-46 trampling of Taylor Friday in the new Duck Gymnasium. Full Story
Tigers have no answer for Messer’s prowess in the paint
In a battle of offensive wills— Rockdale’s Wendell Mitchell from the outside, Milano’s Dominique Messer from the inside–the high percentage shots won out.
Milano—ranked No. 14 in Class A—used a third quarter flurry to shake off some first half holiday rust and muscled past Rockdale 62-46 Friday afternoon at Tiger Gymnasium. Full Story
Living without eating out
When it comes to taking control of your money and living on a budget, what’s the biggest thing a family can live without?
Will Dear Will, Full Story
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