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
Louis Weller Jr. first baby of 2013
Louis Eugene Weller Jr. is Rockdale’s first baby of 2013.
Little Louis is the son of Dawn Cruz and Louis Weller Sr. of Rockdale.
He made his appearance at 12:03 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, in Temple’s Scott & White Hospital, weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 19 inches long.
He was delivered by Dr. Robert Brakemeier. Full Story
They walked into Vietnam’s TET Offensive
Marine buddies, survivors meet in Rockdale after 45 years
It’s not how revered former RHS teacher Mark Brady’s many friends and ex-students have ever pictured him.
Pinned down in a trench by sniper fire, mortar shrapnel in his neck, helplessly watching as many of his fellow Marines were wiped out as part of a historic attack that changed the course of the Vietnam War. Full Story