25 demolitions planned in city
Legal issues delay action from summer 2012 collapse
Twenty-five Rockdale structures are “on the list” for demolition, and action is currently being taken on five, as the city’s substandard building program gears up on several fronts for 2013.
The two most prominent candidates for demolition—two downtown buildings damaged by the Aug. 29-30 collapse of a 19th-Century wall—aren’t on the list just yet. Full Story
Poor ratings still dogging RISD
Two campuses land on state’s ‘transfer-out’ list
It’s not the kind of list you want to make.
Rockdale High School and Rockdale Junior-High School have been named on the state’s 2013-2014 Public Education Grant (PEG) List, a group of Texas’ lowest performing schools.
The list was released Thursday. Full Story
Area closings announced for MLK Day
Monday, Jan. 21, is the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Rockdale and throughout the nation.
There are no classes in the Rockdale, Milano, Gause or Thorndale ISDs but teachers have staff work days in all four.
All financial institutions will be closed. Full Story
‘Log on;’ Texas gets totem poles
Northern art comes south thanks to local carver
Probably the only person who wouldn’t consider longtime Rockdale resident Louie Edelmon an artist is....Louie Edelmon.
Even though he has sculpted— there’s no other word— three stunning totem poles and is obviously a highly-talented craftsmen, he smiles and tells the interviewer: “I’m no artist.” Full Story
PROJECT SKYWARN—A good crowd on a cold, raw night turned out at the Rockdale VFD Fire Station Monday evening for the annual Project Skywarn presentation by the National Weather Service. Mark Fox of the NWS said the two-hour presentation trained storm spotters, which are needed in emergency weather situations, and included multimedia presentations with videos from 2012 storms. Full Story
Women’s exercise class offered at Gause Baptist Family Life Center
Ladies, if getting into better shape is your New Year’s plan come join others at the Gause Baptist Church Family Life Center each Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8 p.m. for a womens exercise class. It is being held in the upstairs of the building. All ladies of the area are invited. Full Story
Hall of Fame vote restores faith in sports
Now that the Baseball Writers of America have shown steroid junkies Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa the hand, it has restored my faith in professional sports—sort of. Full Story
Tigers split up district openers on the road
Cagers take to the perimeter to KO Caldwell
Opening their district ledger with three straight road games, and having entered Tuesday night’s affair having lost five of their last six, the Rockdale Tigers needed something, anything to lift their spirits.
It came in the form of a resounding 59-43 victory over Caldwell at Hornet Gymnasium. Full Story
Lady Tigers hang tough in quest for playoff berth
Evans returns to team after ninegame absence to help take second straight
Good things happen to those who win.
While the Rockdale Lady Tigers have been taking care of business on the court with two straight wins—the latest over Caldwell Tuesday night—they received some great news in their quest for a playoff berth.
Shelby Evans has decided to rejoin the team. Full Story
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Allocations start new year on the rise
Rockdale, MDD, Milam County rebate checks up from January 2012
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in December was $2.17 billion, up 9.4 percent compared to December 2011.
Combs sent out $530.8 million in December local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. That is up 7.3 percent compared to the same time in 2012. Full Story
Cheek, Brosette set to headline Opry
The Milano Opry will hit the stage at Milano High School on Saturday for itsfirstshowof2013. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Admission is $7, with kids 10 and under getting in free. Guests area Glenda Cheek and Rodney Brosette. Full Story