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
City passes on plea to elect water board directors
Mayor’s vote breaks tie on ‘no action’ proposal Monday
Mayor Larry Jones cast the tie-breaking vote Monday as, by a 4-3 vote, the Rockdale City Council declined to endorse a drive to elect directors of the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD). Full Story
‘Back to business’ for changed Chamber
‘We’re still here,’ leaders tell group at annual session
Leaders of the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce had two messages for members attending the group’s annual meeting Thursday at Fair Park.
“We’re still here” and, “It’s back to business.”
The first was necessary because of recent changes in the Chamber’s funding, the second a pledge to refocus the organization on local businesses. Full Story