PLANET ROCKDALE AHEAD
Okay, it reall y wasn’ t aliens descending on the corner of Cameron and Wilcox (US 79 and FM 487), it was Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) employees Jerry Hernandez (L) and Randy Collins, in bucket trucks early on a very cold morning, beginning a major upgrade of signal lights at the town’s most busy, and most congested, intersection. Full Story
Bond refinance could save millions
RISD works on plan to restore ratings for accountability
Talk about starting the year with good news.
Rockdale ISD trustees took the first step Monday toward refinancing the bonds used to construct the new high school and intermediate school, a move financial advisors say will save the district millions of dollars. Full Story
Hospital: Blackhawk debt payoff 2013 goal
Employment back to 270 with 15 hires
Just three years after it came within a few days of closing, probably for good, Rockdale’s Richards Memorial Hospital is prepared to pay off the last debts from the bad memory that is the “Blackhawk Era.” Full Story
Driving Milam's King's Highway
History trail on the road to becoming ‘El Camino Reality’
Up until now the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail in Milam County has been mostly talk.
The “Royal Road,” also called The King’s Highway, will become reality. Signs denoting a 50-mile plus driving tour of Milam’s part of the two-century-old thoroughfare will go up soon. Full Story
Korenek-Caffey vows said in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Amy Nicole Korenek and Steven Russell Caffey were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rockdale. The ceremony was officiated by Deacon Don Sims. Full Story
Taken from community calendars.
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January 24—Diana Gerren, Demetria Davis, Will Cooke.
January 25—Britta Byrd, Braden Byrd, Derrick Mynar, Lawanda Shuffield, Hannah Prestridge.
January 27—Jan Beery.
January 28—Grace Curtis, Joyce Montgomery Full Story
Something about ‘Duck Dynasty’ looks awfully familiar
I have opined in this space before about my affinity for certain television shows that I thought I would never watch in a million years—Survivor Man, Pawn Stars.
Well, I have a new favorite in Duck Dynasty, but I have a legitimate reason for liking this unique show that I will touch on later. Full Story
Tigers drop last second heartbreaker to Ducks
Cagers looking foward to second half road stand
With a watchful eye on the teams that are ahead of them in the district standings, the Rockdale Tigers couldn’t afford to lose focus of who was right in front of them—Taylor.
It took a last second shot to earn the Ducks their road victory Tuesday night in Tiger Gym, 56-54.
The Tigers dip to 9-13 overall and 1-3 in District 18-3A. Full Story
Mumford masters Milano
No. 2 Mustangs stave off late Milano rally to remain unbeaten
MILANO—The last time we saw these two teams, they were engaged in a high stakes battle for a chance to go to Austin.
The stakes weren’t quite as high Tuesday night, but as the basketball world converged on Geneva Pacely Gym for this little ol’ district matchup, you sure couldn’t tell the difference. Full Story
Should we ever buy a house?
My husband and I are on Baby Step 2 of your plan. We move every two or three years due to our jobs, so would it ever make sense in our situation to buy a house?
Janelle Dear Janelle, Full Story
Milam County, area rates on the rise
County jobless numbers up three-tenths from November
AUSTIN— Milam Count y’s unemployment rate jumped threetenths of a point for the second month in a row,with its seasonally adjusted jobless rate is at 7.8 percent for December, according to numbers released by the Texas Workforce (TWC) on Friday.
Milam County’s unemployment rate was 7.5 percent in November and 7.2 in October. Full Story
Rainbow Courts named a top 25 bargain in U.S.
TripAdvisor highlights Rockdale venue on 2013 list
A Rockdale motel has been named one of the top 25 bargains in the United States by a popular travel site.
Rainbow Courts is No. 22 in the country for bargains in TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards, recognizing top properties around the world. Full Story