Milam drought woes continue
Growth-season rain has been inadequate during 13 of past 15 years, agent says
County Agent Jon Gersbach has a ready answer whenever anyone starts talking about “all the trees we lost in the 2011-12 drought.”
“I say we also lost them in 2006,” Gersbach said. “And 2008. And 2004. And for about the last 15 years. Because this is a trend, not something that happened in one or two years.” Full Story
D on’t have a “Big Mac Attack.” Rockdale’s McDonald’s isn’t going away after more than 22 years. In fact, it’s coming back as a newer, larger restaurant. Full Story
Area filing opens for city, school elections
Mayor, two council members, trustees on local ballots
Wednesday (Jan. 30) is the first day to file for May 11 city and school board elections in Texas and there will be six positions filled in Rockdale, with the terms of mayor and the current school board president expiring. Full Story
County Judge to appoint replacement for Tomek
CAMERON—Precinct 1 County Commissioner George Tomek, sworn in to a second term just four weeks ago, resigned his post at Monday’s commissioners court, citing a business opportunity.
Tomek said he was going to work as a sales consultant for an asphalt company. His resignation is effective Feb. 14. Full Story
Trustees take no action on superintendent pact
Rockdale ISD trustees took no action on the contract of Supt. Dr. Howell Wright Jr. Thursday after an executive session in the Central Administration Building.
Dr. Wright’s current cont rac t would expire June 30, but trustees must act on it before then.
“Future action on the contract is anticipated,” school board president Lee Jenkins said. Full Story
MDD still eyes business park potential
Ownership info sought by board
The Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) sees potential uses for the H. H. Coffield Industrial Park, but first it has to find out who owns what.
Af ter an executive session Thursday, MDD board members authorized executive director Tom Manskey to continue seeking ownership information on the park, located just north of the city limits on FM 487. Full Story
Band boosters set spaghetti supper Monday
Rockdale Band Boosters will hold their annual spaghetti supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in the junior-high commons.
The spaghetti supper is the major fund-raiser of each school year for the Band Boosters. Full Story