Sandow workers come to town
Economic boost anticipated from March project
A town in need of an economic boost is about to get one, possibly as soon as next week.
For the past several weeks Rockdale has been filling up with contract workers in anticipation of an outage—and the next round of major maintenance work—at Luminant’s Sandow Power Plant. Full Story
Numbers better for RISD
Trustees hear report, okay contracts for 3 administrators
Rockdale ISD trustees got some welcomed good news Monday when an administrator reported improvement among students whose accountability scores were factors in two campuses receiving academically unacceptable ratings two years ago. Full Story
Even if your feet don’t touch the floor.....
It’s still a lot of fun dancing with granddad. Just ask three-year-old Trajghi Mitchell as she gets a little dancing help from grandfather Richard Henderson during the sixth annual Father-Daughter Dance sponsored by the Rockdale Athletic Boosters Club, held Friday at the Patterson Civic Center. Full Story
I BLEED MAROON
Baby sister Janie made a beautiful bride
Well my parents finally did it...they got all five of my siblings and I married off—the last one this weekend as my baby sister Janie married her fiancé Siamack in a gorgeous wedding at Safari Texas in Richmond. Full Story
Assaker repeats as ‘officer of the year’
Crowd of 350 honors police in Saturday banquet, dance
The 2013 officer-of-the-year banquet looked a lot like the 2012 event.
Second-year Ofc. Adam Assaker won his second consecutive officer-of-the-year award.
Only difference was that this year he did it in 12 months instead of 10. In 2012, Ofc. Assaker won the award, based on cumulative points, even though he joined the department two months into the year. Full Story
Modernistics, The Original 12
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS, SERIES 6, PART 3
Editor’s note: This is the third article in the sixth series of “On the Other Side of the Tracks,” a Black History Month series by former Rockdale resident, and longtime teacher, Susie Sansom Piper Full Story
Four for the Final Four: Lady Dogs reach regionals
Thorndale continues march toward March Madness
GEORGETOWN—Familiar faces, familiar places.
The No. 23 Thorndale Lady Dogs faced off against long time rival and district foe Thrall for the fourth time this season in regional quarterfinal action on Tuesday night and for the fourth time they prevailed. Full Story
Milano’s Dominique Messer floats down the baseline to avoid Thrall’s 6-foot-8 postman Austen Stolte for a basket. Full Story
Dirtbags, Part 2?
After successful 2012, Tigers want to retain ‘dirty’ team attitude
According to baseball purists, being a “Dirtbag”—contrary to its popular negative definition—is a good thing.
In his first season as head coach, Clay Cox implemented this “all-out, team-first” attitude during 2012 and the results were overwhelming. Full Story