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
Filing period heads into final week
Still no mayor candidate, Jones won’t seek new term in 2013
With just over one week to go before the March 1 city council and school board filing deadline, it appears potential Rockdale candidates in several races are playing their hands close to the vest.
Entering the final week of filing for the May 11 city and municipal elections there are still no candidate for mayor of Rockdale or for two of the three Rockdale school board positions. Full Story
Conference may set murder trial date
After Monday, the dates should be known to begin the first of two showpiece murder trials for which Milam County has waited almost two years. Full Story
MDD starts new facade help effort
The Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) is ready to put a new face on things.
Literally. Meeting Monday in the Patterson Civic Center, MDD directors appointed a committee to oversee a facade improvement program, designed to assist business owners who want to improve the interface between their facilities and their customers. Full Story
BIG WHEELS TANGLE—Crashes don’t get much more heavy-duty than this one at 2:01 p.m. Thursday on US 79 at Mine Services involving a large tractor and a truck cab “piggy-backing” two more cabs. Trooper Erik Gaston listed the tractor driver as Robert Alvarado, 26, of Hearne and the truck driver as Ralph Brady of Georgia. No injuries were reported. Full Story
Surplus food distribution set Thursday
The monthly visit of Austin’s Capital Area Food Bank’s mobile pantry is set for 9 a.m. Thursday in the KC Hall parking lot, according to Denise Sifuentes, organizer. Full Story