Seventh Tejas Fest on tap Saturday
Literature to lugnuts, all events are free
Rockdale’s revamped Tejas Fest will unreel Saturday throughout the downtown area, featuring activities at six venues, highlighted by visits from authors and a car-motorcycle show. Full Story
Filing flurry leaves contests for 3 city races
Two seek mayor post; deadline Friday
There’s going to be some “politics” in Rockdale this spring after all.
Incumbent west ward city council member Toby Johnson passed up a re-election bid in that post to file for mayor Monday.
She will be opposed by Collier Perry, who filed for the mayor position on Thursday. Full Story
In (COP)sync with the times
Mobile computer system makes police safer, more in touch
It’s no video game.
Rockdale police now have a high-tech, in-the-car weapon to fight crime and it’s sure something Sgt. Joe Friday of Dragnet fame would never recognize, although he might envy it. Full Story
Author’s Tejas visit ‘set in stone’
Rockdale icons are featured in new book
When photographer-author Charles Garrett signed up late to be one of the featured speakers at Saturday’s seventh annual Tejas Fest in Rockdale, organizers hopes his appearance would be “set in stone.” Full Story
Rev. Nichols receives Brite Divinity award
Editor’s note: The following story appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram about Rev. Clyde Nichols, a retired minister who writes a weekly column for several newspapers, including The Telegram and The Reporter.
FORT WORTH— It was a “Brite” moment in a shining career for the Rev. Clyde Nichols of Temple on Tuesday. Full Story
Blood drive Wednesday at Gause school library
There will be a blood drive held in the Gause School Library from 12:30 pm until 6:30 pm. Wednesday, March 6. You may call Angie Gaston at 979-255-5345 to set up an appointment, or just come when you have time that afternoon.
County Extension Agent Cheryl Walker will be at the school that day from 12:30-3 p.m. talking to the students about choosing healthy snacks and good nutrition. Full Story
Rockdale the center of the sports universe?
While Rockdalians have voted to provide enough money for the school district to improve and upgrade its facilities, the sports department is doing its best to wear them out.
If it seems like Rockdale has been a tad more crowded here lately, it’s because the Rock city has been the center of the sports universe the last couple of weeks, well locally at least. Full Story
Milano, Mumford on full court collision course
FLATONIA—The Milano Eagles won the battle of the birds on Tuesday night as they defeated the San Antonio Stacey Tuesday night at Bulldog Gym 68-44 in regional quarterfinal action.
This sets up a trip to the Class A, Division I, Region IV tournament for Milano (25-7) to be played Friday and Saturday at the Cougar Den at New Braunfels Canyon High School. Full Story
Lady Dogs stopped in regional finals again
NEW BRAUNFELS—There are just some steps you have a hard time getting past and for the Thorndale Lady Dogs, it is the regional championship.
In their fifth appearance in a Region IV title game, Thorndale fell to Snook 40-39 in the final seconds, just missing out on a trip to the state tournament.
The Lady Dogs finished the season with a 26-10 record. Full Story
Basing term life insurance on current income
I’m looking at buying term life insurance. Currently, I’m in medical school doing my last year of residency and making $35,000 a year. Should I base the amount of insurance coverage on what I’m making now or what I’ll make when I’ve finished medical school? Full Story
Doing business as....
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following: Abandonment of Assumed Names
Sylvestre Herrera Jr. dba J&C Snacks (v. 1,191, p. 55).
Juan Reyes Flores dba Texas Rider (v. 1,191, p. 67). Full Story