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
Summer or fall date for first capital murder trial
The long-anticipated first capital murder trial involving the April 25, 2011, slaying of a San Gabriel woman, will probably begin sometime between July 23 and Oct. 15.
Prosecutor Bill Torrey and attorneys for Brandon Charles Cotton of Rockdale met Monday in county courthouse to try and hammer out trial dates. Full Story
Firefighters battle ‘nervous’ blaze in 50-mph winds
“It’s been a long time since I was nervous at a fire, but I don’t mind telling you I got nervous at this one.”
That was veteran firefighter Ward Roddam, Rockdale VFD fire chief, after a quick spreading brush fire—fueled by 50 mile per house winds—roared through a wooded area north of Allday Street on Monday. Full Story
Market Day will coincide with Tejas
Saturday is not only the seventh annual Tejas Festival, it’s also the first Saturday in March and that means it’s Market Day.
There will be several participants in the quarterly sales along US 79 throughout Rockdale. Full Story