‘Toasts’ of Tejas
Highlights from the weekend’s Tejas Fest: Top (L-R) Thorndale drama students Josh Jones, Savannah Page, Amanda Mead, Kevin Cooke, Zoie Cooper and Michaela Biar perform at Kay Theatre; middle, illustrator Bernice Coleman talks to art students at RHS; browsers at car show; bottom, Charles Garrett (R) talks petrified wood at depot. More, page 1B and inside. Full Story
1,000 on job at Luminant Unit 4 work
Power plant overhaul: big impact on local economy
If you maintain it, they will come.
Luminant does maintain its giant Sandow Power Plant and they have come to Rockdale, more than 1,000 contractors who began maintenance projects at Unit 4 this week. Full Story
Early signs good for RISD ‘13 budgeting
Move afoot in legislature to restore some state funds
School budget planners throughout Texas—including the Rockdale ISD—are heartened this week after an influential state senate committee recommended restoring about one-fourth of the state education funds sliced in the previous session. Full Story
WORD FROM THE WIFE
Tejas Fest: Art, Authors and Autos. Oh My!
The Tejas Festival that almost wasn’t is over and done with and everyone involved is breathing a sigh of relief.
Thanks to Dave Phillips and a slew of volunteers from all over town, things went very smoothly for the most part. Full Story
Back ‘on the boards’ at the Kay
Tejas marks ‘semi-official’ debut for newest venue
The 2013 Tejas Fest in downtown Rockdale was memorable for a lot of reasons Saturday, not the least of which was the milestone it represented for the Kay Theatre.
You can now take the “former” out of its long-standing description as a “former theatre undergoing renovation.” Full Story
ROCKDALE iTIGERS—The Rockdale iTigers helped out at the seventh annual Tejas Festival with face painting inside the Kay Theater, a photo booth with a choice of Dr. Full Story
Basketball ‘team’ had no individuals
A team. A team is made up of a group of people working together for a common purpose. In society today, where individual accomplishments and accolades are highlighted by the media, it is rare to find members of a team who are not concerned with their individual accomplishments within the framework of the team. Full Story
Milano-Mumford matchup a study in sportsmanship
I n a fantasy basketball world, University Interscholastic League Director Charles Breithaupt would have shown up before the latest Milano-Mumford game, grabbed the microphone at the scorers table and announced:
“There’s been a terrible mistake— both teams can go to state.”
Unfortunately, we exist in the real world. Full Story
In recovery mode, Tigers reel off four straight wins
Blue discovers hitting stroke in grabbing Gateway
GEORGETOWN—Nothing cures an ailing baseball team’s ills more than becoming familiar with home plate and Rockdale took that to the extreme.
The Tigers wore out home plate, scoring 50 runs in three games to go 3-0 at the Gateway Classic and win it for the second straight year. Full Story
Building permits down for second straight month
City building permits issued for the month of Februar y totaled just $27,250, according to Rockdale city hall officials.
Permits are down for the month, where $47,306 in permits were handed out in January. Full Story
Doing business as....
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Abandonment of Assumed Names
Robert C. Orr Estate, Betty Margaret Ferguson, independent executrix, dba Orson Leasing & Supply Co. (v. 1,192, p. 440).
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