‘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
Three-way mayor race tops ballot
Crowded city election has seven candidates
Rockdale city voters will have a threeway mayor’s race to decide May 11 as a last-day candidate tossed his hat in the ring on Friday, final day to file.
Both Milano city and school races also became contested before the deadline.
MAYOR—John King signed up to run for Rockdale mayor on Friday. King is a rertiree. Full Story
First step Wednesday on Cameo building
Commission calls for ‘evidence’ on damage
Seven months after a 19th Century wall collapsed and seriously damaged a downtown building, the first legal step toward resolving an eventual cleanup was to be taken Wednesday (March 6). Full Story
ALL A-FLUTTER—Milano has a new park and it will soon wing its way to prominence. Full Story
Public school week ending on Friday
Texas Public Schools week, which has been going on since Monday, swings into high gear for the final two days Thursday and Friday with the events including: Full Story