‘Guilty’ plea in May, 2012 murder case
5-to-99-year sentence options in driveway shotgun slaying
A 47-year-old Rockdale man pleaded guilty Monday in 20th District Court to killing his 49-year- old girlfriend with a shotg un last spring. Full Story
‘Trash Stash’ set Saturday for Fair Park
The City of Rockdale will host its spring ‘Stash Your Trash” Day from 8 a.m. to 12-noon Saturday at Fair Park.
City Manager Kelvin Knauf reminded that the event is only for those who reside within the city limits of Rockdale. Full Story
History every day in Rockdale
More than depot and Kay Theatre
Rockdale has made major strides in preserving its historic buildings in the past decade with major projects at the former I& GN Depot and Kay Theatre.
But there’s still a lot of “living history going on with public buildings almost, and over a century old still serving the community almost every day.
Here are three: Full Story
WORD FROM THE WIFE
Everyone, except the cat, had a great week-end
We had a great gathering of the clan for the weekend for a pre-Easter celebration.
We celebrated early because granddaughter Kennedy is headed back to Savannah, GA for her final year of school. She and her Mom are leaving bright and early Wednesday morning for lots of driving and visiting. Full Story
MANOR OAKS NEWS
Easter is upon us. Please join us at Manor Oaks for The Great Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, March 29, from 2-6 p.m.
We will have vendors, children’s activities hosted by Project Graduation and iTigers, photo opportunities, food and an Easter egg hunt.
Vendors needed. Please call Lisa Debault at 446-5893 to sign up to be a vendor. Full Story
Lady Tigers open district play with pair of big wins
Rock continues to churn out doubledigit hits
Trailing early on, the Rockdale Tigers rallied w ith a steady stream of hits and runs to tame Taylor 5-2 Tuesday night on the road.
The Lady Tigers improve to 10-3 on the season and 2-0 in District 18-3A play. Full Story
Looking for a bracket buster? It would be me
This is the 25th year that I have filled out an NCAA Tournament bracket. This is also the 25th year that I have wondered why I do it.
Now, it has been well-documented in this space that college basketball is my favorite sport to watch and this is without a doubt my favorite time of year along with the high school state tournament. Full Story
At 5-foot-4, Czajkowski gets a lift from breaking records
Jamie Czajkowski was in a panic.
As a way to loosen him up, RISD Athletic Director Jeff Miller informed him that the state powerlifting meet scheduled for this Saturday had been cancelled.
When a reporter asked for his reaction to the cancellation, his face went ashen.
When it was finally revealed as a hoax, Czajkowski’s face returned to its normal shade. Full Story
Don’t do this, please!
That’s the plea from members of the Crown Garden Club of Rockdale which, as a public service, sponsors the paper recycling bin on the First Christian Church parking lot on Bell Street. Full Story
RFCU gets yet another 5-star rating from Bauer
Rockdale Federal Credit Union in Rockdale has been recognized once again as a 5-Star rated institution by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank and credit union rating and research firm. Full Story
Tax relief for property used in ag production
CAMERON—Milam County property owners whose land is used for agricultural production may be eligible for property tax relief on their land. Texas law allows farmers and ranchers to pay property taxes based upon the “productive value” of their land rather than on market value. Full Story