‘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
Nuisance ordinance mulled
Proposed new city plan would be ‘complaint driven’ by public
What’s in the Nuisance Ordinance which has so divided the Rockdale City Council and will be the focus of a public hearing, and possible action, April 8?
Eighteen pages and several thousand words, many of them in legal lingo whose meanings and implications need an attorney’s scope and training to fully comprehend. Full Story
Holy week services beginning Monday
Rockdale Ministerial Alliance will sponsor its annual noon-hour Community Holy Week luncheon services March 25-29 in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center.
Each meeting features sandwiches and finger foods provided by participating local churches, plus music, scripture and a short Holy Week message. Full Story
City special session set for Monday
The Rockdale City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Patterson Civic Center to hear a presentation from the Orasi Firm.
That firm was one of three which recently made presentations to the city concerning the promotion of tourism and the lodging industry in Rockdale, using funds formerly administered by the Chamber of Commerce. Full Story
The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department did a lot of that during the past week, answering four grass fire calls in seven days, including this one at 1:56 p.m. Friday at the Wayne Brinkley place just west of Rockdale off US 79. Other grass fire calls were: 11:57 p.m. March 12, out-of-control burn near oil well; 12:31 p.m. Thursday, CR 317; 7:32 p.m. Friday, FM 908 at Cordova Drive. Full Story