The family of the late Army Master Sgt. Charles L. Price III, of Cameron gathered beside US 77 near the Y-intersection Friday morning for a ceremony honoring their fallen hero. The highway between Rockdale and the intersection is now named in honor of Sgt. Price, who died Aug 20, 2011, in Kanduhar, Afghanistan. Clockwise from above, the Price family and veterans salute; Sgt. Full Story
‘New set of eyes’ may work tourism
$1,500 monthly retainer asked
Rockdale appears on the brink of bringing in a “new set of eyes” to work on tourism and promotion of the city after a 90-minute public hearing with a Fort Worthbased firm Monday.
The city council session in the Patterson Civic Center was heavily promoted by the city as important to Rockdale’s future. Full Story
Superintendent submits resignation
Trustees set informal goal of June 30 to hire replacement for Dr. Howell Wright
Dr. Howell Wright Jr., Rockdale ISD superintendent for the past four years has submitted his resignation to school trustees, effective June 30.
That’s not a surprise. Board members had declined to act on his contract during both the January and February meetings. Full Story
‘Lupinus texensis’: We love y’all
Spring colors arrive in full
Its scientific name is, believe it or not, lupinus texensis.
But it’s a bluebonnet, whatever they want to call it. Full Story
Hard working local Chamber deserves thanks
The 61st annual Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m. at the Jr. High Commons.
The Rockdale Reporter has been a proud, card-carrying member of the Chamber of Commerce since 1952 and will continue to be one. Full Story
Taken from community calendars.
For additions, call 446-5838.
March 28—Jeanette Patschke, Hannah Gearhart, Elaine Gerren, Michelle Shuffield, Kenny Cleveland, Joan Ratliff.
March 29—Kara Phillips, Darrell Lister, Edna Ingram.
March 30—Gwen Dixon.
March 31—Shannon Clinard, Rebecca Davis, Derek Young, Barkley Alford. Full Story
Carrying a lot of weight
Cjazkowski becomes RHS’s first state powerlifting champion
Lifter sets new state record in the bench press
ABILENE—Jamie Czajkowski brashly predicted last week he was going to break the state record in the bench press.
He accommplished that for sure, with just a little added bonus for the effort.
Czajkowski is Rockdale High School’s first state powerlifting champion. Full Story
Den mother to us all had endless energy
I have written before in this space that if you’re lucky, you’re friends fathers become your father as well, trying to help you get a foot hold in this life.
While we all have certainly lost a number of our “fathers” here in the past decade. This past week, we lost one of the mothers, or as I like to call her, the den mother to us all. Full Story
Rockdale Youth Baseball League
OPENING DAY 2013
Under less than ideal circumstances, the threw out the first pitch Saturday morning as temperatures hovered in the low 50s. Full Story
Car, quilt shows set April 20
Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) reminds you to mark your calendars for Saturday, April 20, for their fourth annual Classic Car Show and the Airing of the Quilts event. The Classic Car Show has grown from fifty entries the first year to over one hundred entries last year and will include trophies for the winners in all categories and an over-all winner. Full Story
Something to salvage
I want to buy an inexpensive car, and I was wondering what you think about salvage titles.
Eric Dear Eric, Full Story
Homestead exemptions reduce property tax bills
CAMERON— Homeowners can reduce their property tax bills in 2013 by taking advantage of homestead exemptions offered by counties, cities, school districts, and other local taxing units. To apply for an exemption on your residence, contact the Milam Appraisal District. Full Story
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