Public to air views on ‘nuisance law’
Controversial ordinance is action item for city council here Monday
A proposed nuisance ordinance, which represents new territory for Rockdale municipal government, will get a public airing during a 5:30 p.m. city council session Monday at City Hall.
A public hearing on the ordinance is scheduled during the session and it is on the agenda for possible action. Full Story
Mad dash to fill their baskets
St. Paul Lutheran Church and School held a Community Easter Egg Hunt at their campus in Thorndale Saturday morning and well over 100 children and adults participated. Full Story
MDD executive quits, interim leader named
Action taken Tuesday after executive session
Tom Manskey, the only executive director the Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) has ever had, resigned Tuesday in order to accept a position at an Austin-area firm.
MDD directors, meeting at City Hall, emerged from a twohour plus executive session to accept his resignation and elevate administrative assistant Kara Clore to replace him on an interim basis. Full Story
RJH crowns winners in art fair
287 entries in annual competition
Winner s have been announced in the annual art fair at Rockdale Junior- High School, according to Lani Young, art instructor.
Young said 287 pieces of art from seventh and eighth-graders were submitted. Full Story
‘Laughter is the best medicine’ always correct
My parents are so funny. After spending any time with them at all, and luckily I get to spend a good amount of time, it is easy to see why we all have great senses of humor and why we laugh so much when we are all together.
Simple. It’s hereditary.
My grandfather had a legendary sense of humor. He made everyone laugh on a daily basis. Full Story
Gause NJHS inducts 14 new members
Gause Junior High National Junior Honor Society held its induction ceremony March 28 in the school gym. Inductees were 8th grader Blake McBee; 7th graders Keely Brown, Ashley Gongora, Shianna Tidwell, Seth Vinton; 6th graders Monica Bermudez, Tyrese Day, Kaylee Hawes, Anastasia Phillips, Blaide Reagan, Ashlynn Rogers, Clay Sheppard, Calla Vinton and Faith Walton. Full Story
Looking Back: Doesn’t seem like 40 years ago
One of the best things about the Rockdale Reporter is Mike Brown’s venture into the past in the 10, 20, 40 and now 100 years ago in the “Looking Back” section on the editorial page.
It is a unique piece that is a running history of this town each week. It’s one of the first things I look at. Full Story
Hornets end up on top in old fashion pitching duel
Behind 20 steals, Tigers vanquish Vanguard Monday
Caldwell’s Tanner Luna had one more strikeout than Rockdale’s Ethan Brinkley.
And more importantly, Luna was also up by one over Brinkley in the run support department.
In a good, old fashioned pitching duel, the Hornets were able to eek out a 1-0 victory over the Tigers Thursday night at Tiger Ballpark. Full Story
Lady Tigers suffer first district setback
With a five-game winning streak in tow and sitting atop the district standings unbeaten, the Rockdale Lady Tigers were due a sagging spell.
Caldwell took advantage of five Lady Tiger errors and an absence of pop at the plate to hand them their first league loss, 6-1, Thursday night at the Softball Complex. Full Story
Building permits total over half million dollars for March
City building permits issued for the month of March totaled $519,678, according to Rockdale city hall officials.
Permits are way up for the month due in part to two new business buildings going up.
Rockdale Iron and Metal will construct a new warehouse at 1263 W. US 79. The $237,125 structure will be built by Reed Construction. Full Story
Milam County rates down for February
Jobless numbers decrease around area
AUSTIN—Milam County’s unemploy ment rate dropped half of a point for the month, with its seasonally adjusted jobless rate at 8.0 percent for February, according to numbers released by the Texas Workforce (TWC) on Friday.
Milam County’s unemployment rate was 8.5 percent in January. Full Story
Deadline April 30 for non-profit, some businesses property tax exemptions
CAMERON—Non-profit organizations may be totally exempt from property taxes, but to qualify, they must apply to the Milam Appraisal District no later than April 30. Full Story