Not really, Sanford Street in east Rockdale wasn’t being scraped away last week by city crews. It was all part of upgraded drainage work. City Manager Kelvin Knauf said the street was re-shaped to allow water easier access to flow along each side of the street. Water will then flow into drainage ditches on US 79 (Cameron Avenue) which intersects the street to the south. Full Story
Mayfest slated for KC Hall this Sunday
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church will host its 26th annual Mayfest, traditionally one of the largest events in Rockdale, on Sunday, at the KC Hall.
Activities for both youth and adults begin at 12:30 p.m. with a live auction starting at 1.
Barbecue brisket and sausage plates, with all the trimmings, dessert included, will be sold for $8 per plate, beginning at 11 a.m. Full Story
‘Round two’ for Cameo Building
Engineer’s report gets hearing before panel
It’s decision time on whether the Cameo Building stands or falls.
Rockdale’s Building Standards Commission was to meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 1) to take up for the second time the case of the building most seriously damaged in last summer’s collapse of a 125-year retaining wall downtown. Full Story
‘The Wall’ transcends time, generations
St. Paul group honors late Rockdale soldier in DC
They hadn’t expected to feel it so deeply.
After all, Army Staff Sgt. Howe K. “Petie” Clark of Rockdale belonged to their grandparents’ generation, not theirs. Full Story
Taken from community calendars.For additions, call 446-5838.BirthdaysMay 2—Ashley Randall, StanleyvonGonten, Wanda Waggoner, MarkVreeland.May 3—Davey Meschwitz Jr.,Walker Crane.May 4—Halle Jimenez, DesireéGarcia, Carolyn Temple, Gerald Davenport. May 5—Kenneth Hargrove, Peyton Shuffield. Full Story
MUSIC WEEK PROCLAIMED—
Mayor Larry Jones has proclaimed May 5-12 as National Music Week in Rockdale. Looking on was Denise Starnes, a member of the Matinee Musical Club, local sponsoring organization. Full Story
Devilettes offer up area challenge
Huntington owns a rich softball history
Making their fifth straight post season appearance and eighth in nine years, the Rockdale Lady Tigers are old hands when it comes to playoff participation.
Come Fr iday, the Lady Tigers will face a team with equal if not more impressive credentials. Full Story
rockdale vs. huntington
Who—Rockdale Lady Tigers (19-5) vs. Huntington Devilettes (20-7). What—Class 3A, Region III, Area playoff. When—Friday at 6:30; Saturday at 4 p.m., third game to follow if necessary. Where—Madisonville High School. District—Rockdale was District 18-3A champion; Huntington was third in District 20-3A. Full Story
HOLE LOT OF FUN
Despite loss of veterans, this unflappable squad loves to play golf
Rockdale golf coach Daniel Guerra can’t wait to get out to Rockdale Country Club every day.
Because he knows that no matter what is going on in his life, it’s about to get a little brighter. Full Story
Luminant gave a generous $1,000 to the Relay For Life of Milam County last week, making them a platinum sponsor for the May 3 event in Cameron. Full Story
Starting over after divorce
My divorce will be final in a month, and I’ll have $100,000 when everything is over. I will also have $8,000 in credit card debt, and I’m currently unemployed. Do you have any suggestions to help me move forward?
Meryl Dear Meryl, Full Story
Support locally during banking month
Shopping and banking locally have personal and economic benefits. In many towns throughout the country, including here in the Texas, once-thriving main streets have been replaced by strip malls and retail outlets. The quaint subtleties of shopping “in town” have been exchanged for trips to behemoth shopping centers that clutter the sides of nearby interstate highways. Full Story