Monday morning’s gathering of the Downtown Rockdale Coffee Drinkers & Philosophical Rumination Society at Texas Burger got an unexpected surprise. “Members” noticed a large bird peeking at them from atop an adjacent roof and it wasn’t an overfed mockingbird. A peacock, in all his glory, strutted around during the morning, delighting lookers-on. Full Story
Trustees talk salary strategy after hearing report
Rockdale ISD trustees are looking at strategies dealing with employees’ salaries after a special session Thursday in the Central Administration Building.
Amy Campbell of the Texas Association of School Board presented results of a survey of 11 similarly-sized school districts, including Rockdale, showing Rockdale ISD trailing in compensation. Full Story
Family Matters session slated for Wednesday
The next session of “Family Matters,” the get-together to assist parents and their students with a variety of problems is Wednesday, May 1 in the fellowship hall of St. John’s United Methodist Church. Full Story
The name of Madison Masek was incorrectly listed as “Madis0n Marek” in last week’s results of the children’s 1K division of the Dewberry Run. Full Story
County commissioners John Fisher (Precinct 3) of Rockdale and Chuck “Tank” Balch of Cameron (Precinct 1), along with firefighters from Burlington and Rosebud recently completed an Inciden Full Story
Art by Chris Miles,
a second-grader at Rockdale Elementary School. Full Story
Relay For Life event Friday in Cameron
Survivors’ lap starts at 6 p.m.; luminaria ceremony set at 9
Marking a more than a decade of raising money for the American Cancer Society, the 11th annual Relay For Life of Milam County will be held starting at 6 p.m. Friday at Cameron ISD’s Oxsheer Smith Athletic Complex, next to Cameron Junior High. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Seasons of Survival.” Full Story
1,150 still on the job at Sandow project
Three-month outage providing economic boost for Rockdale are until end of May
The biggest economic boost in several years for the Rockdale area will continue for another month.
Luminant officials told an advisory panel recently the ongoing “major maintenance outage” at the Sandow Power Plant is targeted to last until May 29. Full Story
Annual Knight Family Scholarship volleyball tourney set Saturday
e sure to make plans to help support the second annual Knight Volleyball Scholarship Fund-raiser set for Saturday, May 4 at the Milano Elementary gym. Registration will start at 9 a.m. and games will begin at 10 a.m. Numbers will be drawn for teams that morning. Full Story
The Milam Community Foundation has donated $30,000 to the Capital Area Food Bank. Full Story
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