King wins mayor's race - Free Access
Dalley, Bland take council seats
John King was elected mayor of Rockdale Saturday, polling 60 percent of the vote in a three-person race. King drew 319 votes, Collier Perry polled 174 (33 percent) and Toby Johnson drew 35 (seven percent). Nathan Bland won the west ward council post being vacated by Johnson. He drew 252 votes to 163 for Trent Wages. Full Story
Decision day Saturday for city
Three-person mayoral race greets city voters
City of Rockdale voters will go to the polls Saturday to choose a new mayor.
Or maybe, take the next step toward choosing a successor to Mayor Larry Jones. Full Story
PITCHING FOR PRIZES
Clutching the prize he had just won, Patrick Varela takes aim for more at the milk bottle toss during Sunday’s Mayfest, while a delighted Remington Ruelas looks on. Full Story
60-year prison term returned in 2012 murder
A 47-year-old Rockdale man received a 60-year prison term Tuesday in 20th District Court after the judge rejected his claim of “sudden passion” in the shooting death of his 49-year-old girlfriend with a shotgun. Full Story
It May be Rockdale’s biggest Party!
Over 1,000 at KC Hall on Sunday
The annual Mayfest celebration of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church lived up to its reputation as “Rockdale’s biggest party” Sunday at the KC Hall.
Perfect spring weather, and a variety of events inside and outside the hall, drew well over 1,000 participants, one of the largest turnouts in years. Full Story
Mayor Pro Tem Doug Calame (right) read a proclamation declaring May as Motorcycle Awareness Month Saturday afternoon on the steps of City Hall. Present for the brief ceremony were several motorcycle enthusiasts including Ralph Sifuentes, president of the Heaven’s Highway Riders. Full Story
One of the highlights of the car-motorcycle show at Mayfest Sunday, in the KC Hall parking lot, was your basic “camo Volkswagen Bug pickup.” Vehicle owner Danny Masur, who took a lot of pleasure in showing off his unique car to browsers, said the vehicle is about a 1968 model. “It was, obviously, modified,” he said. Full Story
Lady Tiger playoff game moved, again - Free Access
Home-home series to start tonight in Pollock; Saturday's game in Rockdale
Due to wet field conditions in Klein (where the playoff series was originally set), the RHS Lady Tiger softball team will travel to Pollock Central tonight to play on their home field at 6 p.m. Friday. Saturday's game will be played at 1 p.m. in Rockdale. Game 3 if necessary will be played 30 minutes following the second game. Full Story
Lady Tigers bedevil Huntington
No. 6 Pollock Central on deck in quarterfinals
MADISONVILLE—There’s one factor that can erase an entire game of futility at the plate—timely hitting.
Taking advantage of some clutch hitting, the Rockdale Lady Tigers swept Huntington out of the playoffs 7-4, 6-4 at Mustang Field and reached the quarterfinal round for the first time since 2006. Full Story
BALANCING ACT 300-METER HURDLE FIELD
Frosh’s early success combines hard work with natural talent
While most freshmen try to make themselves invisible and just fit in, Dae Dae Robertson possesses an air of confidence that combined with her natural talent, has afforded her the opportunity to go where not many freshmen have gone before her.
The Rockdale hurdler will make an appearance at the 102nd UIL State Track Meet this Saturday at Mike Myers Stadium on the University of Texas. Full Story
City building permits down for the month
Fiscal year now over $1.7 million in projects
City building permits issued for the month of April totaled $57,350, according to Rockdale city hall officials.
Permits are way down for the month, compared to $519,678 in the month of March.
Permits issued for February totaled just $27,250.
Permit totals for the fiscal year, which started in October, now sit at $1,718,898. Full Story
Learn to successfully save for retirement
For many of the country’s workers, retirement seems as far off as another galaxy. But even for those who just entered the workforce, it’s never too early to start saving for retirement, regardless of how far off it might seem. Full Story
After a complete tear down, the new Rockdale McDonald’s building is looking like it just might make it’s opening date. Full Story