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
Superintendent search in high gear
Community, school input sessions set by consulting firm
May is the month when the search for a new Rockdale ISD superintendent gets into high gear.
Dr. Bob E. Griggs & Associates of Fort Worth is presently recruiting candidates to replace Dr. Howell Wright who has submitted his resignation, effective June 30. Full Story
‘Demolish’ is ruling on Cameo
For the second time, Rockdale’s Building Standards Commission has ordered the Cameo Building demolished.
Meeting last Wednesday at City Hall, the board unanimously ordered owner Gloria Thrasher to secure the building within 14 days and demolish it within 30. Full Story
Preliminary tax values up for RISD
As is customary in early May, the Rockdale ISD has received its preliminary taxable values figure from the Milam Appraisal District (AD), and it’s “so far, so good.”
The preliminary f igure is $1,048,202,643, according to Marla Wallace, Chief Financial Office. That’s up slightly from the 2012 figure of $1,036,205,016. Full Story
Cancer survivors take their annual lap Friday evening as the 11th annual Milam County Relay For Life began at the Cameron ISD Oxsheer Smith Athletic Complex. The event raised over $35,000 for cancer research and education. In the past 11 years Milam County Relays For Life have raised almost a half-million dollars. More photos, results, page 6B. Full Story
Water meeting ahead Tuesday in Cameron
Rural aquifer stakeholders are invited to an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Farm Bureau meeting room in Cameron.
Jay Tumlinson, Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation (POSGCD), will be interviewed by Bill McCutchen, meeting sponsor, about the district’s “most controversial regulations and policies.” Full Story