Voters crown King new mayor
Bland wins west ward city council race, Dalley re-elected in east ward
John King was elected mayor of Rockdale Saturday in a three-person race that turned out to be almost a carbon copy of the last mayoral race in 2010.
Nathan Bland claimed a west-ward council position in a matchup of political newcomers while east ward council member Joyce Dalley was re-elected. Full Story
GOLD PLUS GOLD!
Milano’s Dominique Messer (center) liked that color so much that when he had the chance to win his second state track meet gold medal Saturday in the Class A (Division 1) 400 meters he made the Full Story
New tourism board awards first tax money
Girls Softballers get $4,000 for state tournament
The new City of Rockdale Tourism Committee made its first award of money from the city’s hotel-motel tax Thursday, approving $4,000 for the Girls Softball League to prepare its field for a July 15-19 state tourney. Full Story
LOOKS GOOD ON PAPER
with, had we stayed there all 12 years of school), had our 20th reunion. I was happy to be invited. Great memories from that weekend. Full Story
Band banquet winners
Rockdale High School’s Big Blue Band held its annual banquet on May 9. Award winners were (top photo, l-r) Melinda Perez, John Philip Sousa Award; Melanie Ibarra, Director’s Award; Geritt Davenport, Outstanding Freshmen Award; Autumn Davenport, Outstanding Junior Award; Natalie Wagner, Outstanding Sophomore Award; Henry Hill, Nicky Johnson Award. Full Story
Rockdale graduate receives award for inspiring his students
BRYAN—After nine years of teaching at Bryan High School, Chad Cryer, a 1999 Rockdale High School graduate, has found that a little healthy arguing in the classroom can entertain and engage just about any teenager. Full Story
Pollock pitching puts Lady Tiger bats out of business
Rockdale season ends in quarterfinals
In the end, it came down to the basics of softball: hitting versus pitching.
On this particular occasion, pitching won out.
Pollock Central pitcher Katelyn Boles did not allow Rockdale to reach home plate even once and limited them to five hits over two games as the Lady Dogs swept the Lady Tigers out of the playoffs, 6-0, 2-0 in the Class 3A, Region III quarterfinal round. Full Story
Messer is more than deserving of accolades
Dominique Messer claims he’s not very good at baseball.
“I’ve swung at a few pitches,” he says through that 1000-kilowatt smile. “I can’t play baseball. I’m telling the truth.”
Excuse me, but I don’t believe him for a second.
As talented an athlete as this area has ever seen, Messer had a pretty good day Saturday. Full Story
Dominique doubles down
First Eagle to earn two gold medals
AUSTIN—In case you’re wondering how Superman replenishes his body between feats, he snacks on a turkey sandwich.
Superman in this particular case being played by Dominique Messer.
Tryptophan be damned, after winning one gold medal, Messer gulped down said sandwich during a short break and then stepped out and grabbed gold again. Full Story
First the baby or the debt?
My wife and I are following your plan. We want to start a family, but we’re still in debt and still owe about $8,000 on our car. Should we pay that off and fully fund our emergency fund before we think about having children? Full Story
Rockdale sales allocations in the positive
County, MDD rebate checks ahead of May 2012
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in April was $2.15 billion, up 3.9 percent compared to April 2012.
Combs sent out $668.5 million in May local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. That is up 5.6 percent compared to the same time in 2012. Full Story
Importance of using credit cards responsibly
We’ve all heard stories about college students who racked up thousands of dollars in credit card debt. These cautionary tales remind parents about the importance of protecting their children from making bad financial decisions. Full Story