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
City eyes permanent water fix
$25.5-million price tag put on decade-long solution to problems
The City of Rockdale is working on a long-term, permanent solution to the town’s half-century-old “red water” problem.
But it carries a heavy price tag, an estimated $25.5 million in 2010 dollars and would mean a substantial increase in water rates for customers. Full Story
More rural directors sought for POSGCD
CAMERON—A crowd of about 50 gathered in the Milam County Farm Bureau meeting room Tuesday, in what was essentially a middle road approach to sometimes controversial water issues. Full Story
Dig out the umbrellas...
That’s what Angelica Cerritos, entering the Rockdale post office, and a lot of other Rockdale residents, did Thursday and Friday as the town received almost 3 inches of rainfall, the first prec Full Story
Legion plans Memorial Day Event
American Legion Carlyle Post 358 will host Rockdale’s annual Memorial Day observance at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Wolf Park.
Les Davenport, vice-commander said names of Milam County service personnel who died in all wars will be read by Rockdale High School students. Full Story
Meetings ahead in search for superintendent
Input meetings to assist consultants Dr. Bob E. Griggs & Associates in advising school trustees in their search for a new Rockdale ISD superintendent will begin Tuesday.
A public forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the junior-high commons. Full Story