THINKING OF CHRIS
There can be some emotional moments in the annual Awards Night program in the RHS Auditorium, but not many like this one Thursday. Full Story
Pot farm raid targets family for second time
Chopper spots marijuana, seven arrested, one still sought
For the second time in nine years a Rockdale-area family has been charged with growing marijuana on their farm west of town.
Seven members of the Coy Doss family were arrested last Wednesday after a DPS helicopter spotted what law enforcement officers believe was a commercial grade marijuana growing operation at 6018 West US 79 about seven miles west of the city limits. Full Story
A&M professor will address Class of ‘13
Dr. Kirk C. Edney, assistant professor in the Texas A& M University Depar tment of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, will be the featured speaker Fr iday when the 82- candidate Rockdale High School Class of 2013 graduates at Tiger Field. Full Story
Mosquito Spraying for Graduation - Free Access
As precautionary measures for our graduating seniors, their families, community members and our staff, Rockdale ISD will spray for mosquitoes Friday at Tiger Football Stadium located on Murray Street at approximately 1 p.m. Full Story
Teachers to ‘sync’ with police
Imagine a futuristic crime-fighting device where any teacher in a town’s classroom facing a major security issue can punch one button and alert not only every other teacher on the campus but also the five nearest law enforcement personnel.
“The future” is going to be this year and place is Rockdale. Full Story
Trustees eyeing five ‘finalists’
New superintendent search in high gear with interviews set
Interviews with five “finalists” for the position of Rockdale ISD superintendent are set for this weekend as school trustees head down the home stretch in their quest to find a replacement for Dr. Howell Wright. Full Story
HALLS OF MONTEZUMA—
Iwo Jima survivor Gene Luckey stands at attention as the Marines Hymn is played during the Memorial Day ceremony Thursday at Wolf Park. Full Story
Rockdale Homecoming set June 9 at Patterson Center
The 2013 Rockdale Homecoming Association is scheduled for Sunday, June 9, at the Patterson Civil Center.
Events will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts for the early visitors. There will not be a speaker.
The morning will be set aside for visiting and reminiscing about old times. Lunch catered by Terri York Sandoval will be served beginning at 12:30 p.m. Full Story
Graduations ahead Friday for MHS, THS
Milano and Thorndale High Schools have scheduled their 2013 commencements exercises for 8 p.m. Friday.
The 24-member Milano High School graduating Class of 2013 will get their diplomas during graduation ceremonies at Pruett Field.
Principal Brad Jones said graduation will feature speeches by valedicatorian Stoney Guthrie and salutatorian Jacob Willimgham. Full Story
Project Graduation overnight Friday
Project Graduation, Rockdale’s commencement night substance free activity for graduating seniors and their dates, will be held at Grand Station in College Station. Full Story
Two hurt in area wrecks on South Milam roads
Two persons went to area hospitals after separate highway accidents during the past week, according to the Department of Public Safety.
Trooper Broderick Sims said a 53-year-old Houston motorcyclist was flown to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bryan after a vehicle- cycle accident May 22. Full Story