It didn’t rank very high on the “seriousness” scale for police calls during the past week but it hit 10 on the “awwww factor” scale. Buford and Betty Mitchel looked in their front yard, 702 Ortega, Thursday to find an hours-old fawn huddled under a picket fence. The Mitchels called Fred Lankford (R), Rockdale animal control officer. Full Story
New superintendent will be named
Trustees interview five candidates; noon Tuesday session to vote on ‘finalist’
By Tuesday afternoon, the Rockdale ISD, and the community, should know who its new superintendent is.
Lee Jenkins, RISD board president, said the interview process to find a successor to Dr. Howell Wright concluded over the weekend and the board appears ready to name the “lone finalist” on Tuesday. Full Story
Sandow outage is over
Drew 1,000 workers
Rockdale’s biggest economic boost for 2013 has concluded.
A massive outage (down for maintenance) at both Sandow Power Units 4 and 5 has wrapped up and 1,000 temporary workers have mostly left town. Full Story
School budget ‘uncertain’
4-cent tax increase included in preliminary calcuations
Forecasting a school budget in June is always an exercise in crystal ball gazing but the 2013 process is starting out more uncertain than usual.
Marla Wallace, chief financial officer for the Rockdale ISD, told trustees in a Tuesday evening budget workshop that this year’s numbers simply don’t make sense. Full Story
10-digit dialing fingers Rockdale, 512 area code
More digits, more dialing, maybe a little more cussin’.
Ten-digit dialing arrived Saturday in the 512 area code— including Rockdale, of course— and area residents are coping with trying to make their flying fingers manage with 43 percent more numbers than they’re used to for a local call. Full Story
Excavation starts on apartment complex
Wait finally over for Hunter’s Chase senior living project
After more than two years of waiting, a multi-million dollar senior living apartment complex is becoming a reality for Rockdale.
Excavation work on the Hunter’s Chase Apartments, 1508 East Belton, near the Yoakum Street intersection is under way, and construction executives were on the site with detailed blueprints Monday morning. Full Story
Homecoming set for Sunday at civic center
The 2013 Rockdale Homecoming is scheduled for Sunday 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. Full Story
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