Johanson visitation tonight - Free Access
Don Christian “Chris” Johanson, 56, of Pipe Creek, Texas passed away June 15, 2013. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Mexia with Pastor David Mitchell and Mark Wilburn officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Full Story
King assumes mayor’s throne
Councilwoman Dalley elected mayor pro-tem
After a delay of nearly half an hour in order for a quorum to be present, new mayor John King, along with re- elected council woman Joyce Dalley and newly elected councilman Nathan Bland, were sworn into office.
City secretary Terry Blanchard administred the oath of office and presentations were made to outgoing mayor Dr. Larry Don Jones and councilwoman Toby Johnson. Full Story
Bridges named lone finalist
Grand Prairie administrator to be first female RISD supt.
Rockdale ISD trustees went outside of the area and out of the box on Tuesday, naming Vicki Bridges the lone finalist for the district’s superintendent post during a special called meeting.
Bridges, 47, is currently the chief secondary education officer at Grand Prairie ISD in the Metroplex. Grand Prairie is a Class 5A district. Full Story
School's Never Out
Two-classroom, historic, rural structure still Milam landmark
They used to say Eldon Ball, retired longtime Rockdale Elementary Principal, had “chalk dust in his veins.&rdqu Full Story
MANOR OAKS NEWS
June is here. The flowers are in bloom and it’s almost impossible to keep the grass cut.
Manor Oaks has tons of fun scheduled for the month of June.
Our men have already enjoyed a day in the Man Cave for International Men’s Month.
The rest of the month everyone will be making s’mores, patriotic wind socks, sun mosaics and homemade donuts. Full Story
Taken from community calendars.For additions, call 446-5838.BirthdaysJune 13—Peggy Stauffer, MarkBrantley, Deanna Finey.June 14—John Davis, BarbaraHargrove, Jacob Mahac, JonathanMahac.June 15—Jackie Luetge.June 16—Edwina Kirchenwitz,Bob Claiborn, M. Ruth Storey.June 17—Michael Garner, Jason Full Story
Brinkley named first-team All-State
Catcher Caffey second team; Thorndale’s Schaefer third
Gone but not forgotten, Ethan Brinkley is still leaving his mark at Rockdale High School.
Brinkley was named firstteam All- State on the Class 3A Texas High School Basebal l Coaches Association team.
The depa r ted s eni o r becomes just the second Rockdale baseball player to earn first-team designation, the first being Chance Betchan in 2009. Full Story
Pastor Cico just wants you to call him Warren
The first thing he wants everyone to know is that he doesn’t normally wear a beard.
His church is having a “living last supper” and he is playing one of the disciples.
Also, despite the fact that he is a pastor, he still wants you to call him Warren. Full Story
Former Rockdale coach traded in his whistle for a bible
HUMBLE—When it comes time for coaches to exit the sidelines, a large portion of them go into the insurance business—so often, that it is a running joke in the profession.
Warren Cico also chose to enter the insurance business, but in a different capacity—he provides insurance for sure. Insurance for the soul. Full Story