Superintendent choice says ‘no’
Interim selection now seems likely for RISD trustees
Vicki Bridges of the Grand Prairie ISD won’t be Rockdale’s new superintendent.
Lee Jenkins, RISD board of trustees president—speaking at the end of a called session at noon Monday that was to have formalized Bridges’ selection—said the lone finalist called him Sunday afternoon and declined the job. Full Story
A little help from Mom
There was so much going on Thursday at Rockdale’s I&GN Depot Museum, as the city library hosted its summer reading program finale, that sometimes a fellow just needs a helping hand. That’s the way it was for two-year-old Tyryn Garcia as mom Amber Garcia helped him negotiate the steps down from the depot’s big red caboose during the morning’s activities. Full Story
Body found in search for missing area man
Autopsy shows no signs of foul play
The Milam County Sheriff’s Department has called off a search for a missing Milano-area man af ter finding a body Saturday.
The init ial search for Larry Wayne Bennett, 55, began last week after fami ly members reported they hadn’t seen Bennett since June 9.
Searchers found his vehicle alongside Milam County Road 264 near Sugarloaf Mountain. Full Story
‘Bring your own’ fireworks at Apache Pass
There’s no professional fireworks display this July Fourth in Milam County but a Rockdale-area venue is offering a “bring your own” chance on Thursday. Full Story
MDD eyes Rockdale business prospects
Split vote approves economic development contract with Orasi consulting group
The Rockdale Municipal Development District board (MDD), meeting in regular session Thursday, endorsed a request for startup funds submitted by a new business.
Kara Clore, MDD manager, said the final decision on the $15,000 request by “Project Bond” is on the city council agenda for Monday. Full Story
First-ever policeman ready to roll in Milano
Patrols begin Thursday for department
Milano has a police department.
An idea that’s been 10 years in the making becomes a reality Thursday—the Fourth of July— when Police Chief Colin Owen begins patrolling the streets of Milano. Full Story