When the temperature is triple digits there’s one sure place to find a happy crowd in Rockdale. The city swimming pool in Veterans Park is that place. Jumping into midsummer here are (L-R) Emily Norris, Shelby Evans, Jalissa Johnson, Javera Crawford, Miles Campbell, Dedrick Page, Quashawn Crawford, Mekhi Crawford, William Beard and Jaheim Rubin. The pool is open from 1 to 6 p.m. Full Story
Interim superintendent eyed for RISD
6 to 9-month, 3-4-day-per week position likely as school startup looms
It’s back to the drawing board for Rockdale ISD trustees, who thought they had found a new superintendent for the 2013- 14 school term, but instead are now eying a part-time, interim superintendent for most of the upcoming term. Full Story
Cameo may get reprieve (again)!
Change in vote modifies order
The saga over the downtown Cameo Building’s fate took yet another twist Monday when the city council, which last month ordered the structure torn down, approved a plan to let owner Gloria Thrasher proceed with restoration. Full Story
an exploration for the whole family
Galveston Island beckons the Bakken bunch A s you go across the causeway onto Galveston Island, three pyramids highlight the coastline facing the mainland. Inside those three pyramids, and along the surrounding grounds, is an endless amount of new explorations for anyone, young and old. Full Story
Legion announces winners
Rockdale American Legion Carlyle Post 358 held the drawing for its scholarship fund raiser prize giveaway on the Fourth of July at Wolf Park.
Six legion members gathered under the park pavilion to participate.
• Joe Twohig, 40-inch, f lat screen television.
• Robin Galbreath, vent-free gas fireplace. Full Story
Some enchanted evenings ahead for MCT
Little Theatre cast in rehearsals for classic South Pacific
CAMERON—Milam Community Theatre is in rehearsals for Rogers & Hammerstein’s Pulitzer-award winning musical “South Pacific.”
“We’ve been rehearsing at the Williams Event Center but just moved the company to the Cameron ISD Performing Arts Center,” said director Betsi Chamlee. Full Story
7-on-7 state tournament
The Rockdale team will do battle at the 15th 7-on-7 state tournament beginning Thursday. Full Story
Tournament always a learning experience
Competition important for new quarterback
LEANDER—It seems that every year, you can find a reason why the 7-on-7 competition is of the utmost importance.
While Rockdale was breaking in some new receivers last season, this time around, the team will be under the guidance of a brand new signal caller who would benefit from all the reps he can get. Full Story
Rockdale hosting state softball
22 teams will invade softball complex
The Rockdale Girls Softball League will be hosting the Texas Teenage Softball Association 10U State Tournament July 15 thru 19, at the softball complex.
Twenty-two teams from around the state of Texas will come to compete, including RGSL’s first and second place teams, the Thorndale Thunder and Lexington Lightning. Full Story