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
Concerts, treasure hunt, ‘Nuff Said’
Rockdale gets ‘tagline’ to go with new era
Rockdale’s “new era” in promoting itself as a Texas destination is off to a rousing start with the announcement of new events, including concerts and a town wide “treasure hunt.” Full Story
Luminant tax value decision now July 19
Big factor in tax rates for RISD and county
Needing key information on the status of Milam County’s biggest taxpayer in order to complete its budget and tax rate process, the Rockdale ISD will have to wait a little longer.
The Milam Appraisal District’s (AD) appraisal review board was to have made a decision on taxable values for Luminant on Monday (July 8). Full Story
Alden Crowe (driving) with his family in tow, took top honors in Milano’s annual July 4 parade. Crowe’s 1948 Diamond T Rat Rig was named best overall entry. Full Story
Milam puts burn ban into effect
With grass fires increasing on an almost daily basis, Milam County commissioners on Monday placed the county under a burn ban for at least 90 days. Full Story
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