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Woman accused in death of two-year-old
A 54-year-old Rockdale woman accused of causing the death of a two-year-old girl in her foster care has been indicted for capital murder. Sherill Small was indicted Thursday by a Milam County Grand Jury, according to Prosecutor Bill Torrey. Full Story
Actually hardly any of it “busted” at 7:31 a.m. Thursday when this truck rig hauling bottles and kegs of Shiner beer flipped onto its side at the US 77-79 overpass at the eastern city limits. Full Story
MDD, city pursuing ‘mystery’ business
Negotiation okayed in closed session
In the kind of hush-hush atmosphere generally reserved for high-level corporate boardrooms, the Rockdale City Council Monday okayed pursuing a land purchase to try and attract a business to town.
The name of the business wasn’t revealed and that’s not a surprise. It’s likely no more than a handful of people in Texas even know its identity. Full Story
RISD aces accountability tests
Campuses meet all STAAR performance indexes
That “target” which had been on the back of the Rockdale ISD for two years is gone.
New state accountability scores, released Thursday by the Texas Education Association, showed Rockdale met standards in all four “performance indexes” based on the State of Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (STAAR) tests. Full Story
TEAM DUSTIN gets $110,000
Mammoth effort draws 1,200 to KC Hall Sunday
The giant benefit for threeyear old Dustin Pickel raised over $110,000, but that’s the second best bit of news for the crowd of 1,200 that overflowed the KC Hall Sunday.
“At this moment Dustin is cancer-free,” grandfather John Shoemake told the crowd, drawing applause, cheers and more than a few tears. Full Story
Taken from community calendars.For additions, call 446-5838.BirthdaysAug. 15—Justin Offield, CharlesPevehouse, Kimberly Jones, JohnShoemake.Aug. 16—Kelly McGuire.Aug. 17—Jessa Cleveland, CalliePipkin, Billy Ogea, Jacob Willingham,Katie Dillon. Full Story
Marriage LicensesJustin Jones and Abby Melde.Patrick Rivers and Tasha Grace.Marvin Miller and Valice Cartwright. Cody Horelica and MarandaPounders.Adam Watkins and Gina Rothe.Divorces GrantedRuth Fisk and Michael Charles. Full Story
Tigers travel to Marlin for first summer test
Offense sticks to basics while defense learns new style
While the opening day of the regular season is Friday, Aug. 30, when the Tigers host Salado with a 7:30 kickoff, Rockdale has a couple of scrimmages set up before then and the first one is on tap Friday when the Tigers travel to Marlin for a 7:45 p.m. start.
Big Blue will mix it up again at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 when they will host Robinson. Full Story
Used to be the biggest Cowboy fan, now not so much
A s I watch in disbelief all the media hoopla surrounding the simple act of everyday practice, I started thinking about simpler times.
When I was a transplanted Texas kid growing up in Lafayette, Louisiana. Where there was no pro football to speak of.
Okay, they had the Saints, but hey, they weren’t really a professional team. Full Story
Milano spikes Lady Tigers in season opener
Morehead, Lady Eagles rally with new rotation
Rockdale dropped its season opener to Milano in straight sets 25-14, 25-18, 25-19 Tuesday night at Tiger Gymnasium.
The Lady Tigers trailed the entire first game, but found a few holes in Milano’s defense in the second game.
Rockdale’s middle game came together behind the hitting of Shelby Evans and Dae Dae Robertson, extending their lead to 9-5 at one point. Full Story