‘Capital murder’ in 2-year-old’s death
Prosecutor doesn’t see death penalty attempt in case
Exactly two weeks after she was arrested by Rockdale police and charged with causing the death of two-year-old Alexandria “Alex” Hill, a girl in her foster care, Sherill A. Small has been indicted for capital murder by a Milam County Grand Jury. Full Story
This is what that often-used term means. Elbert Page, Rockdale VFD firefighter, prepares to enter a home at 859 County Road 308A shortly after an 8:03 a.m. Tuesday alarm sounded. Firefighters fought the blaze in the home, owned by Bradley Allen, until shortly before noon. Full Story
School bells to ring Monday in Rockdale area
RISD enrollment increase forecast; Thorndale, Milano expect slight gains
Monday is the first day of classes in the Rockdale ISD and throughout Texas, following a week of preparation by teachers and other personnel.
School officials have forecast a 31- student increase in the Rockdale and ISD, while Thorndale and Milano are looking for increases, and Gause for a slight decrease. Full Story
Cuts soften tax and fee hikes in city
75-cent tax rate, 5% raise in water/sewer charges now likely
The City of Rockdale, responding to public input after proposing tax and fee increases for 2013-14, has backed off some of those hikes.
Meeting for a workshop session Thursday, and a regular session Monday, the council is now proposing a 75- cent tax rate and five-percent hikes in water and sewer bills. Full Story
Saluti, Milano! from the big one in Italy
Energetic couple makes ‘namesake’ part of vacation
Milano has had many visitors over the years but the old railroad town has never had anyone more delighted to be there than it did Thursday morning.
Gian Luca Rossi and Nicoletta Prandi, a married professional couple from Milano, Italy, visited their city’s “namesake.” Full Story
‘Splash park’ discussion set on Thursday
Directors of the Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) will have an opportunity to discuss a splash park proposal for Rockdale when they meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Patterson Community Center. Full Story