Go Big Blue (buttons)
Seen the new blue reflective buttons in the middle of streets all over town? Know what they are? Just look to the curb because they’re always near a fire plug. Full Story
Hog processing request stinks, council deems
Vote 3-1 against slaughter plant with 14 jobs at south city limits
Faced with balancing economic gain against a quality of life issue, Rockdale’s city council voted with their noses Thursday, rejecting a feral hog slaughter plant on a 3-1 vote. Full Story
Luminant bankruptcy feared
‘No plans to shut down power plants, mines’
Some energy financial analysts are predicting Luminant could face bankruptcy, or other financial restructuring, by year’s end.
But the company—Milam County’s number one employer and taxpayer—has no plans to shut down either of the Sandow Power Plants or the Three Oaks Mine. Full Story
Art by Makaila Jackson
Art by Makaila Jackson, a third-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
280 years service to Rockdale ISD
Pin presentations start school year
The 2013-14 school year began Monday with a number of “veterans” in the Rockdale ISD family.
Plaques and pins presented at the recent pre-school assembly reflected a cumulative 280 years service to the RISD.
Two received 30- year plaques:
Janiece Lee has taught career and technology classes at Rockdale High School and is also Career-Technology director. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS Menu
Monday—Labor Day holiday.
Tuesday—Stuffed pepper casserole, au gratin potatoes, garden mix vegetables, wheat roll, peaches and strawberries, milk.
Wednesday—Meatballs with gravy and egg noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, roll, milk.
Thursday—Baked ham, baked sweet potato, turnip greens, Calico corn, whole wheat bread, Black Forrest cake, milk. Full Story
New look Tigers in the ‘zone’
Think wishbone. Think veer. Think Oregon. Colin Kaepernick.
Second-year Rockdale offensive coordinator Hunter Hamrick will have the chance to play puppet master during the 2013 season with newcomer Clayton Gibbs under center and engineering a new offensive style. Full Story
Lady Tigers finish with a flurry to grind up Granger
Spikers host 5th annual tournament this weekend
The Rockdale Lady Tigers finished up with a flourish in sweeping up Granger 25-21, 25-15, 25-15 Tuesday night at Tiger Gymnasium.
With the victory, the Lady Tigers improved to 6-8 on the season.
Six-foot senior middle blocker Shelby Evans patrolled the middle with 16 kills and nine digs. Full Story
How do you motivate a team to win one game?
While the University Interscholastic League moves closer and closer to being an all-inclusive entity, the most significant change in high school football this season is the adding of a fourth district team to the playoffs in Class 3A and 2A, joining what 4A and 5A have been doing already. Full Story
Bankruptcy just for her?
Dear Dave, My husband and I would like to buy a home in the next year or so. My credit is in pretty bad shape, so we’ve decided to work on getting his credit in better shape Full Story
ROCKDALE RESIDENCE & REHAB NEWS
What a great September we have in store at Rockdale Residence & Rehab Center.
Let us first start by sending out a very special congratulations to Shontavia Murray (Tavia) for being our August Employee of the Month. Thank you Tavia for all you do. You are very much appreciated and loved. Full Story
Antique Fair to include free appraisals by pros
Reeves, Velazquez to appear Saturday; event added to city-wide garage sale
The Rockdale Antiques Fair and Citywide Garage Sale w ill prov ide f ree appraisa ls of antiques and collectibles to visitors by two of Texas’ leading appraisers. The Fair has scheduled Stephanie A. Reeves, ISA , of Houston a nd Ma r ia Josefa Velazquez of Kingwood, to provide the appraisals. Full Story