Mr. Caywood’s wagon rolls again
Thirty- one years af ter its owner passed away at the age of 92, and a century after he first began rolling around Rockdale in one, Lee Caywood’s last wagon is back where the public can see it.
Saturday marked the debut of the old “two-mule” wagon on permanent display outside at the I&GN Depot Historical Museum. Full Story
Council, Orasi clash on event budget overrun
City council members— expressing irritation and shock that a firm hired to promote Rockdale is $30,000 over a $32,400 budget for two concerts— took what might be a first step to sever ties with Orasi Development on Monday.
Paul Sturiale, who has represented Orasi in Rockdale, will no longer be involved with local projects after this month. Full Story
City’s Dawson resigns
Cites commute, family as reasons for leaving
Melody Dawson, a second-generation member of the Rockdale City Council, resigned her east ward council position on Thursday, citing job and family concerns.
Dawson was elected in May, 2011, following her mother, Dr. Fanny Lovelady- Spain, to the council.
Dr. Spain served a term from 2002 to 2005. Full Story
Garage sales rule the weekend
Yearly event draws crowds into streets
Rockdale shoppers, could we interest you in some clothes?
How about some books, toys, furniture, electronics, games, kitchenware?
How about a car?
All of those items, and more, were for sale over the weekend at more than 75 locations all over Rockdale as the town hosted its annual garage sale event and there was something different for 2013. Full Story
COMMENTS FROM CHERYL
Estate planning program set Sept. 17 at New Salem Building
Mark your calendar for an Estate Planning Program set for 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 in the New Salem Building at Rockdale Fair Park. The workshop is only $10 per person payable at the meeting. Full Story
WHERE THERE’S SMOKE—
There’s barbecue. Or at least that was the cast at the Wilcox-Cameron (FM 487-US 79) corner by City Hall on Saturday as part of big weekend in Rockdale. Full Story
Putting On The
In the 88-year history of the Rockdale Cameron series, there may have never been two linebackers in one game, the caliber that will be seen Friday night, playing in the Battle of the Bell.
In Rockdale’s James David and Cameron’s Somari Wright, a lot of experts will tell you that these two are the best at their position in their respective classes. Full Story
Where has all the defense gone? Long time passing
While University of Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz just took one for the team (read: Mac Brown) after yet another pathetic defensive performance, it’s a wonder in this day and age that all defensive coordinators don’t live in a RV with a U-Haul trailer attached to it. Full Story
Hill Country Pain
Tigers’ troubles in red zone hamper efforts
BURNET— Opportunity missed is opportunity lost.
The Rockdale Tiger s learned a hard lesson about gettin’ while the gettin’ is good, suffering a frustrating 20-9 loss to Burnet at Bulldog Stadium Friday night in the first road trip of the young season. Full Story
Serious money talk time
Dear Dave, Full Story
MS RALLY DONATION—
Luminant made a $500 donation to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society last week as part of the annual Kristi’s Krusaders MS Rally. The rally is set to start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. Full Story
Thorndale Chamber plans fall events
Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce met for their monthly meeting on Aug. 28 to plan their fall activities. The directors heard committee reports from Louis Alvarez who reported that the Christmas parade entry form is now on the TACC website at www.thorndaletx.com and may be printed and sent in for the parade. The Chamber can also be found on Facebook and has a link to our website. Full Story