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
John Corbett concert slated for Saturday
Rockdale’s spectacular September continues at Fair Park Saturday with John Corbett, who has parlayed a successful acting career into another one as a major musical attraction.
Advance tickets for the Corbett concert, priced at $8 for adults and $5 for children, are available at www.rockdalecityhall.com. Full Story
Split vote approves county tax increase
Murder trial, job cuts features of Milam budget
On a 3-2 vote Monday, the Milam County Commissioners Court approved a 3-cent raise in the county tax rate.
For more than a month, commissioners had been discussing a budget that included an increase from 60 to 63 cents and cuts in some county offices. Full Story
Interim school leader impressed
‘Pedal to the metal’ time for Rockdale ISD in 2013-14
Donald Denbow, interim Rockdale ISD superintendent, has only been in the community a short time but he’s already convinced of one thing.
“You’ve got a tremendous group of people here in this school system,” Denbow said. “People who really care about kids.” Full Story
100 have antiques appraised at Wolf Park
First September event draws good turnout downtown
If you appraise it, they will come. And 100 people did.
They came to Wolf Park from as far away as Waco, Austin and Bryan- College Station Saturday morning and afternoon to an “Antiques Roadshow”-style session conducted by two Houston area appraisers. Full Story