Foster dad at grand jury session
Makes request for attorney, one appointed by district judge
The foster father of a two-year-old Rockdale girl who died July 31—and husband of the woman charged with murder in connection with that death—was called into 20th District Court during a Milam County grand jury session Thursday. Full Story
ROCKDALE’S NEWEST STREET
Or at least part of it is in Rockdale. Chip sealing of 3,050-foot Texas Street was completed Friday by Milam County Precinct 2 crews in a unique cooperative project. One-third of the street is in the Rockdale city limits and two-thirds is in Precinct 2. Full Story
Council member gets MDD board nod
Dalley, Wages, Pelzel, Straznicky selected
Four persons were appointed to the Rockdale Municipal Development District board, including city council member Joyce Dalley, by the council during a Thursday special session.
New board candidates Dalley, Adam Straznicky and Trent Wages and holdover Bobby Pelzel were elected in separate votes. Full Story
Watson, Conley to headline 2013 Fair
Home economics judging changed to early in week at NS clubhouse
The 2013 Rockdale Fair is a month away and headliners will include a familiar favorite and a first appearance locally buy a long-standing county music star.
Aaron Watson will make his third visit to Rockdale Fair in eight years for the Friday, Oct. 18 concert.
The next night Earl Thomas Conley will be the headliner. It will be his first trip to the Rockdale Fair. Full Story
Over 100 persons celebrated for the 60th Anniversary of First Presbyterian Church’s founding and Memorial Prayer Garden Dedication Sunday. Rev. David Pussman led worship while former pastor Rev. Kathy Trevino participated. Full Story
The Big Blue Band from Tigerland put on a great show during Friday’s Battle of the Bell game. This year the music is from Chicago, a rock band from the 1970s and 1980s. Full Story
After the seven-year switch, Yoemen keep the Bell
The Battle of the Bell is loaded with historical significance and the 59th edition was historical in more ways than one.
Cameron unreeled 27 straight points to ring up a 51-33 victory over Rockdale in front of the requisite standing-room-only crowd at Tigerland Field. Full Story
Liberty Hill has come a long way
New 5,000-seat stadium makes up for past homeless season
When Liberty Hill revived its dormant football program in 1977, the Panthers didn’t even have a stadium to play in. They played all 10 games on the road.
The good people of Liberty Hill have more than made up for that homeless season by constructing a 5,000-seat stadium/sports complex that is part of a $86 million bond package that includes a new school. Full Story
Now, from the day late and a dollar short department
While we’re smack dab in the middle of football season, there’s no better time for a little basketball news.
In an unprecedented move, the University Interscholastic league’s state executive committee granted a request by Dallas’ Triple A Academy to move up two classifications and compete in Class 3A in boys basketball this season. Full Story
Wealthy, but not spoiled
How do you make sure you don’t spoil your child when you’re wealthy?
Ryan Dear Ryan,
I know this will sound mean to some people, but you simply explain to them that they are not wealthy. Full Story
City tax allocations up, county’s check down
MDD receiving slightly more than a year ago
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in August was $2.39 billion, up 2.1 percent compared to August 2012. Full Story
Applications for historical markers now being accepted
AUST IN— The Texas His torical Commission ( THC) is currently accepting applications for subject markers, designated Historic Texas Cemeteries (HTC) and Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks ( RTHLs). Full Story