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
RISD tax rate set at $1.2534 by board
Trustees mull who should take ‘rigorous’ advanced placement classes at high school
Rockdale school trustees approved a $1.2534 tax rate for 2013-14 Monday evening, up 1.5 cents from the current rate but only half the increase proposed earlier in the summer.
Meeting in regular session in the Central Administration Building, trustees also had a lengthy discussion over who should, and should not, take advanced placement courses at the high school. Full Story
Area AT&T cell service ‘still lacking’
Nine months after Rockdale area AT&T cell phone customers began having problems with their service, it appears no answers, or fixes to the problem, are forthcoming.
Last year, a company whose Rockdale area tower AT&T had been using by contract for its “roaming services” cut its ties and no longer allowed AT&T use of that tower for cellular service. Full Story
Not quite two months after Springfield Baptist Church’s bell tower was destroyed in a bizarre traffic accident, it’s back in business. Full Story
Flu clinics set for Rockdale, Milam venues
The Milam County Health Department has scheduled several flu shot clinics in upcoming weeks.
Rockdale’s clinic will be Oct. 4 at the KC Hall.
All clinics will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Flu shot clinics are scheduled as follows: Full Story