Rain, what rain?
Never mind that it’s the single wettest day of 2013, one that would see 7.31 inches fall on Rockdale before the next sunrise, three-year-old Olivia Bonkowski of Thrall has the best seat in the Full Story
Feral hog plant still interested in Rockdale site
‘If we can’t stop it, embrace the jobs that are coming,’ mayor says
A feral hog processing plant, which was rejected by the Rockdale City Council in August over concerns about odor, appears headed for Rockdale after all. Full Story
Wettest September since ‘21
7-inch deluge overnight Saturday hits Rockdale
A torrential downpour that brief ly caused extensive street f looding overnight Saturday has put September, 2013, in the record books.
A total of 7.31 inches—most of it falling between 10 a.m. and midnight—was logged between Saturday morning and daybreak Sunday, in the U. S. Weather Service rain gauge at KRXT-FM. Full Story
5K dodges rain, raises $5,000 for Kay
Total $61,650 in eight years
A couple of dozen participants braved the threat of rain in the eighth annual Run For the Kay early Saturday and raised $5,000 toward renovation of the 1940s-era theatre.
The run was delayed an hour because of the wet weather. Eventually, seven inches of rain fell on Rockdale Saturday and early Sunday. Results:
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THE GREAT SIXTY-EIGHT—
More than 40 members of the Rockdale High School graduating class of 1968 gathered for their 45th reunion Saturday at the Patterson Center, with some also meeting the previous evening at The Ranch. Full Story
Taken from community calendars.For additions, call 446-5838.BirthdaysOct. 3—Dawn Byrd.Oct. 4—Bailee Hilton, Jace Robinson, Doug Smith, Pat Earp.Oct. 5—Barbara Clark, Randy Henderson, Juanita Evans, Ronnie Herzer,Frank Juarez. Full Story
Mid-season report card: not quite there yet
When Jeff Miller grades his mid-season report card, he sees a team that is improving, but not close to where it needs to be to compete at a higher level—where he believes they can be. Full Story
Hillsboro no less important now
Tigers aiming for first winning streak of 2013
Despite the fact that it had no playoff ramification whatsoever, when the Rockdale football team made the trip up IH35 to face an unknow n Hillsboro team last season, it became the most important game of the season.
Wallowing in a four-game losing streak, the Tigers needed a victory in the worst way. Full Story
Seems like old times
Brooks ties school record with five touchdowns
SMITHVILLE—It seemed like old times.
After an unprecedented two-game losing streak to Smithville, the Rockdale Tigers returned to normalcy Friday night with a 41-13 victory over the Tigers during their homecoming activities at venerable Barry Field. Full Story
Cut health insurance?
Is it ever okay to stop paying or drop health insurance altogether in order to pay off debt?
Shauna Dear Shauna, Full Story
Miller-Starnes remodel sparks big month for permits
A remodeling project at Miller -Starnes Chevrolet Buick sparked city building permits for the month of September.
The business which celebrated 50 years in business earlier this year, is undergoing a $800,000 fix up, according to Rockdale city hall officials. That amount made up 94.5 percent of the full $846,287 for the entire month. Full Story
Thorndale Chamber sponsoring Culpepper & Merriweather Circus
THORNDALE— Thanks to the sponsorship of The Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, America’s Favorite Big Top Circus is coming to Thorndale Monday, Oct. 14 at the Thorndale City Park, with two scheduled performances at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Full Story