Rockdale volunteer firefighters used their jaws of life (leaning on vehicle at right) to remove the driver of this pickup from the wreckage after he collided with an 18-wheeler tanker rig at 2:47 p.m. Tuesday on US 77, between FM 487 and FM 908. Cecil Newton, 21, of Rockdale was flown to St. Full Story
Early Fair events set to kick off Saturday
Pageants, home ec events in next week
With the Rockdale Fair moving closer to becoming a week-long affair, there are several events, and some big changes, coming up beginning Saturday.
The Mi s s Rockdale Fair and Fair Children’s pageant s enter their fifth year in the high school auditorium Saturday, one weekend earl ier than most Fair activities. Full Story
Shelby Evans, RHS senior and the daughter of Denise Evans and Richard Evans, was crowned 2013 RHS homecoming queen Friday during halftime ceremonies at Tiger Field. Full Story
Happy, happy, happy homecoming RHS
Dynasty theme takes 1st place
It wasn’t a “Si-intistic” project but the Rockdale High School sophomore class captured top float honors in last Wednesday’s homecoming parade.
The sophs won with “Hunt the Eagles,” a f loat depicting the mega-popular Duck Dynasty characters in pursuit of the (Hillsboro) Eagles, Big Blue’s opponent for Friday’s game. Full Story
QUEEN AND COURT—
Here’s the 2013 RHS homecoming queen and court. Shelby Evans, third from left, was crowned queen during halftime ceremonies at Friday’s Rockdale-Hillsboro football game at Tiger Field. From left, freshman princess Reyan Henderson, senior nominee Amanda Boyd, Evans, sophomore princess Hannah Clark, senior nominees Emily Norris and Leslye Alonzo and junior princess Velma Mitchell. Full Story
4-H WEEK PROCLAMATION—
Oct. 6-12 is National 4-H Week and is recognized across the state. Rockdale Mayor John King attended the Oct. Full Story
Tiger defense causes eight turnovers in blowout victory
Desperately trying to cobble together a complete game, the Rockdale Tigers flirted with perfection Friday night in a dominating performance.
Big Blue hammered Hillsboro 59-7 at Tigerland Field as the Tigers celebrated homecoming activities and Shelby Evans was crowned queen. Full Story
Wounded Ducks dangerous team
After losing four straight, Taylor looking for fresh start in district
You know what hunters say about a wounded animal being more dangerous that a healthy one.
As we delve headlong into District 18- 3A action this week, Rockdale might want to take caution in the Taylor Ducks, who have lost four straight after defeating 0-5 Brookshire Royal 43- 6 in second week of the season. Full Story
Lady Tigers bite Rattlers for first league victory
Blue spikers rally after losing early lead
After squandering an early lead, the Rockdale Lady Tigers rallied to hold off Navasota 25-20, 25-16, 18-25, 22-25, 15-11 in a marathon match on the road Tuesday night for their first Distrct 18-3A victory.
The Lady Tigers improved to 16-14 overall and stand 1-3 in district action as the sec- ond half of district play begins Tuesday. Full Story
Western Diva’s Boutique Salon and Spa held ribbon cutting ceremonies on Friday to mark its membership into the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. The boutique, located at 137 N. Main Street in Rockdale, offers all spa and salon services, along with apparel, jewelry and home decor. Full Story
Thorndale Chamber clowns around town
Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored Skeeter the Clown in an informative program at both the Thorndale Elementary and the St. Paul Lutheran School in Thorndale on Oct. 2. Skeeter spoke to the students at both schools regarding the history of the circus and the acts the students will see when the circus comes to Thorndale on Monday, Oct. 14. Full Story
The importance of disaster prepardness
This year marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Ike and the second anniversary of the Bastrop, Texas wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes in a weekend. Texans live in a state with the potential for many types of natural disasters— flash floods, hurricanes, windstorms, tornadoes and wildfires. Full Story