Big Rockdale Fair weekend ahead
Cooler weather expected for 38th edition
Where can you go this weekend to see the country singer who recorded t he m ost N o. 1 h its during the decade of the 1980s?
To see a musical favorite making his third appearance, pro rodeo action, a parade, barbecue cookoff and a giant sale that has raised over $4-million for area FFA and 4-H youth? Full Story
Even the sky cooperated (top photo) when Rockdale and Taylor staged a “pink out” to raise breast cancer awareness during Friday’s football game at Tiger Field. Full Story
Orasi out, city okays funding for events
No action in closed session on evaluation
Rockdale City Council members quickly ended the Orasi Era on Monday, reaching an “amicable separation” with the firm that managed several less-than-successful events last month.
Meeting in regular session at City Hall, the council took no action following an executive session that included a verbal evaluation of City Manager Kelvin Knauf. Full Story
Jerman new Miss Rockdale Fair
Ford, Reynolds runners-up for annual pageant
Jacey Jerman, a 17-year- old senior at Rockdale High School, was crowned Miss Rockdale Fair 2013 Saturday before a crowd of more than 550 in the Rockdale High School auditorium.
First runner-up at the annual pageant was Kelsey Ford and second runner up was Madison Reynolds. Full Story
Escuelita cookoff winners listed
The annual La Escuelita Fall Cookoff was held Saturday in a day-long celebration at the former school just east of Rockdale.
Julie Smith, spokesperson, listed winners are follows:
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Milano Opry set to hit MHS stage Saturday
The Milano Opry will hold its monthly performance Saturday, Oct. 19 at Milano High School. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7. Admission is $7, children 10 and under are free. Go early and grab a bite to eat, as they will have barbecue sandwiches and hamburgers for sale, as well as their famous homemade pies. Full Story
Rockdale moving up to Class 4A
While the University Interscholastic League’s bi-annual realignment is not due to be revealed until February, I’d like to go on record as reporting that Rockdale will move up to Class 4A.
Now before start hyper-ventilating, there’s a couple of things you need to know. Full Story
Mustangs losses are mis-leading
Madisonville has faced toughest pre-district slate
A quick glance at Madisonville’s current record is a comprehensive study in strength of schedule.
The 4-3 Mustangs have suffered losses to Lorena, Fairfield and Navasota sandwiched around a three-game winning streak.
Lorena is a perennial playoff team, unbeaten Fairfield stopped Navasota’s 20-game winning streak and Navasota is, well, Navasota. Full Story
Gibbs Plucks Ducks
Big Blue QB sets new school record with 5 TDs in rout of rival
Clayton Gibbs is such a blue collar football player, it’s a wonder he doesn’t wear a hard hat and carry a lunch pale with him out on the field.
Quietly and methodically, he simply gets the job done. Full Story