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
Art Outside this weekend at Apache Pass
The Fair isn’t the only outside extrvaganza this weekend in the Rockdale area.
Art Outside returns to Apache Pass Friday through Monday.
Artwork will be on display throughout the site, located on FM 908 on the banks of the San Gabriel River eight miles northwest of Rockdale.
The event also includes music, round-the-clock, on three stages. Full Story
Masons to sell sausage wraps
Rockdale Masonic Lodge, AF &AM No. 414, will sell sausage wraps and sausage by the pound on Saturday, according to Bob Stephens, worshipful master of the lodge.
Sale will be at the Rockdale Walmart.
The sale will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue until the sausage is sold out, according to Stephens. Full Story
Murder trial jury process starts in Cameron
Testimony six weeks away in capital case
Two hundred and ten potential jurors showed up at Cameron’s Williams Civic Center Tuesday to begin the legal process that will lead to the Brandon Cotton capital murder trial. A total of 500 had been summoned. Full Story
Early voting to start
Water issue leads amendment ballot
Early voting begins Monday in the Milam County Clerk’s office for the Nov. 5 Texas constitutional amendment election.
There are no offices, statewide or in Milam County, in this “offyear” general election.
There are, however, nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution which will be decided by voters. Full Story