Honoring the past
That’s what Saturday was all about as Texas Historical Commission markers were dedicated at Apache Pass and Sugarloaf Mountain. At left, Joe “Two Feathers” Ochoa, who has Apache blood, was one of three Native American reenactors on hand as Apaches “returned” to Apache Pass for the day. Full Story
$730,912 from state to aid RISD funding balance
Won’t affect current tax rate or budget
The confusing, and sometimes confounding, series of formulas that are school finance laws in Texas have delivered some good news to the Rockdale ISD.
It’s getting some of its own tax money back from the state. Full Story
Fair sale total now $252,051
Late added money increases auction
The record breaking youth livestock auction at the 2013 Rockdale Fair has kept right on breaking records long after the last stall was cleaned up.
Cindy Hughes, sale secretary, said during the past week another $16,200 was received for animals sold during the Oct. 19 auction at Fair Park.
That raises the overall total to $252,051 from the $235,851 announced last week. Full Story
Tr ick-or-treat guidelines set for Thursday
Thursday is Halloween and the Rockdale Parent Teacher Organization (P-TO) has issued its annual recommendations for young ghosts-n-goblins.
Cheryl Blackstock, PTO president, says the group recommends trickor treating between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. Full Story
Veterans Day activities planned for Rockdale ISD
Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and nobody does it bigger, or better, than the Rockdale ISD.
The f irst giant, community wide, observance at Tiger Field, was so spectacularly successful in 2012 that it’s being repeated this year.
The community is invited to honor veterans at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. Full Story
Here come the 2014 elections
Ready for some local politics? The 2014 elections are closer than you think.
First day to file for the March 4 Republican and Democratic Primaries is Nov. 9 and there are already candidates announcing and some major political news with a party chair giving up his post (see story below). Full Story
GOP chair quits post
Nov. 12 meeting slated to choose a successor
With a full 2014 election season looming, the man who led the Milam County Republican party to its greatest successes ever, is stepping down from his count y chai r post.
Bill Whitmire of Milano announced he resigned last Tuesday during the regular monthly meeting of the Milam County Republican Party executive committee. Full Story
Lt. J. D. Newlin cuffs a suspect at the end of a Thursday vehicle pursuit that ended near the corner of Cameron (US 79) and Green in downtown Rockdale. Full Story