Livin’ on the lake, occasionally
Fish, sightseers and driftwood replace drought for weekend
Bill Luckey steps around the barricade and begins to walk through his “front yard.”
It’s actually not his front yard. That stops back there at the fence. He’s walking down FM 908, but it begins to disappear under tons of water just a few yards away.
“Today I live on the lake,” he grins. “You want to see Lake Luckey?” Full Story
Water bills raising ire of some customers
City: ‘We read meters and don’t estimate’
Some Rockdale water customers are convinced increases in their October water bills are the result of the city estimating usage instead of reading meters. Full Story
Veterans, Monday is your day in area
Citywide rally set for football field
Monday is Veterans Day and there are plenty of activities in the Rockdale area centered around a giant 1:45 p.m. citywide rally at Tiger Field.
There are also Veterans Day events in Milano, Thorndale and Lexington.
EARLY START—Veterans can get an early start on the day at Thorndale’s Hill-Johnson VFW Post 4009 on FM 486. Full Story
Sex assault charge filed Wednesday
An 18-year-old Rockdale High School senior, a starting linebacker on the Tiger varsity football team, turned himself in at the police station Wednesday morning to face a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Bond for James Castilleja was being set at presstime.
Lt. J. D. Newlin said the charge involves “consensual sex” with a 12-year-old female. Full Story
Veterans Day closings listed for Monday
While many businesses will remain open Monday there will be some closings for Veterans Day.
Financial institutions will close, as will the post office.
City Hall will close Monday and the city library, which is always closed on Mondays, will close Saturday to observe the holiday. Full Story
Saturday first filing day for ‘14 primaries
Saturday is the first day to file for the 2014 Republican and Democratic Primaries and the field of announced candidates has grown by two more during the week.
County Judge David Barkemeyer has announced he will seek another term and will be a candidate in the March 4 Republican Primary. Full Story
IT’S A GAS—
Gasoline prices ticked below $3 a gallon in Rockdale over the weekend, for regular, returning to levels of five and a half years ago. Full Story
BIG STEP FOR KAY—
Handicap-accessible doors is one of the big requirements Rockdale’s restored Kay Theatre needs to be licensed to host public events and work on installation began this week. Full Story