That’s what Nick Medlin (L) and Roger Graham of Advance Underground Systems began installing last week in northwest Rockdale. The long-awaited new electronic water meters are going in. Full Story
Chamber members polled on president position for future
‘Can no longer afford’ job vacant 14 months
Rockdale Chamber of Commerce members are in the process of deciding whether they want to keep the position of “president”—vacant for the past 14 months—a mandatory part of their bylaws and constitution.
Members were e-mailed a copy of proposed changes last week and a vote will be taken at the annual Chamber membership meeting Jan. 30. Full Story
RISD ‘stuck in the past’
2011 scores again get campuses placed on transfer list
The Rockdale ISD must feel like the classic movie “Groundhog Day,” in which residents of a Pennsylvania town live the same day over and over again for no reason.
Once again, soon-to-be threeyear old TEA state test scores have been used to place the high school and junior-high campuses on a list purporting to show “low performing schools.” Full Story
Making ‘light’ of Christmas, 2013
Homes, yards dazzle during holiday time
The home of Dr. John M. (III) and Jeanne Weed, 2105 Sager, was named best overall in the annual Christmas decorations contest sponsored by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.
Winners were presented their certificates Thursday at the Chamber’s rock house office.
Winners were listed as follows: Full Story
2014 is going to be a great year in The Rock!
Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet? You know, those vows that you make right after Christmas, one morning when you’ve had too much coffee to drink. I have jotted down a few of mine to help you get inspired. Full Story
Taken from community calendars.For additions, call 446-5838.BirthdaysDec. 26—Ernestine Betchan,Mendy Betchan, Janet Svrcek,Kelsey Mantey, Irby McWilliams.Dec. 27—Craig Debault, DorisMaines, Hildegard Melcher.Dec. 28—Judi Beckham, WendiOffield, Faith Talley, Denise Wallace,Travis Dyer, Jessica Charanza, J.W. Full Story
Lady Tigers put the pressure on Austin Lanier by 72-18
Blue cagers force 40 turnovers on the evening
A good basketball teams uses games to work on a particular weakness.
It’s a pretty good bet that after Friday night’s contest with Austin Lanier, Rockdale’s pickpocket and layup skills are pretty sharp.
Forcing 40 turnovers and conversely putting on a layup clinic, the Lady Tigers lapped Lanier 72-18 at Tiger Gymnasium. Full Story
IKEA: Help, help, I’m being repressed
My hands were clammy and wet. My tongue, dry and swelled. Throat scratchy. Eyes itchy and burning. Teeth felt soft. Pulse was racing. Could barely put one foot in front of the other.
Was I about to be executed in front of a firing squad? Minutes away from taking the law exam? Watching the Lifetime Channel for Women?
No to all of the above.
I was in IKEA. Full Story
Twice As Nice
Yoemen become repeat offenders w ith defensive ef for t
ARLINGTON—After seemingly breezing to a state championship last season, the Cameron Yoeman felt like they had to work a little harder to become repeat offenders in 2013. Full Story
Milam’s jobless rate dips to 6.6%
Texas, U.S. numbers also fall slightly
AUSTIN—Unemployment rates for most of the area saw a decrease for November, according to numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) on Friday.
Milam County’s November non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 6.6 percent, compared with 6.7 in October. Full Story
Milam County Genealogy Society held its annual Christmas party last week at the home of Eugene and Patricia McKee with 27 members in attendance. Full Story
Tips to lower heating bills
To keep heating costs from going through the roof, many people add insulation to the walls, attic or floor. Spraying polyurethane foam insulation, or “SPF,” can be a great way to do so. Full Story