Year’s biggest good news
And the Hunter’s Chase senior housing apartment complex, now nearing completion on East Belton Avenue, is big. It’s 100,200 square feet and is a $4.5-million project. It’s also definitely Rockdale’s largest construction project in decades. Full Story
2013 big news: What didn’t happen
LCRA-Alcoa sale canceled; no death penalty trial
In 2013 it wasn’t what happened in the Rockdale area that made some of the year’s biggest news, it was what didn’t happen.
As 2012 ended, Rockdale’s two biggest stories waiting to be played out were LCRA’s acquisition of land at the former Alcoa Rockdale Operations and the death penalty capital murder trial of Brandon Charles Cotton. Full Story
New AD directors certified by board
CAMERON—Two new directors and three holdovers were certified last week as the Milam Appraisal District (AD) tabulated votes cast this fall by the county’s taxing entities.
Mike Vance of Rockdale and Don Culp of Thorndale are the new directors, according to new Chief Appraiser Dyann White. Full Story
TOP STORIES OF 2013
• The Rockdale football team went deeper than any Tiger team since the 1976 state championship year, losing to 14-0 Fairfield in the state quarterfinals to finish 9-4.
• After the University Interscholastic League announced its enrollment cutoffs for the next realignment in February, Rockdale will drop down in classification for the first time since 1980. Full Story
2013 included a ton of revisionist sports history
The 2013 sports vernacular included a lot of stories with references that included the word “since” in them.
Such as, the first time a team or individual had accomplished this tremendous feat “since.”
That one adverb helped to make this past year one that will not soon be forgotten by its participants and fans. Full Story
Tigers make slam dunk of Cameron X-Mas Classic
Mitchell needs two points to become school’s all-time leading scorer
CAMERON— Riding the crest of a five-game winning streak, the Rockdale Tigers ran away with the 15th annual Cameron Chamber of Commerce Christmas Classic over the weekend.
The Tigers took home the top prize on the boys side going unbeaten and defeating Whitney 71-46. For the girls, Brenham took out Marble Falls 54-40 for the trophy. Full Story