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
Prizes await Rockdale’s ‘first baby’
$800 in gifts will go to child, parents in annual contest
Rockdale’s first baby of 2014 will win $800 in prizes and gifts from 28 local merchants and organizations in the annual first baby contest.
Here’s how it works.
The contest is open to parents who live in Rockdale or have a Rockdale address. Full Story
Lights go on for third ‘gateway sign’ at west city limits
Landscaping next step in development district’s project
The lights are on this holiday season at the newest Rockdale gateway sign, located on US 79 at the western city limits.
This is the third gateway sign to go up. The signs are a project of the Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD). Full Story
First holiday of New Year set Wednesday
Wednesday is, of course, New Year’s Day with most businesses to be closed, along with city and county government offices.
Among the closings are all of Rockdale’s financial institutions.
City Hall and the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library will be closed and Rockdale’s garbage pickup will be one day late from Wednesday through Saturday. Full Story