Icy blast grips county
Multiple wrecks, school closings result of dangerous roadways
When the roads in Texas are icy, nothing happens—no school, no meetings, and as local law enforcement agencies would have liked it, no driving.
A cold front that brought with it sleet, light snow and ice hit Milam County and surrounding areas with a bang on Thursday night, causing road and school closures on Friday morning. Full Story
ALMOST MOVE-IN DAY
Hunters Chase Senior Living Community Manager Aria Nobles shows off furniture that is set to go inside the residences of the 80-unit living facility this week. With a few cosmetic touches to be made to the facility, Nobles hopes that residents can begin moving in to their new homes next week. Full Story
Council talks HOT funds at workshop
Upgrade in city’s water model could help economic development
Money and water were hot topics at a Rockdale city council workshop held Jan. 21 at city hall. C ouncil m embers g ot t o hear information about how the hotel-motel occupancy tax funds the city receives could be disbursed and who would go about disbursing those funds. Full Story
Rotary ‘Casino Night’ Saturday at The Ranch
The Rockdale Rotary Club is hosting its first annual Casino Night fundraiser at The Ranch on Saturday, Feb. 1.
Games begin at 7 p.m., according to Michelle Morgan, club president. The event will raise funds for Rotary scholarships. Full Story
Proposed hog processing plant ‘dead in the water’
A feral hog processing plant that was set to open at the corner of Beverly Drive and Hickory Street, just south of Rockdale is pretty much “dead in the water,” according to Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) director Kara Clore. Full Story
‘Now I know who saved my father’s life’
Entire family exists because of 1913 heroism
Dr. Leroy Swift Jr. isn’t given to showing his emotions. The Rockdale resident is a veteran of decades of law enforcement, including 27 years with the Kansas City (MO) Police Department.
But Dr. Swift, 77, admitted to having a few tears in his eyes while reading the Dec. 19, 2013, Rockdale Reporter. Full Story