Chamber, MDD compromise
New board proposed; no tourism committee
They did it.
Representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and Municipal Development District (MDD) have reached a compromise on the long-simmering issue of Rockdale’s tourism activities. Full Story
Holy week services will start Monday
Rockdale Ministerial Alliance’s Holy Week luncheon services begin at 11:50 a.m. Monday in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church and continue through Good Friday, April 18.
Speakers will be as follows. In parentheses are other churches who will participate that day:
• Monday—Jack Chelf, First Baptist; (St. Thomas Episcopal, Allen AME). Full Story
Cancer survivors gathered at Apache Pass Saturday for the annual Relay For Life, and what more appropriate place for a group photo than in front of another prominent ‘survivor,’ the 102-year-old Worley Bridge, which has been refurbished and set back on its original moorings. Full Story
Dewberry runners ready to ‘glow’
Dark times are coming for the annual Dewberry Jam Fun Run and Walk.
And that’s a fact. The 15th annual run, sponsored by Alpha Tau Delta service sorority, unreels Saturday night at the Rockdale Country Club.
Runners will race along the cart paths at the country club, which will feature black lights and colorful paints. Full Story
35-year prison term for child sex
Arson, burglary linked to suspect
A 23-year-old Thorndale man pleaded guilty to enhanced sexual assault of a child last week in 20th District Court and was assessed a 35-year prison term by Judge John Youngblood.
John Graves Redington, assistant prosecutor, said Herman Miller Griffith was also linked to an arson-burglary that destroyed a Milano-area house on Jan. 7, 2013. Full Story
Nature Fest returning to Fair Park Saturday
It’s a natural. It’s nature.
Rockdale’s Fair Park will host the fifth annual Nature Fest, sponsored by the El Camino Real chapter of Master Naturalists, Friday and Saturday. Full Story
Milano ISD eyes overcrowding fixes
New junior-high, ag shop mulled
MILANO—Cramped spaces might mean new places for Milano ISD students as officials held a public hearing Thursday to discuss options to help with the district’s overcrowding.
MISD superintendent Robert Westbrook said the district is focused on its future needs. Full Story