Hitting the ground running
New principal priority for superintendent
Denise Monzingo didn’t wait long to start earning her paycheck as the new Rockdale ISD superintendent.
Thursday she was formally hired in a unanimous vote of the Rockdale ISD board of trustees.
By Friday afternoon she was officially posting a major administrative vacancy as the district begins its search for a new high school principal. Full Story
Apache Pass was the site of a Tough Mudder competition that drew 14,000 participants from all over the United States on Saturday and Sunday. The 10-to-12-mile event isn’t billed as a fun run—it has obstacles designed to challenge the fittest participants—but obviously it was a great deal of fun for most participants, especially those who don’t mind a little mud. Full Story
Bankruptcy not being felt locally
$2-billion loan to keep going
Since last Tuesday (May 1) Luminant has been in bankruptcy, but there’s been little change at work sites for Milam County’s largest employer.
And there shouldn’t be, according to the company. Full Story
Milano man dies in Monday wreck
5-year-old injured in two-vehicle crash
A 33-year-old Milano man became Milam County’s second traffic fatality in less than a week Monday night when his pickup was in collision with an 18-wheeler on Texas 36 just inside the Milam- Burleson County line.
Adam Apollo Alderman was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Andy Isaacs. Full Story
Oldest cemetery ‘coming back to life’
Rockdale’s oldest cemetery—which includes graves of Civil War veterans and a victim of the 1888 Mundine Hotel fire—is getting a “sprucing up” from a joint effort by local volunteers and the City of Rockdale. Full Story
Busy school year ending in Rockdale
It’s a sprint to the finish during May in the Rockdale ISD with many events scheduled in the final four weeks of the 2013-14 term. Full Story
Election set for Saturday in Thorndale
Saturday is school and municipal election day in South Milam County but only in Thorndale.
All elections have been canceled in Rockdale and Milano since there were no contested races. Full Story
PULLING TOWARD THE END—
A sure sign that school is into its final full month is the Rockdale Elementary School’s annual field day which was held Friday at Tiger Field and on the school campus. Traditional final event is the tug-of-war which always draws the loudest cheers and the maximum effort. Full Story