Up, up and away
Siomara Mata is beaming and ballooning at the
2014 Thorndale High School graduation ceremony Friday night at Bulldog Stadium. Thorndale handed out 51 diplomas on the evening. For more from the Thorndale and Milano graduations, see page 5B, 7C. Full Story
Knauf resigns city manager post Monday
Action at end of closed city council session
Kelvin Knauf, who served as Rockdale city manager for the past five years, submitted his resignation after a two-hour closed city council session Monday evening.
The council voted 5-0 to accept it, effective immediately.
Council members Nathan Bland, Colby Fisher, Doug Calame, Joyce Dalley and Leroy Phillips voted in favor of accepting the resignation. Full Story
One dead, 6 hurt at 77-485 corner
Van, car collide, two hospitals get victims of crash
The infamous intersection of US 77 and FM 485 north of Cameron claimed another victim just after 11 a.m. Monday in a van-car crash.
Fifty-three year old Ellaree Matthews was pronounced dead at Little River Cameron Hospital by Justice of the Peace Sam Berry. Full Story
Chelf graduation speaker
Class of 2014 to get diplomas at 7:30 Friday
Graduation exercises are always a “farewell” for cap-and-gown-clad seniors.
The ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tiger Field will also be one for the speaker.
Rev. Jack Chelf, who has retired from the ministry within the past two weeks will deliver the commencement address. Full Story
Pflugerville’s Commerford new RHS Principal
Unanimous vote by RISD trustees in Friday session
Six years ago, Tiffany Commerford was hired for a top school administrative post by Denise Monzingo. It was in Pflugerville.
Now, the same thing has happened again, only this time in Rockdale.
Commerford is the new principal at Rockdale High School, named to that post Friday in a unanimous vote of RISD trustees. Full Story
Homecoming set Sunday in civic center
Rockdale’s Homecoming is set for Sunday at the Patterson Civic Center, according to Gerri Offield, president of the Rockdale Homecoming Association.
Activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts for the early visitors. “There will not be a speaker,” Offield said. Full Story