Rockdale ISD: ‘Good test scores, again!’
District eyes positive report card from state
With the long nightmare of being caught in bureaucratic limbo, fast becoming a fading memory in the rear-view mirror, Rockdale ISD administrators are hailing a new round of test scores this summer. Full Story
The temperatures are getting hot and a respite from the heat is heading up to the Rockdale City Swimming Pool for some fun in the sun like this group of kids were doing Tuesday. Full Story
RISD projecting 2-cent tax rate hike
Rockdale ISD officials are predicting a two-cent tax rate increase for the upcoming school year that will help cover the over $1-million budget deficit the district is facing. Full Story
Council to use grant funds on US 79 sidewalks
Public hearing also held on parks plan
The consensus is that if the City of Rockdale can get grant funds to improve its sidewalks and parks, the citizens are behind the idea. Full Story
Holly accepts interim city manager position
Randy Holly, who previously stepped in as Rockdale city manager in 2008-09, has accepted the city’s offer to substitute again and is already on the job.
Mayor John King contacted Holly within a day after Kelvin Knauf resigned under pressure June 2. H olly officially accepted the offer Monday.
“I am happy to be back—I love Rockdale,” Holly said. Full Story
Juneteenth observance set Saturday
Rockdale’s annual Juneteenth observance is set to begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21 at Sumuel Park.
The observance will continue through 9 p.m.
Sumuel Park is located at the intersection of MLK Drive and Fourth. Full Story
Doing ‘a little bit of everything’ for 28 years
The ‘face’ of Thorndale retires
One of Thorndale’s most familiar faces isn’t going away but if you see her from now on, it will be in a different location from the last 28 years.
Denise Melde has been Thorndale City Secretary for the past 21 years and worked for the city seven years before assuming that title in 1993.
She has retired from the city, effective May 30. Full Story
Chamber to host July 4 event, fireworks
There will be food, fun and fireworks at Rockdale’s Fair Park this Independence Day, according to Rockdale Chamber of Commerce chairman Janice King.
“Event will begin at 6 p.m. and culminate with a fireworks display shortly after sunset,” King said.
There will be no admission fee, but a small charge for games and food. Full Story