The area in and around Rockdale is not exactly ablaze with the colors of autumn this season, but if you look around you will see some colors other than green. There is always a chance of more to come as cooler weather lets the trees know they don’t need to be producing as much chlorophyll for photosynthesis. It is the presence of of chlorophyll that keeps leaves green. Reporter/David Money
SAN ANTONIO—Starting Friday, the Alamo will begin offering in-person guided tours to visitors again for the first time since March.
Rockdale Independent School District Maintenance Director Lance Weidler, left, and employee Wade Jeffcoat helped Rockdale Earth Day celebrate Arbor Day on Friday by planting four Chinkapin oaks along Pecos Street on the high school campus. Photo provided by David Melton
We are all guilty of this. It’s Thanksgiving Day, your house is packed, and you’re rushing to get the turkey out. At no point have you stopped to just appreciate the holiday, God, and everything He has done for you to make this special occasion happen. Thanksgiving turns into day of gluttony and the day loses its reverence and power.
The Rockdale International & Great Northern Railroad Depot & Museum is open again after being closed since the first of the year and it had added some items to its collection. One of the added items is this ticket cabinet filled with things it would have had in it years ago when train stations were bustling places. The cabinet is from the collection of the late Bert Dockall, who was a charter member of the Rockdale Historical Society. The museum is currently open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. For information or to join the historical society call 512-446-2956. Reporter/David Money