On Nov. 17, nearly 300 students from over 25 schools gathered at Perry and Perry Builders (PPB) Servicing Welders Across Texas (S.W.A.T) Building to compete and earn certifications at the 5th annual Tiger Tough Certification Event. This event is hosted by PPB in conjunction with Rockdale ISD and the Texas High School Welding Series (TXHSWS) in an effort to strike the arc between education and industry, forge a common bond and work together to close the skills gap by developing the technical and employability skills necessary in today’s youth for tomorrow’s welding industry.
“Christmas at the Kay,” a yearly holiday treat, will perform its 10th show at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the historic Kay Theater in downtown Rockdale.
At last Tuesday night’s special city council meeting, special guest Professional Engineer Angie Sanchez, with the engineering firm KSA, outlined the phases of the city’s water pipe replacement project and answered questions from both the audience and council members.
The Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) hired the firm Kimley Horn to come up with a design for the East Cameron Avenue Corridor and it was presented at the Patterson Civic Center at 2 p.m. Monday.