It’s Fair time in Rockdale
Events building to big day Saturday
The 41st Rockdale Fair’s big weekend is Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and it will be trying to build on last year’s, the most successful ever.
It’s mostly a “dance with who brung us” Fair in 2016, with a card of events that looks pretty much the same as 2015, with one big exception and a couple of new offerings. Full Story
Rockdale senior Zach Montelongo was the first Tiger to get his hands on the Bell as Jackson Perry cheers him on after Big Blue dismantled Cameron in an 80-54 thrill ride in the 62nd Battle of the Bell Friday at Tigerland Field. Complete coverage begins on page 1C, more photos on 5C and 6C. Full Story
Early voting to begin Monday
4 locations set within Milam
Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election begins Monday at four locations in Milam County, including the Rockdale Juvenile Justice Center.
There are no contested county races.
However, there is a big one. You may have heard of it.
Democrat Hilary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are vying to replace incumbent Democrat Barack Obama, who is term limited. Full Story
Hafley named queen of ‘16 Fair
Hux and Jerman runners-up in pageant
Madison Hafley, a 16-year-old senior at Thorndale High School, was crowned Miss Rockdale Fair 2016 Saturday before a crowd of more than 300 in the Rockdale High School auditorium.
First runner-up at the annual pageant was Hannah Hux and second runner-up was Jordan Jerman. Full Story
RDA ordered perfect Fair weather
Should be excellent weather for the Fair this weekend. Best of luck to all of the contestants, vendors, entertainment and of course, to all of the Fair-goers.
Speaking of vendors, the Rockdale Downtown Association is having a booth at the Fair, selling fried bacon candy in order to raise money to replace the Christmas lights on our downtown buildings. Full Story
DICTIONARY DONATIONS—The Rockdale Rotary club presented dictionaries to all third grades in Rockdale, Thorndale, St. Pauls-Thorndale, Milano and Gause. A total of 230 dictionaries were given out. Full Story
A Bell of a Win
Big Blue takes back the Bell in scoreboard scorcher
In 2007, Jeff Miller refused to let his team score from the three-yard line with the clock running down to reach the 50-point mark in a 43-21 win against Cameron.
Apparently, he’s changed his attitude a bit. Full Story
Bulldogs are aiming high
28 lettermen, 18 starters give them hope
After two straight 5-6 campaigns, McGregor is ready to join the 3A hierarchy and perhaps stay a little longer in the state playoff bracket.
Unfortunately, the depth of great teams in District 10-3A presents a real challenge to those lofty goals.
The Bulldogs were ousted by Cameron in the first round of the playoffs in 2015. Full Story
2016 Battle of the Bell is one for the ages
I went by Tigerland Field Saturday morning just to make sure I hadn’t missed anything and guess what? Rockdale scored again.
With tongue planted firmly in cheek last week, when ever someone asked me who I thought was going to win the Battle of the Bell and knowing full-well both teams propensity for wearing out scoreboards, I exclaimed, “Rockdale, 80 to 70.” Full Story
RE-FLOATING—The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce float will look better than ever Saturday when it comes sailing down Cameron Avenue (US 79) in the 2016 Fair Parade. That’s because Rockdale Fair and Rockdale Chamber of Commerce joined together and split the cost of totally revamping the it. “That was desperately needed,” Chamber office manger Denise Brock said. Full Story
Market on Main
MARKET ON MAIN—There were all kids of good produce and other good things to eat downtown Saturday as the Rockdale Downtown Association held its monthly Market on Main, Vendors lined Main Street under sunny skies. The Main Street event is held every third Saturday. For more information, or to become a vendor for the next one, call 512-446-7287 or 830-928-8486. Full Story
Sales tax: City, county totals show increases
After a couple of months of flat or negative sales tax receipts the numbers reversed themselves in October for the City of Rockdale and Milam County.
Milam County is dealing with the possibility of millions of dollars in shortfall, depending on the eventual outcome of the Luminant lawsuit, now working its way forward in 20th District Court. Full Story
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