PD downtown site picked
‘Car wash’ area location selection ends controversy
Rockdale’s new police station will be built downtown.
Drawing cheers from visitors at City Hall after lengthy public and executive sessions Monday, the city council voted to build the new PD at a downtown site surrounding the existing car wash at the San Gabriel Cameron (US 79) intersection. Full Story
Back to school
Rockdale ISD school trustees (L-R) Raymon Puente, Michelle Lehmkuhl and Wenda Dyer had to try the intermediate school’s new playscape during the annual pre-opening board tour on Friday. Lin Perry/Perry & Builders donated swings, materials and labor, Alpha Tau Delta and Rockdale P-TO donated $3,000 each and David Yarbrough added $15,000. Full Story
Sidewalk project discussed
There’s been a lot of talk, even considerable passion, in recent years about making downtown Rockdale more attractive.
Here comes something that’s going to do exactly that, and it’s hoped a $150,000 sidewalk replacement project is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg. Full Story
Headliners: Milsap, Smith/‘Earl’
Mo Pitney opener for Saturday, Oct. 22 dance
One is a certified country legend with 40—count ‘em, 40—number one hits, eight gold records, six Grammys and is credited with helping fuse country and rhythm and blues.
The other is the newest of the new, a talented singer-musician who has created a humorous alter ego who has become a social media phenomenon. Full Story
Dinner Tonight Cooking School set for Sept. 30
COMMENTS FROM MICAH
Mark your calendars now to join us for food and fun at the Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School Road Show, which will be presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
The local event will be held September 30 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Bea’s Kitchen located at 101 E. in Cameron. The doors will open at 11:30am. Full Story
ENGAGED—The parents of Lacy Jo Talley and Joseph Paul Sanders announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children. An Oct. 15, 2016, wedding is planned at The Lodge at Bridal Veil Falls in Spring Branch. The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Rockdale High School and received a master of education degree from Midwestern State University. Full Story
Tigers front five provide anchor for team
West—the football team—is rebuilding
With a state championship in baseball and softball in 2015, the pressure is squarely on the West football team to join the party.
Having to replace seven starters—most at skill offensive positions—may delay any plans to expand the trophy case. Full Story
Team photo camaraderie brings back memories
Sitting here on the 40th anniversary of our graduation from high school (Spirit of ‘76), I was spurred to have wistful feeling for my teammates as I go though another football photo day.
Watching the interactions between the players and knowing the lifelong friendships that are being forged. Full Story
Thorndale-Milano clashes a rival rarity
Far and few in between—but very memorable
On Friday evening, the Milano football team will travel 22 miles West on Highway 79 to do battle with Thorndale in the season opener.
While the mileage is negligible, the distance in meetings between the two schools is massive.
The two schools first met in 1932, but have butted heads just 17 times in the 84 years previous and not since 2008. Full Story
85 structures razed in city in nine years
NOTES FROM THE CITY
Just because a structure is ugly, needs painting or the roof may look like it needs to be replaced does not meet the requirements to be classified as substandard.
The city ordinance, which includes the state definitions and procedures, specifies the criteria to determine when a structure is substandard. Full Story
SNIP, SNIP—A ribbon cutting was recently held for Chamber of Commerce member Ginno’s Italian Restaurant, located across the street from the Chamber’s rock house headquarters.
Owner Gregorio Torres did the honors with family, restaurant employees and members of the Chamber board of directors and ambassadors looking on. Full Story
XCHANGE—August’s Chamber XChange was held last Tuesday in the offices of Tx Rec Land downtown. The monthly mixers are held by the Chamber of Commerce and participating businesses and are designed as get-togethers for the Rockdale area business community, including prospective Chamber members. Call 512-446-2030 for information. Full Story
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