New PD topic for town hall
Cost, location to get airings on Thursday
The City of Rockdale’s plan to construct a new police station at a site on US 79 just west of the city limits is listed as the main topic of discussion for a town hall session set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Patterson Center.
Discussion of the proposed new city charter is also a topic. Full Story
Hallelujah, what a heritage
Not every town gets a 94-year-old living legend to keynote its events. Rockdale does.
But not every town has Susie Sansom-Piper in its heritage. Rockdale does. Full Story
Rockdale lands street repair grant from 2015 flooding
$71,000 going for road damage in May deluge
Rockdale has been awarded a $71,000 federal grant to repair damage on two mid-town streets damaged in March, 2015 flooding.
City Manager Chris Whittaker said Monday he was notified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the award.
He said the city is obligated to pay $19,000, representing a matching 25 percent, and the grant will provide $52,000. Full Story
Heritages get their day(s)
Downtown site for events
The past was on display at several downtown venues Thursday through Saturday for the first annual Heritage Days celebration.
The city library, I&GN Depot Museum and Wolf Park were sites for speeches, music, exhibitions and food, while a Friday bus tour of the El Camino Real (ECR) National Historic Trail left from the Chamber of Commerce rock house. Full Story
Martha’s soup recipe is always requested
WORD FROM THE WIFE
This is the first time in years that I can remember such a beautiful springtime here.
All this rain, the most beautiful wildflowers I’ve seen anywhere, relatively cool days and nights, I love it!! Let’s just have spring all summer, okay???
—pc— Full Story
Open air music
OPEN AIR MUSIC—There was a day of music Saturday at the Wolf Park pavilion as part of Heritage Days in downtown Rockdale. The Communities in Concert Band kicked off the observance before an appreciative crowd. There was also disc jockey music under the pavilion through the rest of the morning and early afternoon. Full Story
Par for the course
Lady Tigers return to state with new attitude
There’s an old adage that goes, “Familiarity breeds contempt.” When it comes to playing in the state tournament, the Rockdale girls golf team begs to differ. The Lady Tigers return to Grey Rock on Wednesday to take on the field at the UIL Class 3A State Tournament. Full Story
Clark ready for anything as NFL draft looms large
Rockdale star could go between first and fourth rounds
Le’Raven Clark is a man of few words, for sure, but there’s a couple of things he is quite vocal about.
He is ready for all this draft hoopla to be over and he doesn’t care what team he goes too.
Quite frankly, he’d rather be fishing. Full Story
Little League memories come flooding back
The former cheerleader and I make a weekly pilgrimage to Austin to watch the six-year-old grandson Reese play coachpitch baseball.
Now if you’ve ever witnessed a game at this level, you know that most of the kids don’t have a clue as to why they are out there. Full Story
CHAMBER MIXER—Lone Star Guns hosted the April Chamber XChange last Tuesday. The monthly mixers are sponsored by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and are designed as informal get-togethers for Chamber members. Light refreshments are served to Chamber officers, other members and guests. Full Story
IRS scams continue to pose a threat
IRS TAX TIPS
Don’t be fooled by scammers. Stay safe and be informed. Here are some of the most recent IRS-related scams to be on the lookout for: Telephone scams Full Story
Why people don’t take prescription meds
Experts estimate that up to 50 percent of medications that physicians prescribe to their patients don’t end up being taken as directed. At least 20 percent of the prescriptions aren’t even filled. Full Story
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