Decision time on PD site
Six alternative sites topics for council Monday
It’s decision time. Choosing a site for a new police station is an agenda item for the Rockdale City Council when it meets in special session at 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall.
“It is an action item,” City Manager Chris Whittaker told The Reporter. “I would expect a decision to be made on the site at this time.” Full Story
Th-th-th-that’s not all folks
There’s another free Kay Theater movie session remaining in the city library’s Summer Reading Program. On Thursday, 75 enthusiastic kids, parents and friends gathered to watch cartoons and ‘The Good Dinosaur.’ They included (left photo) Ashley Mantey and (from left) six-year-old Alyssa Brown-Fulkerson, three-year-old Mavryk Mantey and six-year-old Blayr Mantey. Full Story
Round 2? Luminant, ARB again far apart
Company opinion: ‘Units $50 million’
The stage is set for even more high-stakes litigation between Luminant and the Milam Appraisal District (AD) after the district’s appraisal review board on Friday approved a 2016 value on Sandow Power Plant Units 4 and 5 that’s hundreds of millions of dollars more than the figure Luminant is seeking. Full Story
Park, parade highlight Juneteenth
Food, fun and history
History was on the minds of those who celebrated Juneteenth with a parade and an afternoon evening long picnic Saturday in southeast Rockdale.
Juneteenth, of course, commemorated the announcement June 19, 1865, of the end of slavery in Texas and is a cherished day of remembrance. Full Story
It’s too hot says the red headed wimp
It’s HOT! I don’t know if I am becoming more of a wimp with each passing year but I literally can not take the heat anymore.
I don’t know what it is, but I have to drink twice as much water as I used to.
The heat literally makes me nauseous and I feel like I’m going to pass out. Full Story
Milam Retired Teachers changing name July 1
New title reflects all school personnel organization serves
Effective July 1, Milam County Retired Teachers Association (MCRTA) will be known as the Milam County Retired School Personnel Association (MCRSPA). Full Story
Four score entry into Hall of Honor
Impressive credentials highlight newest class
The newest members of the Rockdale Hall of Honor are as impressive as they come.
Crystal Anderson, Jeff Easterwood, Jessica Gaines and Stryker Sulak make up the 2016 class.
Sulak (RHS 2004) was a sixth round draft choice by the Oakland Raiders after a stellar career at Missouri. Full Story
Robertson gets second chance at Blinn
Torn ACL derailed standout’s senior year
After suffering a debilitating knee injury, Dae Dae Robertson is going to get a second chance at athletics.
The recent Rockdale graduate signed with Blinn College Wednesday to play basketball.
The star injured her left knee December 18 in a basketball game against Troy and had surgery Dec. 18. to prematurely end her stellar career. Full Story
Cowboy Karl steps back in the ring
Unbeaten Milano native ready to move up
Ryan “Cowboy” Karl will step back into the ring June 25 as co-main event in San Antonio at the historical Scottish Rite Theatre.
The Premier Boxing Champion card will be televised on NBCSN and is lead with a main event that includes Justin Deloach (14-1) and puncher Junior Castil- lo (10-0). Full Story
Market on Main
MARKET ON MAIN—The Rockdale Downtown Association’s first Market on Main event was held Saturday. The monthly sidewalk sale event encourages vendors to set up along Main Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Market on Main will be held the third Saturday of each month. For more information call 512-446-7827 or 830-928-8486. Full Story
Millennials outperforming older generations in retirement readiness
Study shows millennials’ saving habits position them for secure retirement
NASHVILLE–Even though millennials have had less time to build their retirement wealth, they are already catching up to many of those who are closest to retirement, according to a new survey by Ramsey Solutions, a leading company in financial education. Full Story
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