Fair Park 4th

There will be food, fun and fireworks at Rockdale’s Fair Park this Independence Day, according to the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. Chamber Chairman Janice King said, “The event will begin at 6 p.m. and culminate with a fireworks display shortly after sunset.” There will be no admission fee, but a small charge for games and food will be asked. Children’s […]


Free Mammograms

Those who qualify are eligible for a free mammogram and are urged to make an appointment for one today. The Manor Community Center, 600 W. Carrie Manor Street in Manor, will be hosting the free mammograms on Tuesday, July 8. To qualify, applicants must be at least 40 years old, have no breast implants, not be pregnant, not breast feeding, […]


Farmers Market

“’It’s All Good’ Farmers Market is open in McDade Fridays and weekends as long as people are willing to bring their harvests to our store,” said owner of MNJ in McDade, Michael Molberg. “Locally grown, farm fresh produce can be found if one just turns around as they leave the MNJ Grocery on Hwy. 290 in McDade.” The Farmers Market […]


Southern Gospel Singing First Christian Church Elgin will host the first annual Southern Gospel Singing on Saturday night, July 12, at 6 p.m. at the First Christian Church building, 101 Robin Street. The singing will feature a number of artists, both local and non-local. The group White Dove will be the featured artist and will take the stage at 6 […]

Giddings Library News Corner

By the Light of the Moon by Tricia Goyer is a gripping historical novel about Amelia Gladstone. Her hopes are tied up in the Titanichopes for a reunion with her sister and an introduction to an admirer. When she offers a spare ticket to a down-and-out young man, her fate is about to change. Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond […]

Duane Doyle Roberts

June 19, 1961 - June 23, 2014

Duane Doyle Roberts was born on June 19, 1961 in Austin, Texas to Carlton & Ethel (Smith) Roberts. He graduated from Burnet High School and had owned and operated his own barber shop in Austin for several years. Currently, he was employed as a truck driver. He loved music and enjoyed playing the guitar and fishing. Duane passed away unexpectedly […]

Lawrence Fredrick Heuchert

February 7, 1924 - June 26, 2014

Lawrence F. Heuchert, 90, passed away June 26, 2014 in Houston, Texas. He was born February 7, 1924 in Stirum, North Dakota to Rev. Karl Heuchert and Amanda Lueker. Lawrence spent his youth and graduated from high school in Henning, Minnesota. He then attended and graduated from Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Springfield, Illinois. Rev. Heuchert served as a pastor for […]

Ruth Anna Johanna Markert

December 19, 1932 - June 23, 2014

Ruth Anna Johanna (Weiser) Markert was born on December 19, 1932 in Bigfoot, Texas to Gottfried and Frieda (Handrick) Weiser. She was united in marriage to Calvin Markert on November 29, 1953 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Rose, Dennis and Diana. Ruth was a loving and devoted farmer’s wife and also helped […]


Charity Basketball Tourney

The second annual “3 on 3”, double elimination, basketball tournament to raise funds for local special needs children will be July 12-13 at the Taylor High School gymnasium. Divisions consist of age groups 11-14, 15-17, and 18+ (adult teams are eligible at this level.) There will also be a girls’ division and a challenger division for special needs athletes. Team […]