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By Jim Gibson | Jan 18, 2023

Rockdale grew from a sleepy farming and railroad stop to a manufacturing town in the 1950’s when ALCOA started.  In the early 2000’s, both ALCOA and the Luminant power plants shut down and the town has not been the same since.  Some may call this a negative economic adjustment – you will soon see this was an economic trauma.

Please grab your December 22, 2022, edition of the Rockdale Reporter to read a republished article from Mike Brown who described the final Luminant plant closing trauma in graphic... Read More

By Jim Gibson | Jan 7, 2023

ROCKDALE MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH AUSTIN-BASED MARKETING FIRM

New Growth in Rockdale Provides Opportunities to Market the Community

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By Jim Gibson | Jan 3, 2023

ROCKDALE MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT PAYS OFF DEBT ON FORMER INDUSTRIAL PARK

RMDD is Now Completely Debt-Free

 

(January 5, 2023) ROCKDALE, Texas – The Rockdale Municipal Development District (RMDD) recently sold the Rockdale Industrial Park for the new Cornerstone subdivision.  The RMDD Board expressed its desire to use the property sale proceeds to fully pay off its debt.  On January 3, 2023, the 2016 Bonds were fully paid off and the RMDD... Read More

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