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The Good News at Rockdale
Theatre is helping to heal the community of Rockdale, and theatre artists with Austin ties are playing a part
"...Theatre is helping to heal the community of Rockdale, and theatre artists with Austin ties are playing a..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Death of Ben Brownlee
A Rockdale teenager's suicide raises questions about official protections for gay and transgendered kids
"...or his journal, and made the short walk to Rockdale's city cemetery, less than a mile from his mother's..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Air Clearing Over Rockdale?
"...giant either to dramatically reduce air pollution from its Rockdale smelter or shut it down. On April 8, the..."

April 18, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Art Outside
Choose your own adventure at the ninth art/music fest
"...property nestled along the San Gabriel River northwest of Rockdale, will transform into a mecca for artistic celebration and..."

Oct. 17, 2013 Arts Post by Jessi Cape

Naked City
Rockdale Smoke Out
"...the public relations battle over air pollution at Alcoa's Rockdale plant remains on a high boil. Earlier this month,..."

Nov. 30, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Neighbors vs. Neighbors
A profile of the Central Texas struggle over Alcoa Rockdale and its plans for expansionAlcoa announces new "voluntary" emissions reductions.
"...in the files of government agencies suggest that Alcoa's Rockdale aluminum smelter -- a major polluter of Texas air..."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Coal Hard Cash
Alcoa has applied for a mining application in Elgin, near Austin.
"...7,000 acres adjoining the mine near the town of Rockdale. The Sandow Mine runs 24 hours a day, seven..."

Sept. 3, 1999 News Feature

TNRCC, EPA Follow Suit
The EPA and TNRCC jump on environmentalists' bandwagon by accusing Alcoa of violating the Clean Air Act.
"...laws due to equipment upgrades it made at its Rockdale facility in the mid-Eighties. The notification reflects -- and..."

Jan. 18, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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Our readers talk back.
"...are the quotes and references to Allen Sanders, the Rockdale Independent School District principal, and other RISD administration officials...."

Feb. 6, 2004 Column

Will Alcoa Clear the Air?
The aluminum giant's power-plant replacement plan hasn't convinced enviros
"...it uses to fuel its enormous aluminum smelter in Rockdale (about 60 miles northeast of Austin), with hopes of..."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Texans join call to limit coal waste dumping, and New Source Review changes get panned
"...opposing the strip-mining plans of the Alcoa facility in Rockdale, about 60 miles northeast of Austin. "For decades, Alcoa..."

March 19, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Day Trips
"...Rainbow Courts Motel in Rockdale began with America's love with the automobile, and 85..."

May 16, 2003 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Aluminum Can'ts
Three environmental groups take aluminum giant Alcoa to court.
"...Sandow power plant, which fuels its aluminum smelter in Rockdale, is in violation of the federal Clean Air Act..."

Jan. 11, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Capitol Chronicle
Environmental groups notify Alcoa Corp. of intent to sue over environmental violations.
"...intent to sue for what the groups say are Alcoa-Rockdale's violations of the federal clean air act. As they..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Column by Michael King

KXAN's Aluminum Siding
KXAN does publicity work for Alcoa, disguised as news reporting.
"...the brief report was devoted almost exclusively to Alcoa Rockdale's personal presentation -- via company spokesman Jim Hodson and..."

Sept. 21, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Live at Liberty Lunch
The Neville Brothers
"...Rockdale, Texas (pop. 5,600) is only about 60 miles northeast..."

July 23, 1999 Music Feature

Congress Spotlights Texas' Coal Waste
Feds hear testimony on Central Texas polluters
"...currently designated as the latter. Alcoa's Sandow mine in Rockdale, among the largest and most controversial strip mines in..."

Jan. 14, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Where Were the School Officials?
"...are the quotes and references to Allen Sanders, the Rockdale Independent School District principal, and other RISD administration officials...."

Feb. 4, 2004 Postmarks

Change Won't Be Easy
"...of those gay teens that grew up there in Rockdale and despite the fact that I didn't receive most..."

Feb. 4, 2004 Postmarks

Naked City
"...has used for more than 50 years at its Rockdale aluminum facility and that it currently mines from its..."

Sept. 5, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Short Cuts
Local screenwriter Todd Morris gets in good with Miramax / Dimension, and our apologies to the Ragamuffin Film Festival … not that they needed us, anyway.
"...Don't Go Back to Rockdale Dept.: That is, unless, of course, you're former resident..."

July 25, 2003 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

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Urban planning and noise in the Hood
"...members of NFN, perceive our struggle. We're sensitive to Alcoa-Rockdale's importance to the livelihoods of many Milam and Lee..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Column

Capitol Chronicle
The grandfathered pollution exemption celebrates its 30th birthday, and the Lege takes another look at cleaning up the air
"...Rockdale was blinded, and so, could not tell...."

April 6, 2001 News Column by Michael King

News/Print
Austinites get on the same page with the Mayor's Book Club selection, Rockdale rocks some literature and music, novelist Amanda Eyre Ward gets crazy with the cheese (she's a whiz with the books, too), and Dobie Paisano turns 40, gets some work done
"...• Like books, will travel: Rockdale – yes, the Rockdale that's an hour drive from..."

Feb. 29, 2008 Books Column by Kimberley Jones

Alcoa, von Gonten Family Reach Settlement in Legal Fight
Critics charge suit was meant to intimidate citizens
"...a massive aluminum smelter and coal-fired power plant in Rockdale, about 60 miles northeast of Austin, inked a settlement..."

Dec. 2, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...spot belongs to Alcoa's Warrick plant in Indiana; Alcoa's Rockdale facility near Austin was not ranked. – W.D...."

May 27, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
"Upset emissions" pose a not-so-nonroutine threat to air quality
"...Said Travis Brown of Public Citizen, Alcoa Inc.'s controversial Rockdale smelter and power plant has a "tremendous problem" with..."

Aug. 27, 2004 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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Our readers talk back.
"...unchecked; or for that matter, anyone and everyone in Rockdale who heard, or even suspected, Tesía's hurting and suffering...."

Feb. 13, 2004 Column

School System Needs to Serve All Students
"...as a newspaper article possibly can – at the Rockdale High students who tormented her, at the teachers and..."

Feb. 11, 2004 Postmarks

Pronoun Preference
"...unchecked; or for that matter, anyone and everyone in Rockdale who heard, or even suspected, Tesía's hurting and suffering...."

Feb. 10, 2004 Postmarks

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