Small’s life sentence affirmed
Appellate court okays decisions during trial
HOUSTON—A Texas appellate court has denied the appeal of Sherill Small, the woman serving a life-without-parole sentence for the 2013 death of a two-year-old girl for whom she was providing foster care at Small’s Rockdale home.
The 14th Court of Appeals published its decision Thursday. Full Story
Mostly the Rockdale Intermediate School fifth-grade’s endof school play “A Walk Through American History” is a rather light hearted affair, but there are some poignant moments where the young actors tug on the heartstrings. This is one of those moments as field nurse Madison Hicks tends to wounded Alex Silva on a World War I battlefield. Full Story
Woman charged in child porn
Police: ‘Photos of 7-year-old sent to Middle East
A 38-year-old Rockdale woman has been charged with a variety of offenses in which Rockdale police allege pornographic images of a seven-year-old girl were sent to a resident in the Middle East. Full Story
Ibarra, Davenport lead RHS graduates
Commencement Friday evening
Emily Ibarra is the valedictorian and Geritt Davenport the salutatorian of the 101-candidate Rockdale High School graduating class of 2016.
Commencement exercises are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tiger Field.
In the event of bad weather the exercises will be moved indoors to the RHS Gym, according to Principal Tiffany Commerford. Full Story
Elvis is IN the building
ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING—Everybody was in it for a short time Saturday morning as an unexpected rainstorm chased everyone indoors under the pavilion at Wolf Park as the Rockdale Parent-Teacher Organization (P-TO) held a “luau”-themed fund raiser. Elvis was portrayed by Jason Hale, youth minister at Murray Street Church of Christ. Full Story
Rudy Metayer named speaker for Class of ‘16
Rudolph “Rudy” Metayer of Pflugerville is graduation speaker for the RHS Class of 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tiger Field. (RHS gym in the event of bad weather.)
The son of Haitian immigrants, he currently serves as special counsel to the Health & Human Service Division. He’s a graduate of the University of Texas Law School. Full Story
VFW hosting Memorial Day Monday
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6525 will host Rockdale’s annual Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. at the VFW Hall.
The VFW and American Legion are sharing the annual observance every other year.
Larry Mott, VFW Post commander, said Monday’s ceremony will be identical to those in years past. Full Story
Monday is Memorial Day and that’s a holiday for just about everyone.
There are no more classes after Friday in South Milam schools.
Area financial institutions will close and there’s no mail delivery.
Most businesses will be closed, including The Rockdale Reporter.
There will be garbage pickup in Rockdale. Full Story
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