Cooke family marks 100 years of ownership

Dear editor,

Please accept my sincere congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the Cooke family’s ow nership of The Rockdale Reporter.

The Reporter is a treasured establishment, and I am proud to be a subscriber to this awardwinning newspaper.

I congratulate the Cooke family on achieving this milestone and wish them another 100 years of serving as the pulse of Rockdale.

Please let me know if I may ever be of assitance in the future. Sincerely, Charles Schwertner State Representative District 20 PO Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768-2910

(Editor’s note: On May 29, the Cooke family will have owned and operated The Reporter for 100 consecutive years. John Esten Cooke purchased The Reporter from R. W. H. Kennon during the last week of May, 1911. His first day on the job was Monday, May 29, for the newspaper which was dated June 1. A story commemorating the milestone will appear in next week’s Reporter.—M.B.

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