Recognize the lower of the two photos? This stock tank north of Thorndale on FM 486 was The Reporter’s “poster boy” for the record-setting drought of 2011. It ran Aug. 11 of last year. Above is the same tank after a 4.5-inch rain last week brought some relief to area pastures. It has now officially rained just over 15 inches in Rockdale since Dec. 1. That’s more than in the previous 14 months combined.