Historic trail ‘signs on’
U.S. Senator speaks at El Camino Real dedication
Apache Pass is a time machine and the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail is the road that takes you back through the centuries. Full Story
Prayer vigil for two-year-old ahead on Friday
St. John’s United Methodist Church will hold a 12-hour prayer vigil from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday for two-year old Dustin John Pickel and his family, the day he has surgery at Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City. Full Story
Water board passes (for now) on well plan by Alcoa
‘Mitigation’ for affected owners may be offered
After a month of constant pressure from unhappy, and sometimes irate, land owners, directors of the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District tabled Alcoa’s water pumping requests Tuesday. Full Story
Hello old friend
Ducks, Tigers reunite for 100th anniversary of rivalry
While you shouldn’t count on Rockdale and Taylor fans converging hand-in-hand at midfield while singing “Reunited”, it’s good to have the Ducks back on the docket.
The once-heated rivals will meet for the 80th time Friday at Memorial Stadium which commemorates the 100th anniversary of their first meeting in 1912. (Taylor was victorious 6-0). Full Story
Tigers prophet as Elijah runs
Big Blue running back saves the day in comeback road victory
HILLSBORO—The Bible describes the prophet Elijah as a healer, great hero and a miracle worker.
Don’t know if what happened Friday night can be described as a miracle, but Elijah Brooks certainly resurrected a dormant Rockdale running attack. Full Story
Just in case you were wondering, here’s why we dislike Ducks
I can remember being sat down on the gym floor on the very first day of school as a freshman and being introduced to high school athetics by then-football coach Jim Gray. Full Story
C of C president takes new position
Deedra Jacob, president of the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce for the past 13 months, has resigned her position.
Jacob told The Reporter she has accepted a position as an office manager for a Bryan ski l led nur sing facility.
Her resignation as Rockdale Chamber of Commerce president is Oct. 18. Full Story
RVFD DONATION—RVOS Insurance No. 73 recently donated $500 to the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department in appreciation of the department’s service to the area. Full Story
Downtown Association’s annual meeting Nov. 5
Rockdale Downdown Association will host its annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 5, according to RDA president Chris Dyess.
The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Patterson Civic Center. Full Story