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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE—


Reporter/Mike Brown Reporter/Mike Brown Whether its watching the show ring action (above) or breathing in the dust from the tractor pull (below), there was certainly something for everyone at the 38th annual Rockdale Fair and Rodeo held Oct. 17-19 at Fair Park. This year’s totals from the youth livestock auctions brought in a record amount of money. See story Page 1A.




What’s slipperier than a greased pig? Well, nothing, that’s why the they have pig scrambles like this one on the first night of the Rockdale Fair. 
Reporter/Mike Brown What’s slipperier than a greased pig? Well, nothing, that’s why the they have pig scrambles like this one on the first night of the Rockdale Fair. Reporter/Mike Brown

Antique tractors are fun whether you’re in a hurry or enjoyed the Fair at a more leisurely pace. Antique tractors are fun whether you’re in a hurry or enjoyed the Fair at a more leisurely pace.

Football, your friends, the great smell of smoked brisket, does it get any better than that? Football, your friends, the great smell of smoked brisket, does it get any better than that?

Thorndale Chamber of Commerce float won ‘best decorated’ honors in Rockdale Fair Parade. Thorndale Chamber of Commerce float won ‘best decorated’ honors in Rockdale Fair Parade.

Kenny Orts can sing. So can Ivana Hall, Miss Texas 2013, but this time she waved. Kenny Orts can sing. So can Ivana Hall, Miss Texas 2013, but this time she waved.


Paul Leopold gets it just right for the judges while Coby Weise looks on in ‘barbecue alley’ action. Paul Leopold gets it just right for the judges while Coby Weise looks on in ‘barbecue alley’ action.

Aaron Watson, the Friday night headliner of the 2013 Rockdale Fair drew a slightly larger crowd than the Saturday night dance, according to Fair officials. Both Fair dances unreeled under surprisingly cool temperatures for mid-October. Aaron Watson, the Friday night headliner of the 2013 Rockdale Fair drew a slightly larger crowd than the Saturday night dance, according to Fair officials. Both Fair dances unreeled under surprisingly cool temperatures for mid-October.

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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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