Rockdale police are contemplating filing capital murder charges after the death of a one-year old girl Monday.

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Fire calls during the past week dispatched from the Milam County Sheriff’s Department included the following:


Two additional persons were charged during the week with burglaries over a period of time in a deceased person’s home in Milam County.


The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

Lost and found

In their first tournament of the 2018-19 season, the Rockdale Tigers learned valuable lessons, struggled against all class 4A teams and made the consolation round finals at the Lexington Tournament

The Lions met the Panthers at Tiger Stadium on Friday. The Burton Panthers defeated the Granger Lions 47-7 in their Region 3A semi-final game.

Columns & Opinions


Neighbor Grover sez if a vacuum really sucks, is that good or bad?


The time to fix Rock-dale red water is here. Written about, talked about, drank, flushed and even suggested as a Fall Festival, it’s time for it to go away.

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—Absolute Flooring Solutions was Business of the Month for November, an honor bestowed by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center.

—Here are participants and toys which will be donated to four organizations from Saturday’s Buddy Oney Toy Run.


Hallie S. Eiland, 87, of Rock-dale died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at Legacy Nursing Home in Cameron.

Edgar Louis “Bob” Herzer, 87, of Georgetown, formerly of Rockdale, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Georgetown. He was a resident at Tiffin House Assisted Living & Memory Care in Georgetown.

Arthur “Gus” “Sonny” A.G. Praesel Sr., 83, of Rockdale died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at his home.

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Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department on the scene of a blaze at Logs to Lumber, a woodworking shop just after 3 p.m. Thursday. The shop is located on US 79 just east of the US 77 underpass.

Rockdale Reporter

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