The Rockdale Police Department’s officer of the year and Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department’s firefighter of the year will be honored at a banquet and dance Saturday at the KC Hall.

The City of Rockdale may be facing a lawsuit from a local church over a water line it replaced last year linking downtown to its water plant.

Early voting for the March 6 Republican and Democratic Primaries will begin Tuesday at four locations throughout the county.

It will end on March 2.

Dates and locations:


The Rockdale Tigers laid claim to being the best team in Class 3A with a state championship. Now, the players who led them to the summit are being rewarded.

With Torry Locklin’s recent coronation as the Class 3A player of the year, it set wheels in motion.

Locklin is the first Rockdale player to be named the player of the year.

The Rockdale Tigers split their final two games in district play, but it wasn’t enough to get them in the playoffs.

Columns & Opinions

The Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm in Austin bills itself as “living history.” With all due respect, the Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm is a fine and valuable institution.

I’ve always enjoyed the Winter Olympics more than the Summer Olympics because they’re so exotic.

I mean, you see people doing stuff that you never see in Central Texas.

A total of 244 persons got ideas, information and—hopefully— leads Thursday at the KC Hall in an IMPACT


Editor’s note: This is the 41st annual Black History Month series by former Rockdale resident Susie Sansom-Piper to appear in The Reporter.

Milano Volunteer Fire Department’s annual chili supper set for Saturday at the fire station. Serving begins at 4:30 p.m. until sold out.

Rockdale and Milam County’s 2018 sales tax “rally” didn’t last long.


Tim Brown, 59, of Lexington died Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Hugh Wilson Cemetery in Tanglewood.

Kenneth Ray Knox, 75, of Rockdale died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at his home after a long battle with cancer.

Ida Vay Shockley Ponzer, 94, of Rolla, Missouri, died Feb. 6, 2018.

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