There’s unfinished business left over from Earth Day Coordinator Dave Melton said the volunteer effort’s signature project, a rock garden at the RISD Administration Building, has now been completed

It doesn’t get any more Veterans Day than this as a crowd of veterans reacts in different ways as a choir of flag-waving, Uncle Sam-hatted elementary students serenade them with “God Bless the USA.


The Rockdale High School sub varsity took the district title for the third consecutive year with its 36-36 tie against Little River-Academy on Thursday at home.

The RJH Tigers wrapped up their season in muddy fashion in Academy, according to Coach Eric Willard.

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

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Neighbor Grover sez he can’t figure out why Gorilla Glue doesn’t stick to the inside of the bottle.


The “Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)” were revised and updated and effective Oct. 11, 2015.


It was a special Veterans Day ceremony for a number of reasons as hundreds of students, veterans and guests packed the RHS gym.

Nov. 15—Eva Strong. Nov. 18—Clayton Bland. Nov. 19—Lynda Lagrone, Vickie Miller. Nov. 21—Shirley Rogers, Collin Pickel.

The public is invited to a 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 program in the Rockdale High School gym honoring all area veterans.


WEBSTER—Rosie Mae Baggerley, 94, died after a short illness on Nov. 10, 2018. For the past four years, she was a resident at True-care Living Center in Palestine.

Janice Marie Douglas, 58 of Houston, formerly of Rockdale, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.

TEMPLE—Rev. Clyde E. Nichols, 97, died Nov. 7, 2018.

A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church, 300 N. 5th, Temple, at 11 a.m. Nov. 17.

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Traffic was re-routed just before 5 p.m. Thursday due to this spectacular two-vehicle accident at the corner of Cameron and Main (US 79 and FM 908) in downtown Rockdale.

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