• Thad Ryan Smith, 43, Cameron, arson intended damage habitat/place of worship, in custody on $25,000 bond.

Choose your perspective

The other day I read, “Pick your rut because you will be in it for awhile.” There’s truth in that. They call it the comfort zone for a reason.


Milano defeats Bartlett, prepares for playoff run

The MHS netters capped off their regular season finale in style.

On Saturday, the Lady Eagles were victorious against the Bartlett Lady Bulldogs in three sets 25-19, 25-18 and 25-10.

Former RHS student earns first career win

Former RHS student and current Mary Hardin-Baylor golfer Annie Hasselbach was named American Southwest Conference Player of the Week last week.

Tigers had bye week

The Rockdale varsity and JV team had their bye week last week.

Columns & Opinions

On page 7A of this week’s paper you will find a full-page ad announcing the winners of the first annual Best of Rockdale contest sponsored by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.

Rockdale will miss Mike

Dear editor,

Feels strange around here without Mike

The walls around this office are filled with awards that Mike Brown is responsible for winning, but he’s no longer here and it already feels very strange even though he’s only been gone since last


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MILANO HOMECOMING ROYALTY—The Milano Homecoming King and Queen were crowned Oct. 2 at Milano High School during halftime of the night’s football game.

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They came in droves to stash their trash Saturday at Fair Park.

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Reporter/David Money



With his children at his side, Billy Joe Hall was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.


CAMERON—John Louis Kestenbaum, 65, of Austin died Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.

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It is with deep sorrow and much love that family and friends mourn the passing of Howard Mark Holland of Falls City, Texas, on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at the age of 61.

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Milano and Gause firefighters responded to this residence

One person died around 8 a.m. Wednesday after a fire gutted her rural residence on in the 1700 block of County Road 355 Loop.

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Five inches of rain overnight Thursday triggered flooding in Rockdale's "low places" including Meadow Drive. Numerous streets were closed.

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