Thorndale High School senior Landry Laywell signs her letter of intent in front of her parents Hank and Kim Laywell to continue her tennis career at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene.

Before becoming a state champion on Saturday at the state track meet, Milano High School senior Christian Thurman signed his letter of intent to continue his basketball career at Brookhaven College


The Rockdale iTigers Program is winding down their 2018-19 regular school program, and have some helpful pointers for parents for the end of the year.


After the Milano High School boys track team made history in 2018 with the school’s first-ever state title in any sport, this year the team established their legacy with a second straight UIL Class

After finishing fourth in the triple jump at last year’s state meet, Thorn-dale High School sophomore Michael Herzog ended this year’s trip to Austin winning gold with a jump of 45-08.50.

Rockdale High School junior Whitley Boyd wrapped up the UIL Class 3A state golf tournament on Tuesday afternoon in Austin with a score of 92-102-194 finishing 34th out of 70 golfers playing.

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He told me to tell you that

When something bad happens in our culture we often see a dependence on God – it’s not real; it’s fake; it’s a 9-11 kind of faith.


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Milam County 4-H will hold three free day camps and some other fun activities this summer.



May 16—Madeline Beitel, Charlie McGregor, Peggy Meaker. May 18—Billy Headrick. May 20—Kassie Roddam. May 21—Orman Hoffman.

May 9—John Norton May 10—Paul Warner, Jocelyn Lewis, Katie Roddam. May 12—Bill Zimmerman. May 13—Della Grimaldo, Frank Rogers, Nancy Willis, Dorothy Lewing. May 14—Tamra Vance.

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Funeral Mass for Wes Corder, 87, of Rockdale will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale with Rev. Pedro Castillo and Deacon Gus Coelho officiating.

Services for Sara Ann Myers-Worrell, 58, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Burial will be at Goodwill Cemetery in Milano.

Graveside services for James Shaw Newman, 74, of Lexington were held Monday, May 13, 2019, at Lexington Cemetery in Lexington.

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

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.

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