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TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

Here are the RISD Teachers of the Year for 2022. Top left is Britta Byrd from Rockdale Elementary School who teaches special education.

The 21st annual MARC Ride will be held on Saturday, June 11, at The Ranch.

GODDESS OF LIBERTY

GODDESS OF LIBERTY II—This lovely lady who sits atop the Texas Capital Building in Austin has a Rockdale connection that goes back to 1986.

Sports

On Monday, Rockdale Junior High will hold “Tiger Day,” which will honor RJH athletes in front of their families.

SCENES FROM STATE TRACK MEET

Thorndale’s Branson McCoy finished seventh in the Class 2A 100-meter dash. This was the Bulldog senior’s second straight trip to state.

Grice comes home with

AUSTIN—Following his first ever race at the UIL Class 3A State Track and Field Championships, Rockdale’s Timothy Grice seemed a little down.

Columns & Opinions

There is a meeting on Friday, June 3 at 2 p.m.

Hearing from the mayor-elect

Dear editor,

My thoughts as I reflect back on the past few weeks of the election:

Rockdale’s fi rst Latina city councilwoman

(Between the research from City Secretary Terry Blanchard and The Reporter’s own files, I believe Rockdale has elected its first Latina city councilwoman, Esmeralda Ruelas-Olivares.

Lifestyle

Basil, adored in spring/summer

Can we buy basil yearround? Yes. Is it better and cheaper to grow it yourself? Also yes.

St. Monica Ladies BBQ fundraiser April 24

The St. Monica’s Ladies will have a drive-through barbecue fundraiser on April 24 starting at 10 a.m. at Simon George Hall.

April 19—Kenneth Haverkamp.

Obituaries

Atchley

Leonard Atchley of Palestine, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, the 10th day of May 2022. Mr. Atchley passed away at Trucare Living Centers in Palestine at the age of 86.

Mitchell

Melvin Mitchell, 83, of Dayton, Ohio, died Monday, May 9, 2022, in Miami Vally Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

Vasterling

Leslie Eugene Vasterling died peacefully on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the near Rockdale.

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