Just look for the bus

If you’re wanting free meals for students 18-and-under, or need to pick up or drop off instructional materials in the Rockdale ISD between 11 a.m.

THORNDALE—School trustees in the Thorndale ISD “gathered” recently by teleconference, a result of the COVID-19 situation.

Firefighters postpone fundraiser to Aug. 29th

The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fund-raiser has been postponed until Aug. 29.


	Earliest sports contests/games could be May 4th

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) extended its suspension of all UIL sanctioned activities due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Texas.

Texas State Parks make changes

Texas State Parks limited park programming and closed public access to park headquarters, visitor centers and park stores on March 19.

An introduction to the new sports editor

Hello Rockdale, my name is Raynard Churchwell. I am from Atlanta, GA. I am the new sports editor for The Rockdale Reporter, and I am happy to be here in Rockdale.

Columns & Opinions

Let’s start with an apology. This editorial is going to leave out somebody. We’re sorry.

I have a ‘pregnant’ idea for Rockdale

As my grandfather Cooke used to say, “I have a pregnant idea.” When our lives get back to normal after this virus I think we should have a big Rockdale celebration.

Our way of life has changed in Milam County

Our way of life in Milam County has changed dramatically in the last few weeks.


The beat goes on

It may be a lot different than it was a month ago, but everything in Rockdale hasn’t stopped because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In other news, hey–it’s spring

Did you notice something that happened on Thursday?

Probably not with all the you-know-what news cropping up.

It was the first day of spring.


NEW CHAMBER MEMBER—Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, and restrictions on number of people in a gathering, the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting at new menber Las Tortugas.



Jerry Caywood died March 28, 2020, in Bastrop.

Private family services will be held.


It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our precious Olivia Grace Monz ingo-Greenwood. Olivia passed away on March 18, 2020.

Ann E. Wyatt, 90, of Milano died Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Legacy Nursing & Rehab in Cameron.

Photo Galleries

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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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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