IMPACT (Influencing My Peers As a Catholic Teen) youth group of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rockdale collected socks/soap in an Advent Giving Tree community service project.

Reporter Santa letter deadline set Friday for Dec. 19 paper

Deadline to turn in the traditional hand-written Santa letters to The Reporter is Friday.

A long way to go

The cleanup has begun in earnest at the Richie Thrasher property, 1300 and 1328 East Cameron (US 79), but it’s unclear how long the massive job will take, or how much it will cost.


Former Tiger fireballer passes away

“I’ve seen a lot of things and it’s been one heck of a ride” is what former Major League Baseball prospect Frank Ramirez Jr.

Gibbs hangs it up after 23 seasons

When the Rockdale Tigers’ 2019 season ended last month, RHS seniors weren’t the only ones who were saying good-bye to Friday night football.

RHS faces off with Milano

Rockdale went into Thanksgiving break on a high note after 24-4 run in the second quarter led to a 73-39 victory over Milam County neighbor Milano last Tuesday in the old RHS Gymnasium.

Columns & Opinions


Acouple of Fridays ago, some Rockdale and county leaders just may have gotten a glimpse of what post-hospital emergency care may look like for our city and surroundings.

Thanks for coverage of church’s car show

Dear editor,

Wine tours, turkeys and toy runs



The Christmas season is full of traditions, folklore and rich history. However, amid all of the traditions we’ve come to know, there are many bits of trivia of which you may not be familiar.


Liberty Community Church will hold its Christmas service and dinner at 4 p.m. Sunday on the church grounds. Everyone is invited to join in and bring a side dish.

Our family had a very nice Thanksgiving Day at home. Plenty of good food and a great time of getting together, visiting and eating. Then comes Christmas so we can do it all over again.


Nelma “Maw” Blake

Services for Nelma “Maw” Blake, 88, of Milano will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Burial will follow at Milano Cemetery.

Helen Marie Jones

Helen Marie Jones, 84, of Austin, formerly of Rock-dale, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at her home in Austin.

Frank Ramirez Jr.,

Frank Ramirez Jr., 53 of Austin, formerly of Rock-dale, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at St. David’s Hospital in Round Rock.

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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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