A month of Earth Day activities reaches its climax with two days of projects Friday and Saturday, focusing on a citywide cleanup effort by scores of volunteers.

That was an unofficial motto of the City of Rockdale’s spring Stash Your Trash event, held Saturday at Fair Park.

For the second time in two years a proposal which would change the face of the Thorndale ISD is in the hands of school district voters.


Eds note: Billy Gest passed away April 10 at age 85. He had played golf on April 6, as he did every day.

It didn’t take the Rock-dale Lady Tigers very long to celebrate senior night, seeing how they possess just one in Cailey Knighton.

Reporter/Bill Martin


CAMERON—There would be no defending of the district championship this time, but the Rockdale Tigers will be well represented at the area track meet anyway.

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Did you see the interesting news last week about Facebook?


Neighbor Grover sez old musicians never die, they just decompose.



Renaissance Villa, currently located at 700 Dyer, has been named business of the month for April by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center.

CAMERON—It’s a huge weekend May 4 and 5 in Cameron’s Ledbetter Park surrounding the 2018 Cameron Fun Fest and Barbecue Shootout.

These El Camino Real chapter Master Naturalists have been re-certified during 2018. To re-certify, members must complete 40 volunteer hours and take eight hours of training.


S.C. (Sam, Paw Paw) Bland, 86, of Rockdale died April 13, 2018, at Renaissance Villa Nursing Home & Rehab Center in Rock-dale.

AUSTIN—Irene Ruth Kroll Diver of Austin died April 10, 2018, at 4:55 p.m. at the age 98.

She was born in Thrall on March 17, 1920.

Billy G. Gest, age 85, of Rockdale passed away Tuesday evening, April 10, 2018, in the Scott & White Hospital in Round Rock.

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Traffic was re-routed just before 5 p.m. Thursday due to this spectacular two-vehicle accident at the corner of Cameron and Main (US 79 and FM 908) in downtown Rockdale.

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