Bakken named Miss Flame

Hannah Bakken has been named Miss Flame for 2024-2025 by the Milano Volunteer Fire Department.

The 23rd annual MARC Ride, which helps fund the Milam Adult Resource Center (MARC), is scheduled for June 8 at The Ranch.

Main Street Youth meets every Wednesday

Main Street Youth, located at Street Ministries, 225 N. Main St., meets every Wednesday night from 6-7:30 p.m.


“Oh, what a night” is what they sang back in the day and it’s what Tiger Nation was singing as Rockdale swept Malakoff in two games Friday night.

Area action against Malakoff last week

Clockwise (starting top left) Tiger catcher Cruz San Miguel getting it done behind the plate; Mason Willard pitching in game two; Tiger Mario Casarez gets a big lead off second base; first baseman


REGIONAL TOURNEY—The Thorndale Bulldogs wrapped up their tennis season last week at the regional tournament played at the HEB Tennis Center in Corpus Christi.

Columns & Opinions

In “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” author Doris Kearns Goodwin teaches us how four presidents—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B.

Property appraisals hit the streets

This is that dreaded time of the year when property appraisals come out from the appraisal district to your mailbox.

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Food safety tips for your crawfish boil

Planning a crawfish boil is a great way to bring your friends, family and community together.

German noodles and more

Last Sunday Dad got us some barbeque chicken plates from the Milano Seniors at the KC Hall and included on the plates were the German noodles that are so popular everywhere but Rockdale.

‘I know suffering and have come to deliver’

The central saving act of God in the Hebrew Bible is the deliverance of Abraham’s children from slavery in Egypt—the Exodus.


Celeste Janelle Gamrod

Celeste Janelle Gamrod, 49, a cherished woman known for her unwavering kindness and gentle spirit, left this world on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at a local hospice house in Temple.

Brenda K. Boyd Isaacs

Brenda K. Boyd Isaacs passed away unexpectedly on May 1, 2024.

A funeral ser v ice was held Monday, May 6, at First Baptist Church with Bro. Leon Thomas officiating.

Arthur E. Woelfel, age 89 of Thorndale, received his eternal salvation on Friday, April 26, 2024.

Rockdale Reporter

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