National Review writers took a road trip to Rockdale and visited with their favorite newsman, Mike Brown, the editor of the Rockdale Reporter.

Rockdale High School has received a major award, ranking high enough to be listed as a “Best High School” in the 2019 national rankings of U.S. News & World Report.


THORNDALE—The annual Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue Cookoff is set for Thursday through Saturday at Thorndale City Park.


Bad exit plan

MINERVA – Curtis Todd is known throughout the state for his timing, speed, agility and strength.

Above, Riley Tindle of Rockdale Astros (8U) heads for third. Top right, Astros batter Aiden Montelongo swings for the fences during last Monday’s 15-2 victory over Milano.

Columns & Opinions

Mail carrier retiree story ‘brought tears’

Dear editor


Friday is the first day of summer, the season with which Texas is identified by most of our fellow Americans.


Iam pleased to report that your Milam County Commissioners Court has approved a new contract to provide air ambulance service.


It was a day of celebration, with a parade, speeches, food and lot of visiting as Rockdale observed Juneteenth Saturday.

After the 2018 Rockdale Homecoming drew a crowd generously estimated at 80, organizers were looking for a new approach that would boost attendance for 2019.

June 10—Karley Breithaupt.


June 9—Irby and Rebecca McWilliams


Dianna Baines—born Dianna Lynn Forester in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 9, 1951—died from stage 4 cancer on June 14, 2019, surrounded by family and friends.

A graveside service for Jimmy Ray Baxter was held Monday, June 17, 2019, at the IOOF Cemetery in Rockdale.

Mr. Baxter died Thursday, June 13, in Temple.

AUSTIN—Nan Wiginton Clayton, 86 of Austin, formerly of Rockdale, died June 7, 2019, at her home in Brookdale Round Rock with her family nearby.

Photo Galleries

Five inches of rain overnight Thursday triggered flooding in Rockdale's "low places" including Meadow Drive. Numerous streets were closed.

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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