MLK Parade set downtown 4 p.m. Sunday


Lula Mae Rivers will be grand marshal for Rock-dale’s annual MLK Day Parade, set for 4 p.m. Sunday, the day prior to the actual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

The dawn of a new era

A lot has happened since a delighted crowd of Milam County leaders gathered in a cold November drizzle under a tent just south of the former Alcoa smelter to welcome Whinstone to town.

Overnight manhunt nets arrest

A 32-year-old Missouri man, wanted in connection with a robbery in that state, surrendered to the Milam County Sheriff’s department at a rural home near Rock-dale before dawn Thursday after an all-


Fall in Troy: RHS gets third district loss, 62-52

Rockdale started off hot against a strong, athletic Troy team taking a 21-9 lead at the close of the first quarter.

If you build it, they will run

Last Monday, construction began at Thorndale ISD’s football stadium, where workers ripped up the old surface and replaced it with base on what was once the THS track.

THS teams remain undefeated

With a 49-32 win over Granger early Friday evening, the Thorndale Bulldogs are still undefeated in District 25-2A.

THS was led by Kolby Neumeyer with 22 points.

Columns & Opinions


This holiday season represented the 40th anniversary so ingrained in our life as a community many of us may have to pause for a beat to realize it hasn’t always been here.

Escape into books to avoid bad news


So many scary things are going on these days. It makes me antsy.

Visit these Milam County Museums




A January tradition is back for 2020 as the Noon Lions Club hosted its first soup supper on Thursday in the junior-high commons.

Star Trek showing at Kay Theater on Saturday

The Historic Kay theater will show the movie Star Trek (2009) at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Admission and concessions will both be $1.



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A memorial service for Sher-ion Darlene Brown, 75 of Lexington is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan.

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Earl Wayne Giffith, 83, of Lexington died Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at his home in Lexington.

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Richard Arvel Reat, 73, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

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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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