News

TOP BUSINESS—CarQuest has been named Business of the Month for July by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.

CAMERON—A “remembrance” ceremony in honor of the late Milam County Sheriff David Greene will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the sheriff’s office in the Milam County Law Enforcement Center.

House sustains damage from Tuesday blaze

A Division Street house sustained heavy damage in an early Tuesday morning fire.

Sports

Rockdale summer volleyball begins

RHS hosted teams from Elgin, Snook and Mumford for the opening night of the Rock-dale Summer Volleyball League on Tuesday night.

This past week, Rock-dale student Ayden Reyes and Thorndale students Garrett and Ethan Schramm had the opportunity to learn back-to-past mixed doubles state champions Reyna Gonzalez and Devon Whits

The 40th annual Rockdale Open will be played on Saturday at Veterans Park.

Columns & Opinions

Cryptocurrency “mining” is set to begin as soon as this weekend in the former Alcoa potrooms, almost exactly one year after Bitmain confirmed it was coming to Rockdale.

Along time ago I read what I thought was a profound quote about the difference between, shall we say, “book learning” and the real world.

In the past, I’ve written about my superiority complex whenever I buy a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

Lifestyle

MARLIN – Frank Dávila’s memoir “An Outburst of Dreams” documents his family’s time as migrant workers throughout Texas.

MILANO NEWS

THIRD PLACE—Troy Gomez and Inez Arroyo of Rockdale took third place in the 14th Annual Horseshoe Pitching contest at the 71st annual McDade Watermelon Festival in McDade last weekend.

Obituaries

Tommy Cashaw Sr., 82, of Rockdale died Monday, July 1, 2019, at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

Humberto “Robert” “Ber-to” DeLeon, 54, of Bryan, formerly of Rockdale, died Tuesday July 2, 2019, in College Station.

DAVILLA—Samuel A. Deaver of Rogers died June 26, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Graveside services were held Saturday, June 29, at Friendship Cemetery near Davilla.

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.

Rockdale Reporter

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