Rockdale’s annual Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Rockdale Ministerial Alliance, is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday at Rising Star Baptist Church.

Call additions or corrections to The Reporter, 446-5838.

American Cancer Society, Gaye Bland, memorial chair, 963 N. FM 908, Rockdale TX 76567.

Rockdale’s water system is incurring more expense after the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) gave the city a Nov. 30 deadline to address what it sees as a chemical imbalance.


The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

Dog fetched them

Sophomore running back Cam’Ron Valdez passed a thousand yards rushing in his standout performance in the Rockdale Tigers 44-22 victory over the Little River-Academy Bumblebees on Friday night at Ta

The third seeded Tigers football team heads to the 2018 UIL state playoffs against an underrated second seeded Grandview on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Waco ISD Stadium.

Columns & Opinions


Rockdale’s hospital needs some help as the community searches for hope

Thanks for ceremony

Dear editor,,

As a veteran that attended the RISD Veteran’s Program and lunch on Thursday, there are plenty of thanks due, starting with the faculties



It was a special Veterans Day ceremony for a number of reasons as hundreds of students, veterans and guests packed the RHS gym.

Nov. 15—Eva Strong. Nov. 18—Clayton Bland. Nov. 19—Lynda Lagrone, Vickie Miller. Nov. 21—Shirley Rogers, Collin Pickel.

THORNDALE—Thorn-dale High School student, Jacob Pedroza, will have a chance to earn additional funds for college in Texas Farm Bureau’s Free Enterprise Speech Contest.


WEBSTER—Rosie Mae Baggerley, 94, died after a short illness on Nov. 10, 2018. For the past four years, she was a resident at True-care Living Center in Palestine.

Janice Marie Douglas, 58 of Houston, formerly of Rockdale, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.

TEMPLE—Rev. Clyde E. Nichols, 97, died Nov. 7, 2018.

A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church, 300 N. 5th, Temple, at 11 a.m. Nov. 17.

Photo Galleries

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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