Jim Platt will present “A Tribute to the Comedian Andy Griffith” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.

A high-tech giant Japanese firm hopes to join in cryptocurrency mining at the former Alcoa Rock-dale Operations smelter.

The past few days have been “Concrete Week” in Rockdale with a couple of long-expected pours which will make a neighborhood, and Rockdale drivers happy.


Two Rockdale teams finished in the top eight out of 16 teams in their respective age division at the Texas Teenage Softball state tournaments this past weekend.

The Rockdale Astros started the Texas Teenage Baseball 8U Coach Pitch State Tournament this week in Temple.

Three members of 100 Miles and Running, a Rock-dale-based youth track club, qualified for the 2019 Summer Games of Texas after winning a total of seven medals this past weekend at their respective

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.


Vacation Bible schools offer a variety of activities with a Christian message for students of all ages. These are the programs in the area:

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



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.

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