News

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• Letters to the editor—10 a.m. Monday.

Retirement

Many people plan to retire by a certain age, but few may actually still be working at their targeted retirement age.

Elementary

Wednesday— Grade-level meetings with Supt. Dr. Denise Monzingo PLC times; Admission, review and dismissal meetings.

Sports

Rockdale baseball, softball

It was two home runs from junior Ryleigh Eanes that put RHS past Thrall 10-5 in their first official game of the season on Thursday at Lady Tiger Field.

RHS can’t get around Rogers

Just as the Tigers were closing the gap in the second quarter, Rogers erased Rockdale’s 7-2 run to take a 37-26 lead going into halftime.

Tigers take down Yoe, 2-1

It wasn’t even a minute into Rockdale’s match with rival Cameron when RHS junior Fernando Gonzales gave his team a 1-0 lead on Friday evening at Tiger Stadium.

Columns & Opinions

EDITORIAL

Our standard definition for the word “volunteer” remains the one favored by the late Rockdale Mayor Bill Avrett.

Our animal shelter needs volunteers

Better fill up when your car tells you to

FALLING FAR FROM THE TREE

DOG PARK OPENING MOVED TO SATURDAY MORNING AT 10 A.M.

Lifestyle

Feb. 17—Ken Cooke, Kerri Coffield. Feb. 18—David Svrcek.

Anniversaries

Feb. 14—Ward and Kathryne Roddam.

AS GOOD AS IT LOOKED

—Rockdale Band Booster held their annual Spaghetti Supper fund raiser Monday evening in the junior-high commons.

Bikes and benefit

They came from as far as Austin to Rockdale’s Cliff’s Tavern Saturday for a benefit to assist Mike Morris of Lexington with medical bills. Morris is a lymphoma patient.

Obituaries

Boney

Ruth M. Johnson Boney, the 10th child of 10 children, was born to James Johnson and Lillie Miller Johnson on Sept. 22, 1922, in Rockdale.

Garza

Gabriel “Gene” Garza, 61, of Rockdale died Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia.

Northcott

W.E. “Gene” Northcott, 92 of Thorndale died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at Renaissance Villa in Rockdale.

Photo Galleries

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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.

Rockdale Reporter

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