The 100th anniversary of San Gabriel Christian Church will be held on July 28 at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary followed by a meal in the Family Life Center with speakers and music.

Sesquicentennial comes to a close

Rockdale’s sesquicentennial celebration came to a close on Sunday at Veterans Park with free swimming, a water slide, dunking booth, cupcakes and a concert by the Communities in Concert band.

Calls for the Milam County Sheriff ’s Office during the past week included: July 9—Suspicious activity, TX 36; information, CR 232; abandoned vehicle, TX 36; abandoned vehicle, TX 36; animal call,


Wake Aquatics Swim-a-thon 2024

Wake Aquatics recently held their Swim-a-thon 2024 at Rockdale Community Pool. The top lap swimmers were Milam Giles with 350 laps and Caitlyn Hancock with 302 laps.

Pondering about Aycock, Willie Mays, Reggie Jackson

Plus diving a little deeper into Texas Football magazine


GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.88 feet above pool.

Black bass are fair on crankbaits fished around shallow timber.

Columns & Opinions

Thank you

So many volunteers made the sesquicentennial a lot of fun

Responsibility of public service

Ihad planned to write on another subject this week. The nurse and I spent a very nice Fourth of July with our children in Houston, where three of them currently live, celebrating our anniversary.

The party is over for 50 years

It was a fun two weeks celebrating our town’s sesquicentennial, but I sure am tired.



God’s fingernails Mammoth Pass

Humankind just may be the only one of Earth’s species that worries. Why? Because the human brain is able to conceive various, possible future scenarios: We are able to imagine the future.

Outraged and offended

Iwork very hard at staying away from what we used to call drama. I like simple things and I like things in working order. The trouble is that’s not real life.



James Tyler Morton, 32, of Thorndale passed away Thursday, July 11, 2024, at his home in Thorndale.


On July 14, 2024, James Craig Magee, born Jan. 25, 1983, put his hand in God’s and left this world.


CAMERON—Charles Anthony “Bud” Riola, 70, of Cameron died Tuesday, July 9, 2024, in a Cameron nursing home.

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