This quilt, made of a veteran’s uniforms, will be awarded in a fundraiser June 14 (Flag Day) by American Legion Carlyle Post 358.

Matinee Musical Club elects new officers

Matinee Musical Club members met recently to elect new officers and hear a program of music with Leah Thomason as program leader.

Downey Reunion set for June 8 in Milano

MILANO—The Williamson—J. T. (Jake) Downey family reunion is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8, at Milano Senior Citizens Center in Milano.


Reyna Gonzalez and Devon Whitsel made school history becoming the first Rockdale High School tennis team to win two straight state tennis titles at the UIL Class 3A mixed doubles state championship

After shooting an 86 on Monday and a 74 on Tuesday at the UIL Class 3A state golf championships in Austin, Ross Loth improved his score to a 160, placing 19th of the 72 golfers.

Thorndale’s Landry Lay-well let out a roar when she realized she won the UIL Class 2A girls singles state championship for the second time in a row.

Columns & Opinions

Editorial correct, new business is the solution

Dear editor,

I was delighted to read your publisher Christine Granados’ editorial last week.

Dear editor, My name is Betty (Key) Alford. This is some information about who settled at and around Gee Mountain. (Reporter story last week).


May 23—Pam Thomas. May 26—Ruth Whitmire. May 27—Dick Boundy. May 29—Judy Cabral, Laura Baker, Caryn Bland, Noelia Cooke, Brody Willard.


May 16—Madeline Beitel, Charlie McGregor, Peggy Meaker. May 18—Billy Headrick. May 20—Kassie Roddam. May 21—Orman Hoffman.

It wouldn’t be May without the annual “Walk Through History” play staged by fifth-grade students at Rockdale Intermediate School.


Jesus DeLeon, 83, of Rockdale died Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

A homegoing celebration for Yvonne “Monk” Richards Williams was held Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Full Gospel Holy Temple in Dallas with Minister Anthony Kemp officiating.

Helen Maker, 83, entered the presence of her Lord on April 27, 2019, in Modesto, California.

She was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Chriesman to Jasper and Lillie (Kellar) Arnold.

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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