Saturday was the first day to file for a position on March 3, 2020, primary ballots and by Tuesday four contested races, one of them three-way, developed in the Republican Primary, according to Co

Whinstone breaks ground

Chad Harris of Whinstone US said the words about 100 Rockdale and Milam County leaders have been longing to hear Friday morning with the patter of rain on a tent roof keeping the beat.

He survived Iwo Jima

Ninety-four year old Gene Luckey (center), who was wounded as a US Marine on Iwo Jima in 1945, was a ‘rock star’ at Monday’s Rockdale ISD Veterans Day observance in the high school gym.


The Rematch

For the second straight year, Rockdale is playing Grandview in the opening round of the state football playoffs.

Tigers spray Bees in district finale, 53-7

Rockdale closed it’s district schedule in a positive manner with a 53-7 win over Academy Friday at Tiger Stadium.

Luna runs at state meet

Ivanna Luna’s sophomore season came to an end on Saturday morning finishing 66th out of 150 runners with a time of 13:05.87 at the Class 3A cross country state championship in Round Rock.

Columns & Opinions

Monday was Veterans Day. Four days previously, a Rockdale veteran, and legendary businessman, received an award that is mind-boggling.

Dear editor:

I hear people talk about how bad the youth of today are, they’re lazy, you can’t trust them and all they want to do is play their video games.

Finnish pancakes big hit at Zombie Run

For those of you who know me know I like to cook. And I like to eat even more. We haven’t had much in the way of food writing or recipe sharing in The Reporter for a while.



• GED classes at Rockdale One Stop Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 313 North Main. For more information call Barbara Cromwell at 512-446-6440 ext. 7021.

The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce’s first Whistle Stop Wine Tour will provide a day and evening of sipping, singing, shopping and sights Saturday, Nov. 23.

Medical staff

Here is the medical staff for the new Health-Point-CHI St. Joseph’s Clinic which opened in Rockdale earlier this month. From left: Karla Woods, family nurse-practitioner; Dr.



Billy Ray Locklin, 83, of Rockdale passed away the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, while in the Seton Medical Center in Round Rock.


Debbie Kaufmann Andress, 52, of Humble died Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, while in hospice at her brother’s home in Rockdale.


Clifford G. Caffey, 88, of Rockdale died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan.

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.

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