—That’s what the closure of the Texas 36 railroad overpass in Milano turned out to be after it was struck by an oversized load Friday.

The Rockdale City council unanimously passed the first of what are anticipated to be four water rate hikes, to cover an initial $10-million in expense, in a marathon council session/town hall Monda



The Rockdale Tiger football team and fans can take comfort in knowing that their season ended to the 2018 UIL Texas 3A-DI state champions.

The Rockdale Lady Tiger soccer team notched their first victory of the season during the Yoe 3A Invitational Tournament in Cameron this past weekend.

The Rockdale Tigers, now 0-5 in District 19-3A, came up short in their 48-38 loss to Franklin.

Columns & Opinions

He told me to tell you that



Well, we have a new year three weeks in progress and it seems a fitting time to share some religious humor.


Jan. 18—Mary Beyer. Jan. 20—Brad Thomas. Jan. 22—Kathryne Rod-dam.


Jan. 19—Brenda and Jim Baker. Jan. 25—Alice and Kenneth Haverkamp.

The Reporter welcomes news of special events at local area churches.


Funeral services for Charlyne Ann McDaniel, 78, of Thorn-dale were held Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. Mark Porterfield officiating.

Funeral services for Rev. Calvin Edward Springer, 89, are set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. Ron Martin, Rev.

Services for Tommy Coffield, 100, of Rockdale were held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Rockdale with burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Photo Galleries

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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