It’s Christmas party time
Parade, Santa (three times) on Saturday
Santa might as well stay.
He’s going to be in Rockdale three times Saturday and his wife will accompany him for some of those visits.
The “jolly old elf” will be at the Patterson Civic Center in the morning, in the I&GN Depot Museum during the afternoon and will conclude with the town’s lighted Christmas parade at night. Full Story
Melanie Barcak consoles her son Luke Elliston after the Tigers’ football season came to a close after a 27-14 loss to No. 3 Malakoff Friday in the Class 3A, Region III semifinals at Waco ISD Stadium. The No. 6 Tigers finish up 11-2 after capturing the District 10-3A championship. See more in Sports. Full Story
Child, 12, victim of ATV accident
Friday crash near Hanover
A 12-year-old boy with strong Rockdale ties died Friday night in a rural area of Milam County, the victim of an all-terrain vehicle crash.
Chief Deputy Sheriff Chris White said Landon “Lanny Boy” Thacker was pronounced dead at Little River-Cameron Hospital following the 8:45 p.m. crash at the home of his grandfather, Keith Debault, off County Road 244 in the Hanover area. Full Story
The cutest Thanksgiving
Pre-K play at cafeteria
Pre-Kindergarten students at Rockdale Elementary School presented an “Extravaganza” Tuesday before school turned out for the holiday.
The play featured four acts and included the first Thanksgiving and ended when the large audience gathered in the cafeteria, helped students sing “The Thankful Song.” Full Story
We came, we ate, we napped, we conquered
WORD FROM THE WIFE
It's so hard to get the whole gang together for anything, even Thanksgiving. But we managed to have almost the whole deal here, 13 strong this year. Full Story
ALAMO VISIT—Boy Scout Troop 790 Panther Patrol visited the Alamo and Texas Museum Sunday, Nov. 6. Participating were (front row, L-R) Harrison Bender, Andy Tischler, Alex Rubio, Logan Keefer, (back row, L-R) Vernon Bender, Judy Tischler, Pete Rubio. Full Story
Early 21-0 deficit too much to overcome
WACO—The one overriding characteristic of the 2016 edition of the Rockdale Tigers was confidence. Led by the charismatic speed demon Ja’Qualyn Crawford, the Tigers swagger was as much a part of the team’s makeup as its speed and major contributor to its potent offensive prowess.
That was nowhere to be found Friday afternoon. Full Story
Nickols ready for challenge
New Tiger coach forging ahead with his style of play
Despite the fact that he doesn’t have a full roster of players to work with yet because of the success of the football team, Mark Nickols is trying to inject his style of play into the program at full speed.
Nickols was raised in a family of coaches and teachers, so he understands the work ethic it takes to succeed on the field, on the court and in the classroom. Full Story
Yoe topples Teague, will take on Malakoff
Tigers have revenge on their minds in Yoe rematch
This is probably the matchup that Malakoff has been waiting for all along.
The Tigers still burn after a 45-44 2015 playoff loss to Cameron after constructing a seemingly insurmountable 32-7 lead.
It was the last time Malakoff was on the wrong end of a score, 13 games ago. Full Story
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