Benefit set for Edgar Iselt family on Sept. 25

A fundraiser dinner, auction and dance will be held to assist Thorndale resident Edgar Islet and his family on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Fireman’s Hall in Thorndale. Iselt was involved in a serious car accident on July 1.  

Tickets for the full event are $10 per person and must be purchased in advance. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

The meal will consist of barbecue brisket, green beans, noodles, potato salad and coleslaw. Desserts will be available for a free will donation. Serving begins at 11 a.m. and plates will be available for dining in and to-go.

Tickets may be purchased in Thorndale at Thorndale City Hall, Prosperity Bank, Rockdale Federal Credit Union and St. Paul Central Ministry Office.

In Taylor, tickets are available for purchase at Crop Production Services.

In Rockdale tickets can be purchased at The Rockdale Reporter office or from Eric Paulsen at Rockdale Ford.


Bulldogs break losing streak to overcome Eagles

Thorndale’s Lane Nemtschk leaps to break up a pass to Milano’s Devonte Jones.


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The Thorndale Bulldogs broke a nine game losing streak on Friday, as they defeated cross-county rival Milano 40-27 at Bulldog Stadium.  Two forced turnovers by the Thorndale defense in the fourth quarter helped to clinch the come from behind win.

It was the first victory for the Bulldogs since the opening game of the 2015 season against Burton.

Thorndale opened up the scoring with 52 second left in the first quarter on a two yard run by running back Hunter Towery.  It was the first of three times the senior would reach the end zone on the night.  He ran the ball 18 times for 199 yards.  The extra point kick by Mason Fisher was good and the Bulldogs had a 7-0 led.

The Eagles answered quickly, with 11:04 left in the second, Milano quarterback Kyle King ran the ball in from the six for the score.  The conversion run attempt failed, leaving Thorndale with a 7-6 lead.


Thorndale band wins big

The Thorndale Band was recently honored as ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series 1A/2A Concert March State Champions.

There is exciting news for the Thorndale “Fightin’ Band from Bulldog Land” High School Band.

THS band director Michael Powers entered two of the band’s UIL Concert pieces submitted to the ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series competition in May 2016. This is a statewide competition for high school band in class 1A through 4A. 

More than 600 recordings were submitted between all classifications. Each region sends their entries to another region in the state to be judged in a blind adjudication just like all-region auditions. 

The first song was a concert march and the second song was a concert selection on the UIL list. Both of these songs were performed at the UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest this year at Liberty Hill High School.

Both songs made it to the Area adjudication and the concert march advanced to the state adjudication, which was held in San Antonio at the Texas Bandmasters Association on July 21. 


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