Blackhawk bids $822K for hospital
Purchase could lay groundwork for construction of $20-million new facility
Blackhawk Healthcare has submitted a bid of $822,000 to purchase Richards Memorial Hospital.
That was the only bid submitted to the Rockdale Hospital District board, which opened bids Monday but took no action after an executive session with its attorney, Fletcher Brown. Full Story
Ups and downs mark first 10 years of 2000s
Despite setbacks, locals open hearts and homes to those in need
Who could have guessed in the decade’s first year the entities in
Rockdale’s two biggest continuing news stories would switch places by its end. Full Story
Department of Labor awards $2.2 million grant for laid off workers
Still more sought for Alcoa, Zachry staff hit by shutdown
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday announced a $2,201,214 grant to assist about 500 workers affected by layoffs connected to the Alcoa shutdown. Full Story
Fancy’ perfume bottle brings back memories
We Cookes had a wonderful holiday season following some of our traditional activities. We always have a Christmas Eve Advent ceremony with scripture readings, other readings about the birth of Baby Jesus, songs—this year eight-year-old Esten sang, “What Child is this?” Full Story
DECADE IN REVIEW
Some of our favorite fun images from the past 10 years
These desperadoes were waiting to hijack patrons on train rides during Alcoa’s 50th anniversary open house in September 2002. Local outlaws are: (top) Debbie Doud, J.T. Full Story
Summit: Raising kids, eating right, spending smart and living well
It is the beginning of a new decade, and many of us find ourselves searching for answers for a ultitude of questions. Many families are starting 2010 perhaps out-of-work and out-of-solutions. Full Story
The first 100 years: What kind of school is RHS?
When Rockdale High School defeated Giddings 6-0 in football in 1910, that singular event raised the curtain on Tiger athletics which is celebrating 100 years of extracurricular activities this school year. Full Story
Milano takes tournament title from hosts Rosebud-Lott
ROSEBUD—Milano’s varsity boys basketball team surprised a lot of people over the holiday break, capturing the Rosebud-Lott Holiday Classic tournament championship in upsetting fashion.
They did so by taking down the host and the Class 2A No. 16 ranked host Cougars 56-42 in the title game. Full Story
Tigers tip off district in 0-2 hole
Cagers have lost seven of last eight games
In district play, it is imperative that you protect your home floor no matter what, should you have playoff aspirations.
The fact that Rockdale has a brand new home to play in didn’t factor in as the No. 18 Tigers were scuffed up by No. 10 Rudder 85- 79 Saturday afternoon at Tiger Gymnasium in the District 24-3A lid lifter. Full Story
Kick off a new year with two ribbon cuttings
A new year and a new time to start off fresh! 2010 here we come!
Let’s start this year off with a ribbon cutting for new member Trade Resources, manager Bobby Janes, at 10 a.m. Friday. Full Story
Matysiak named top radiologic tech
Society puts her in top 25 in field in North Texas
Glenda Matysiak, RT/CLP, radiology director at Richards Memorial Hospital, has been named as a Top 25 Radiologic Technologist by the North Texas Radiologic Technologist Society.
Matysiak has been a member of the Richards Memorial Hospital team since 2003 and has over 37 years experience in the medical field. Full Story
NEW REPUBLICAN OFFICES
NEW REPUBLICAN OFFICES County GOP officials, candidates and supporters met Monday to cut the ribbon and host an open house for the new party headquarters at 106 S. Travis Street in Cameron. Full Story