Blackhawk cuts Rockdale personnel '15 to 20 percent' - Free Access
Blackhawk Healthcare cut its Rockdale staff by about one-fifth last week in a cost-cutting move management said enhanced the company’s stability.
Phil Ellett, Blackhawk chief executive officer, said announcements were made Wednesday afternoon, July 28, to employees at Richards Memorial Hospital, Little River Medical Clinic and Family Care Center. Full Story
Council may revise parts of master plan
Rockdale’s Planning & Zoning Board (P&Z) is recommending the city council eliminate controversial “thoroughfares” from the city’s master plan and start over.
That action, on a unanimous 7-0 vote, came after a sometimes intense 90-minute discussion in a public hearing at City Hall Tuesday afternoon. Full Story
AIRBORNE Dillon Bankston of Rockdale goes high launch a serve in last week’s Rockdale Open tennis tournament. Full Story
New principal, assistant on job at high school
Rockdale High School has a new principal and assistant principal and they’re on the job.
Joey Geletka, principal at Normangee High School for the past two years, was named RHS principal Monday by school trustees.
At that meeting, board members also named Brent Hasselbach, six-year Rockdale ISD coach and teacher, as RHS assistant principal. Full Story
Sandow 5 lifts values for RISD
The Milam County Appraisal District (MCAD) has released certified taxable values for 2010-2011 and the two entities which get to tax Luminant’s Sandow 5 power plant received substantial boosts.
Values in the Rockdale ISD went from $964,894,959 in July, 2009, to $1,138,452,468, an increase of 18.0 percent. Full Story
RISD makes pre-school start hires
School trustees said “good-bye” to Karl Kacir, assistant superintendent for business, and accepted the resig nat ions of two longtime RHS teachers, during a busy monthly session Monday. Full Story
CLOSING THE GAP
CLOSING THE GAP The dirt two-block portion of Highland, which has separated the street’s two paved sections for more than two decades, is being paved. Full Story
MCT’s ‘Annie’ opens Saturday
The final comic strip was published in June but fans of Little Orphan Annie can get a dose of the plucky redhead as Milam Community Theater stages the popular musical “Annie.” Full Story