RMH survives again, for now
Blackhawk officers resign, company sold; local hospital directors weighing options
Rockdale Hospital District officials have no word, officially or unofficially, of any plans Blackhawk Healthcare might have to close Richards Memorial Hospital.
There were anxious moments at the 36-year-old hospital over the weekend after a Bastrop hospital, also operated by Blackhawk, abruptly closed its doors. Full Story
More noise abatement work eyed for Unit 5
Bids out as Luminant pledges to find ‘solution’
Luminant is looking at the possibility of additional work to reduce noise levels at its Sandow Power Plant Unit Five.
“We are currently in the process of bidding this project out,” Ashley Monts, Luminant spokesperson, said Monday. “Once bids have been returned, we’ll evaluate our options and determine the next steps for noise abatement.” Full Story
CURVE BALL—Not all the curves in the new RHS baseball diamond complex will come from the mound. Full Story
Kay Theatre hosting crafts show Dec. 4th
An arts and crafts show will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 on the grounds of the Kay Theatre, Main at Davilla.
Leanna Applegate, organizer said the show will he held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will coincide with downtown Rockdale’s Christmas activities on that day and evening. Full Story
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Santa’s Forest closing after two decades of memories
MILANO–It is the end of an era on a small Christmas
tree farm in Milano– one filled with tradition, memories and family.
Bill and Linda Wiederhold and their grandchildren have been a part of many Christmas memories for numerous families across Central Texas for 23 years and now it is all coming to a bittersweet end. Full Story
Upson, Phillips homes part of Dec. 11 tour
The homes of Wendie Upson, 417 East Bell, and David and Mary Phillips, 437 San Gabriel, will be among those featured on t he Rockda le Dow ntow n Association “Christmas In Olde Town” homes tour, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 11.
The tour is of eight historic, decorated homes in the Puddin’ Ridge neighborhood. Full Story
Cutting down on the turnovers, Tigers win
Blue also adds some length in victory over Fayetteville
FAYETTEVILLE—There’s nothing better to improve a basketball team’s posture than adding some length to the roster.
Enter 6-foot-6 LeRaven Clark and 6-foot-3 Derek David and their combined 14 points and 13 rebounds which propelled Rockdale to its first victory of the young season, 68-35 over Fayetteville. Full Story
Eagles tripped by Falls City
Milano struggles after Sanders knocked out of game in area playoff
AUSTIN—Milano pulled out all the stops and just about every trick in their playbook and they still couldn’t stop a much better Falls City team.
The Eagles’ season came to an end on Friday as they fell 55-7 to the Beavers in the area round of the Class A Division II state football playoffs in a matchup at Austin ISD’s Burger Stadium. Full Story
King does not disappoint in his debut
MUMFORD—I think I can safely say that there hasn’t been more anticipation for a hoops player to play in his first high school game than there was for one Aubrie King.
That event finally came to fr uition last Tuesday when King and his Mumford teammates roundly ravaged a usually respectable Round Top-Carmine squad. Full Story
Rockdale life is part of the ‘American Dream’
It is quite hard for me to believe that we are in Thanksgiving week. How can another year have passed? But here we are into the holidays. During this Thanksgiving time I am reminded again of the blessings that we have in Rockdale, Texas. Full Story
Doing business as....
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Assumed Name Ruth L. Canady dba Kleen Kutz (v. 1,135, p. 642). Full Story
Milam County rates threetenths better than a year ago
Job force still declining in county
There is a three-tenths decline in Milam County’s unemployment rate last month compared to October 2009, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Reports released Friday showed that the county’s October 2010 rate was at 10.4, up from 10.7 a year ago. Full Story