New owner vows to save RMH
Purchase made ‘so hospital could stay open’
Blackhawk Health Care’s new owner purchased the failing business specifically to keep it from closing Rockdale’s Richards Memorial Hospital.
Kevin Owens’ words were music to the ears of Rockdale Hospital District directors who met with the new owner for the first time Monday. Full Story
Trustees hire administrator here Tuesday
Kaufman promoted from principal’s post to assistant supt.
Pam Kaufmann, principal in the Rockdale ISD for the past five years, was named the district’s new a ssist a nt superintendent for instruction and administration by school trustees Tuesday. Full Story
SANTA’S COMING AND HE’S NOT ‘LION’—
SANTA’S COMING AND HE’S NOT ‘LION’—This is how Santa Claus arrived in Rockdale Saturday aboard the Noon Lions Club float at the end of the annual lighted parade. Full Story
Christmas party was quite a story!
Biggest crowds ever for night parade Saturday
So what if they had to turn on the air conditioning Saturday in the depot museum so Santa could talk to Rockdale kids.
This is Texas!
By Saturday evening a crowd estimated at 2,000 turned out, in perfect weather, for Rockdale’s biggest ever night parade. Full Story
ENGAGED—Brooks Bassler and Maricela Hernandez, both of Houston, were recently engaged while on vacation in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Full Story
MARC-ET DAY—The Milam Association for Retarded Citizens (MARC) was among the many booths offering items for Market Day on Saturday. Full Story
Twenty years later, it’s still the biggest upset
This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the biggest high school football upset I ever witnessed in the 32 years I covered sports.
It was a strange game then and its strangeness has only grown in memory over the last 20 years.
It was so bizarre that, appropriately, the game ended in a 22-22 tie. Full Story
Thorndale, Milano grab up tourney gold
Area squads getting a jump on the season
A couple of area teams that are in a rebuilding mode are tak ing no pr isoners when it comes to holiday tournaments.
Milano breezed to the Dime Box Tournament championship while Thorndale grabbed up the Granger tournament hardware. Full Story
Evil incarnate comes to Tiger Gym
There he was. Much to the contrary, he didn’t have a pointy tail or a pitchfork grasped in a cloven hoof.
But there he was. Full Story
Not too late for Christmas Roundup donations
We have started off the Christmas season with a bang. We had a wonderful weekend with our “All Aboard the Christmas Express.” Friday night we had a costume stroll and tree lighting. We also had the kickoff for the Relay For Life 2011 with luminarias and a role call. This is the start of a wonderful tradition. Full Story
Doing business as....
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Abandonment of Assumed Name
Virgil Wall dba Virgil L. Wall Tree Service (v. 1,136, p. 460).
Lindsay Cleveland dba L&S Legal Nursing (v. 1,136, p. 494).
Assumed Names Full Story
Building permits $327,618 for Nov.
City building permits totaled $327,618 in November. That moves the total for fiscal 2011 to $376,618.
Building permits are issued at City Hall and reflect only construction in the city limits.
Permits issued during the last month were as follows: Full Story