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
If it’s Abe, not Ben, it’s a fake
A h ig h-tech c ou nterfeiter has produced phony $100 bills that can fool many detection devices, but not the human eye.
Lt. J. D. Newlin of the Rockdale Police Department said merchants have lost $600 w it h phony bills being passed in Rockdale and Milano during the past week. Full Story
Probation revoked in Brookshire theft
A 26-year-old Madisonville man has been sent to jail for his part in the April 28, 2009, theft of $12,000 from Rockdale Brookshire Bros.
O’Bryan David Roark pleaded “true” to violating his probation in connection with the incident and was assessed a 16- month state jail term by District Judge Ed Magre. Full Story
Rockdale has Pearl Harbor ‘connections’
Escape, mixups, tragedy and one gutsy young woman
It was another generation’s 9- 11, their Kennedy Assassination, their day never to forget.
Sixty-nine years ago Tuesday, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor bringing the United States into World War II.
The ranks of those who were there gets thinner every year but Dec. 7 is still etched in the memory of everyone who survived. Full Story
Holiday homes tour Saturday in ‘Olde Town’
Eight holiday-decorated homes in Rockdale’s historic Puddin’ Ridge neighborhood, and one church, will be featured from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Rockdale Downtown Association’s “Christmas in Olde Towne” tour. Full Story