9-11 witnesses recall shock, horror
Young Rockdale residents saw history, tragedy, heroism
Rockdale native Briana Bassler is going to have quite a story to tell her about-tobe born daughter some day.
“Your mother was there when 9-11 happened.”
Ten years ago Sunday, Bassler was in a New York City subway train car virtually underneath the World Trade Center when it was attacked and destroyed. Full Story
Residents pitch in for Bastrop fire victims relief
Rockdale-area residents are pitching in to help their neighbors in Bastrop as more than 500 families have lost homes in weekend wildfires.
“What we’re hearing is that they have all the clothes they need but they can use toiletries, towels, trash bags and, above all, volunteer helpers,” Kristi Moreland, volunteer, said. Full Story
A 51-year- old Rockdale man was treated at Richards Memorial Hospital Monday after his 2008 Dodge pickup slammed head-on into a utility pole on East Cameron Avenue (US 79) just east of USA Foodmart. Full Story
Con lee br ing ing No. 1 hits to Fair
Park, Campbell will entertain at pavilion
It’s a pretty good bet one of the headliners at the Rockdale Fair Saturday Oct. 22 will be looking at Rockdale through “Rose Colored Glasses.”
That’s one of t he mega- hits John Conlee has recorded during a 30-year-plus countr y music career which included eight No. 1 hits and 26 songs in the top 20. Full Story
Rockdale fire situation: So far, so good
RVFD assists at Cameron catastrophe Sunday; local family touched by Bastrop blazes
Rockdale’s volunteer firefighters answered 12 calls Saturday and Sunday as strong winds from a cold front triggered major fires to the north and south of the Rockdale area.
None of the fires in the immediate Rockdale area were serious, but that wasn’t the case in neighboring Cameron or in Bastrop County. Full Story
RMH ‘all the way back’ from Blackhawk era
Third clinic opening Thursday at RMH
Richards Memorial Hospital, and Little River Healthcare System, have recovered from the Blackhawk Health debacle of last year and are once again expanding services.
“I’d say we’re all the way back,” Jeff Madison, CEO, said. “We’re operating in the black and it looks like, when all the data is in, August is going to be a great month.” Full Story