PLANET ROCKDALE AHEAD
Okay, it reall y wasn’ t aliens descending on the corner of Cameron and Wilcox (US 79 and FM 487), it was Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) employees Jerry Hernandez (L) and Randy Collins, in bucket trucks early on a very cold morning, beginning a major upgrade of signal lights at the town’s most busy, and most congested, intersection. Full Story
Bond refinance could save millions
RISD works on plan to restore ratings for accountability
Talk about starting the year with good news.
Rockdale ISD trustees took the first step Monday toward refinancing the bonds used to construct the new high school and intermediate school, a move financial advisors say will save the district millions of dollars. Full Story
Hospital: Blackhawk debt payoff 2013 goal
Employment back to 270 with 15 hires
Just three years after it came within a few days of closing, probably for good, Rockdale’s Richards Memorial Hospital is prepared to pay off the last debts from the bad memory that is the “Blackhawk Era.” Full Story
Flu shots still urged in Milam
Even though it’s late in the “flu season” the Milam County Health Department is continuing to urge county residents to get flu shots. Full Story
‘Intoxication manslaughter’ handed down in death of unborn baby case
Two more indicted from Walmart theft, chase
CAMERON—A 56-year-old Rockdale man was indicted for intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault Thursday in connection with a Jeep-pedestrian collision on Oct. 20, 2012.
Mark Allen Talley, 56, was one of 20 persons indicted in the first grand jury session with new prosecutor Bill Torrey. Full Story
Iconic Ranger will return for Tejas Fest
One of the most popular speakers ever from past Rockdale’s annual Tejas Book and Ar t Fest ivals wi l l return for his third trip Saturday, March 2, when the Tejas Fest unreels downtown. Full Story
MLK Day Parade
In what’s become an annual tradition, about 50 persons marched down MLK Drive Monday afternoon to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Full Story
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