Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40 YEARS AGO

TEN YEARS AGO....

John Contreras was named new assistant principal at Rockdale High School, replacing Ray DeSpain who had resigned to become principal at Three Rivers. School was to begin without an assistant principal at the elementary.

Taxable values in the Rockdale ISD were down $22.5 million for the year. RISD was expecting a $30 million decline.

Temple College officials a nnounc ed t he inst it ut ion would open a satellite campus in Cameron.

The Rockdale Historical Society announced it had purchased the historic Victorian-Era I&GN Railroad Depot from McVoy Feed and planned to restore the building as a museum devoted to the area's history.

TWENTY YEARS AGO....

With a July 31 deadline looming, Milam County's prison acquisition task force was rushing to prepare a proposal to submit to the Texas Department of Corrections.

The City of Rockdale was looking for a way out of the garbage business as new federal landfill regulations went into effect.

Latest fund raiser for the Save Richards Memorial Hospital effort was to be an "arrest Your Boss" Day in Rockdale.

Texas Football magazine saw new coach Jon Kramer's Rockdale Tigers finishing fifth in a District 19AAA field led by Cameron and Caldwell.

FORTY YEARS AGO....

The new Bell-Milam Land & Water Rights Association said a state plan to construct a reservoir near Cameron would cost Milam County agriculture $4.5 million annually.

Rockdale received a check for $11,201 as its first-quarter share of proceeds from the new one percent city sales tax.

Two news businesses were sharing an office on Main Street. Abbott Insurance & Real estate and Pearson Loans were created after the sale of Lewis-Bredt Company.

Rockdale's newest street paving project was ready to roll after an Austin firm signed a contract to complete both paving and street improvement work.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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