Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40 YEARS AGO

TEN YEARS AGO....

The Milam Association for Retarded Citizens (MA RC) announced plans to construct a new 3,500-square-foot MARC Center building on the grounds of Richards Memorial Hospital.

There was a new addition to Rockdale's "skyline" as a Georgia firm had legs and supports up on a new 250,000-gallon water tower at the city's Mill Street plant.

City council members were told Rockdale's share of utility moving projects which had to be completed in advance of TxDOT's US 79 widening project would be between $500,000 and $1 million.

Milam County commissioners hired a consulting firm to guide them through the process connected with accepting $312,795 in tobacco lawsuit settlement funds.

TWENTY YEARS AGO....

Southwest Milam Water Supply Corporation was to present a bid to provide water to a proposed prison site near Rockdale which was scheduled to go before the Texas Department of Corrections.

Rockda le resident s were asked to conserve water after a well went down. An emergency expenditure of $21,000 was approved.

An additional $50,000 donation from the Alcoa Foundation brought the Save Richards Memorial Hospital fund total to $223,000.

Equimark Company acquired National Bancshares Corp. but no changes were expected at Rockdale's NBC Bank.

FORTY YEARS AGO....

Four San Antonio men were jailed following a wild police chase which began when one of them broke away from police outside the Milam Count courthouse in Cameron.

Dr. T. C. Green, a Rockdale physician since 1952, announced he was closing his practice in order to accept a position with the state in Austin.

Aluminum from Alcoa's Rockdale Operations was possibly in the lunar lander which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin rode to, and returned from, the moon's surface.

Texas Football magazine picked Jim Gray's Rockdale Tigers to finish second in District 13AAA in its annual gridiron forecast.


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