Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40 YEARS AGO

TEN YEARS AGO....

City council members dropped the city tax rate eight cents, to 47.4 cents and adopted a budget that included street paving and street rehabilitation.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) admitted it was leaning toward recommending a northern option for its proposed US 79 Rockdale loop.

Rockdale ISD trustees were ready to hire an assistant principal at the elementar y, six weeks into the school year. The position had been vacant since the resignation of Greg Kennedy in the spring.

A Rockdale policeman was expected to miss two weeks of duty after a suspect being placed under arrest slammed him into the side of a vehicle.

TWENTY YEARS AGO....

Orbitron Capitol Corporation of New York announced it would purchase and re-open the former Anderson-Clayton Oil Mill in Thorndale.

Rockdale ISD trustees heard a report on an AIDS education curriculum which was to be instituted at local campuses.

Rockdale Fair Association directors announced the 1989 event would be dedicated to the memory of two Fair volunteers who had died during the past year, Spud Caywood of Rockdale and Sonny Rodenbeck of Thorndale.

FORTY YEARS AGO....

Five area banks, including Rockdale State, announced they would begin closing on Saturdays.

Future University of Texas star running back Roosevelt Leaks led Brenham to a 46-13 victory over Rockdale.

Citing numerous complaints by the public, the Rockdale City Council decided to replace stop signs on Murray at the Bowser Street intersection.

Coach W. E. Smith's Milano Eagles were to switch from 6-man to 11-man football for a contest against Lexington's B-team.


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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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