Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40 YEARS AGO

TEN YEARS AGO....

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards told Milam County commissioners a new jail would solve the county's continuing problems with the commission.

"Charlie's Beau," a Milam County-bred horse, was set to run in the Breeder's Cup in Florida. Dr. Jack Allen of Minerva was the breeder and the thoroughbred was owned by Nelson Bunker Hunt of Dallas.

An 11th hour bailout saved Cameron's Central Texas Hospital from closing its doors as Dr. Tariq Mahmoud of Pearsall acquired the financially-troubled institution.

Kerry Spears of Milano, an assistant district attorney in Brazos County, announced she would seek the Democratic nomination for Milam County Attorney.

TWENTY YEARS AGO....

Ticket sales were brisk as Rockdale's Great Train Ride neared. Participants were to ride antique passenger train cars over Rockdale, Sandow & Southern railroad tracks.

There would be at least three candidates for the office of Milam County Judge in the 1990 Democratic Primary with Don Roddam, Roger Hashem and Frank Summers all filing legal papers prior to declaring their candidacy.

Debi Nelson's Rockdale Tigerette volleyball team won the district title and was preparing to face Dripping Springs in bidistrict action.

A small twister was suspected as strong winds damaged metal out-buildings in the Praesel Addition.

FORTY YEARS AGO....

The Texas Railroad Commission was set to hold a public hearing on Missouri-Pacific Railroad's plan to replace its station agents in Rockdale and other locations with a "mobile agent."

Rockdale High School's annual college survey found 216 RHS graduates on 56 college campuses ranging from City College of Los Angeles to North Carolina State. There were 34 at the University of Texas.

Rockdale Elementary School fifth graders took their annual ride on the Missouri-Pacific Eagle passenger train between Rockdale and Taylor.

State-ranked Belton showed its high rating was no fluke in a 41-0 football victory over Jim Gray's Rockdale Tigers


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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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