TEN YEARS AGO....
Jayla Whiteley, a Texas A&M junior, was at home in Milano working on a term paper when the Aggie Bonfire stack collapsed, killing 12 students. Whiteley had been working on the bonfire.
A Rockdale man was arrested in connection with an incident in which a mother and daughter were locked in a storage building.
School trustees hired a Waco firm to begin work on a plan to air condition the high school gym.
Marlin came back in the fourth quarter to defeat the Rockdale Tigers 33-21 in an area football showdown.
TWENTY YEARS AGO....
A Mississippi truck driver was charged with criminally negligent homicide after a collision at the US 79-FM 486 intersection in Thorndale that took the life of a 56-year-old Thorndale woman.
Milam County's unemployment rate shot up more than two points to 8.4 percent reflecting the recent Alcoa takeover of the Sandow mines.
Two Austin men were arrested in Lexington, ending a string of burglaries in Lee, Milam and Williamson counties.
No. 2-ranked Thorndale beat Holland 55-0 in its final preseason game.
FORTY YEARS AGO....
City council members tabled Lone Star Gas Company's request for a rate increase.
Winn's opened their second Rockdale variety store, holding grand opening ceremonies in the Rockdale Shopping Center.
A crane operator at Alcoa's Rockdale Operations sustained foot and leg burns when he stepped into a pot full of molten metal.
H. H. Coffield's Diamond H Ranch in South Texas was featured in a photo spread in Sports Illustrated.