Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40 YEARS AGO

TEN YEARS AGO....

Congressman Chet Edwards (D-Waco) told a Rockdale audience Congress had made real progress on deficit reduction and aid for rural hospitals.

Brookshire Bros. was seeking 70 employees as it planned to open its new Rockdale super market, replacing the store which burned in 1998.

The Rockdale Historical Commission purchased the former International & Great Northern Railroad Depot from Adolph McVoy.

Phone customers in the Thorndale San Gabriel exchange were voting on toll-free calling to Rockdale.

TWENTY YEARS AGO....

Republican Barnie Henderson said he would enter the race for county judge.

Ricky Ray of K illeen was named t he new head football coach at Rockdale High School.

The Rockdale medical community was trying to gauge the impact closing of St. Edward's Hospital in Cameron would have south of the river.

State Rep. L. B. Kubiak (DRockdale) announced he would not seek a fifth term.

FORTY YEARS AGO....

Congressman W. R. "Bob" Poage (D-Waco) blamed railroads for declining postal service as he spoke during the dedication of the new Gause Post Office.

The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department was loaning a pre- 1900 hose cart and dress uniform to the Austin Fire Department for a historical display.

Christmas Roundup, a joint undertaking of First Christian Church and St. John's United Methodist Church, was to serve 102 persons.

Lockhart defeated the Rockdale Tigers 21-6, sending RHS to an 0-10 season.


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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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