Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40 YEARS AGO

TEN YEARS AGO.....

Jennie Richards of Rockdale celebrated her 107th birthday with a ride on a Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department pumper. When Richards was born Grover Cleveland was president of the United States.

John Sonntag retired as Rockdale’s fire marshal after serving in that office 16 years, a total of 44 as a volunteer firefighter.

A recall of tainted chicken nuggets served in school lunchrooms prompted a check by Rockdale ISD of f icials who said none of the food had been shipped to the RISD.

Janet Havelka’s Lady Tiger basketball team wrapped up its eighth consecutive district title with a 56-49 win over Hearne.

TWENTY YEARS AGO....

The Rockdale City Council had scheduled a special meeting to decide on a replacement for City Manager Elizabeth Fenter, who was retiring.

A couple residing on MLK Drive escaped injury when tornado like winds ripped the roof from their home.

A four year telescopic study of a variable star by RHS student Danny Drummond was the overall winner in the 13th annual Rockdale High School Science Fair.

District 19AAA coaches, including Rockdale’s Ricky Ray, were scrambling to fill their football scheduled after Manor successfully appealed a UIL redistricting move which placed the school in Class 3A.

FORTY YEARS AGO....

A two-person race developed for Milam County Democratic Party Chairman with Cameron residents C. R. (Roy) Law and Basil Wilson vying for the post.

Nine members of the nat iona l champion University of Texas Longhorn football team were to appear in a celebrity basketball event in Rockdale to benefit an expansion program by Little League.

County Clerk Valter White released a study indicating there were 9,250 registered voters in Milam County.

Ernie Laurence’s Rockdale Tigeret tes won the Distr ict 13AAA title with a 51-43 victory over Gatesville.


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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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