10-20-40 YEARS AGO


The Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission approved for public comment an order endorsed by Alcoa to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions from Sandow Power Plant Units 1, 2 and 3.

With one month to go before a Democratic Primary election for county judge, incumbent Charles Lance listed $34,875 in contributions, including five of $6,000 each from out-of-county attorneys.

City council members called for bids on utility line relocations to facilitate TxDOT’s US 79 widening project in western Rockdale.

No substantial damage was reported after a poster board sign at Rockdale High School was set on fire. Police termed the incident “more a prank than a crime.”


Police Chief Marshall Martin was named Rockdale’s new city manager. Martin was to also continue his police chief duties. Elizabeth Fenter had retired as city mananger.

Milam County commissioners adopted a policy to prohibit “double dipping” into travel funds by county officials.

Rockdale’s east Circle K convenience store was robbed by a man who told the clerk he was concealing a weapon. Police made an arrest 90 minutes later in a home just a few blocks from the store.

Dean Hollingsworth’s Rockdale Tiger basketball team surged into the playoffs, defeating Elgin 68-50 to claim District 19AAA’s runner-up slot.


City council members boosted monthly salaries of Rockdale Police Department officers from $375 to $400.

Cameron physician Dr. L. L. Nigliazzo’s proposed move to Rockale was being held up by litigation. Dr. Billie Newton, owner of Newton Hospital in Cameron, and Nigliazzo’s employer, filed a law suit alleging Nigliazzo’s contract prohibited him from practiving medicine within 30 miles of Cameron.

In a game marked more by physical play than basketball skills, a team of Texas Longhorn football players defeated a team of RHS cage exes 71-63 in overtime. The contest was a fund raiser for Rockdale Little League.

The Reporter noted “lively verbal exchanges” erupted at a city council meeting when a merchant asked the city to remove a parking meter to facilitate installation of a loading zone at the business.

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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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