Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40 YEARS AGO

TEN YEARS AGO....

In cost-cutting move, Richards Memorial Hospital directors learned the dow ntow n Heritage Clinic would be phased out and nuclear medicine services would be terminated.

There was a three-person race for Rockdale ISD school board Place 1 with incumbent Kerry Starnes opposed by Jerry Caywood and Louis Gifford.

The Milano Cit y Council applied for a $275,000 federal housing rehabilitation grant to provide housing upgrades in low-income areas.

A n at-the-buzzer shot in overtime by Wortham ousted Milano from the state basketball playoffs at the area round as the Eagles fell 57-56.

TWENTY YEARS AGO....

The Austin Symphonic Band was coming to Rockdale for a concert to benefit the 1990 Project Graduation effort.

Rockdale ISD trustees were seeking two new administrators at the elementary after accepting the resignations of Principal Kathleen Simmons and Assistant Principal Geri Burnett.

Former Rockdale City Councilman Bobby Elliot t, who resigned his position in 1989 to make an unsuccessful run for the school board, filed with the city to run for the seat he once held.

No. 1-ranked Navasota defeated the Rockdale Tiger basketball team 51-41 in Class 3A bi-district basketball competition.

FORTY YEARS AGO....

Rockdale’s police force was back at its full strength, six men, with the addition of the new patrolmen, according to Police Chief Cliff Blackburn.

The internationally-known Florida Boys gospel quartet was to appear in Rockdale in a concert to benefit the Rockdale Little League, which was constructing a new baseball complex on Copeland Street.

The new Southwest Milam Water Supply Corporation had signed up 375 members and had set March 2 as the final signup day.

Ernie Laurence’s Rockdale Tigerettes defeated Carthage 51-37 to win a Class 3A regional title and become the third RHS girls team to qualify for the state tourney.


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