Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40 YEARS AGO

TEN YEARS AGO....

Challengers Ed Magre (district judge) and Kerry Spears (prosecutor) unseated incumbents Charles Lance and Hollis Lewis Jr. in the Milam County Democratic Primary. Spears still had to face Republican Rique Bobbitt in the fall while Magre was unopposed.

Three finalists were selected from a field of 29 candidates to replace Don Hafley as Milano ISD superintendent. George Jett had been serving as interim superintendent.

City council members approved a $909,924 low bid of a College Station firm to install water and sewer lines in advance of a US 79 widening project.

Rain and cold stopped the Rockdale Relays before most running events. Coach James Saegert’s Tigers had already rolled up 105 points.

TWENTY YEARS AGO....

Don Roddam and Roger Hashem were the top two votegetters in county judge balloting in the Milam County Democratic Party primary. They were to face-off again in an April runof f. Winner was to face Republican Barnie Henderson in November.

The Rockdale City Council was (again) seeking a solution to reduce iron content in the town’s water supply, according to City Manager Marshall Martin.

Rockdale had a contested city council race as Earnest Phillips filed to oppose Bobby Elliott for the east ward position being vacated by Ralph Walters Jr.

Thorndale, the smallest school at the Rockdale Relays, placed third in the 10-team meet. The Bulldog athletes then got on a bus, rode 70 miles to Lago Vista and won the championship game of a baseball tourney, defeating the host team 11-0.

FORTY YEARS AGO....

More than $2,000 worth of rifles and firearms were taken in a burglary from the office of W. P. (Red) Hogan at Gaither Motor Co.

A crowd of more than 200 attended the performance of “Tell It Like It Is” by Rockdale’s Community Youth Choir, directed by Arnold Sherman.

City Mgr. N. E. Alford warned Rockdale residents that unlicensed dogs in the city would be picked up and destroyed.

Glenn Hodges, Harold Luckey, Dr. L. E. Selden and J. M. Moorman were elected new directors of the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.


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