10-20-40 YEARS AGO


An in-progress open house was scheduled for the former I&GN railroad depot which was being restored as a historical museum by the Rockdale Historical Society.

Four persons were seeking Place 1 on the Rockdale ISD school board with incumbent Kerry Starnes challenged by Jerry Caywood, Louis Gifford and Herbie Vaughan.

A contested race developed for the Rockdale Hospital District board of directors with incumbent Darral Walker challenged by Donna Mantey.

Late spring cold, wet weather, which had already wiped out most of the Rockdale Relays, lingered, cancelling RHS baseball and softball games and forcing the Cameron Baseball Tourney to relocate to China Spring.


Austin Mayor L ee Cooke was to be guest speaker for the annual Rockdale Chamber of Commerce banquet.

Business partners announced a new $400,000 funeral home, to be called Allen-Stanislaw- Kubiak would be built west of Rockdale on US 79.

Cameron’s St. Edward Hospital became Central Texas Hospital as a local group acquired the facility from the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

A car owned by Lexington Middle School Principal Geary McManus was stolen during a school board meeting and was found, burned, at a Burleson County location.


Gov. Preston Smith was announced as the guest speaker for the annual Cameron Chamber of Commerce banquet.

Freakish spring winds, estimated at in excess of 60 miles per hour, roared through Rockdale, felling the 25-foot parking lot sign at Piggly Wiggly (today’s One Stop Center).

Hottest election race was in Lexington where six persons were in a contest for three school board seats. Candidates were Fred Rhodes, Robert Ahrendt, Rodney Brown, Alf Perry Jr., L. F. Clark and Joe Richards.

Caldwell won the 20-team Rockdale Relays while the host Tigers could manage only five points on the day.

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