Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40 YEARS AGO

TEN YEARS AGO....

There wa s plent y of pro and con testimony concerning A lcoa’s three older Sandow Power Plant units as the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (TNRCC) held a Rockdale hearing to discuss an Alcoa pollution control plan.

John Robertson was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year at the 2000 Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Banquet. No Citizen of the Year award was given.

Tommy Hancock was named superintendent of the Milano ISD, replacing George Jett who had served as interim superintendent since the retirement of Don Hafley.

To commemorate the bank’s 100th anniversary, Citizens National Bank opened a time capsule, buried in 1929, at its Cameron headquarters.

TWENTY YEARS AGO....

The Rockdale ISD’s 1990-91 budget was on hold waiting for the Texas Legislature to deliver a school finance bill.

A last-day filing produced a contested race for the Rockdale ISD school board as Britt Powell opposed Jerry Roddy for the seat being vacated by Don Roddam.

Milam County commissioners okayed purchase of the former J. C. Penney building in downtown Cameron to house the county museum annex.

Larry Pipkin’s Tiger baseball team scored 13 runs before Smithville came to bat and cruised to a five-inning 26-4 victory over the “other” Tigers.

FORTY YEARS AGO....

Gov. Preston Smith was set to address the annual Cameron Chamber of Commerce Banquet.

Twenty-six enumerators were named for the 1970 Milam County Census with crew leaders to be Mrs. J. Estel Johnston of Rockdale and Mrs. Edwin Lehman of Buckholts.

Rev. Gary Mayer of Peace Lutheran Church was to deliver the sermon at the annual community Easter Sunrise Service to be held at the RHS baseball field.

Milam County Democrats were about to choose between two big names in the race for a U. S. Senate seat as incumbent Ralph Yarbrough was challenged by Lloyd Bentsen.


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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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