100 YEARS AGO....
“The Fire Boys,” according to The Reporter, extinguished a small blaze at Dora Poole’s millinery shop downtown. Only damage was to an outhouse.
A petition was circulating in Buschdale warning the City of Rockdale that if it did not repair the road between Rockdale and Thorndale, and the City of Thorndale did, Buschdale residents would “trade only in Thorndale.”
Rockdale beat Sharp-Tracy 11-5 in the annual San Jacinto Day baseball game.
Constable N. J. Alford recaptured two men who had escaped from a “convict camp” near Chriesman.
FORTY YEARS AGO....
A thunderstorm knocked out power for a half hour in Rockdale, Thorndale and Thrall.
Don Luckey, a prominent businessman for about 40 years, died at age 58.
The new vocational shop building at Rockdale High School was nearing completion.
Bill Bunte of Bastrop fired a 7-under-par 67 to win the annual blind bogey tourney in a field of 258 at the Rockdale Country Club.
TWENTY YEARS AGO....
Rockdale escaped serious f looding but a thunderstorm dumped 13 inches of rain on Caldwell, isolating the city for several hours.
A spring style show, featuring local models, raised $1,100 for the Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Rockdale High School’s Big Blue Band, under the direction of Jim Lind, won its 11th Sweepstakes Award in 14 years.
Rockdale graduate Gordon McKee, competing for Southwest Texas State University, long jumped 27 feet 3-1/4 inches in a track meet at Angelo State.
TEN YEARS AGO....
Rockdale Hospital District directors were proposing a property tax of up to 50 cents to keep Richards Memorial Hospital open.
School trustees okayed a project to air condition the RHS gym.
The Rockdale City Council endorsed creation of a ground water conservation district for Milam County.
Coach Thomas Shives’ Rockdale’s Lady Tigers edged Giddings 6-5 to claim a bi-district softball title in a playoff game at Lexington.