Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

The Rockdale High School football team was set to play the “town team” composed of adults from Rockdale. “RHS has an advantage over past years,” Publisher R. W. H. Kennon wrote. “This year they have a good coach.”

Rev. G. W. Rose told The Reporter: “I will preach again in Rockdale Saturday and I will shake up the sons of perdition!”

Newest business was t he Rockdale Pantatorium next to Henne & Meyer. “Get your suits cleaned at the Pantatorium” was their slogan.

K en non r ep or te d on t he Waco murder trial of Minnie Lee Streight, accused of killing her husband, who was the publisher editor of The McGregor Mirror.

FORTY YEARS AGO....

Big names in the Texas U. S. Senate election as Democrat Lloyd Bentsen faced off against Republican George Bush.

County Judge O. B. “Doc” Harden received word Milam County’s emergency food and medical service program would be discontinued in November.

A low of 38 degrees was believed to be Rockdale’s lowest ever October reading, according to weather observer W. C. Marrs.

There were 24 voting boxes in Milam County, including Conoley and Rice.

TWENTY YEARS AGO....

Entertainers Doug Stone and Eddy Raven drew huge crowds to the 15th annual Rockdale Fair which featured a $97,899 livestock sale.

Larissa Butler was named Miss Rockdale Fair 1990 with Shelley Seale first runner-up and Keri Ray second runner-up.

The second Great Train Ride, benefitting Richards Memorial Hospital, was set for Rockdale, Sandow & Southern Railroad Nov. 17-18.

Rockdale’s Brian Stork won the District 19AAA boys cross country individual title.

TEN YEARS AGO....

An election to expand the Rockda le Hospita l Distr ict boundar ies to t hose of t he school district, set for Nov. 7, was delayed due to questions over polling place location.

20th District Judge Charles Lance recused himself from hearing asbestos liability cases for the remainder of his term.

Rockdale kept its football playoff hopes alive with a 43-6 victory over Hearne.

Mindee Menley was crowned 2000 Miss Rockdale Fair Queen.


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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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