Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

Somebody important in Texas, probably politics, died and The Reporter ran a scathing “obituary” under the name “The Demagogue,” never mentioning the name and ending “he’s gone and may his shadow never again darken the threshold of Texas.”

The Reporter printed President William Howard Taft’s Thanksgiving proclamation.

The Cozy theatre was showing “King Edward’s Song,” advertised as 2,000 feet of high-class moving pictures.

An engineering crew extending the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Line (The Katy) passed through Gause.

FORTY YEARS AGO....

Fifty seven Rockdale hunters reported bagging deer during the opening weekend of deer season.

Rockdale’s first-ever multiunit apartment complex opened in the 300 block of Childress, near Rockdale High School and the new Town Oaks Apartments.

Rev. David Mindel of First Christian Church was to deliver the sermon in the annual Community Thanksgiving Service, set for Meadowbrook Baptist Church.

A reception was to honor H. D. Maxwell of Rockdale, who was retiring as Milam County Superintendent of Schools. TWENTY YEARS AGO....

On a vote of 78-5, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2078 members rejected a proposed labor contract with Alcoa which would have covered workers at Sandow Power Plant Unit 4.

Six hot air balloons were scheduled to lift off as part of Alcoa’s Great Train Ride, a fund-raiser to benefit Richards Memorial Hospital.

City council members were mulling a proposed juvenile boot camp operation for the Rockdale area.

Lexington blasted Weimar 65-6 in football but missed the playoffs on the regular season’s final night because Somerville defeated Shiner.

TEN YEARS AGO....

They were still counting votes in the Bush-Gore presidential race in Florida, but a partial hand-count affirmed Milam County’s totals as correct.

City council members reported receiving numerous telephone calls thinking the city had recently levied a 48-cent tax. It wasn’t the city, it was the Rockdale Hospital District.

Voters in the Brushy Creek watershed over whelming ly rejected a proposal to improve 46 dams in the area.

Casey Creghan’s Rockdale Tiger gridders rolled over Taylor 28-12 but missed the playoffs because Giddings edged Elgin.


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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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