Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

Thorndale was proposed as the county seat for the new count y some area residents hoped to create from parts of Milam, Williamson, Burleson and Lee counties.

For the first time, a concrete sidewalk was poured in front of City Hall, corner of Cameron and Burleson.

From The Gause Guide: “The Cameron people are soundhearted folks, God bless ‘em, we love ‘m but they just want everything.”

From Rockdale Socialist leader E. A. Green: “The rich can afford to buy presents, the poor cannot, so why should we continue to perpetuate this foolish custom of gift giving?” FORTY YEARS AGO....

Emory C. Camp was elected president of the board of trustees of the proposed new Richards Memorial Hospital.

Ten oil wells were producing in the new Bur-Mil oil field near the Burleson-Milam County line.

David E. Baxter of Rockdale, born when Ulysses S. Grant was president, celebrated his 100th birthday.

A brush fire in the Praesel Addition consumed several junked cars and a stack of truck tires before the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department brought it under control. TWENTY YEARS AGO....

A 32-year-old Rockdale man was indicted for criminal conspiracy in connection with a November plot to kill a member of the Rockdale Police Department.

The South Milam Count y United Way drive was at $75,592, 132 percent of its $57,450 goal.

A 64-year- old Rogers man drowned in the Little River near the Val Verde community.

Rockdale jockeys Tram Telg and Thomas Lane dominated the fall horse racing season at nearby Manor Downs track. TEN YEARS AGO....

McVoy Feed & Seed, site of the 11-fatality Mundine Hotel fire in 1888, was approved for a Texas Historical Commission historical marker.

A crusade by Milam County State Trooper Jimmy Morgan led to the placing of a stop light at the corner of Texas 36 and US 79 in eastern Milano.

A f ter ag reeing t he cit y ’s garbage collection company had improved its service, city council members renewed the contract of Waste Management Services.

The home of Larry and Marilyn Faulkner, on Western Hills Road, won the lighting division of the Chamber of Commerce’s annual decoration contest.


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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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