Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

Cameron City Marshall Tom Parker was acquitted in the death of a suspect he was attempting to subdue while trying to take the man into custody for evading arrest.

Sheriff Allen Hooks and Deputy Lowe investigated a murder in Gause and made an arrest, wounding the suspect “slightly in the head” in the process.

Residents of the Sharp, Tracy and Duncan communities were petitioning county commissioners for a new iron bridge over the San Gabriel River.

H. M. Ralston was named temporary district judge to serve during the illness of J. C. Scott.

FORTY YEARS AGO....

A proposed consolidation of the Lexington and Dime Box ISD’s was torpedoed when Dime Box district voters rejected in by a 6-to-1 margin. It passed in Lexington.

William Peeples and Janie Sue Backhaus were valedictorian and salutatorian of the RHS Class of 1971.

A new keypunch business was opening in Rockdale providing 40 jobs.

A survey conducted by State Rep. Dan Kubiak showed district residents opposed to both liquor-by-the- drink and Daylight Savings Time.

TWENTY YEARS AGO....

Rockdale voters were heading to the polls with a five-person race to replace two retiring school board members at the top of the ballot.

With 20 inches of precipitation since January, stock tanks were the fullest in over three decades.

The Milam County Appraisal District (MCAD) moved into its new headquarters, a downtown Cameron building donated by Beatrice Williams in memory of the late Lester Williams.

May 8 was proclaimed Milam County Day at the Texas Capitol and Milam residents were invited to participate.

TEN YEARS AGO....

A half-dozen businesses along US 79 were f looded when a thunderstorm dumped between 2.5 and 4 inches on Rockdale.

L ee Jenk ins and Dr. Dee Ellis won contested races to claim seats on the Rockdale ISD school board.

A redistricting plan okayed by the Texas House of Representatives linked Milam County with part of Bell County. The Senate had not yet acted on a redistricting bill.

Jared Melde and Justin Schwarz of Thorndale won the Class 2A state doubles tennis title.


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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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