Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

A dispute between a doctor and a Thorndale man ended with the man receiving 11 stab wounds, none of which were believed to be life-threatening.

The Matinee Musical Club met at the Cawthorn home to hear “White Butterfly” sung by a trio composed of “Mesdames P. H. Perry, A. P. Perry and S. B. Perry.”

H. H. Cof f ield purchased Rockdale’s Pantatorium (dry cleaners).

Reporter P ublisher John Esten Cooke: “We have located only one genuine hard-shelled, moss-backed knocker in Rockdale since we have been here... We would have shot him on the spot but the fellow was so small we couldn’t find the spot.” FORTY YEARS AGO....

No injuries were reported when several Missouri-Pacific freight cars derailed one mile east of Milano.

“ The new phone book was here! The new phone book was here!” with 2,720 listings for Rockdale.

The South Milam Count y UnitedWaydrivestoodat $10,227, a little more than halfway to a goal of $19,175.

Rockdale slogged its way to a 27-14 football victory over La Grange in a game played entirely in a driving rain. TWENTY YEARS AGO....

RHS senior Jennifer Phillips, home for the weekend from St. Louis where she was awaiting a double lung transplant, was crowned 1991 homecoming queen.

A 24-year-old Thorndale man received a 55-year prison term after being convicted of the murder of Thorndale convenience store clerk Mamie White in 1985.

Joe Diffie and Marty Stuart were to headline the 1991 Rockdale Fair.

Rockdale and Willis battled to a 13-13 tie after a bizarre play which saw a pass spiked by a Tiger defender into the hands of a trailing Wildkat who then went 80 yards to paydirt. TEN YEARS AGO....

About 900 members of United Steelworkers of America Local 4895 were to vote on a new fiveyear contract with Alcoa.

After tabling the matter several times, city council members voted 6-0 on an ordinance spelling out restrictions on what could be built according to Rockdale codes.

No one was injured when a North Milam County resident pulled a .357 magnum pistol on two deputies investigating a domestic disturbance call.

Bryan Washington’s 90-yard k ickof f ret ur n was t he key play as Casey Creghan’s Tigers defeated Caldwell 18-13.


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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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