Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

Signed ad on The Reporter’s front page: “All persons are warned not to give, or cause to be given, any intoxicating liquors to my husband.”

Thorndale area farmer Henry Irby was killed with a shotgun blast on a road near the Nile community. The shooter was apprehended and taken to Cameron where a grand jury was in session. Grand jurors issued a no-bill (refused to indict) and the shooter returned home.

That grand jury did indict four Thorndale man accused of lynching a teenaged boy in that city earlier in the year.

Fire destroyed the Stewart Hotel in Milano, which contained the family residence and a doctor’s office. FORTY YEARS AGO....

A $400,000 bond election was called for Nov. 20 to help finance water, sewer and street improvements.

An immunization drive was under way in Milam County after two cases of diptheria were confirmed in Cameron.

Brick work was complete on the new First Baptist Church sanctuary being built at the corner of Bell and Green.

A come-from-behind 22-20 win over Del Valle kept coach Jim Gray’s Tigers tied w ith L ock har t atop t he Dist r ic t 13AAA standings. TWENTY YEARS AGO....

A constitutional amendment to allow Texas to institute a state lottery was on the ballot.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2078 were in “overtime” talks with Industrial Generating Company and Alcoa after labor contracts expired.

County commissioners increased the county tax rate from 21.4 to 21.89 cents.

Thirteen “celebrity” contestants raised over $4,000 for new city Christmas lights in a pizzaeating contest at Mr. Gatti’s. TEN YEARS AGO....

Less than two months after the 9-11 attacks, two Rockdale teens were charged with the thefts of five flags. Police termed the thefts “non political.”

Fog was blamed for a onevehicle accident at the FM 487- FM 1600 intersection that killed a Cameron man headed for work at Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations.

Financially-troubled Richards Memorial Hospital’s books showed it $ 130,000 “ in the black” for t he most recent month.

Three environmental groups served notice they would file a lawsuit against Alcoa over work performed at Sandow Power Plant Units 1, 2 and 3 in the 1980s.


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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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