Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

A Michigan man died in the restaurant of the Wolf Hotel, “collapsing just as a bowl of soup was set before him.” An inquest had been ordered.

Clayton Banzhaf and George Doss Sr. of Rockdale showed first places in corn divisions of the Dallas Fair.

Dallas Fair- goers told The Reporter the fair was “ ver y badly managed with great confusion and considerable dissatisfaction.”

Reporter publisher- owner John Esten Cooke made his first trip to Cameron and reported “Cameron is a pretty good old wagon and lacks a whole lot of being run down.” FORTY YEARS AGO....

Rockdale’s city sewer plant was said to be 236 percent overloaded. City voters were headed to the polls to decide a bond issue which would provide funds for a sewer plant upgrade.

Redistricting placed Milam County in new Texas House District 36 along with Falls and Williamson counties.

Milam County voter registration was headed for a record with 9,900 already signed up, according to Tax Collector Valter White.

Rockdale kept pace with Lockhart atop the District 13AAA standings, routing Gatesville 38- 6 behind 4 TDs by Will Ray. TWENTY YEARS AGO....

An eight-hour standoff between a SWAT team and a shotgun-wielding man at his Zana Lane home ended peacefully when the man surrendered.

Brookshire Bros. announced it was upgrading its 22,500- square-foot super market into a 36,500-square-foot “superstore.”

About 100 members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2078 were set to vote on a new two-year labor contract with TU Electric.

Rockdale broke an 11-year losing streak against Hearne with a last quarter comeback and a 19-15 win. TEN YEARS AGO....

A rural home between Rockdale and Milano was damaged when a car exploded.

Rockdale was re-naming its city (swimming pool) park as Veterans Memorial Park with dedication ceremonies set.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2078 members okayed a new power plant labor contract with Alcoa, but turned down a proposed pact for the Sandow Mine.

Voters in the Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District overwhelmingly approved splitting the district into two parts.


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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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