Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

The Rockdale City Council accepted a petition presented by Mrs. E. H. Scarbrough in which neighbors complained about the Rockdale Horse & Mule Company. It was referred to the city health officer for possible action.

Rev. B. B. Blaylock, pastor of First Baptist Church, was set to deliver the sermon at Rockdale’s annual union Thanksgiving service at the Methodist Church.

The Reporter reported: “W. H. Brett was shot through the fleshy part of his thigh by Deputy Sheriff E. H. Arledge during the arrest of Brett’s brother.”

The City of Rockdale purchased the “former John Brown property,” allowing it to extend Davilla Avenue west to Wilcox Street. FORTY YEARS AGO....

By margins of 3-to-1, Rockdale city voters okayed $400,000 in bonds for water and sewer projects with expenditures to be matched by federal funds.

Persons who needed a second round of diptheria immunization would be able to get shots in an upcoming clinic at City Hall, according to Dr. Clifford Swift, city health officer.

Tim Speer rushed for 151 yards and 2 TDs as Rockdale closed out a 7-3 season with a 20-14 victory over Lockhart.

Christmas Roundup was seeking donations to provide shoes for at least 84 children in the Rockdale ISD. TWENTY YEARS AGO....

Filing day for the 1992 elections was looming and there was a lready an announced Democratic Primary contest for sheriff between incumbent Leroy Broadus and challenger Stephen Hanel.

A 68-year- old woman who walked out of Richard Memorial Hospital in a dispute over the facility’s no smoking policy was later charged with phoning a bomb threat to the Rockdale ISD.

Rockdale’s Mary Lee Village was returning to normal after a week of publicity involving two juveniles who walked away from the home for troubled teens, stole a car, drove to Dallas and shot a police officer.

Thorndale defeated Center Point 49-13 in Class A area football action and was set to tangle with Runge, and former RHS Head Coach Carl Peters, at regional. TEN YEARS AGO....

Three Milano High School cheerleaders participated in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

Patients census was up to 6.7 at Richards Memorial Hospital. Administrators had put 5.5 as the facility’s “ break even” point.

A deadly stretch of Texas 36 in northern Milam County recorded its 15th fatality of the year when an 87-year-old Cameron woman died near the Cameron VFW Hall.

A reported kidnapping at HEB turned out to be only a juvenile prank, according to Rockdale police.


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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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