Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

The United States Postal Depar tment announced the Rockdale Post Office would move into the new building being constructed by J. W. Perry in the fire-ravaged area downtown.

Scoutmaster Leo Strelsky said Rockdale’s Boy Scout troop has 12 members and that membership would be closed upon reaching 16.

Farmer C. M. Grabener of Milano wrote a letter to the editor, terming Milam County roads “often muddy and impassable.”

The Santa Fe Railroad was sued by the family of a boy who died while walking along the railroad tracks before daybreak Christmas morning near Buckholts. FORTY YEARS AGO....

Supt. J. M. Moorman of the Rockdale ISD said tax valuations were too low in Milam County, needing to rise about 25 percent.

Fair Park was to host the 11th annual Rockdale Quarter Horse Show.

The Rockdale teen choir, Regenerations Singers, was to be featured in the Parent-Teacher Organization’s (P-TO) annual talent show April 21.

City council members agreed to name a previously unnamed street which ran from US 79 by Rockdale Roller Rink, across the railroad tracks. TWENTY YEARS AGO....

County commissioners approved the request of Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Martin Hobbs to move the Precinct 4JPofficefromRockdaleto Thorndale.

The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce was hosting a seminar on the nationwide Americans With Disabilities Act.

Demolition specifications on the old Garcia’s Place building on North Main were scheduled to be presented to the city council.

The annual Milam County disaster drill, held in Rockdale even numbered years, simulated a terrorist attack on the city. TEN YEARS AGO....

Rockdale’s rental property code got a major overhaul from the city council, designed to set minimum standards enforced by the city.

The new Milam County Triad organization received its charter from the state.

The Texas Railroad Commission set a week of hearings for July to gather testimony on Alcoa’s plan for a lignite mine in Lee and Bastrop counties.

Led by Jeff Easterwood, Clayton Bland and Jason Parrish, the Rockdale High School boys tennis team won the District 18AAA 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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