Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

Front page Reporter story: “A. B. Lightfoot is suffering a dislocated shoulder this week as the result of getting too foxy with a foxy horse.

Taylor defeated Rockdale’s baseball team 12-1. From the story: “Don Walker received a lick on the cranium which would have put most fellows down and out.”

Rockdale Supt. C. C. Green’s contract was renewed for one year but RHS Principal John Poteet did not apply for a new contract because he was a candidate for county clerk.

Louis Henne, president of Henne & Meyer, died at age 71. Henne owned businesses in Rockdale, Thorndale and New Braunfels. FORTY YEARS AGO....

After nine decades of publishing on Thursdays, The Reporter’s publication day was changing to Wednesday.

City council members instructed Police Chief Harold Ritch to eliminate company vehicles blocking alleys for extended periods.

More than 750 persons, mostly teens, attended a summer festival concert by a Dallas rock band outdoors at the Dair y Queen.

Don Humble of Cameron was named chairman, and Bennie D. Williams of Rockdale vicechairman, of the Milam County School Board. TWENTY YEARS AGO....

With state f unding plans uncertain, Rockdale ISD trustees were working on an “expenditures only” budget for the time being.

Kevin Caffey was valedictorian and Emory D. Camp salutatorian of the 108-candidate Rockdale High School graduating class of 1992.

Lance Betak of Thorndale won the state Class A boys singles tennis title, defeating defending state champ Adrian Ferris of Nazareth 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the finals. TEN YEARS AGO....

A tornado safety exhibit by Rockdale ISD students, headed for display at the Institute for Texan Cultures in San Antonio, was “previewed” in the RHS gym.

The new Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) proposed its first pumping fees.

City council members approved, on a 4-2 vote, local option property tax relief for charitable organizations.

Rockdale High School’s Crystal Anderson captured a bronze (third place) medal in the Class 3A 400-meters at the state track meet.


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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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