Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

J. K. Huffman won a $3,000 judgement against the International & Great Northern Railroad in a Cameron trial in connection with a 1908 case in which a train car cut off his foot.

Bir tie Robinson read the humorous story “Aunt Sophronia Taylor at the Opera” during commencement exercises for the Rockdale High School graduating class of 1908.

Rockdale’s baseball team caught the 1:07 p.m. train to Milano, defeated Milano 5-3, then rode the 4:30 p.m. train back to Rockdale.

Mayor H. C. Meyer and John Hicks were polling Rockdale businesses on a proposition to improve roads in the area. FORTY YEARS AGO....

Workers in a gravel pit north of Milano found what was thought to be a dinosaur tooth, a fossil the size of a large apple.

The Milam County Sheriff’s Department was looking for vandals who broke into Milano High School, poured syrup in the hallways, then damaged an MISD bus.

Dudley Farenthold, son of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frances Farenthold, was heading a rally for his mother at the United Steelworkers of A mer ica L ocal 4895 Union Hall.

Frank C. Anderson, Burleson County rancher, was named to the board of directors at Rockdale State Bank. TWENTY YEARS AGO....

Rockdale rainfall in the first half of 1992 was 28.2 inches, on a pace to challenge the all-time record of 57 inches set in 1957.

School trustees cancelled a demolition contract on Rockdale’s 70-year-old former high school and junior-high building after a community group organized to save the building.

World War I veterans got a special salute as Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6525 held Memorial Day services at I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

An Austin man was arrested and warrants were issued for several others in connection with an incident where bottles and rocks were hurled at police. TEN YEARS AGO....

David Anderson of the Texas Education Agency was to deliver the commencement address to the 95-member graduating class of 2002 at Tiger Field.

Richards Memorial Hospital was out of bankruptcy as a Waco federal judge issued a discharge order, ending the two-year emergency status of the local institution.

Five Milano families had new homes, thanks to a $250,000 state grant targeting low-income and disabled families.

The Texas Depar tment of Transportation (TxDOT) announced it would pay 90 percent of utility relocation costs associated with the US 79 widening project here.


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