Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....
Fifteen percent of the awards
at the huge Dallas County Fair
were won by members of the
Milam County Corn Club (forerunner of 4-H).
Concrete streets and sidewalks were being poured in the
new Peiser subdivision which
was extending Belton and Davilla Avenues toward the Rockdale
schools.
Work was beginning on a
new, 10,000-square foot school
building for Gause.
Ex-president Teddy Roosevelt
was wounded in an assassination attempt in Milwaukee
and Reporter Publisher John
Esten Cooke commented that
Teddy wouldn’t let any doctors
“McKinleyize” him. (President
William McKinley died in 1901,
eight days after being shot in
Buffalo, New York).
FORTY YEARS AGO....
Alcoa donated a 10-acre site
off Meadow Drive for Rockdale’s
proposed new hospital.
Mayor Harold Luckey declared
Oct. 28 “Great Pumpkin Day” in
Rockdale to commemorate the
annual Rockdale Elementary
Halloween Parade which drew
hundreds of children each fall.
Rockdale’s City Park set
“paved streets in and around
Fair Park” as its number one
priority.
Georgetown held Rockdale to
just 106 yards total offense and
won a defensive struggle 14-0 to
eliminate RHS from the District

12AAA South Zone race.
TWENTY YEARS AGO....
Rockdale, and Milam County
voters, were headed to the polls
to decide whether to return
former State Rep. Dan Kubiak
(D-Rockdale) to the legislative
seat he once occupied. Kubiak
was challenged by Republican
Robert Mikeska of Brenham.
The Rockdale High School Big
Blue Band, directed by Ronnie
Stanford, earned a Division I
(Superior) rating in UIL Marching Contest at Austin Westlake.
Residents in the 400 block of
San Jacinto were evacuated by
the Rockdale VFD after a leak
was discovered in a natural
gas line.
City council members declined
to pass a resolution endorsing a
planned increase in Cable Video
Enterprises monthly rates.
TEN YEARS AGO....
In keeping with “tradition,”
the Rockdale Fair broke a
near-summer long drought with
more than two inches of rain
falling overnight Friday and
through Saturday.
Megan Davidson was Miss
Rockdale Fair 2012 and the
annual youth livestock auction
raised $125,549.
Mill Street was resurfaced just
in time for the 2002 Rockdale
Fair.
Leading only 13-10 into the
fourth quarter, Casey Creghan’s
Rockdale Tigers struck for two
late TDs and defeated the Horners 27-10.


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