Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

Rockdale’s three-day corn show was expected to draw participants from all over Central Texas, including the state agriculture commissioner.

Rockdale and Cameron football teams battled to a scoreless tie on the RHS campus. The two-paragraph game report was in The Reporter’s society news.

Two fires in the San Gabriel community claimed livestock, barns, at least one auto, surreys and hay bales.

The Reporter suggested an election be held to fill the vacant position of Rockdale postmaster. FORTY YEARS AGO.....

A visit by John D. Harper, chairman of the board for Alcoa, was a highlight of the 20th anniversary observance for Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations.

Rockdale native Jim Newton was designing sets in Hollywood and New York City, most recently for Neil Diamond’s Broadway show.

Burglars entered the Milano school, forced open a safe and stole $900, according to Supt. R. L. Porter.

A good pecan crop was on the trees in Milam County with an estimated yield of 750,000 pounds, according to County Agent Bill McCutchen. TWENTY YEARS AGO....

The former Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in downtown Rockdale was selected to serve as an “alternative campus” for RISD students with acute discipline problems.

Dr. Philip Young, a Rockdale legend, was planning “semi-retirement” after a 37-year practice in Rockdale.

Milam County Commissioners passed a resolution attempting to keep revelers and bungee jumpers away from Sugarloaf Mountain.

Rockdale volunteer firefighters answered a second house fire in five days, two blocks away from the previous fire. TEN YEARS AGO....

Rockdale resident Gary Jackson was building a “cupola” dome for the in-process restoration of the town’s historic I&GN Railroad Depot.

Thieves hit automobi les belonging to Rockdale Tiger football players, parked at Tiger Field while the team was in a playoff game in Temple.

The “temporary” Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District became permanent and directors met for the first time after an election formalized the transition.

Rockdale defeated China Spring 24-13 to win a Class 3A bi-district football title and was set to face Fairfield in area action.


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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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