Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

A Gause area farmer died after being shot three times. The assailant came into Gause and surrendered to Deputy Sheriff J. L. Butler saying the farmer tried to attack him with a hoe.

From The Reporter’s front page: “Arthur Longmire has moved to Bell Count y. The Reporter hopes he will make a bale an acre next year, yet anybody that would move from Matchless Milam isn’t deserving of many good wishes, either.”

Two coal mines located 2-1/2 miles east of Rockdale—The Big Square and The International— changed hands in a $100,000 deal.

Rockdale native O. D. Williams, 27, a brakeman on the International & Great Northern Railroad, died in Jewett when he fell under a moving train car.

FORTY YEARS AGO....

Traffic on Texas 36 south of Milano was blocked for over three hours when a liquid fertilizer tank overturned.

The new Minerva Volunteer Fire Department answered one of its first house fire calls.

Santa arrived in Rockdale atop the Texas Highway Department’s float as Rockdale’s annual Christmas parade rolled down Cameron Avenue (US 79).

Round Top- Carmine won the annual RHS Tigerette Invitational Basketball Tourney, defeating Rogers 52-39.

TWENTY YEARS AGO....

Doug Crane was named firefighter of the year as the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department held its annual banquet in the fire station.

A telephone death threat against the publisher of The Cameron Herald drew a misdemeanor indictment from a Milam County Grand Jury.

A come - a nd- go crowd of almost 200 attended an 18th anniversary open house at Richards Memorial Hospital.

Janet Havelka’s Lady Tiger cagers opened the 1992-93 basketball team by reeling off seven consecutive wins including a 41-41 thrashing of 4A power Carthage.

TEN YEARS AGO....

“Social promotion”—moving poorly performing students up along with their classmates each year—was ending in the Rockdale ISD.

Fire Chief Elvis McQuinn was named firefighter-of-the-year as the Rockdale VFD held its annual banquet.

Alcoa announced it would cut 25 jobs at its Rockdale Operations but the smelter would continue to run at its full six-potline capacity.

Thorndale trailed early but Coy Schneider’s 72-yard kick return TD sparked the Bulldogs to a 55-27 rout of Shiner in a Class A regional semifinal football game at Buda.


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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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