Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO.....

A large crowd was at the I&GN Depot to greet the “demonstration train” from Texas A&M. Demonstrations ranged from roadwork to housekeeping.

In a unique letter to the editor a writer identified as “Skidoo H. Skore” penned a poem, the first letters of whose lines read “The Rockdale Reporter.”

The Harrison Theatrical Show came to Rockdale, bringing along a canvas tent with a 1,000-seat capacity.

New Pre sident Wood row Wilson was sworn in and The Reporter printed the entire text of his inaugural address. FORTY YEARS AGO....

A citywide planning group set Rockdale’s Centennial celebration for June, 1974.

Educator-civic leader H. D. Maxwell, who created Rockdale High School’s vocational agriculture department, died at age 69.

The number of telephones in Rockdale climbed to 3,650 by the end of 1972, according to Southwestern Bell.

Belton and Waco Moore were tabbed as the teams to beat as Tiger Field was set to host the 17th annual Rockdale Relays. TWENTY YEARS AGO....

A bizarre tale of buried gold and murder on a Milano-area ranch was termed “unfounded” by sheriffs from Milam and Burleson counties after a ground and air search failed to turn up either the gold or a body.

A Milam County Grand Jury cleared two Rockdale officers of any wrong doing in a Jan. 9 shooting behind a Rockdale tavern.

Milam County commissioner approved a plan by Alcoa to re-route roads near the former Pleasant Hill community.

Even though many tracksters had only two days practice— having started the week as members of a bi-district champion basketball team—Terry Pope’s Rockdale Tigers won their third consecutive Rockdale Relays. TEN YEARS AGO....

Two “new” principals were named for the Rockdale ISD as Allen Sanders moved from the junior-high to the high school and Andrew Griffith from the elementary to junior-high.

A 31-year-old Bryan man died near Milano when his pickup was in collision with an 18-wheeler loaded with onions.

A ribbon-cutting grand opening ceremony was scheduled for First National Bank’s new $1.39-million facility on West Cameron Avenue in Rockdale.

After two years of weather-related cancellations, the Rockdale Relays resumed and Big Blue won its sixth consecutive boys division title.


Click here for digital edition
2013-03-07 digital edition



The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


Special Sections


Special Sections
Archive