Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

Milam County Precinct 1 voters were set to vote on a $150,000 roads bond issue.

Rockdale’s men’s baseball team edged a traveling team from Marshall’s Traveling Theatre 6-5.

Well digger Robert Caywood dug a 50-foot-deep, 30-inch in diameter well in nine hours.

A barn on the W. H. Blancet farm in the Tracy Community was destroyed by fire. FORTY YEARS AGO....

Fred Johnson of Angleton was named the new head football and athletic director at Rockdale High School.

With the restart of an idled pot l ine, Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations returned to its full 8-potline capacity.

The city had to replace four members of its library board after discovering non-city residents were ineligible to serve.

Rockdale voters were to decide whether to pass a leash law. TWENTY YEARS AGO....

Crocker Reclamation Company had restored, and was doing business in, Rockdale’s former San Antonio & Aransas Pass (SAAP) Railroad Depot.

The old Aycock High School building, which contained a day care center and five other agencies, was gutted by fire.

Two Rockdale- based state troopers were at Mt. Carmel outside Waco as part of the standoff between authorities and the Branch Davidian sect.

An Alcoa subcontractor was in good condition after being hurt in a fall in the mining area. TEN YEARS AGO....

As war with Iraq loomed, prayer vigils were being planned in Rockdale and the area.

Alcoa believed it was three months away from acquiring permits needed to open its proposed Three Oaks mine.

An anticipated spring vote to create an EMS taxing district in Milam County was canceled.


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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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