Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

Milam County’s “Good Roads” movement had spread to Tracy where a meeting was scheduled to discuss upgrading roads through the San Gabriel River bottomland.

L. G. Jones, cashier of the Burlington State Bank, was attacked and robbed while on a trip to Waco.

Thirteen Thorndale ISD students attend Rockdale High School graduation exercises, including Grace Fulcher, who later became Grace Berry of the Thorndale Champion.

Rockdale’s Maccabee Lodge was gauging the interest in organizing a brass band for the city. FORTY YEARS AGO....

The traditional downtown trail riders parade was to kick off Rockdale’s giant three-day Jubilee Days Rodeo.

The nationwide gas shortagewas affecting Rockdale as one independent service station shut down on Wednesdays due to a lack of supply.

United Steelworkers of America Local 4895 members were voting in a contested race for the president. Incumbent Paul Buenger was challenged by former president Craig Magee.

More than 300 persons attended the annual Rockdale Homecoming at Fair Park. TWENTY YEARS AGO....

Members of United Steelworkers of America Local 4895 were working under a new contract as locals nationwide approved a new labor contract

A 17-year-old female RHS student was indicted by a grand jury in connection with an incident in which a Rockdale track coach was struck with a tire iron as he stopped an attack on a track team member.

Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison carried Milam County 1,587 to 1,160 over Democrat Bob Krueger as she won a special U. S. Senate election.

A defendant accused of shooting a Rockdale policeman, and injuring another, drew a 35-year prison term as part of a plea bargain. TEN YEARS AGO....

A citizens committee charged with recommending expansion of the county jail, or construction of a new one, began meeting.

A bizarre arrest for Rockdale police as a man wanted on a Williamson County warrant called 911 and requested protection from several members of the public who were pummeling him in a citizens arrest attempt.

RHS sophomore Clay Thornton and junior Casey Fitzpatrck qualified for the Texas High School Rodeo State Finals.

Rockdale High School sophomores scored well above the state average in their first-ever TAKS test.


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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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