Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

Schedule for the citywide revival being held by evangelist Lockett Adair: 10 a.m., preaching; 3. p.m., some businesses close for Bible study; 4 p.m., prayer meetings in homes; 5 p.m., prayer meetings in homes; 8 p.m., preaching.

The Reporter a sked for biographical sketches, and war records, for a series on the areas Confederate veterans.

The King’s Kandy Kid, who was roller skating from Fort Worth to Galveston to promote a brand of candy, was due at Rockdale’s Palace Ice Cream Parlor.

Winners in the Boys Corn Club countywide completion were Lawrence Mabry and Lovell Hairston of Milano and Clinton Henry of Minerva

FORTY YEARS AGO....

The Central Texas Council on Alcoholism was the newest agency organization getting funding from the South Milam County United Fund.

The 1973-74 RISD football coaching staff: Fred Johnson, Dick Wiegand, Lew Simmonds, Leo Stroman, Gerald Adams, Warren Cico, Travis Grindle, Weldon Fritz, Wayne Pierce, Glen Fry.

County commissioners voted to close voting boxes in San Gabriel, Conoley and Branchville.

The Reporter published a questionnaire seeking readers’ ideas on revising the Texas Constitution.

TWENTY YEARS AGO....

School trustees voted to split an insurance settlement on a spring fire at the Aycock Center with the district receiving onethird and the Rockdale Community Action Association twothirds.

Three used oil recycling centers were set to open in Rockdale locations.

The body of a 48-year-old crane operator was discovered at Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations. An autopsy concluded the employee had died as the result of a fall.

Milam County’s Education District ceased to exist after voters rejected a constitutional amendment which would have preserved the entities.

TEN YEARS AGO....

Rockdale Hospital District directors discussed extending the district’s boundaries from the city limits to those of the Rockdale ISD.

Alcoa received a crucial water discharge permit for its planned Three Oaks mine in Lee and Bastrop counties.

County commissioners voted to keep Milam’s tax rate at 48 cents.

Science students at Rockdale High School were using the facility’s first new science lab facilities in half a century. Summer projects included renovation of the science lab and school library.


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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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