Commentary

LOOKING BACK

10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO

100 YEARS AGO....

Searchers found the body of Henry Martin, I& GN Railroad vice- president, who drowned while leading an effort to aid flood victims near Gause.

R. L. Lowe, prominent Cameron resident, died when the saw he was operating caught in his clothing and pulled his arm into the machine.

H. H. Coffield sold Rockdale’s City Pantitorium to E. H. Brockenbusch.

For the first time since the f lood, I& GN passenger trains were operating the full length of the line between San Antonio and Palestine. FORTY YEARS AGO....

Rockdale ISD was selected to “develop and institute a pilot program for career education,” according to Supt. J. M. Moorman.

Rockdale’s Christmas Roundup, sponsored by St. John’s United Methodist and First Christian churches, was to serve 77 needy children.

School administrators from District 12AAA met and elected to start basketball games earlier in the afternoons in an attempt to conserve energy.

Taylor edged Gerald Adams’ Tigers 70- 64 to claim championship honors in the annual RHS Boys Invitational Basketball Tourney. TWENTY YEARS AGO....

County commissioners voted to purchase the former Food-Low building in downtown Rockdale to house several government agencies.

Seventy applications had been received for the head football coaching position at Rockdale High School, vacated by the resignation of Ricky Ray.

Mi lam Count y resident s opposed to “bullet train” plans were still planning to lobby against it in Austin even though the plan’s biggest backer had pulled out, essentially killing the project.

Janet Havelka’s Tigerettes upset previously unbeaten Somerville in the La Grange Tourney finals. TEN YEARS AGO....

Rockdale ISD trustees okayed construction of a girls softball field on school-owned property adjacent to Tiger Field.

With the filing deadline for 2004 approaching, there were already contested Democratic Primary races for prosecutor, Precinct 1 and 3 commissioner and Precinct 3 constable.

A fiber optics line problem in Williamson County knocked out phone and Internet service to much of Rockdale and South Milam County.

The Milano City Council was contemplating a sales tax increase for street renovation projects.


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