50 Years Ago
Jan. 8, 1959
Early Sunday morning, the main gas line froze before reaching the city and caused some residents to be without gas for a short while, and others had low flames in their heaters.
Gaylon Theodore Preece, born at 10:10 p.m., Jan. 1, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Travis Preece of West Brown St., San Saba, is the first baby born in San Saba Memorial Hospital in 1959 and is being welcomed with gifts from various San Saba merchants, sponsoring the Welcome Service.
San Saba County dominated the State Pecan Show at College Station last Saturday, Jan. 3, by winning nine blue ribbons, five red, and one white ribbon. However, the Grand Champion named variety and native seedling of the show was won by Nelson Handler of Belton with an entry of Desirable pecans.
Nine public officials in the county took their oath of office for the ensuing term. They are: Clovis Letbetter, county clerk; Warden Terry, county judge; C.A. Harkey, county treasurer; E.L. Oliver, county school superintendent; Mrs. Eddie Williams, district clerk; Commissioners: H.D. Martin, Precinct No. 2; Bennie L. Lively, Precinct No. 4; Ward Ellis, Jr., Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 1; and George Murray, Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 2.
At The Palace-Gregory Peck in THE BRAVADOS co-starring Joan Collins, Stephen Boyd and Albert Salmi.
70 Years Ago
Jan. 1, 1934
San Saba National Bank elected the following directors: W.C. Dofflemyer, W.H. Hinyard, Jno. W. Gibbons, J.D. Estep, John F. Campbell, J.H. Burke, and S.L. Kirk.
City National Bank elected the following directors: T.A. Murray, Clay Kuykendall, R.W. Burleson, B.T. Rich, Clarence Gosch, J.T. McConnell, and W.V.Dean.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ragsdale lost their residence by fire just before the Christmas holidays. Contract has been let and work has started on a new 8-room fieldstone residence on the same lot.
The San Saba County Home Demonstration Council adopted standing rules for 1934, and the new council chairman, Mrs. W.B. Hubbert of Colony, appointed Mrs. O.B. Harkey, Mrs. Burlie Burleson and Mrs. J.B. Harrell on the Year Book and program committee; Mrs. Julian Millican, Mrs. C.M.Carrell and Mrs. Rosa McCarley on the finance committee; Mrs. Graves Burke, Mrs. Hal Breazeale and Mrs. Joe Johnson on the exhibit committee; Mrs.. Plez McNurlin, Mrs. Ben Whittenburg, Mrs. Kelley Vardeman, and Mrs. L.D. Wilborn on the expansion committee.
127 Years Ago
Jan. 7, 1882
We learn that on last Sunday some parties went to the house of a new comer who lives on McGee's place just across the county line of Llano and San Saba and fired into the house and burned up some brush fence that he had just built. Also on the same night parties went to Mr. McGee's mine and tore down a house and broke up a lot of tools and threw them into a shaft nearby.
On last Monday night when J.W. Mullins, Richard Duncan and Hugh Harkey were returning home on foot from a party at Henry McDannel's they saw a large drove of horses standing at the gate of Mrs. Duncan's pasture, which is just below the Concho crossing and lays north of the road. These gentlemen decided to see what it meant, and just before they reached the horses they saw three men leave at rapid speed on horseback. They penned the horses and held them till morning when it was found that all were stolen from parties living in this county.
Officer's elected for the ensuing term by Argus Lodge, No. 16, Knights of Pythias are: J.J. Stockbridge, Chancellor commander; C.P. Beaty, vice chancellor; I.T. Biggs, prelate; A.J. Esterle, master of exchequer; Arthur Low, master of finance, John Seiders, keeper of records and seal; Arthur Walker, master at arms; J.J. Stockbridge, delegate to Grand Lodge.