20 Years Ago
Jan. 19, 1989
A rash of break-ins has kept law enforcement officers busy and though many have been questioned, there have not been any arrests according to San Saba County Sheriff John Benner and City Chief of Police Ray Riggs. The list includes Gene's Drive-In, Shahan Auto Parts, G & R Grocery, Max Mahan's and the Golf Course Clubhouse.
The release of trout in Mill Pond Park is set for today, January 19th. This is the second year that Mill Pond has been stocked with trout.
Carlos Ashley Sr., former district attorney, state legislator and Poet Laureate will be a guest on the Johnny Carson Show tonight, January 19.
San Saba EMS personnel and law enforcement officers were quick to respond to the aid of Wesley G. Griffay who suffered a gunshot wound at his home in San Saba. Griffay was rushed to the San Saba Hospital where his condition was stabilized from the .38 caliber bullet wound in the abdomen. He was transferred to a Brownwood hospital and was reported in good condition.
Dr. James S. Bogard has coauthored a book designed for health professionals in the radiation protection sciences field. Dr. Bogard is the grandson of Mrs. Loye Barker of San Saba. His father, John Bogard, is a former editor of the San Saba News.
50 Years Ago
Jan. 15, 1959
During the last few weeks of the deer season, there were six more game violations filed totaling $342 including fines and court costs. For the whole season, violations totaled $828.50 including 13 game violations.
Bill Everett, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Everett, drummer in San Saba High School Band, expects to go to Stephenville Saturday, Jan. 17, to enter Area competition for a place on the All-State Band which will play at the Texas Music Educators Association's annual convention to be held at Galveston in February.
The San Saba Volunteer Fire Department has 21 members including E.L. Byrd, Ben Campbell, Leonard Crim, Carey Franklin, R.M. (Pudge) Gage, John Hall, Ted Hall, James Harkey, Mark Holland, Gordon Henry, P.E. Hardin, Wallace Hinyard, Ab Osborn, B.J. Pridgeon, John W. Stewart, T.J. Stewart, Bob Smith, Dave Williams, Leon Hartley, H.B. Clark Jr., and Pat Murray. New officers include Wallace Hinyard as Fire Chief; H.B. Clark Jr., assistant Chief; Pat Murray, secretary-treasurer, Team Captains are Dave Williams and Emmit Loyd Byrd.
The San Saba Study Club met Thursday, Jan 8, in the home of Mrs. H.V. Felts with James H. Baker Jr. as guest speaker on the subject of "Alcoholics Anonymous".
At The Palace-THE BUCCANEER starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom and Charles Boyer.
80 Years Ago
Jan. 17, 1929
Messrs. W.P. Hallmark, W.B. Thompson, J.W. Bradley and Mark Buckingham, county agent of Erath county, were here last week looking into the feasibility of organizing a bonded warehouse at this place.
The W.F. and J.F. Barnes this week received 12 head of buffalo from the famous Goodnight Ranch.
Graves Hillman, breeder of the Silversheen Narragansetts, and Homer Kuykendall, breeder of the White Holland, both of Cherokee, won the first prizes in the World Turkey Show held in Dallas recently.
The grocery store of J.E. Carson, located on the south side of College Street was destroyed by fire of unknown origin, Saturday morning, with a total loss of approximately $1,500.
From "This Week Around The World" By Arthur Brisbane-The fair Jessica Brown, a stage beauty, once married to Lord Northesk, yesterday married Mr. Cornelius. Lord Northesk, as her retired husband, came to America led by his ambition to be the fifth husband of Peggy Hopkins Joyce. And so it goes....
At The Palace - Rin Tin Tin in "Jaws of Steel".
Ritz Theatre - Tom Mix in "Hello Cheyenne".