40 Years Ago
January 11, 1973
San Saba Volunteer Firemen, at their first meeting of the year on Thursday night, Jan. 4, held their annual officer election and named Don Woodruff as Fire Chief for 1973.
Postmaster Arnold C. Behrens killed the heaviest deer during the 1972 hunting season that was weighed in at the San Saba Locker Plant and received the trophy awarded by San Saba County Chamber of Commerce. His deer field dressed 120 pounds and he killed it on the Behrens Ranch.
Monday, January 15 the Young Farmers will meet at 7 p.m. in the Cactus Cafe, with Henry Welge of Doss, as guest speaker on deer leases.
Tom Dean of Cherokee was appointed to the Lower Colorado River Authority Board of Directors by Governor Preston Smith, last Thursday, January 4.
The Mill Pond was drained last week in hopes that the moss growing on the bottom of the lake would be frozen and killed during the winter months.
Emmett L. Grumbles, 34, son of Mrs. Irvin Grumbles and her late husband, has been commissioned a game warden by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and assigned to Trinity County.
60 Years Ago
January 8, 1953
Harry Shapiro, who bought the men's furnishings part of Walker's Cleaners and Clothiers, has work underway joining the building with his own by means of a large archway through the partition wall. He announced this week that he will continue to carry the same line of merchandise formerly sold by Bubba Walker, and that both businesses will be operated as one. The old name of Leader Dry Goods will be changed to Harry's Department Store.
J. Lee Daniel was elected Noble Grand of the San Saba lodge of Odd Fellows, Alpha Lodge No. 204, at a meeting held Tuesday night. He succeeds Joe Ferrell.
Emit B. Peavy will exhibit a Hereford steer in the scramble division of the 1953 Houston Fat Stock Show. He won the steer last year in competition and will show it this year after feeding and fitting it for the show ring.
S. Sgt. Craigan Johnson returned Dec. 28 to his base at Lake Charles, La. after spending the Christmas holidays in San Saba with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irby Johnson. Their son, Seaman Recruit Jerry Johnson, is stationed at San Diego, Calif.
100 Years Ago
January 9, 1913
Lost. Sorrel horse 15 hands high, branded S.W. on left shoulder, about 6 years old. Suitable reward for return to Dabney's wagon yard.
The show with the flickerless pictures and white steady light will open in a few days.
The blizzard since Sunday is the severest of the season. Tuesday morning the thermometer stood at 12 and about one half an inch of snow covered the ground.
W.H. Lane has contracted for the present post office building and will install an up-to-date mattress factory in San Saba. Mr. Lane says he is prepared to put in the latest machinery and can do the same character of mattress work that is done in the large cities.
Miss Lelia Hill was the first to send a parcel post package thru the San Saba office. The parcel was a package of paper shell pecans sent to Mrs. T.B. Duggan at Temple.