60 Years Ago
January 22, 1953
Nine members of the San Saba High School Band, accompanied by their director, J.G. (Pop) Stanley, will go to Cisco Saturday where the students will audition for places in the All-District Band. Those planning to make the trip include John Ferrell and Billie Lehrer, clarinets; Ruth Timberlake and Bobbie Campbell, cornets; Barabara Shaw, french horn; Gordon Clark, saxophone; Isaac Tennison, bass horn; Dorothy Whitley, bass clarinet; and Bobbie Lee Locker, flute.
Thomas J. Stewart of San Saba, bass baritone voice student at Baylor University, has been invited by Horace Heidt to appear on a CBS radio network broadcast, "The American Way", at 9p.m. January 22.
A contract amounting to well over half a million dollars for road construction and bridging between San Saba and Richland Springs will be let by the State Highway Department in February.
The six-month trial period for parking meters in the City of San Saba will end in February, and an election will be held early in the month to determine whether the meters will be retained or taken down.
75 Years Ago
January 20, 1938
Reverend Hulen L. Jackson was principle speaker at the luncheon of Lions held Tuesday at Hotel San Saba. Rev. Jackson spoke on religion in San Saba and, according to his estimate, there are approximately 2,000 church goers of all denominations here.
2,400 automobile license plates for this year arrived here in the office of W.T. Terry, Tax Collector. The plates were brought by a prison truck, being made in the penitentiary. They are black on a white background.
Morris Lindsey, who has been with the San Saba National Bank for the past eight years, has resigned his position and bought a Western Auto Associate Store at Georgetown from A.P. Pennington. He and his family will move to Georgetown the latter part of this month.
American Revision of the 23rd Psalm:
The Politician is my Shepherd! I am in want. He maketh me to lie down on park benches, and he leadeth me beside the still factories; he disturbeth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of destruction, for Party's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of depression, I anticipate no recovery, for he is with me. His policies and his diplomacies, they frighten me. He prepareth a reduction in my salary, in the presence of mine enemies; he anointeth my small income with taxes; my expense runneth over. Surely, unemployment and poverty shall follow me all of the days of my life, and I shall dwell in a mortgaged house forever.
90 Years Ago
January 25, 1923
Officers and directors elected for the San Saba County Farm Bureau at the annual meeting held last week were W.R. Baxter, President; C.B. Lambert, Vice President; R. Thornton, Treasurer; A.J. Harkey, R.P. Terry and W.H. Gage, Directors. S.F. Clark, County Agent, will act as Secretary for the coming year.
There is a new druggist in town. He was left by the proverbial Stork Thursday morning of last week and is stopping with Mr. and Mrs. James Cummins.
W. A. Varga, an old San Sabaite, now a rancher and general merchant of Carter Valley, writes to the News that he is doing fairly well, though the drought has been so long in the southwest that he has forgotten how thunder sounds and how rainfall looks.
J.R. Sloan and the Sloan Interests recently bought 25 registered Hereford bulls from a south Texas herd.
R.S. Crain has closed a contract for a complete line of new cotton gin machinery and will start at once on the erection of a new gin plant on the site where the gin was barned during the middle of the season last fall.