25 Years Ago
January 28, 1988
A tank truck from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department placed 2500 Rainbow Trout in the Lake at Mill Pond for the fishing enjoyment of local residents. An additional 2500 of the species are expected to arrive in February.
The sale of animals placing in the top 75% of their class at the San Saba County Livestock Show last Friday and Saturday, and purchased by businesses within the county, netted $65, 114.15 for youth who exhibited winning livestock. The 1987 auction netted $57, 937.55.
San Saba County Retired Teachers met Tuesday at the Rylander Library with fourteen present. President Helen Terry conducted the business meeting. Officers elected for the next biennium are Irene Pearce, president; Helen Lundbert, vice-president; Christine Parks, secretary; and Dorothy Ann Baker, treasurer.
Daisy McHorse of San Saba was named to the Dean's List at Central Texas College, Killeen, last semester. The mother of a son, Lee, also a freshman at CTC, Daisy graduated from high school in 1960 and recently made the decision to return to school.
60 Years Ago
January 22, 1953
City firemen made one call this week, Tuesday morning about 9:00, the City Trash Truck caught on fire near Ponce Hartley's home. The cause of the blaze was believed to be some hot coals in someone's garbage can, according to Chief Bubba Walker.
Willie Ray Ledbetter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emery Ledbetter, has started work at the Star Office after school hours, to learn the printer's trade.
Kenneth and Don Brand-enberger of Colony exhibited the grand champion calf at the San Saba County Boy's Fat Stock Show at Rogan Field Wednesday, January 21st. The winner was a 1,055 pound Hereford bred by Oestrich Bros. of Llano.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ragsdale made a business trip to Odessa last week. They report that part of the state is still very dry.
A San Saba County man, Dale L. (Windy) Johanson of Cherokee has been named head coach of San Saba High School, succeeding Charles Chrane, resigned.
Mdms. Robert Rich and Thelma Gates made a business trip to Waco and Temple the first of the week.
100 Years Ago
January 23, 1913
J.B. Wood, one of the Richland farmers who drives an automobile, was in the county capitol Saturday.
Carpenters have completed the residence of R.E. Senterfitt in Lakeview addition across the river and Mr. Senterfitt and family are moving in this week. He will have charge of the O.K. wagon yard.
Last Sunday night about 9 o'clock the thriving little town of Richland Springs was swept by a fire which destroyed about $25,000 worth of property. The fire caught in the drug store of the Thornton King Drug Co. and spread from thence to the two adjoining buildings, the three buildings being in fact but one building with three fronts and belonging to W.H. Gibbons.
W.O. McCully, the wild cat man, has decided that there is no place just like San Saba and has come back and will reopen his hide, fur and poultry business on the south side of the square.
Last Thursday afternoon the drill in the Russell pasture struck oil at a depth of 344 feet. For more than 300 feet the big drill pounded away day and night.