69 Years Ago
Jan. 31, 1944
J.P. McConnell, Floyd McRorey, Jeff Byrd and L.C. Ward were in Austin the fore part of this week attending federal court. Ward was on the grand jury and the rest were summoned for the petit jury.
Miller Estep has taken over the Stacy Oliver Produce and Feed business where he has been employed for some time. Uncle Sam's Army has accepted Stacy in the service and he will leave in a few days to don the uniform.
James E. Epperson, Cherokee rancher-farmer, recently re-elected to head the San Saba Production Credit Assn. at the annual meeting here, is now serving his third term in that capacity.
Cpl. George M. Amthor has recently been transferred from Kelly Field to Robins Field Ga., his wife, the former Katherine Hartley, is back again at the Laird Corner Drug Fountain.
W.T. Little, Lion Club president and chairtman of the blood plasma committee of the club, reported Wednesday evening that 74 San Saba County folk made the trip to Llano that day to donate their blood to the Red Cross Mobile Unit of the San Antonio Blood Plasma Bank, stationed at Llano for 3 days.
75 Years Ago
February 2, 1938
On of the largest rattlers ever killed was shown here Saturday afternoon by a class of 14 yr. old Sunday School girls who had been picnicking on the Grozier Ranch. The girls killed the snake, which weighed 8 lbs. and was 5 ft. long.
A new bridge is expected to be built soon across the Colorado River on Hwy. 190 according to announcements last week.
Eddie Miller found a bottle in the river which contains the picture of a beautiful baby. The bottle must have been washed out of a home during the big flood last summer.
Everone is cordially invited to attend a pie supper at the Wallace Creek school house Friday night, Feb. 4. The proceeds will go to buy playground equipment.
T.A. Garrett of Richland Springs was in town Friday. Mr. Garrett opened his hatchery Monday. He is one of the largest producers of baby chicks in the state.
Delivered in San Saba, the Ford V-8 in the low price field. New deluxe "85" Tudor Sedan $830.25.
90 Years Ago
January 28, 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.H. Varga, and old San Sabaite now a reacher and general merchant of Cartar Valley, writes to the News that he is faring well, tho' the drouth has been so long in the southwest that he has forgotten how thunder sounds and how rain fall 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 burned during the middle of the season last fall.