40 Years Ago
February 8th, 1973
Jane Browning Felts will present an Art Demonstration at the meeting of San Saba Art Association at 4p.m. Monday, February 12th, in LCRA Building and the public is invited. Miss Felts, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H.V. Felts, is a 1958 graduate of San Saba High School; 1962 from Baylor University and received her Masters degree from A&I Kingsville.
Last Wednesday, the wind was no fun around the Sloan Community and was a real "tin rattler" but no damage. Have seen a few hay sheds uncapped in neighboring communities.
San Saba's 1973 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow is Raena Wharten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wharton, according to the announcement made by Mrs. Jack Harkey, Homemaking instructor.
Friday, February 9th, Dollar Day in San Saba, Free Parking.
Corral Drive-In - Thur. Fri. Sat. George C. Scott starring in "Rage" - Sun. & Mon. Robert Redford starring in "The Candidate" - Wed. Spanish Show "El Rifle Implacable" - $2 a carload.
69 Years Ago
February 10, 1944
Maxine and Bonnie Broyles of Cherokee were two of 111 students who made the honor roll at Southwest Texas State Teachers College for this fall semester which has just been closed.
With but five days officially to go, San Saba County fold had purchased up to Tuesday noon, $160,000 of the county's quota of the 4th War Loan Bonds, Chairman L.C. Ward revealed to the News Tuesday afternoon. That leaves an overall balance of $108,000 yet to be sold. The goal is $268,600.
William A. Maultsby is receiving training at preflight school of the San Antonio Cadet Center. He is one of 176 Cadets. William is the son of Mrs. Dora Maultsby.
One of the finest looking bunches of whiteface calves the editor has seen in a long time was the some 80 head of mixed yearling calves now on feed by Emmett Kuykendall, noted the other day on his Wallace Creek place. Charlie Randoph, another good Wallace Creek rancher, accompanied us on the jaunt. Charlie has a fine bunch of lambs that are really coming along.
100 Years Ago
February 6, 1913
Come to San Saba, where the best corn was produced in the United States in 1912. This is not merely the statement of the News, it is the verdict of expert judges at the National Corn Growers Association at Columbia, South Carolina.
Otto Harkey was kicked by a horse Tuesday and painfully hurt. He was brushing a horse and was standing tolerably close in. The horse kicked with one foot striking Otto to the side and over the stomach. He is resting nicely at last report Wednesday morning.
Ed Gibbons took a number of his friends to San Saba Friday night in his car to see St. Elmo play. Those who went were: Mssrs. John Gibbons, Oscar Wise, John Richards and Wilbur Brown.
We learn that we are to have a State Bank in Richland Springs. It was organized last week. J.B. Miller, who has been cashier for J. L. Burleson, Banker, will hold his same position for another year. We are indeed glad to see Mr. Burleson secure a State Bank.