25 Years Ago
March 17, 1988
To promote economic development in San Saba, Senator Phil Gramm visited the city last Thursday, appearing at San Saba Pecan Shelling where he was greeted by a group of supporters.
Approximately 125 members of the Calvary Baptist Church in San Saba, led by Rev. Santos Arrendondo, were in attendence last Sunday, as the recently organized church unveiled a new sign, replacing the sign that once recognized it as a Mission.
San Saba County Commissioners have agreed with the city to regulate use of alcoholic beverages in Risien Park and providing for special permits on special occasions to be obtained at City Hall. The ordinance states that no person in the park shall possess or consume alcoholic beverages without the special permit or they will be ejected from the park area.
The Riley Harkey Pecan Orchard located 5 miles west of San Saba on Hwy 190, will host the San Saba Multi-county Pecan Field Day on Wednesday, April 6th, beginning at 8:30a.m. with registration, which will continue to 9:00a.m.The $5 registration includes a Fish Fry Lunch by Jackie Brister.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre - SPARTACUS starring Tony Curtis, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, John Gavin.
50 Years Ago
March 14, 1963
The second meeting to organize the San Saba Roping Club has been set for 7:30p.m. Monday, March 18, at the San Saba VA building, Billy Sanders, has announced.
San Saba Volunteer Fire Department was summoned to a fire at Travelers Courts at 12:40p.m. Monday, March 11th. Fire Chief Joe Ragsdale reported that a pan of grease on an electric hot plate became overheated and caught on fire. Estimated damages were about $100 and the fire was contained to one court.
Six Richland Springs high school girls walked 34 miles Saturday, March 9th to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Porch in Cherokee. They started at 4:40a.m. and arrived at the Porch home at 4:00p.m. Mrs. Porch had prepared a delicious supper for the thirsty, hungry and tired girls.
The girls making the hike were Gail Garrett, Donna Adams, Judy McKinnerney, Georgie Adams, Patty Pearce and Edith Barina.
Mrs. Homer Edmondson from the Spring Creek area says she caught some real nice catfish last week, 4 ½, 2 ½ and 2 pounds but wasn't telling where she caught them.
100 Years Ago
March 13, 1913
Stony Taylor of Richland Springs and Mose Locklear are breaking horses on the Sloan ranches. Unlike almost every thing else, horses are comparatively low in price.
Two splendid stone buildings with a frontage of 120 feet on Wallace Street, two wooden buildings and five business firms went up in a holocaust of fire Sunday morning at early dawn. The stone buildings were that of N.R. Sloan and the Masonic Temple. The actual loss will total in the neighborhood of $75,000.
The city election is ordered for Tuesday, April 1, at which time the voters of the town will vote on the election of a Mayor and two Commissioners to succeed Major J.M. Clark and Commissioners R.O. Harris and J.R. Cunningham.
They tell us that a well is being sunk at Algerita. They, the Algeritaites, certainly need water at their town. In case the well is a success, water will be put over the town. As it is now, water is hauled from the river a half mile away.
Judge Hartley last week appointed O.D. Kirkpatrick, S.E. W. Hudson and W.B. Leverett jury commissioners to select petit jurors for the county court at May and August terms.