25 Years Ago - Feb. 23, 1984
A burglary of a home in Cherokee was reported with eight guns taken from the residence. The incident is still under investigation by the Sheriff's Dept. Also reported was an undetermined amount of money was taken from the coin-operated machines in a local laundromat and several DWI arrests were made with bonds being set and posted for the violations.
The San Saba City Council appointed a Judge and two clerks who will serve during the City Elections to be held April 7. Lurleen Crump will serve as Judge with Elizabeth martin alternate, Buster Martin and Aurelia Reasner, clerks; Margie Shahan and Winnie Franklin as alternates. The election is for the purpose of electing three councilmen and a Mayor. Joe Ragsdale was appointed Mayor-ProTem and has been serving in that capacity since the resignation of Jack Miller.
On Thursday, February 16, eight women played Blind Partners on the San Saba Golf Course. They were: Anita Miles, Bess Patterson, Marie Taylor, Annie Mae McCarty, Dorothy Sterner, Dean Kirk, Jane McNeely and Velma Kessler.
50 Years Ago - Feb. 19, 1959
Kenneth Brandenberger, San Saba FFA boy, showed the Champion Brahman steer at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition. The calf was judged champion Brahman in the boys' show last Saturday, then was entered in the open class Mon. Feb. 16, when it was judged the Champion Brahman of the entire show. The steer, middle weight, was bred by Sloan Pool.
E.T. Perry, local filling station operator, recently purchased one of the old landmarks of San Saba, the J.D. Estep property, located on East Wallace Street, and plans to build a modern gasoline station where the old rock home now stands, according to Temple West, Realtor, who negotiated the sale.
Garth Little was unanimously elected president of the newly elected board of directors of the San Saba County Retail Merchants Association. Other members of the board include Clay Kuykendall, Reuben Senterfitt, James Harkey, W.N. Moore, Terrance Walker, J.M. Smith and E.L. Byrd.
Glenn Hones and Oscar Boultinghouse Jr., owners of Cherokee Feed Store, signed a contract last Thursday Feb. 12 with Kazamier Hatcheries of Bryan for 15,000 breeder laying hens for hatching egg purposes.
At the Palace - 20th Century Fox presents IN LOVE and WAR starring Robert Wagner, Dana Wynter, Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange, Bradford Dillman, Sheree North, France Nuyen.
80 Years Ago - Feb. 21, 1929
At the meeting of the Young Fiddlers Contest at Bend last Friday night, the following prizes were awarded: Mr. Nance of Lometa, 1st; Clifford Mills 2nd; and Mrs. W.J. Morris 3rd.
Mrs. Paul Brown of Cherokee, entertained the League Friday night. "42" furnished entertainment; at a late hour a puzzle was passed to be solved which said "refreshments were ready" which consisted of hot chocolate and cake.
Major F.B. Ebbert of Los Angeles, Representative of the National Anti-Saloon League will speak at the Baptist Church Tuesday, Feb. 26th, at 7:30 p.m. Motion pictures will be used in connection with lectures. This lecture will be free to the public and non-denominational.
Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Cameron attended a Farm Bureau meeting at Temple and a field service at Georgetown on the weekend.