45 Years Ago
Feb. 24, 1964
•The Yard of the Month award for the month of February was given to Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Morrison at 1502 W. Commerce.
•Plans have been made to add an educational wing to the present building of the First Presbyterian Church in San Saba. Construction is to begin as soon as finances are made available.
•The Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety announced today that more stingent provisions of the State's safety responsibility law, requiring drivers and owners to be able to pay for damages to others in traffic accidents, became effective January 1.
•The San Saba County Historical Society Board members voted to accept the room in the courthouse to house the temporary museum.
•The second hand store of Charles A. Crawford, located on the left side of the square was destroyed by fire early Friday morning.
80 Years Ago
Feb. 28, 1929
•E.E. Risien made his storm wrecked windmill a blessing by putting a bat house on its tower. Last year insect life was destructive to his pecan trees and gardens. It takes millions of night flying bugs and moths to keep alive an army of bats, so Risien claims this will benefit his pecan trees, gardens, town and some of the country.
•The San Saba Valley will contribute to the Goldthwaite Cheese Factory. The operation of a truck route between Algerita and Goldthwaite, by Martin Ketchum will carry whole milk to the factory every morning. All farmers along this route may carry their cans as far as the highway and Mr. Ketchum will do the rest.
•The Commissioners Court approved to beautify the courthouse lawn. Bill Millican of the Bend supervised the planting of several choice pecan trees and if we live long enough we can pick pecans off the courthouse square some day.
•At the Ritz Theatre–Richard Dix in "Redskins."
•We are still buying cream, chickens, eggs and produce. Holden Produce Co.
•Ranch Loans at 6% Interest. Only one note to sign, interest due once a year, Unusual pre-payment privileges. E.E. Fagg.
126 Years Ago
Feb. 24, 1883
•From Mr. Davenport, the "bee man", of Western Texas, who lives near Richland Springs, we learn that everything in his vicinity shows an air of prosperity. He expects to reap a large harvest of honey next spring.
•We were pleased to greet upon our streets this week our old friend, Charlie Odeneal of Senterfitt. Charlie is doing a fine business at Senterfitt in the ginning of cotton and grinding corn. He expects ere long to have a fine flour mill in operation.
•Prof. Whitehead's dancing school at this place closed this week. He goes to Brady and from there to a point on the T.P. Railroad. The professor's reputation as a teacher of dancing is well and favorably known all over the state, and an announcement that he will open a school at a place is all that is sufficient.
•It is difficult to learn the exact losses caused by the recent blizzard. Many of the stockowner's are very reticent in regard to their losses. Most of them acknowledge to having lost a few.