50 Years Ago
March 26, 1959
Mrs. A.G. Harker, who lives near Bend, reports she and her husband have a Southdown ewe that gave birth to triplet lambs last week. She said they had several sets of twin lambs but this is the first trio in their herd. She was a visitor in San Saba Monday, March 23.
Parker Pharmacy was entered by one or more burglars sometime late Wednesday night, March 19, or early the next morning, according to Worth Parker, the owner. Taken was all the cash in the register and all narcotics in the safe. Sheriff Brantley Barker and Deputy Ben Blossman stated Monday that they had some good leads on the burglary.
The Wiley B. Murray Post No. 27, American Legion, will formally dedicate the new American Legion Hall Thursday March 26, with G. Ward Moody of Austin, Texas American Legion Department Adjutant, giving the dedicatory address, according to Terrance Walker, adjutant.
Elm Grove Community meeting is Friday night, March 20. They are planning a candy breaking, singing, play volleyball if it is warm enough and 42 for those who wish to play. Ladies bring cookies and the committee will furnish coffee. By reporter Mrs. J.P. Cummings.
At the Palace - The 7th Voyage of Sinbad starring Kerwin Mathews & Kathryn Grant. Co-starring Richard Eyer as The Genie with Torin Thatcher.
69 Years Ago
March 28, 1940
In the final meeting of the stockholders of the Hotel San Saba Corporation, held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, at the county court room, the final chapter in the Hotel Corporation was written when stockholders holding a majority interest in the corporation voted to sell the property to George B. Roberts and son, Stoy D. Roberts, for the sum of $25,000 in cash.
The News has been informed that Mrs. Fred L. Sterner has been appointed as a census enumerator for San Saba City.
A.C. Murphy, principal of the San Saba high school and assistant football coach, has been notified of his election as superintendent of the Carlton public school system.
The census report shows that 3341 bales of cotton were ginned in San Saba county from the crop of 1939, prior to March 1, 1940, as compared to 1641 bales for the crop of 1938, according to Bob Norris, special agent.
125 Years Ago
March 29, 1884
Mr. Riley Harkey has sold half interest in his cattle to B. H. McAnelly, for $7,000.
We are informed that Major Smith has telegraphed his agents in this county to pay $12 for yearlings and $16 for two's.
Mr. J.R. Polk of Luling has purchased a fine place about ten miles west of here, and has determined to cast his lot with the good people of San Saba. San Saba county is rapidly filling up with good, honest and industrious people.
The habit of carrying pistols by small boys seems to be on the increase, and the miniature Sam Bass crops out every once in a while with his little pop. Last week at Houston, Judge Johnson's little son was shot by a playmate, who was armed with a small revolver, and barely escaped being killed. In our town we are told that some boys habitually carry pistols. This is a pretty predicament, and unless these embryo law-breakers are squelched by their parents, there will be many Ben Thompsons to be carried off by violence among the rising generation.