25 Years Ago
March 29, 1984
A "Million Dollar Rain" on Friday morning March 23 gave county new life. Accompanying the rain was pea and marble-sized hail which was reported in the Pecan Grove and Locker Communities. Because the rain fell in a matter of minutes, tanks in the county are full, some for the first time in several years.
The owners and employees of the San Saba News & Star send a GREAT BIG Happy Birthday wish to Winnie Q Brown and take this opportunity to thank her for the 44 years of faithful service as librarian. Happy Birthday Winnie!
Roger Hamrick caught a 32 lb. yellowcat last week on gold fish while fishing in the San Saba River. Fishing has seemed to pick up with the recent rains in San Saba County with some good catches reported.
Luv-A-Bull-Lopes, a 15 month old bulldog bred and raised by Mr. and Mrs. Press Adams of Richland Springs, won the Lone Star Bulldog and Texas Kennel Club Shows in Dallas March 23-24. The Adams' have had five dogs to finish requirements for championship.
DANCE to the music of Fred Argir Dance Band Saturday, March 31, Capshaw Cattle Co., San Saba, Texas.
50 Years Ago
April 2, 1959
The Bend community meet Friday night was enjoyed by a large crowd. Special music was furnished by Mr. & Mrs. Jack Presley of Chappel, Merrel Christian of San Saba and Archie Lively. Hostesses were Mmes. Troy Pope, Kenneth Keeney and Mildred Underwood. Next meeting will be April 24. Everyone is invited.
Jackie Lee, Margaret, Polly and Victora Haggerton, children of Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Haggerton, are among those this week sick with the measles.
George Walker, post master and mayor of Algerita, is a man who knows it pays to advertise. Don't know if the bunnies had been nibbling on the first class mail out his way, but he put out a "Hear Ye" to have a bang-up rabbit drive in the hills of Algerita on Saturday. The community women prepared food for the 250 hunters. There were 664 bunnies killed with Wayne Bush getting 34-the highest number.
L.L. "Buddy" Joiner, a WWI veteran, is killing rattlesnakes for his favorite hobby and 65 or 70 of them in the past 30 days within five miles of the city limits.
At the Palace-Susan Hayward in the true story of Barbara Graham - I Want To Live!
100 Years Ago
April 1, 1909
R.J. Jackson, J.E. Carson, and Frank Hall went to the Bend the first of the week. Mr. Jackson is doing some repair work on the Millican-Byrd irrigation plant.
Walter Isham has recently completed the building and painting of a neat four-room, hall and two gallery residence on his China Creek home.
Judge Seiders returned Saturday from a business trip to Ballinger. He says that town is now assured of another railroad and business there is good. Mrs. Irene Clark will have another stone business building put on her property as a result of the Judge's investigations.
W.H. York has been doing some first class oil painting for the Pool Hall. The painting consists of sign work in front and some artistic decorations on the inside.