25 Years Ago
April 12, 1984
Mark Edmondson, a senior at San Saba High School is the Texas, Georgia, and Arizona State Rifle Champion. Mark has signed a letter of intent with A&M and will represent them to compete in the Championship of Universities in Portales, New Mexico. Mark is the son of Martin and Helga Edmondson and the grandson of Mabel and Tom King.
San Saba voters elected Joe Ragsdale as Mayor. Elected for two-year terms to City Council were Mark Amthor and Patricia Senterfitt; one-year term, Elmo Davis. Elected to the San Saba School Board were Byron Theodosis and Dr. Del Sears.
Spring turkey season opens Saturday, April 14 in 145 Texas counties. San Saba County Parks and Wildlife officials, Jim Havel and Jack Reynolds warns hunters to watch for snakes, especially when arriving at the hunting site before daybreak.
55 Years Ago
April 8, 1954
The first three runners in the first heat of the 100-yard dash at a three-school track meet held in San Saba last Thursday were: first place, Gilliam of Goldthwaite; second place, Adams of Richland Springs, and third place, Gerald Johnson of San Saba.
Judge Joe S. Clark in Justice of Peace court the past week fined a Dallas man $213.00 on a plea of guilty to a charge of illegally transporting an illegal number of minnows in his possession. Other cases tried by Clark include one for theft, fined $63; five for being drunk, fined $14 each; one for drunk and disturbing the peace, $49.50; one for speeding 80 miles per hour and passing a vehicle in a no-passing zone, fined $89.50.
James Duncan was born in San Saba, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Minor Duncan in 1930. When he was seven years old he became blind when a large firecracker went off in his face. Jimmy graduated from the Texas School of the Blind where he excelled in rope climbing, wrestling, tumbling team and track. He is now employed at the Brackenridge Hospital. His companion of three years, Helene, a 4 year old brown boxer, walks the six blocks from their home to work and back each day.
At the Palace Theatre-Alan Ladd and Shelley Winters in "SASKATCHEWAN". A saga of the Mounties in Canada and their savage war against the blood-lusting Sioux and Cree Nations!
80 Years Ago
April 11, 1929
The Old Gray Mare Band is to make the first of a series of good will tours next Sunday up into Cross Plains and Rising Star. Other towns to be visited at later dates by the Brownwood organization are: Ballinger, Coleman, Santa Anna, Goldthwaite, San Saba, Brady, Comanche and DeLeon.
Joseph B. Cowan of San Saba, Texas has been elected as instructor in journalism at Texas Christian University, beginning next September. Mr. Cowan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Cowan of the San Saba Star.
J.W. Wright and family of Liberty, Texas, came in this week on a visit to his father, J.S. Wright of the Neal community. Mr. Wright formerly lived here but has been living at Liberty for some time. He says old San Saba county with her spring clothes on looks good to him.
Mr. and Mrs. Oral Harkey have returned from San Angelo and will open a general merchandise business in the store formerly occupied by the Davidson Bros. & Co. in Harkeyville. Harkeyville is a beautiful place and when we get the irrigation will make an ideal suburb of San Saba, and the property owners of Harkeyville will be sitting pretty.
Ice delivery to all parts of the city --T.J. Cummings at Chick Hatchery.