25 Years Ago
April 26, 1984
Central Texas WIFE will meet May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the McCulloch Electric Building in Richland Springs. The program will include a Bee-Line demonstration by Lige Ann Stewardson.
A tea honoring Diane Oatman was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Murray in San Saba last Friday, April 13. Diane is the wife of Assistant District Attorney, Sam Oatman, who is a candidate for District Attorney for the 33rd Judicial District.
Project Ident-a-find will be held in San Saba on May 4, for the purpose of fingerprinting elementary age children.
San Saba County Sheriff Brantley Barker reported 44 tickets for the city and county were filed by Justice of the Peace Harvey Reeves. Barker also reported one minor accident with no injuries and two motions were filed for revocation of probation.
At the Corral Drive-in-Footloose with Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, Dianne West, John Lithgow.
50 Years Ago
April 30, 1959
M. W. Trussell, former editor of the San Saba News, and a former president of the South Texas Press Association, received an award at the 32nd annual convention held at San Antonio April 23-25. Trussell, following his sale of the News, served as county judge of San Saba County.
Clarence E. Tisdale was elected president of the newly formed San Saba County Pecan Growers Association. Tisdale, a former county agricultural agent, is an extensive pecan grower and is a past president of the Texas Pecan Growers Association.
Viron E. Payne, son of Mr. & Mrs. W.R. Payne, was nominated to attend the Scientific Manpower Conference in Washington, D.C., April 28 and 29. Payne is employed as Acting Chief of the Analysis and Evaluation Department at the Naval Ordinance Unit, Key West, FLA., a command engaged in the research and development of torpedoes.
The construction work on Soil Conservation Service Structure Site 7, located on the Hall ranch in the Lower San Saba Watershed, is progressing ahead of schedule. Harold Burleson, foreman on the Hall ranch, said he has killed 19 rattlesnakes on the job site.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre - "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison" starring Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum.
100 Years Ago
April 29, 1909
Jno. T. Luther of Cleburne came last Thursday and took John McCoy and C.R. Smith to the Penitentiary. Mr. Luther has been the State transfer agent of convicts for years and has the reputation of never letting one escape him. Taking these two from here he chained them together, then both to the front buggy seat; he himself, armed to the teeth, occupying the back seat.
Tom Edmondson says he took a few minutes off and killed 200 bats in a crevice in one wall at the Steam Laundry last Monday. It was not a good day for bats, either.
Dr. Geo. Sanderson passed thru Richland Springs in his auto Sunday morning for the small-pox camp at Bowser.
T.A. Gose last week made a record trip in his auto, the Rambler. He went to Comanche, Gustine, Sipe Springs and other points, making the run from Comanche to San Saba in 4 1/2 hours. He says all told his machine has run over 1,500 miles without a breakdown.