50 Years Ago
May 14, 1959
Miss Marcelyn Gates, who is employed with the want ads sales force of the San Angelo Standard Times, spent the Mother's Day in San Saba with her mother, Mrs. Thelma Gates.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Fielder and son, Pat, of Fukuoka, Japan, are visiting in San Saba with her mother, Mrs. Lennie McKneely. The Fielders, missionaries to Japan under the sponsorship of the Southern Baptist Conference, have been gone from the States nearly five years. Fielder will attend a School of International Relation in Washington, D.C. beginning in September. They are on a 15 month leave from Japan.
Mayor Harry Shapiro has issued a proclamation designating Friday, May 15 as "Dr. Ira O. Stone Day" in San Saba in recognition of 49 years of service to the county and community by Dr. Stone.
The annual Pecan School and Field Day for San Saba county has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 29, according to Billy F. Kidd, county agent.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre-Elizabeth Taylor in "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof".
85 Years Ago
May 15, 1924
A deal was closed this week in which W. R. Harris bought the grocery business of J. P. McCaskill.
The building occupied by the San Saba Star is for sale. Lot 24 by 120, building 22 by 60, south side of public square. Will make good grocery store, restaurant, produce stand, or even a fine garage. If interested call at the Star Office.
Raymond Jernigan, nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Jernigan, was almost instantly killed Friday morning and his father badly hurt when the bridge near Regency broke and fell as they were driving cattle across. Several head of cattle were killed also, as they fell fifty or sixty feet.
Dock Jones, the Ellis boys and John McKown had a very successful wolf chase last week. They caught a large female timber wolf and three of her puppies. Later they went back and caught three more of the puppies. Dick Ellis says that this was one of the biggest wolves that he had ever seen, and that she was very old.
When in need of good Blacksmith work, take your work to Arhelger's Shop, he has good Mechanics, and is prepared to do any work promptly.
100 Years Ago
May 13, 1909
Last Tuesday morning a deal was closed by which G. H. Hagan became owner and proprietor of the San Saba Star. Mr. Hagan is well-known to our people, having held the position of superintendent of the San Saba schools for many years. It is understood that J. K. Rector Jr. will edit the Star until Mr. Hagan moves from Stephenville which will be about the first of June.
A. J. Reavis has been appointed postmaster at Locker to succeed Mr. Willis, who has resigned and will move to Rochelle in the near future.
G. R. Lane, one of the early settlers on Richland Creek in Algerita neighborhood, was a visitor at the News office last Saturday. He says much more rain is needed to put the soil in good condition for farming.
V. M. Sanderson, cashier of The First National Bank, attended the State Banker's Convention which met in Houston this week.