100 Years Ago
March 5, 1909
Parents of our public school of course will join heartily in assisting the school authorities in enforcing the regulations against social entertainments during school attendance. Books and beaux will not go together to the advantage of either.
Judge Walters appointed A.J. Wise, L.W. Rector, and W.A. Ashley on the jury commission to select petit jurors for the county court for the next six months.
Will Burns left Tuesday for Galveston where he will join the Washington Ball Club. They are to pay him something over two-hundred dollars per month as pitcher for the team. This club is a member of the American League and will go into practice at Galveston until the season opens.
The first Saturday in April is the day prescribed by law for the election of school trustees in the common school districts. One trustee in each of the 40 school districts in San Saba County should be elected at this time.
70 Years Ago
March 10, 1938
The Richland Springs FFA meat identification team won first place Saturday in contesting with 35 teams from all parts of the state at the Houston Fat Stock Show, according to word received here late in the afternoon. Individual honors were heaped on members, three of the group being among the first five. Medals were presented to Woodie Parks, Howard Taylor and Edwin Carroll, receiving individual awards.
Last Friday afternoon, with the thermometer standing at about 95 degrees, William Kuykendall, Wallace Creek rancher and expert snake hunter, came to town and got Minister Hulen Jackson and Dr. R.C. Felts to give them a thrill at rattlesnake hunting. The trio, armed with 22 rifles and knee-high boots, drove down to the Manley ranch and after driving into the ranch six or seven miles, Kuykendall chose a group of caves to begin to hunt. Due to the warm sun, they soon found several big rattlers coiled up on the rocks, sunning themselves, after their long winter hibernation.
More than 1,000 students from the schools of the county are expected to be in attendance at the County Interscholastic League Meet scheduled here this month.
50 Years Ago
March 6, 1958
A total of 36 head of registered Brahman cattle, produced on the Cherokee Ranch, were shipped Monday, March 3rd to Cuba, according to Lee Roy Eckert, Cherokee Ranch office manager and bookkeeper. C.E. Yoakam, owner of Cherokee Ranch, is now in Cuba attending a livestock show.
Major Kenneth F. Sterner, in a recent ceremony at Pine Castle Air Force Base, Orlando, Florida, was awarded the Commendation Ribbon with the First Oak Leaf Cluster for exceptional meritorious achievement during the recent strategic air command bombing and navigation competition. Major Sterner entered the service soon after the Pearl Harbor incident. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Sterner and the brother of Tim Sterner and Mrs. Fred Townsend, Jr.
Harry Shapiro, local merchant, purchased the entire stock of The Economy Store here last Thursday, February 27th, due to the serious illness of the owner, David Stein of Austin, and the local manager, Harry Timberlake, it necessitated the immediate sale of the store.
At the Palace - Mickey Rooney as "Baby Face Nelson," the FBI's Public Enemy No. 1!
Fresh Milk delivered daily, 23c qt., from the most Modern Dairy in San Saba County, Circle-M Dairy, phone 503W1.