25 Years Ago-May 24, 1984
Stan Schleuter, State Representative, and Grant Jones, State Senator will be at K.J.'s Restaurant Wednesday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. for a community meeting. They will speak on House Bill 246 which is the results of the Perot meeting on education.
San Saba County Sheriff, Brantley Barker reported the fourth shoplifting incident at Super S Foods during the past few weeks. Barker also reported 39 traffic violations, and one first offense DWI.
Dr. Roy Lee delivered triplets at San Saba Memorial Hospital. Two boys and one daughter were born 2 months premature, parents being Rev. and Mrs. Margarito Barbosa. The triplets were air lifted to Scott and White Prenatal Care Unit by the 3rd Platoon 507th Medical Company from Ft. Hood.
We are proud of our mail carrier Thomas Lee Alston, Richland Springs, and thank him so much for fixing us a good stout stand for our mail boxes. Pearl, Mary Kate Adams and Russell and I have had a hard time keeping our mail boxes in condition-Lois Lane, Richland News.
At the Corral Drive-In - Walt Disney's "Never Cry Wolf".
85 Years Ago-May 22, 1924
Chicken thieves are getting very active as they swipe the entire roost of the feathery tribe. One man in Lometa lost a flock of chickens and traced them here where they were sold for several dollars. Sheriff Neal has a drag-net out after these gents. A double-barrel shot gun loaded with cow-peas is a very good remedy for this kind of pest.
During the electrical storm, Wednesday morning of last week, six of the fine blooded horses of W.J. Moore were killed in the Carroll pasture east from town. It seems the horses were huddled under an oak tree, as all six were found in a pile by Jim Starr later in the day.
A miniature cyclone struck Richland Springs last Tuesday evening about 5 o'clock. Rev. McHenry Seals garage and car was damaged. The storm blew Spurlock's tailor shop up against Chapman's Drug Store, demolishing several dollars worth of drugs in the store. T.E. Warrens residence was wrecked. The Baptist Church was demolished and ten or fifteen residences were damaged. The derrick on the Mother Pool oil location was blown down. The Baptist church at Algerita was also damaged.
The newly organized Chamber of Commerce of Bend declared that the first thing we are going to put over is the securing of a State Park, and we are not going to stop until we get it.
100 Years Ago-May 20, 1909
Capt. E.R. Elston, the champion one-legged high diver of the world performed at San Saba last Sunday evening. He leaped from the topmost span of the bridge near the Fair Grounds to the water below, a distance of approximately 65 feet. One remarkable feature was that the water into which he plunged was only about 3 1/2 feet deep.
The Commissioners Court last week rose to the demands of the occasion and unanimously voted to submit to a vote of the people the question of a bond issue of $75,000 for the purpose of erecting a new court house and also a road bond issue of $72,000 for the purpose of working the public roads of the county.
J.M. Kuykendall was down from the ranch the first of the week and says the rains have been very good with him of late. He recently sold to Paul Willoughby of Brady, 590 head of two-year old steers at $20.
Mrs. G.A. Walter chaperoned a party on a picnic to King Crossing one day last week. Those in the party were Misses Genie Biggs and Stella Walker and Messrs. O. N. Inabuit and Jno. W. Patterson.