50 Years Ago
June 4, 1959
Preston Robinson of Colony and Willard Potts of Lometa, will enter their Border Collie dogs in the Official Trials of the American International Border Collie Association at Georgetown on June 5 and 6. Others to attend from this area include Weldon Harrell, Sammie Maultsby and Clyde S. Smith all of Colony, and Earl Wharton of the Flying V Ranch near San Saba.
Carl C. Baskin of Richland Springs has been appointed a member of draft board No. 84 at Lampasas to represent San Saba county. Baskin was appointed by President Eisenhower after being recommended by Governor Price Daniel.
Dr. F.W. Farley recently purchased five Aberdeen-Angus cows from J.W. Shook. Shook, who has been a breeder of Angus cattle for several years has his herd registered with the American Angus Association at St. Joseph, MO. His ranch is located just east of San Saba.
Haynes Burnham was busy spraying pecan timber in the Sloan pecan bottom by plane the first of last week. The casebearer and leaf caterpillar have already started their deadly work.
At the Corral Drive-in Theatre-The Vikings, starring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine and Janet Leigh.
69 Years Ago
June 6, 1940
From all indications the Jaycees' Rodeo Booster Trip, covering a number of surrounding towns and counties, to be staged on Friday, June 14, will be a colorful and interesting affair, Owen Parks, chairman, states.
Returns were received from the May analysis of San Saba City water by City Clerk Ralph Whittington. The reports show that San Saba's city water supply continues "good" and "free from pollution of any kind."
The annual election of officers and two new directors for the Lions Club will be held next Tuesday noon at the regular weekly meeting at Hotel San Saba.
The Bill Porch family, and especially Sonny boy, are happy this week because "Tow," the pet buck deer, which had disappeared from the Porch ranch southeast of town, last Nov. 20, walked into the yard last Friday morning and seemed to be as happy to be back as the folks were to see him.
100 Years Ago
June 3, 1909
Just before midnight Saturday night the most terribly destructive cyclone and storm that could possibly be imagined swept down into the very heart of Zephyr, the thrifty little town on the Sante Fe, 12 miles east of Brownwood, killing in less time than it takes to write this sentence, 29 people, fatally wounding about six others, seriously crippled and wounded about 30, destroying at one fell sweep, a dozen business houses and 35 homes and partially destroying as many more.
A small stray meteor fell to the earth between Goldthwaite and Mullin. It was a brilliant light in an oval shape as it traveled, leaving a glaring ball of fire trail behind it.
The San Saba River rose something like 20 to 25 feet Tuesday. It ran through the slough at the Fair Grounds but did no damage. It was feared the race track would be injured but it is all OK.
The downpour of rain is variously reported in the county from 4.31 to 5.25 inches. Every section of the county has been blessed with a great rain. And the beauty of it is so far as heard, no damage was done from hail or wind.