25 Years Ago
May 31, 1984
Top Honor Graduates in San Saba County are: Trai Phillips, Cherokee Valedictorian; Paula Perry Simpson, Cherokee Salutatorian; Rebecca Lynn Moore, Richland Springs Valedictorian; Lorrie Ann Mitchel, Richland Springs Salutatorian; Susan Barrier, San Saba Valedictorian; Jarrett Oliver, San Saba Salutatorian.
The City of San Saba will receive 2% of cable revenue in the proposed contract between Television Enterprises Inc. of San Angelo. The revenue of approximately $193 per month will be for the 15-year contract period.
Harold Johanson, Cherokee News Reporter writes: I guess times are a little tough around here as Hode and Womp just stand around watching hay trucks, hoping a bale or two will fall off. Everyone around here talks about hay, but friends, there ain't any such thing in this country.
San Saba County Unit of T.S.T.A. met Monday night at KJ's Restaurant for dinner and the election of the following officers: Martha McDoniel, president; James Biggs, vice-president; Irene Pierce, secretary; and Louise Oswald, treasurer.
At the Corral Drive-In: Walt Disney's NEVER CRY WOLF.
50 Years Ago
District Judge Thomas C. Ferguson was in San Saba Friday June 12 to hold a session of district court. The Judge granted two divorces. He also granted authority to sell Peoples State Bank property in Richland Springs.
San Saba Holiday Waterama has been scheduled for Thursday, July 2 at the Pecan Pool in Mill Pond Park, sponsored by Buddy Priest, pool manger, and the City Council.There will be a bathing beauty contest and swimming races. The Waterama will be climaxed with a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m.
A record crowd viewed San Saba County's 21st Annual World Championship Rodeo, sponsored by San Saba County Chamber of Commerce, last weekend with gates receipts grossing $7,619.24, the best in three years, according to W. Barney Sullivan, chamber manager.
San Saba County's 4-H Soil Evaluation team member, Dwight Harkey, took top individual honors in the State Contest at Texas A&M College, June 10.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre- Marilyn Monroe and her bosom companions Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot.
100 Years Ago
The Post Office department has notified Mr. Hill, postmaster at San Saba, that rural route No. 2 will be discontinued unless seven ordinary gates on the route are replaced with automatic gates.
The contract was let last Tuesday for the construction of a suspension steel bridge across the San Saba river just above the ice plant. It is being built by Rector & Kuykendall and will span the river between town and the rights in the new addition on the north side of the river.
At the meeting of the school board Monday night Prof. W.H. Emert was re-elected as superintendent and U.T. Chamberlain was elected janitor.
The county clerk has been doing a fine matrimonial business the past two weeks. The following licenses have been issued: J.T. Godfrey and Miss Maude R. Moore, Thomas V. Meador and Miss Ida Moline Estep, R.L. Oliver and Miss Norma Risien, W.A. Ford and Miss Cummings, P.V. Martinez and Miss Francisca R. Beyers, F.M. Barns and Miss Lizzie Bell, A.L. Ryan and Miss Grace H. Parker, C. Francisco and Miss Laura M. Wingo.