25 Years Ago
July 12, 1984
The Tractor Pull sponsored by the San Saba County Chamber of Commerce will be held July 20-21 at the San Saba county Arena north of San Saba on Highway 16. There will be a dance following the Saturday night performance with music furnished by Mark Scott and The Ghost Riders.
Jana McCoy, daughter of Ken and Judy McCoy of San Saba, was named 1984 Texas State Ideal Miss during the Texas State Pageant held in Ft. Worth June 25-30.
Donors are needed to replace blood that was used to administer emergency treatment to a former San Saba resident, Ralph Ray Martinez, 21, son of Arnold Martinez of San Saba who was critically injured July 3 in Fort Worth when the motorcycle he was riding collided with the rear end of a garbage truck that failed to see the cycle, pulled onto the highway from a side street causing the accident.
The Texas WIFE (Women Involved in Farm Economics) State Steering meeting will be July 13 and 14, Holiday Inn, I 2O and State 351, Abilene. Phyllis Taylor is president of the Central Texas Chapter and Lola Mask, is state beef chairman with both being Richland Springs residents. Lennie Tisdale, San Saba and Phyllis Taylor attended the National Steering meeting at Washington D.C. in June.
50 Years Ago
July 8, 1959
Kenneth Gray has signed his second contract with the Chicago Cardinals. Gray, former Howard Payne College tackle, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Gray of Cherokee, Gray was born in San Saba March 10, 1936, graduated from Llano High School and received his degree from Howard Payne College in 1957.
Miss Joan Matthews was the first place winner in the bathing beauty contest held during the Holiday Waterama at Pecan Swimming Pool July 2. Miss Matthews was sponsored by Parker Pharmacy. Second place winner was Miss Patty Howell, sponsored by Harry's Dept. Store. Third place winner was Miss Judy Hector, sponsored by Connors & Thornton Boats and Motors.
Newly elected Superintendent of San Saba schools, J.L. Akridge, began his duties here on July 1. Mrs. Bill Perry, secretary, also began her new duties on July1.
The north end of the low-water bridge from Ellis Bottom to Leonard Ranch, washed out by late high water in San Saba River, is impassable.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre-Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine in "Some Came Running."
100 Years Ago
July 8, 1909
Frank Jackson, who has been with the Texas Telegraph and Telephone people at Marble Falls, came in Monday and took charge of the business of that company in San Saba as local manager, succeeding Luther Kuykendall.
W.W. Walker and P.H. Walker left Monday to look after their cattle interests in Oklahoma. They will put some of their fat stuff on the Kansas City market right away.
A.H. Kelley sold to John Smith the first of the week, 52 head of dry cattle at $14 a head and 15 cows at $20 and also one cow and calf to C.E. Grumbles for $25, making $1013 worth of cattle sold in all.
G.A. Arhelger is preparing to have some substantial improvements made to his residence. Franklin and Chittenden will do the work for him.
J.I. Carson sold his residence block in West End to J.M. Kuykendall.