50 Years Ago
July 23, 1959
A county-wide meeting for all San Saba county livestock producers will be held in the District Courtroom at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30 to discuss the new brucellosis law, and seven other livestock laws that become effective on Sept. 1, announces Billy F. Kidd, county agent.
A total of 19 youths have registered for the two life saving courses which will begin on Monday, July 27, announced Buddy Priest, who will be the instructor for the courses.
All members of the Wiley B. Murray Post No. 27, American Legion, are urged to be present at it's regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 23 for the election of new officers. The outgoing officers are: Pat Murray, Commander; Terrance Walker, Adjutant; Edgar Wood, first Vice-Commander; Charles Angerstein, Sergeant at Arms; and Martin Crutsinger, Chaplain.
Regency News by Mrs. J.A. Jones reports that Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Partridge are moving in on the place here by us. We are glad to have them for we haven't had any neighbors since Mr. and Mrs. Dick Hamrick moved away.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre-Jerry Lewis in "ROCK-A-BYE BABY".
69 Years Ago
July 25, 1940
Breaking all established records, trucks and pickups from all sections of the state were in Richland Springs last week hauling out an estimated 125,000 bushel peach crop from Precinct No. 2. Out of state truckers are in the city daily from Colorado and New Mexico with long trucks and refrigerator cars.
Six representatives of San Saba county conferred with Leo Ehlinger, district engineer for the state highway department at Brownwood Monday, concerning construction work on Highway 190 connecting Richland Springs and San Saba. Representing San Saba were: Burrel Park, Perry Hardin, and J.B. Harrell, county judge. John Gibbons, R.J. Powell and Dutch McGregor represented Richland Springs.
Eighty-three ex-students attended the second annual homecoming of the West Texas Normal and Business College last Friday, July 19, at Gray Pond, only three miles west of Cherokee where the old college building still stands. In addition, perhaps sixty-five members of the Ex-Students' families were in attendance.
100 Years Ago
July 22, 1909
San Saba needs a city government. The Chamber of Commerce appointed John Seiders, O.D. Kirkpatrick, and E.L. Rector as a committee to look after getting the proper petition in legal shape as to boundaries, signatures, etc.; to be presented to the county judge as a basis for him to order an election to determine whether or not the town of San Saba shall be incorporated.
G.W. Price left last Saturday for Cleburne where he goes to live with his daughter, Mrs. Effie Liles. W. H. Bourland is acting janitor at the courthouse until the next regular meeting of the commissioners court.
Little Maggie Brown, aged nine years, daughter of Mr. and Mr. J.H. Brown, while playing last Saturday, accidently fell and broke her collar bone.
W.H. Joekel informs us that his father, F. Joekel, and sister, Mrs. A.P. Hillsburg and children, all of Giddings, will arrive about Thursday for a several days visit with him and family.