50 Years Ago
August 6, 1959
L.C. Ward, chairman of San Saba county's Savings Bonds committee, reports that June Bond sales in Texas were 11.4 percent greater than May sales. Bond sales in San Saba county totaled $1,541,687 for the first half of 1959. This represents 55 percent of the year's goal for the county.
The Fire Boys were summoned to put out a fire when a grain truck parked near the county warehouse caught on fire. Last Friday the fire department put out a grass fire near Jessie Kinmon's house in the south part of town.
After 42 years of active work with the San Saba Star, Mrs. Amelia Cowan retired from the newspaper business at the end of July and the San Saba Star has a new publisher. Forrest Kyle of Bangs began as publisher of the newspaper this week, according to Joseph Cowan, who assisted his mother part time with the Star.
Ward Ellis Jr., Justice of the Peace, reports 26 cases tried in his court with fines totaling $764, during the month of July.
At the Corral Drive-In-Theatre-I Want To Live! The true story of Barbara Graham-whose murder trial shocked the world! Starring Susan Hayward.
80 Years Ago
August 8, 1929
The San Saba County Fair begins next Tuesday! All of the stalls at the racetrack are occupied by the best horses in Texas; the San Saba ball club will play Lampasas every afternoon during the Fair; the exhibit halls have been renovated and are ready to display the products of San Saba County farms and the resources of the people, and the stage is all set for the Twenty-fifth Annual Fair.
Andy Reavis, old-timer of this county, who formerly was a tonsorial artist here and sold his shop and established himself in Brownwood, cannot stay away any longer, and will begin work here with the Hotel Barber Shop at once.
The Rough Creek camp meeting ended Sunday with 16 conversions and 14 additions to the church. The Rev. O.S. McIvor did the preaching with the exception of a few visiting preachers who attended the meeting. This meeting lasted ten days and was well attended.
The Algerita School building is now being re-roofed, remodeled throughout and the interior reconditioned, prior to the opening of the fall term.
From fifty to one hundred people daily are enjoying the refreshing effects of the rock bottom pool while swimming that has been provided by Guy Risien on the San Saba River.
100 Years Ago
August 5, 1909
Wednesday of last week Ben Keele jumped from a buggy behind a runaway team and sustained severe injuries. One leg was broken and shattered all to pieces. He was immediately brought to town and Dr. G.H. Sanderson was summoned and the wound dressed.
J.W. Patterson is on a visit to friends in San Saba this week. He is located in Austin now and is foreman putting up a $9,000 residence there.
W.C. Dofflemyer and S.H. Walker are with the ball boys at Ballinger.
San Saba will be well represented at the races at the Lampasas Fair next week, Jack Harkey's Prince and Carl Wood's Jacquette left Wednesday and will contest for the purses there. Both these racers made good showings at the home meet and somebody will have to move out if they do not bring back some of the purses.