69 Years Ago
August 15, 1940
W.A. Smith, present postmaster and former editor of the San Saba News, will serve as master of ceremonies today at the 16th annual Old Settlers' Reunion.
Saturday, Aug. 24, voters will go to the polls in the run-off primary to elect several important officials. Among them will be a State Representative for this, the 93rd Legislative District, composed of Lampasas, San Saba and McCulloch counties. For this important place the two run-off candidates are Reuben Senterfitt of San Saba county, and E.J. Adkins of McCulloch county. It has been many years since San Saba county has had a representative so go and vote for Senterfitt who is eager and able to serve this district.
Emmit Loyd Byrd returned home Tuesday night after a trip to Chicago and other livestock centers. Byrd was awarded this trip for being the outstanding 4-H Club member in the county and accompanied winners from other sections on the trip.
80 Years Ago
August 15, 1929
About 125 members of the R.O.T.C. unit at John Tarleton College, Stephenville, will be in San Saba Sept. 4 to pitch a ten days camp at the Tourist Park. Their training schedule will be taken up by drills and camp discipline.
J.W. Doran and son, F.H. Doran, of Del Rio are here attending the Fair. J.W. is 82 years old and came to San Saba 70 years ago in 1859. He is a brother to W.R. Doran. F.H. Doran is president of the Del Rio Rotary Club and is an enthusiast for the Rotarians.
With Ralph Britt's orchestra playing the San Saba Club will entertain with a dance at their club rooms every night during the Fair. The club members have extended invitations to visitors and friends and the usual Fair Dance features will be carried out through the week.
The Sloan Siftings by Rip Van Winkle reports: Uncle Dick Ellis is sporting a new car since last week. Keep your eyes wide open, girls. Uncle Dick doesn't like to ride alone. A word to the wise is sufficient.
100 Years Ago
August 12, 1909
Commissioners' Court is in regular session this week working hard on routine business. The new member, D. Chadwick from No. 2 is working like an old-timer.
Hugh Miller returned last Friday from the Sheriff's Convention which met last week in Galveston.
Postmaster Hill has received notice from the Fourth Assistant Postmaster General that if all ordinary gates are not removed from the rural route No. 2 by August 15, that the route be discontinued.
G.H. Hagan went to Fort Worth last Sunday to be there on Monday at the meeting of the State Committee which has in charge the selecting of the location of the West Texas State Normal. He went in the interest of the Cherokee proposition and sent by the San Saba Chamber of Commerce. The town of San Saba has stood squarely for Cherokee on this normal proposition and is spending money now to help put her claims before the committee.
Tax Assessor Mitch Johnson has forwarded his estimate of the taxable values of San Saba county to the Controller at Austin. The estimate shows a total of $7,469,127 for the year, 1909, an increase of $236,611 over the Assessment of 1908 which was $7,232,516.