50 Years Ago
August 20, 1959
Don Newbury of the Brownwood Bulletin staff, is here this week helping edit the news for The San Saba Star. He has been covering sports for the Brownwood paper this summer. He is a student at Howard Payne College.
Sam P. Everett says he feels at home again since he purchased the Gulf Station located on Wallace Street at South First, this week from Jim Dannheim. Everett first operated the station in 1934 and continued until 1954. He has had 20 years of experience and specializes in lubrication.
The young folks of the New Hope Church enjoyed a swim party at the Bluff Hole in King's Creek Wednesday. Also they fried fish. Those present were Patty Cameron of San Saba; Bob and Mary Jo Ellis; Calvin, Florence, Gay and Katheryne Hector; Gloria McBride; Bill and Mike Sloan and Johnny Wilkins.
The award to the oldest person at the Old Settlers Reunion, Aug. 17, was Frank Gray, 98, of Llano. Traveling the farthest was Winfred Risien Lyptak, 66, of Rye, N.Y. The longest continuous resident of the county was 89 year old Mrs. J.R. Ragsdale. F.F. Cochran of Richland Springs had the most descendents, which was 52.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre-Rally Round The Flag, Boys! starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Joan Collins and Jack Carson.
69 Years Ago
August 22, 1940
An all-time low temperature reading of 52 degrees at Childress Monday toppled all cold weather records for the state of Texas During the month of August, lowering the 1915 55-degree mark by three notches.
Last weeks much welcomed rain varied from 1 to 2.5 inches for different points in the county.
Bernie Hart, county distributor for the Sinclair Oil Co., is completing the erection of a new Sinclair filling station on West Wallace Street this week. Geo. Nalls will be the attendant in charge at this station.
Five hundred and eighty enthusiastic Old Settlers along with their friends and relatives numbering approximately 2400, swarmed the fair grounds last Thursday for their 16th annual Reunion. 35 Barbecued goats and three beeves, 40 gallons of coffee, two barrels of tea, one huge 18 gallon pot of mulligan, and one pot of stew was prepared by an illustrous committee composed of Bill Hinyard, A.F. Johnson and Gus Behrens provided the noon-day meal. Throughout the day, fiddle music could be heard from the Cherokee Band and the local Home Brew Band composed of Hart Dunnahoo, Benton Miller, Raymond Roberson and Frank Simpson.
100 Years Ago
August 19, 1909
Young Pierce will run the Union gin this season. He ginned his first bale of cotton Tuesday.
The Trustees met Tuesday evening and decided to open the schools on Monday, Sept. 6, in the buildings to be rented for that purpose.
Ward, Murray and Co. were elected treasurer and depository for the school funds for the year. Sept. 1, 1909 to Sept. 1, 1910, on their bid of 2 percent interest on daily balances.
Ed Lanham and little son, Roy, took Miss Gladys Norris to Llano last Saturday. She will visit relatives there sometime and will teach school in that county the coming winter.
Triz Haselden is erecting a new 16-foot windmill for Pete Sloan this week. This size mill is a common thing few counties west or south of here, but is a rare thing in San Saba county.