50 Years Ago
September 24, 1959
Tommie Golding, president of the San Saba County Chamber of Commerce, announced that Senator Louis Crump has been voted as the "Man of the Year". Senator Crump has practiced law in San Saba for the past 12 years and has served on various civic committees and fund drives and a willing worker for the benefit of his community and state.
Applications now are being accepted at the City Hall or with Judge Warden Terry for the job of Nightwatchman at the salary of $185 per month paid by the city (contributed by merchants) and $55 per month as county constable.
Motorists who receive tickets for overparking on the streets of San Saba are warned by City Judge James Reavis that fines will be assessed if tickets are not paid within the two hour limit.
Sgt. G.E. Simmons Jr. of the Llano Area of the Texas Highway Patrol released San Saba counties' rural traffic accident summary for August, 1959. They investigated a total of 41 accidents with the following breakdown; property damage, 29; personal injury, 10; and 2 fatal accidents.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre: "Auntie Mame" starring Rosalind Russell.
69 Years Ago
September 26, 1940
A rough estimate places approximately 1100 men of San Saba county, between the ages of 21 and 36, as eligible for registration for peace-time conscription on Mobilization Day, Wednesday, Oct. 16. This estimate for the number includes possibly 275 to 300 men of San Saba city.
Edmond E. Risien, 87, pecan breeder whose work was said to have laid the cornerstone for improved varieties of Texas pecans, died here at 6 p.m. Monday.
Plans and specifications are being prepared for a modern, up-to-date locker and cold storage plant for the San Saba Light & Ice Company, to be erected; if present plans materialize, on their halfblock lot on West Wallace Street, just west of the present uptown retail ice office.
Local buyers were paying seven cents a pound for pecans yesterday, Bagley & Byrd having bought 2,000 pounds in all so far this season. Pecans have begun to crack well in many parts of the county, and gathering should be in full progress soon.
100 Years Ago
September 23, 1909
A.J. Duncan is hauling lumber from San Saba to build a new house in Richland Springs, where he will move his family for the benefit of the school.
An abundance of pure fresh water is essential to city building. San Saba has this. It can be pumped fresh from the bubbling, boiling spring to any part of the Greater San Saba of the future.
The long looked for rain came Monday night. The farmers can sow oats now and prepare the land for another year.
Harry Locker leaves this Monday morning for Ft. Worth where he will attend a Medical College.
Little Mabel Reavis is visiting at J.R. Wilmeth's in Mills county this week.
The San Saba Cotton, Oil & Gin Co. are now paying 30 cents a bushel for cotton seed.