25 Years Ago
October 18, 1984
David Williams will be seeking the office of County Attorney as a write-in candidate in the November general election. The county attorney's office is being vacated by the honorable Jim Childress.
Rains falling in the area the past few weeks include: San Saba - 3.41; Cherokee - 4.0-6.0; Bend - 5.2; Elm Grove - 2.0; Pecan Grove - 3.0 -4.0.
Downtown San Saba was blocked off last week while the trucks were moving out two sections of the old Barnes Lumber Co. This is to make way for the new City National Bank that will be built on that site.
Mary Gage, Lois Lane, Paul Abesedo and Andrew Reynolds, were among 100 Green Thumb workers from thirteen counties to attend a Crime Prevention Seminar especially for senior citizens, held in Brownwood, October 9.
With any pair of men's boots you buy at Harry's - Your pick of any Wrangler western snap shirt at 1/2 price. Sale good through November 15th.
50 Years Ago
October 15, 1959
A rattlesnake with nine rattlers killed itself by weaving in and out of one-inch chicken wire at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Denzil McDaniel at Algerita.
The Board of Directors of the Central Texas Telephone Cooperative, Inc. met directly after the annual membership meeting at the American Legion Hall in Goldthwaite Oct. 5 to elect officers, naming Howard C. Berry of Cherokee as president for another term.
Harry Shapiro, campaign chairman for the San Saba Scout Fund Drive, announced today that the Fund Drive scheduled for Oct. 20 in San Saba has been postponed to Oct. 27.
The soaking rainfall last Tuesday showed these measurements: Polk Ranch, Algerita 4.25; Bend Store, 1.50; Miss Amy Sloan, Sloan, 3.75; Chappel, 1.05; Cherokee, 1.10; Harkeyville, 4.30; Richland Springs, 3.50; Wimberly Ranch, 2.50; N. Oliver, Wallace Creek, 3.00; Charles Grumbles, Harkeyville, 3.60; and L.C. Ward, San Saba, 2.63.
At the Palace Theatre-Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn in Last Train From Gun Hill.
100 Years Ago
October 14, 1909
Misses Annie Beauchamp and Marguerett Grabb, Messrs. W.H. Mayo and J.H. Kavanaugh were introduced into the mysteries of the W.O.W. Circle last Friday night. The circle is prospering this fall.
Wm. Cameron and Co. of Waco purchased property last week in downtown San Saba. They have several lumber yards in Texas and are to have one in San Saba in the near future. Just watch San Saba grow. Men of business know there is a great future for the town.
Miss Lucy Walker is expected to arrive at home from her extended trip with relatives and friends on the Pacific slope where she has spent the summer.
A new land company has been formed at San Saba for the purpose of handling real estate in the valley. It is a chartered institution, capitalized at $20,000 and the incorporators are R.G. Corpell, T.A. Murray and R.W. Bureson. This is a strong firm and can handle any kind of a real estate deal.
If our Chamber of Commerce is dead, we suggest that it be given a decent burial, humanity demands at least that much, and then a new start be taken.