50 Years Ago - January 14, 1960
Mr. & Mrs. Gene Conner attended the National Turkey Growers Convention held at Minnesota, Minn., last week. One day the temperature rose to 17 degrees below zero and the people there called it a pretty day.
The City National Bank and the San Saba National Bank will be closed Tuesday, January 19, in observance of Robert E. Lee's birthday.
The San Saba Volunteer Firemen met last Thursday night, Jan. 7, for an organizational meeting. All officers were re-elected to serve another term. Officers include W.E. Hinyard, chief; Pat Murray, secretary; Dave Williams and Emitt Loyd Byrd, captains. Leon Hartley was named to serve another three-year term on the Fireman's Pension Committee with W.E. Hinyard and James Harkey.
New officers elected for the World War I Veterans Barracks No. 1689 of San Saba County includes Joe Ellis, Commander; Joe E. Rogers, Senior Vice Commander; Dennis Dean, Junior Vice Commander; Otto Harkey, Quartermaster; John Riggs, B.J. Park and Osborn Mullins, trustees; Carter Sloan, Chaplain; and Wm. T. Taff, Judge Advocate.
At the Palace Theatre-The Three Stooges in HAVE ROCKET, WILL TRAVEL and Little Rascals Varieties.
69 Years Ago - January 16, 1941
A meeting will be held next Monday evening, 7:30 p.m., at the American Legion Hall to complete the organization of Company D, Texas Home Defense Guard in San Saba. 30 members have been signed up and about as many more are needed to complete the unit.
The San Saba Production Credit Corporation, W.G. Barbee, Manager, is making rapid strides in growth and has recently opened service offices at Lampasas, Brady, and Goldthwaite to facilitate handling the increasing business from those areas. Wm. S. Kuykendall has been appointed District Representative.
The Jaycees have been granted permission to use the Rogan Field to stage the annual County Boys' Fat Calf Show on Feb. 24.
H.O. Timmins has accepted the chairmanship for the 1941 President's Birthday celebration for San Saba County.
100 Years Ago - January 13, 1910
Interesting announcements in the News Today. There is Hugh Miller, candidate for re-election to the office of sheriff and tax-collector; Judge Hartley for re-election as county judge; Mrs. Doris Oliver for county treasurer; Mitch Johnson, re-election as tax-assessor; Ira J. Bowman for re-election as commissioner of precinct No. 1 and E.B. House for the same office; John W. Walker for re-election as commissioner of precinct No. 3.
To see three hundred and more school children trudging to and from the high school building five days in the week this rainy weather through mud and slush ankle deep with no sidewalks or street crossings where the same ought to be, is a lamentable sight. Something should be done. The health of the little ones is too precious to be sacrificed in this way. No doubt the extra doctor's bills paid out this winter to cure colds, croup, sore throat, etc.; would more than pay the extra taxes of many school patrons that it would take to build good sidewalks and street crossings from some point or points down town to the school building. Let's get busy and go to building San Saba for a city.
W.R. Petty has purchased a farm out of the Cunningham tract on China Creek and is erecting an elegant residence. He will move there and make it his permanent home.