February 11, 1960 - 50 years ago
San Saba County is to be featured in the Fort Worth Star Telegram Sunday, according to E.D. Alexander, staff writer for the newspaper. Alexander was in San Saba Tuesday collecting data for his story on the town and county accompanied by W. Barney Sullivan, manager of San Saba County Chamber of Commerce.
The San Saba City Council voted on February 9th that building permits must be granted to individuals before the construction of buildings or remodeling in excess of $500. The permits will cost $1.00.
Jack Bowen, former editor and co-publisher of the San Saba News, has joined the staff of the Lyndon B. Johnson for President headquarters in Austin. Bowen worked at the San Saba News for three years, from 1949-1952.
Ward Ellis, Jr., Justice of the Peace of Precint No. 1, reports seven cases tried in his court from February 1-8, with fines and court costs totaling $169.50. The cases include three for being drunk, two for disturbing the peace, one for speeding and one for having no operator's license.
At the Palace Theatre - "The Naked Maja" starring Ava Gardner and Anthony Franciosa
February 6, 1941 - 69 years ago
The City Commission has employed the services of Water Engineer Lloyd of San Antonio, to make a survey of the whole water situation here, it was revealed yesterday by Commissioner Kimbrough.
Bernie Hart, Sinclair gas and oil agent here, said yesterday he had concluded a deal for the purchase of the old bank building at Cherokee and is making plans for the construction of a super-service gas and oil station there.
A group of local citizens are this week organizing the new San Saba Club which is expected to open the forpart of next week over the San Saba National Bank, W.B.. Urguhart said this week. It will be a membership organization, it is understood. Pool and billiard tables will be installed and it is their aim to conduct a high class place.
The Jaycee sponsored county-wide Boys' Calf Show, together with the auction to follow, will be held Monday, February 24. In addition to the fat calves there will also be shown a fine lot of lambs, pigs and some poultry.
February 13, 1910 - 100 years ago
A.E. Pearcy was in town from the Sloan community Monday and says he feels good with the present prospects for a good crop. He has his land well prepared and the season is good. He reports the school at that place, with Miss Fannie Kirkpatrick as teacher, doing nicely. Mr. Pearcy is one of those farmers what farms.
Osborne Mullins, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Mullins, who has been living and working on a ranch out close to Paint Rock, returned home Saturday. He has been reading the News of the many things to be doing here and came back to see the old home dressed up in new clothes.
Among all the advertising slogans for the San Saba country we have heard suggested, that of Hon. G.A. Walters sounds the most euphonious so far, it is, "San Saba, the home of the Paper Shell Pecan."
Mr. Graves Burke, who is teaching at Taylorville this year, was in town the other day and said his school was growing since the mumps scare is over.