100 Years Ago
April 23, 1908
A News reporter went down to the Red Bluff bridge Tuesday to see the thing go down with the sweeping torrents of water going over it, according to rumored reports. But he found it standing like Gibralter still 10 to 12 feet above the water. It was reported one time that the Goldthwaite bridge was washed away but later reports say it is under water but still standing. Commissioners Rylander and McRorey have a force of hands to watch the Red Bluff and Bend bridges keeping the driftwood cleared away. Both of them are somewhat torn up on the approaches.
Last Sunday morning just before daylight and during the downpour of rain, lightning struck the gable front of G.A. Arhelger's Blacksmith and Machine Shop. The weather boarding was torn off and scattered considerably. The damage will be light. It is remarkable that nothing was set on fire.
J.M. Roper of Bowser sold last week to a Mr. Baford of Oklahoma his two and three-year-old steers.
W.J. Millican was in the city from the Bend last week. He says the Byrd-Millican-Lewis irrigation plant is in splendid condition for work. Their crops are growing nicely and by the use of their engine they expect to harvest a big crop next fall.
70 Years Ago
April 28, 1938
Four car loads of wool, containing some 600 bags in all, were shipped out of here by J.W. McConnell and Sons, last Monday. Of this shipment, three cars, or 433 bags of wool, were from the Flying V Ranch clip, while the other 150 bags were of mixed lines from other flocks.
Last Thursday, another car of mohair was shipped by the McConnells, which makes four cars of mohair this firm has shipped so far this season. There also are three car loads of mohair still in the warehouse awaiting shipment later.
The new Risien Golf Course, just east of town, is now getting into shape, with all the greens in fair surface and the fairways smoothed off with a large grader, to a width of 150 feet. A golf course is a fine thing for a town and a splendid exercise for those cooped up in offices and stores.
The San Saba City School Board re-elected Supt. W.M. Campbell for the sixth consecutive year.
50 Years Ago
April 24, 1958
Mr. and Mrs. James Harkey returned home Tuesday, April 15, after attending the District 584 Rotary International, held Sunday and Monday, April 13th and 14th, in San Angelo at the Cactus Hotel. Harkey, incoming president of the local Rotary Club, was the representative of the San Saba Rotarians.
Mmes. Cecil Brown, O. Mullins, J.W. Yancy and C.B. Lambert Jr. of the Wallace Creek H.D. Club attended District meeting at the Town House Hotel in San Angelo Wednesday, April 16th. They were accompanied by the Home Demonstration Agent, Mrs. Bernice B. Murray.
Monday, April 21st, is the day we pay tribute to the Texans who won the freedom of the state at the Battle of San Jacinto, near Houston, 122 years ago. No Texas boy's or girl's education is complete until they have seen this famed spot and San Jacinto Monument, tallest in the world. Nearby, is the Battleship Texas, placed there after retiring from active duty. Most of the cost of placing the ship there was paid by the nickels and pennies of School Children Over Texas.
- From Fanfare by Irene Linn Gibson
At the Palace: Gina Lollabrigida and Anthony Quinn in The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Run Silent, Run Deep starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster; The Three Faces of Eve, starring "Best Actress of The Year" Joanne Woodward.