35 Years Ago - March 1 & 4, 1965
Elizabeth Ann Askey and Frank E. Whitley, students from San Saba attending Tarleton State College, have been placed on the Distinguished Students list for academic achievement during the fall semester.
Dr. J.E. White of Littlefield, Colorado and native of San Saba County, recently has written a book entitled "Siesmic Waves - Radiation,
Transmission and Attenvation."
Light snow fall was reported in areas of the county early Wednesday morning, with heavier snow indicated in Cherokee.
In the Ads:
Tuna, 39 cents; Instant Coffee, 79 cents; Biscuits, 4 for 29 cents.
At the Movies:
"Two on a Guillotine" with Connie Stevens and Dean Jones.
69 years ago - February 21, 1941
Using only angleworms for bait, Thomas Smith and Hap Harkey pulled a beautiful 40-pound yellow cat out of the San Saba river Saturday night on the Jess Smith place west of town. It was their only catch for the night, but it was a big fish fry Sunday.
Cecil Johnson has recently purchased the Red Bluff Store, ten miles east of San Saba on the Lometa Highway from W.E. McKenzie and S.E. Lloyd.
Daniel Cheek, winner of the district welterweight golden gloves tournament, and Woodrow Riggs will enter the Hale Center Annual Boxing Tournament March 4 and 5. This is a statewide invitation tournament and winners will be awarded Golden Gloves jackets, while runners-up will be given gold medals.
A plan was outlined to form a county-wide Planning Board to coordinate the various projects being and to be sponsored in this county. Among the most important projects recommended at this meeting was the erection of an Agricultural Building in San Saba to house the different Federal Agencies.
100 Years Ago - March 3, 1910
Quite a number of Chappel ladies are indebted to our generous and beloved friend and neighbor, Mrs. Mary Kring, for a quilting party given at her home on last Tuesday.
Rufus Thornton bought eight good young work mules from Mr. Nobles of Mills county last week.
San Saba county was organized in the year 1856, four years before the Civil War, out of the old Bexar District and took its name from the picturesque river which runs through the central portion. San Saba town was chosen by the first commissioners' court as the county site. The first court was composed as follows: J.B. Harrell, county judge; Jno. H. Brown, precinct No.1; Jim Wood, precinct No.2; J.C. (Uncle Cal) Montgomery, precinct No. 3; Wear, precinct No. 4. Jno. R. Freeman was the first sheriff; G.B. Cook district and county clerk; T.J. Harkey, treasurer; Dan Harkey, tax assessor: and Sam Linn, justice of the peace for precinct No.1.
E.T. Neal returned from Llano and other points where he had been on business.