50 Years Ago - March 10, 1960
The San Saba County Chamber of Commerce has taken the first steps towards forming an industrial foundation for the county, announced Harry Shapiro, chairman. The suggested name is San Saba County Economic Development Association, and will have three officers and eight directors, with terms of office to be staggered.
The Maultsby family of San Saba have been chosen as Texas Cured Cancer Family for 1960. Bill Maultsby had cancer surgery five and one-half years ago and is pronounced cured. Bill, wife Sarah and children Billy, Brenda and Delores went to Austin March 9th as guests of the Texas branch of the American Cancer Society.
County Judge Warden Terry and his wife attended the three-day conference of the West Texas County Judges and County Commissioners Association held in San Angelo, March 6-8.
Alvie Smith, manager of the Palace Theatre, will give the American Red Cross of San Saba County 50 percent of all advance ticket sales for the two nights of March 16 and 17. The picture,
"The Man Who Understood Women", starring Leslie Caron and Henry Fonda, is in technicolor.
69 Years Ago - March 20, 1941
Mrs. Vivian Ellis has been named as sponsor for San Saba by the Jaycees at the forthcoming Livestock Show and Rodeo to be held soon at Mineral Wells. Mrs. Ellis has proved a popular sponsor at various shows and rodeos.
Wade Letbetter and M.M. Corbell were unfortunate enough to have their car slide into the river Monday afternoon on their return trip from Fort Worth. They had stopped near the river to look at some land and lost control of the motor, which caused the machine to roll into the water.
Mrs. Dick Clark had the misfortune of getting her brooder house and four hundred baby chicks destroyed by fire last week. The fire started by the heating system.
Douglas Behrens, recently inducted for a year of military training at Camp Bowie, Brownwood, was back in San Saba for a visit over the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Pratt have arrived from Eastland and are occupying one of S.D. Taylor's apartments. Mr Pratt is succeeding C.E. Tisdale as San Saba's county agent.
100 Years Ago - March 17, 1910
San Saba and Richland Springs will be the railroad points for the people of San Saba county in 1910 and henceforth and forever afterwards. The right-of-way for the railroad is now settled, the depot site is fixed and incorporation is the next order of business.
J.V. Carr was given the contract for wrecking the old school building at $525. The work of tearing down is to begin as soon as the school can be moved to the temporary buildings, probably Monday, and is to be completed within 12 days after work is started.
So far as The News knows Jack Towerton of the Colony Community is the first citizen of San Saba county to have corn up and growing for the 1910 crop year. He planted, as is his custom, the 14th and 15th of February.
The subscription books for subscriptions to 78 shares of stock, series No. 5, of The San Saba Building and Loan Association are now open. This stock is payable in 60 monthly installments of $2.50 each. Better than a savings bank as an investment. Stockholders have preference on loans to build houses. See or write John Seider, secretary.