50 Years Ago - April 14, 1960
Dave Shanks, state editor of The Austin American, will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the San Saba Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, April 14, J.R. Shaw, president has announced.
New officers were installed for the coming year for the San Saba County Teachers Association with Mrs. Josephine Gray in charge of the installation. Officers include Carrol Forgey of Cherokee, president; Mrs. John R. McRorey, Vice-president; Mrs. Lawes Stroble, secretary; Willmth Sanford of Richland Springs, treasurer.
The public is invited to a Donkey Ball Game, Wednesday, April 20 at Richland Springs, sponsored by the Richland Springs High School Seniors, according to Mrs. Earl Parks, teacher sponsor.
Ward (Goob) Ellis Jr., local justice of the peace, reports 6 cases tried in his court this month to Wednesday, April 13. The cases include 2 for speeding, 1 for swindling with worthless check, 1 drunk, 1 disturbing the peace and 1 for making unnecessary noise with a motor vehicle.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre - "Journey To The Center Of The Earth" starring Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl and Diane Baker.
69 Years Ago - April 17, 1941
Sheriff W.H. Doran has returned from New Mexico, where he went to bring back a man who jumped his bail bond here back in 1938 but who has apparently gone straight since that time. His case will come up in District Court this month.
Bolivar Roberts who is coaching at Hutto, came down Friday and spent the Easter holidays with home folks.
Mrs. Artie Williams, Joe Clark, Louise Rogers and J.M. Smith and Miss Joyce Butts visited C.B Williams in Abilene Easter.
A bill continuing the 3-cent postage rate until July 1, 1943, was passed by the House and sent to the Senate today. Under the present law, the rate would expire next July 1.
100 Years Ago - April 14, 1910
The best camping, fishing and hunting grounds in the state can be found here. Black bass, gasper, perch, buffalo, mountain trout and the mud, yellow and channel cat abound in the San Saba River. The river runs like a scarlet thread thru the county, its banks are shaded with stately pecan, elm and hackberry and such smaller growth as the haw, dogwood, etc.
A $40,000 school building under construction, the Santa Fe building into town, a $75,000 bond issue voted to erect a new courthouse, two two-story business houses going up and the third one receiving bids, about twenty dwellings building and so many more preparing to build; with the ground soaked, crop prospects perfect and every citizen a booster, San Saba is coming into the limelight.
J.W. Smith brought to the News office Tuesday one of the large hail stones which fell Monday evening out north of town. It measures six inches around.
R.E. Doss, candidate for county treasurer, was in the county seat Wednesday. He reports a considerable hail storm in the Bend section Monday.