100 Years Ago
April 30, 1908
There is no way to estimate the damage to San Saba County farmers from the recent flood. It is true the only damage from high water was in the Colorado bottoms. All the bridges on the Colorado are damaged, more or less, and just when the Red Bluff and Goldthwaite bridges can be put in condition for use, no one can tell.
Tuesday, B.D. Sullivan purchased the second hand stock of goods form Senterfitt Brothers. Dennis was the first man to open up the second hand store and he expects to replenish his stock and keep every kind of an article used about the house and home.
An intense norther blew up early Wednesday morning and blew a gale all day long. It is one of the worst blizzards for the season for many years. Grave fears are felt for fear there will be frost tonight.
J.T. Hartley, for the last six years Commissioner of Precinct No. 3, announces this week for the office of County Judge.
65 Years Ago
May 1, 1943
The Bend News By W.J. Millican . . .Mrs. Charlie Anderson was down last night and reported to us that she was selling $20 per week of eggs from her flock of White Leghorns.
San Saba Boy Scout Troop 55 reports that they went on an overnight hike not so long ago. Campbell Ford, County Attorney, is Scoutmaster.
Cherokee News By Mrs. Graves Burke . . . Our community was made extremely sad Saturday afternoon when Mr. and Mrs. Hal Breazeale received a telegram from the War Department saying their son, Hal B., was killed in action as a fighter pilot. He was in New Guinea where he has been several months. Hal B. has lived here all his life, graduated from Cherokee High School, and attended the University of Texas. Eight months ago, he visited with his parents and sister, Mildred.
Roy Teague has bought the Ideal Barber Shop from Dick Walker on the north side of the square.
If a farmer sells 2 pounds or more of butter a week, he must register with the San Saba County war ration board between April 3 and 14. At the end of each month, the farmer will be required to report to the board on sales and surrender stamps.
50 Years Ago
May 1, 1958
Raymond Ellis of Sloan was coming from Brady Thursday, riding in his pickup with a trailer behind loaded with lumber. The trailer began swaying and finally to such an extent that the pickup turned over more times than Raymond could count. All glass in the pickup was broken and the body a wreck, no tires punctured and trailer left upright on the road. Apparently, the truck engine was undamaged; he escaped with minor scratches and bruises, not even breaking his spectacles!
D.D. Harkey has seeded 40 acres of land to blue panic grass on his place southwest of San Saba. This land is under the conservation reserve program and was seeded by Bill Sutton, using the San Saba-Brady Soil Conservation District grass drill.
An Amateur Radio Club recently has been organized in San Saba with the present membership totaling 39 members. Officers of the club include: President Gary Byrd; Vice President Billy George Franklin; Treasurer Billy Terry; and Secretary Miss Jane Felts. The instructor for the classes is Rev. Bruce Oliver of Herren.
Reuben Senterfitt, local lawyer, and Harrison Stephens of Lampasas have completed negotiations to purchase Radio Station KBAL.
At the Palace: Glenn Ford and Shirley MacLaine in "The Sheepman."