50 Years Ago-May 12, 1960
B.B. Christian is the new mail carrier appointed by the U.S. Postal Department to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of L.T. Smith. Christian and his family will move to San Saba from Port Arthur soon after the close of school.
The Smipson Creek Home Demonstration Club observed its 25th year of continuous organization with an open house on Sunday, May 8, Mrs. Earl Wharton, president, announced.
Ward (Goob) Ellis Jr., Precinct No. 1 Justice of the Peace, tried 29 cases in his court during the month of April, collecting $825.50 in fines and court costs. The offenses included five for speeding; two for swindling with worthless check; four for being drunk; one for unnecessary noise with a motor vehicle; one for failure to send child to school; five for having beer in possession under the age of 21; one driving without lights; two with no operator's license.
Noel J. Head assumed his duties here Monday, May 2, as the new game warden for San Saba County, succeeding Lee Brown, who resigned early this year. Head stated that anytime his assistance is needed, he may be contacted at the local sheriff's office where his headquarters will be located.
At the Corral Drive-In - "Operation Petticoat" starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis.
69 Years Ago-May 15, 1941
Mrs. C.D. Hayden, Mrs. Marjorie Molloy and Mrs. W.S. Pence were invited to judge the flower show staged by the San Angelo Garden club last Thursday at the Massie Club house. The State Garden Club Board rates the San Saba Garden club the best club in the state.
The local draft board reports this week that Jack Hayden and Dennis Maxwell, both of San Saba, have been called to be inducted into the military training service Thursday, May 22.
Slim Cobern is erecting a store and filling station about three miles out of town at the intersection of the Bend road and U.S. Highway 190. Materials and construction are by Sullivan Lumber Co.
The wool shearing season, already about two weeks behind due to inclement weather, is now developing rapidly. Local buyers were paying from 38 to 39 cents yesterday for the general run of wool.
100 years Ago-May 12, 1910
This week closes the census taking and if you have not been enumerated you should see Miss Effie Terry at once. We want the town to show up exactly what it is.
Ranch for Sale: My ranch one and a half miles from town, well improved, consisting of 7,400 acres, is for sale at $650 per acre, W.J. Moore, San Saba.
The county dads are in session this week and are having a busy session. Wednesday morning the road petition of A.M. Garrett was granted and a jury of view appointed composed of these men: S.L. Bolinger, John McDowell, J.S. Taylor, J.H. Lindsey and J.W. Bloomer.
Miss Rubilee Thornton hosted the first celebration of the San Saba High School class of 1909 at her beautiful home Saturday evening, May 7. Those present were Misses Louise Hart, Bessie Sanderson, Beatrice Turner, Fannie Kirkpatrick,, Rubilee Thornton, Russell Doran, Otto Harkey, Ottis Harkey and Edward Bowman. Miss Gladys Norris and Robert McConnell could not attend.