25 Years Ago-May 23, 1985
Memorial Day, May 27, will not be a holiday for students in the San Saba ISD because of the days missed due to bad weather.
The San Saba City Council approved to pay the remaining note on the remaining 20 acres in the Industrial Park giving the city full control of management of the site which includes responsibility of the sale of lots and decisions concerning businesses allowed to locate in the area.
According to Lynn Barton, Crop Walk coordinator, "caring people of San Saba County have made the 1985 Crop Walk a big success. The goal of $3,000 has been met with 25 percent of the money will be used by the Ministerial Alliance to develop a Meals on Wheels Program. 75 percent will go to CROP/CWS to be distributed to the greatest need, primarily Ethiopia.
Directors, employees and friends of City National Bank gathered Thursday, May 16 for ground breaking ceremonies on the site of the new location of the bank.
The Board of Directors of the Heart O'Texas Savings Association gathered Thursday afternoon, May 16 for the ground breaking of their new building. Officials from the San Saba area are: Paul Golding, Jesse Miles, Reuben Senterfitt, Keith Shahan, Tim Sterner, Dean Bagley, Jim Farley and Clyde Johanson, Cherokee.
50 Years Ago-May 21, 1970
San Saba County Commissioners recently signed an agreement with the Texas State Department of Public Welfare for the establishment and operation of a Commodity Distribution Program to be funded in part by U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to County Judge John R. McRorey. The former Southside Grocery Store building has been leased for the program and applications for a supervisor is available.
Thomas L. Alston, who won the race for Justice of Peace Precint 2, in the May Primay, was appointed by the Commissioner's Court to serve in that position beginning June 1 and through Dec. 31. his elected term will begin on Jan. 1, 1971.
The San Saba School Board is faced with an increased budget for the coming year because of the automatic salary increase and changes in the use of federral funds, while funds are short for the current budget. All of this is causing the Board members to struggle for ways and means to keep up the educational standards of the school with available local funds.
Firemen will flush all the fire hydrants to empty any stale waterlines and allow fresh clean water to fill the lines after the rust has washed through them. Homemakers are advised not to do laundry during the flushing.
80 Years Ago-May 22, 1930
Following is the census summary of the scholastics of San Saba County: Richland Springs Independent - boys, 141; girls, 131; total 272. San Saba Independent - boys, 269; girls, 325; total 594. Rural Schools - boys, 998; girls, 884; total 1882. totals - boys, 1408; girls, 1340; total 2748. Of this number there were 30 colored in San Saba and 1 in Live Oak district. E.E. Pierce, County Supt.
Dave Chadwick of the State Highway Department has his crew of men at work overhauling, or rather rebuilding all the bridges in this county to the rules and regulations of the highway department.
Speed fans will be offered an unusual attraction Sunday afternoon when a complete program of auto races will be presented to the public in six thrilling and spectacular events. After a thorough inspection by race officails the San Saba County Fair speedway was placed on the list of dirt tracks suitable for auto races. The feature event is a twenty five mile, 50 lap race.
The young and the old are enjoying the miniature golf course erected by K.N. McBride on the Sloan block in the rear of the M. R. Weatherby Garage.