40 Years Ago - May 28, 1970
The City of San Saba closed the deal last week for the purchase of the Arhelger Shop Building and three lots, located on the east side of the courthouse square. the building will be used for a fire station and maintenance shop
Beginning on Saturday, June 6, the local Post Office will be closed every Saturday and office hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
A confirmed rabies case found in a bobcat killed by Phil B. McCoury last week in the Colony community has alerted Dr. George Kidd, local veterinarian, to recommend rabies vaccinations for all pets and all working animals in some areas.
Two rooms received fire and smoke damage at the Hanson Motel on West Wallace Street where a man was found dead. Sheriff Barker said it was believed the man had been smoking in bed and fell asleep, allowing the cigarette to set fire to the building.
At the Corral Drive-In - "The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County" starring Nanette Fabray and Dan "Hoss" Blocker, star of Bonanza.
60 Years Ago - May 25, 1950
Lightning struck and killed two cows and four calves under an oak tree on the C.C. Pool ranch Tuesday night of last week during a severe electrical storm.
The J.M. Tyler family all met together for their first reunion at the Llano Park in Llano, Sunday. Counting all present with the visitors, 85 attended. There were 9 children, 31 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren present.
Silas Howell, Church of Christ minister of Llano, delivered the commencement address for the Cherokee High School graduates Monday night. The seniors are Naomi Perry, Laurence Light, Odell Parisher, Winfred Earl Randolph, Earl Light, Leslie Ward Cavness.
A group of 54 students will be graduated from San Saba High School in exercises to be held Sunday and Monday. Class valedictorian will be Bess Longmire, salutatorian will be Betty Lambert, highest ranking boy of the class is Paul Basaldu.
90 Years Ago - May 27, 1920There will be an all day picnic at Algerita Saturday, June 5, for closing of the public school year. About the first of February, Forest McGregor gave a little 9-pound pig to the school and the teacher and children have cared for, petted the pig and watched it grow. Two weeks ago the pig weighed 46 pounds and is expected to pass the 50 mark next Saturday when it will be offered to the highest bidder. Proceeds will go to the school.
Miss Oma Hendricks is at home now and has accepted a position as stenographer and abstractor for Walters and Baker.
The Junior class of the high school entertained the seniors at a May Fete last Friday evening. Miss Inez Johnson was crowned the Queen and John Lee Walker, King.
The baccalaureate sermon was delivered to the Richland Springs seniors by Rev. F.A. Tippen, Sunday morning at the Baptist Church there. The graduates are Misses Allie McCarty and Zula Warren, Cecil Burleson, Herschell Gaddy, Julius McNair, Jack Spurlock and Harvey Moore.