25 Years Ago - June 7, 1985
The Sesquicentennial Sanctioning ceremony in San Saba has been set for Wednesday, July 3, at 9 a.m. on the courthouse square. During the ceremony the Sesquicentennial Flag will be raised for the first time.
Following 22 years of providing ambulance service to the city of San Saba, Rev. Melvin Williams will no longer provide the service as of July 1. Commissioners have several options to consider including an individual who is interested in operating the emergency service and a group of individuals who are interested in operating the service on a voluntary basis.
San Sabans as well as visiting shippers will now enjoy free parking on Saturdays following a decision by the City Council during their June meeting. Parking attendant Bill McHorse, was instructed by the council not to mark tires on Saturdays but, to be on duty Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Harry's is your Wrangler Headquarters for Central Texas.
At the movies: Cher, Sam Elliott and Eric Stoltz in "Mask"
55 Years Ago - June 30, 1955
Mrs. Belle Martin, 87, of Mercury was named Queen of the Old Settlers at the annual reunion held on the old Fair Park Grounds.
The initial step in developing a children's playground at the City Park was taken Tuesday when the first piece of playground equipment was installed.
About half of the eligible voters in the Cherokee Common School District went to the polls and voted overwhelming to change their school district into an independent school district.
Joe Scott, 80, who says he helped haul the first load of material to go into the San Saba courthouse building, came here from Frankston last week to attend the Old Settlers Reunion and to visit in the home of his brother, E.M. Scott.
The San Saba rodeo netted $600 to $800 for its sponsors, the San Saba County Chamber of Commerce. About 5000 paid admissions were counted for the 3 night's shows.
At the Movies: John Wayne in "Sands of Iwo Jima."
In the Ads; Coca Cola 6 for 24 cents; paper towels, 150 sheets, 10 cents; Angel Food Cake, 36 cents.
75 Years Ago - June 27, 1935
W.C. Egger has remodeled the building at the southwest corner of the square and has opened the Eastex Gas Station, where he will sell a high grade aviation gasoline. Jack McCoy will have an automobile repair shop in the rear of the building.
W.E. (Hap) Harkey has installed a rotary moving barber pole in front of his Palace Barber Shop on the north side of the square.
J.C. Taylor, who lives on the Railroad River Farm at Harkeyville, believes in naming the farms and ranches of San Saba County. So he has named his ranch on Wallace Creek the "Red Top Ranch."
85 Years Ago - July 3, 1930
Algerita, By Reporter - All well and getting as smooth as a marriage bell; Our little town is noted for its supply of good well water and fine school facilities; Newt McDaniel wears the hog belt; Rila Roberds has a fine irrigated garden; Will Brown has one of the finest flocks of Spanish turkeys in San Saba County.