100 Years Ago
May 21, 1908
The storm Saturday night at Richland Springs blew R.A. Brown's house off the pillows and wrecked it considerably. He got help and placed it back Sunday morning and the storm Sunday night blew it off again. The house was uncoupled and was in a condition to be moved easily.
The Cherokee section was visited by good rains but no hail Sunday evening.
The house occupied by Cal Wood between Richland and Velma was almost demolished. The family escaped injury by being in the storm cellar at the time.
Fire broke out in the upper story of the West house last Friday evening. Fortunately it was discovered and the flames extinguished before much damage was done. Misses Ruby Kirkpatrick and Maude Moore were passing along the street and saw the smoke in the upper room and called attention to it.
Miss Ona Smith made a visit to Bertram this week and Rolla Peisker is holding down her position in The News office.
70 Years Ago
May 20, 1938
According to Mrs. W.F. Sullivan, local rain observer, San Saba received 1.30 inches of rainfall Sunday night. The rain was accompanied by considerable wind at times.
The following boys have completed the American Red Cross Life Saving Course at Risien's Pool during the past two weeks and passed the examinations: Juniors-Myles McDowell, Jolly Pridgeon, Emitt Loyd Byrd, Jack Walker;Seniors-Charles McDowell, John Molloy, George H. Watkins, Woodrow Lindsey.
Jenson Construction Company of Austin and San Antonio were the fortunate bidders on the construction of the new Colorado River bridge on Highway 81, north of San Saba, last Tuesday afternoon when the bids were opened at the State Highway Dept. office at 3 p.m.
According to Bob McConnell, Chamber of Commerce secretary, the crew of U.S. Army Engineers with a corps of assistants numbering a total of 15 men, are scheduled to arrive here sometime next week to begin the Government Flood Control survey of the rivers in this territory.
50 Years Ago
May 22, 1958
The Baccalaureate Service was at the Cherokee High School Auditorium Sunday. The sermon was made by J.C. Bristo. The commencement exercises will be Thursday, May 22 at 8:15 p.m. when Rev. W.L. White will be the speaker. The graduating seniors are Richard Randolph, Carolyn Bowden, Janet Webster and Charles Lee Benskin.
In observance of National Home Demonstration Club Week, the Wallace Creek HD Club met Friday night, May 9th, at the clubhouse for a community party. Progressive "42" was played by approximately 20 people attending. With club members acting as hostesses, they served cookies, coffee and cold drinks for refreshments.
"During the month of March, $27,144 in savings bonds were sold in San Saba County," reported L.C. Ward, County Chairman. That amount brings the county to 41.3 percent of its goal of $207,000. The present total now is $85,570.
O.B. Harkey, chairman of the San Saba County Old Settlers committee, has called a meeting for 3 p.m. Saturday, May 24th, in the county courtroom. Harkey stated that the purpose of the meeting is to make plans for the Old Settlers Reunion and he urges all interested persons to be present for the meeting to help make plans.