50 Years Ago - August 25, 1960
A mass meeting of all citizens of Richland Springs and surrounding communities, and others interested in the reestablishment of the People's State Bank at Richland Springs will be held at 8 p.m., Monday August 29, in the Richland Springs High School auditorium.
The annual Locker Homecoming will be held Sunday, Aug. 28, according to the secretary, Mrs. R.A. Taylor. A barbecue and basket lunch will be served at the noon hour. All residents of the community and all former residents are invited and urged to attend.
County school bells will be ringing next week. A total of 109 pupils are due to register Friday, Aug. 26 in the Cherokee schools. Registration for Richland Springs schools has been set for Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 29 and 30 for an expected enrollment of 299 pupils. A total of 956 pupils is expected to register Tuesday, Aug. 30 in the San Saba schools.
Mr. and Mrs. Dee House of the Hall community, killed a rattle snake in their yard Thursday.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre - Michael Todd's "Around the World in 80 Days", starring David Niven, Robert Newton, Shirley MacLaine.
69 Years Ago - August 28, 1941
Aubrey Spears, of Shaw Bend, had an unpleasant experience about 6 o'clock Tuesday evening during the thunder storm while gathering up sheep. A bolt of lightning struck a sheep about twenty feet from him, killed it, and knocked Aubrey flat to the ground, a fraction of the bolt entered Aubrey's skull and went out to his thumb and injured his right eye.
M.H. Terry, Jr., of the China Creek community, Monday will assume his position as head coach at Brandview High School, a class A school in Johnson County, to begin fall football training. In addition to his duties as head coach, he will teach in the history and economics departments.
George M. Brown, of Big Lake, Texas, from a pioneer San Saba county family, who was here for the Old Settlers Reunion, brought with him a photostatic copy of the first official government census enumeration of the "free inhabitants of San Saba county taken on the 14th day of July, 1860 by W.B. Coffee, Ass't Marshal, the one Post Office being in San Saba. The entire citizenship of San Saba county at that time, was forty persons, being 24 males, 16 females, including men, women and children, all white.
100 Years Ago - August 23, 1910
The News said the rains would come, and they did. There is no use to get discouraged, San Saba county is all right.
Work on the school building is progressing nicely. As the walls are nearing completion the beauty and symmetry of the structure are coming out and it is the admiration of every passerby.
Car fare between San Saba and Lometa will hereafter be $2.50 straight each way - Urguhart & Williams.
The courthouse building when completed will cost $69,995. It will be built of concrete, stone and brick. The tower will be supplied with an $800 bell and with a clock of fine movement. Those old water tanks should be removed and replaced with modern sanitary troughs.
The open saloon is doomed in Texas. Either the church or the saloon will be militant. Choose ye this day which you will serve.
B.T. Rich has arrived and is expecting his goods every day. He will be in business in the Hart building just north of the corner Drug Store.
Eat with Jim and Joe at the Star Restaurant.