25 Years Ago - September 5, 1985
Sonny Gage brought Native Pecans, the first of the season, by the News office last Thursday. The pecans came from a tree at the Gage residence in San Saba.
The mandatory seatbelt law went into effect Sunday, September 1. Fines supporting the law will not begin until December 1. The new law states that anyone in the front seat of a moving automobile or small pickup must wear a seat belt.
Dovie Rawls of San Saba has been putting together beautiful quilts for many years, but entered her first Quilt Show at the Keystone Museum in Lampasas several weeks ago. Mrs. Rawls won several second place ribbons with her entries.
Members of the San Saba Golf Association are selling donations for an E-Z Go Golf Cart or $1,000 cash that will be given away in a drawing to be held Saturday, October 12, at 7 p.m. at the golf course. Proceeds will go to help build an additional 9 holes.
Special this week at The Dairy Mart - Chili Dog and small drink, only 99 cents.
50 Years Ago - September 1, 1960
The Eye-Witness newspaper, serving the Richland Springs area for approximately 57 years, discontinued publication last week following the edition of August 25, according to an announcement made by Forrest Kyle, owner.
County judge Warden Terry is chairman of the county civil defense program and Mayor Harry Shapiro heads city civil defense. In case of emergencies, connected with civil defense, Sheriff Brantley Barker is in charge of law enforcement, Billy F. Kidd, county agent, is in charge of radio active fallout. L.A. Skaggs, county defense director, explained the ways and means of getting the most from civil defense at the Tuesday, August 30 meeting of the San Saba Lions Club. He explained that citizens should have storm cellars for protection from tornadoes and there also should be some bomb shelters.
Mrs. R.T. Harkey, who lives west of San Saba, had purchased some items in the Ben Franklin Store Saturday and when she started to reach for her billfold in her handbag, she screamed, "There's a snake in my purse!" The snake, believed to be a chicken snake, measured 30 inches.
At the Corral Drive-In Theater - Wild River - starring Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet.
100 years ago - September 8, 1910
Cotton is selling in San Saba right along. J.C. Campbell & Co. alone report they bought 80 bales last Saturday. The buyers here are paying the highest market prices and the people are learning that San Saba is the best cotton market to be found.
San Saba is just bound to make a real city. It's the judgement of every passerby. Its location, the surroundings, its healthful climate, all conduce to that end.
The Chamber of Commerce is making a noise like it means business.
Teach your children the points that distinguish a good ear of corn. It is just as important for them to know a good ear of corn as it is to know the history of wars.
Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Doran returned Sunday from a several month's stay at Mt. Vernon, Washington, and various points in California. They are both hale and hearty for having spent the few months in the new climate.