50 Years Ago - September 15, 1960
Charles Sparks, owner of Patty's of Texas garment factories, has decided not to locate a plant in San Saba, according to a telephone conversation between him and Reuben Senterfitt, representing San Saba Industrial Association, recently.
Thomas W. Wilton, Jr., naval air cadet, 20, formerly of Richland Springs, was killed Monday, Sept. 12, in the crash of his T34 single engine trainer plane in South Alabama.
The annual meeting of the San Saba County Peanut Growers Assn. will be held at the community tabernacle in Richland Springs next Thursday, Sept. 22, beginning at 8 p.m.
Mrs. H.A. Lackey was appointed the new election judge for Precinct No. 19, and Truett Gage was appointed assistant judge. They will complete the term of B.T. Matsler who resigned before his term expires in 1962.
At the regular meeting of the City Council on Sept. 6, a petition requesting the name of Depot Street to be changed, was presented to the Council by D.A. Cameron, representing the property owners on that street who had signed the petition. The majority of the signers on the petition favored Pecan Street. The name Pecan Street was selected by the City Council and a resolution drawn up for approval at the next meeting.
80 Years Ago - September 11, 1930
Auto mechanic E.J. Martin, who has been with the Ford Garage for the past fifteen years has moved to the Pennant Station where he will attend to the gas and sell Pierce Petroleum products and fix the cars for the customers who pass back and forth on the Pecan Belt Highway.
Bids for the paving of the city streets of San Saba will be opened at 2 o'clock on the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 29, according to Mayor Newman C. Walker, City Councilmen, W. T. Little and S.J. Howard will consider the bids with the Mayor.
W.T. Morris and O.B. Mosley visited the Dallas markets this week and have purchased their fall stock of goods.
Reported by Bluebonnet-Richland Springs News - Mrs. Bell Brown and John Wilton and others are about to get the wreckage cleared away after the little tornado of last week. A great deal of timber was blown down and quite a number of houses blown from their foundations but no one was hurt. The home display put on by the General Electric Co. at the office of the Texas-Lousiana Power & Light Co. was a great success.
Everyone enjoyed seeing the wonderful working power of electricity which is the age we are now entering.
100 Years Ago - September 15, 1910
A force of hands was put to work Monday morning tearing down the old Courthouse and the public square will be the scene of a busy squad of the dinner squad pail brigade for several months now.
While moving the old plunder and clearing out the old vault in the county treasurer's offices this week, an old relic of the Masonic Lodge was discovered. It is an old minute book of the royal Arch Chapter, dating as far back as 1859.
Prof. Leslie Barber has been employed to teach the Cherokee public school for the third successive session. School will open the first Monday in October.
Mr. C.C. Yarbrough had the misfortune to lose a large horse Tuesday by the animal being drowned in the river. Worms had gotten into a sore on the horse and in order to wash them out, Mr. Yarbrough tied the animal in the river at a place where the water came up to the horse's flank. A after a couple of hours, he returned to the river to get the horse and found the water had risen very rapidly and the horse was drowned.