40 Years Ago
October 22, 1970
Orders for The Call of the San Saba, a History of San Saba county, written by Mrs. laurence (Alma Ward) Hamrick, contine to come in with 44 ordered since last Thursday, Oct. 15.
The Cherokee first and second grades explored the Inner Space Cavern near Georgetown, Wednesday.
Hubert E. Rich was honoree at a surprise party held between 5:00 and 6;00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, at the State Highway Maintenance Warehouse, on the occasion of his retirement from the State Highway Department after over 20 years of service as a maintenance employee. a gold-plated pocket watch which bore an inscription, was presented to Rich by Jack Blossman.
There was a surprise visitor at the Elm Grove Baptist Church Sunday. The surprise came when a rattlesnake was found coiled in one of the Sunday School rooms.
Here are some measurements of the weekend showers reported; McMillin, Carson Edmondson, .45’; Cherokee, Albert Hiilsmeier, 1.10’; Live Oak, Allen Sutton, .40’; Ward McKee, .40’; Pecan Grove, T.J. Taff, .35’; Richland Springs, Mrs. R. Lewis, .55’; City of San Saba, L.C. Ward, .44’; Hall, Mrs. A.J. House, .40’.
50 Years Ago
October 20, 1960
The State Highway Department has ordered that a Ranch to Market road be designated extending from RM road 501, nine miles east of Cherokee northeast to FM Road 580, a distance of approximately 7.4 miles.
All landowners or managers of land leased for hunting purposes, who accomodate hunters for pay must purchase a shhoting preserve license, Game Warden N.J. Head, stated this week. The fee is $5 and the license may be obtained from the county clerk, the game warden, A.F. Wood at Richland Springs or at Porter's Store at Bend.
The Richland Springs Cemetery is being restored to order after the recent wind storm by resetting head stones that had been damaged, clearing timber, graves refilled and the streets repaired, according to the caretaker, Archie Newby.
The south and west part of the Cherokee area was given a severe beating Saturday night when antennas were broken down, window panes broken out, roofs damaged; chickens, turkeys, hogs and goats were killed from damaging hail and wind storm. Three inches of rain was reported in some areas.
100 Years Ago
October 20, 1910
N.H. Smith, deputy sheriff at Richland Springs, was in town Monday settling up official business. He was a pleasant caller at the News office. He says that Richland Springs needs a calaboose. Richland Springs is a growing town and there are few towns of anthing near its size where as many people meet, trade and congregate.
Lint cotton for quilts and mattresses at 6 cents per pound - San Saba Oil Mill.
The wheat, oats and barley fields of the San Saba Valley have adopted the natural green as the fashionable fall dress. Watch San Saba grow.
Dr. Beaumont of Coleman arrived last week and has located in San Saba to practice the profession of medicine. He is located at the Simmons' Drug and Jewelry Store on the northwest corner of the public square and has rooms with Mrs. Eva Murray. He is a pleasant gentleman and comes well recommended. His wife will come later.
The Colonel went up in an airship and a great "Bug-a-Boo" was made about it. Pshaw, there are more than a hundred school boys in San Saba who would to that if they had a chance.