100 Years Ago
June 4, 1908
The counties of San Saba and Llano have united in a joint Normal to be held in Cherokee, 16 miles south of San Saba and about 18 miles north of Llano in a fine, large and well constructed three-story building with about 15 good size rooms in a high, clean, pleasant location with good shade and surrounded by good citizens that will entertain all attendants at reasonable low figures, within the reach of all.
W.J. Hill, the San Saba cotton buyer, last week bought from E.W. Donelly something near 100 bales of last year's cotton. The cotton was sold for 11 cents middling basis. Some of this cotton was delivered from the Richland warehouse and some from individual farmers.
At the meeting of the Board of Trustees for the San Saba Independent District last Thursday, four applicants for the position of Superintendent were present to meet the Board. Professor W.H. Emert of Brady was selected. He has been at Brady for the last four years and during his administration Brady built a $12,000 school building. He was educated at the University of Nashville and the Peabody Normal of Tennessee. He will receive a salary of $1200 per year.
70 Years Ago
June 9, 1938
The San Saba National Bank is this week celebrating its 28th anniversary, having been founded here in June, 1910. W.C. Dofflemyer, now president of the institution, started with the bank back in 1917 as assistant cashier, 21 years ago.
Chamber of Commerce Secretary Bob McConnell said yesterday that he had word from J.A. Cotton, in charge of the corps of U.S. Army Engineers, who were scheduled to begin their flood control and reclamation survey of the Valley here starting this week, that they have been unavoidably delayed due to recent working and that it is not likely floods up where they have been they will be able to come here to take up their work for another 30 days.
Attorney General William McCraw today approved $237,000 in refunding bonds for the city of San Saba, $24,000 of which is waterworks refunding bonds. The two issues consist of $213,000 refunding bonds and $24,000 in waterworks refunding bonds. McCraw said his approval of the two issues was based on the fact that San Saba has $1,162,900 in taxable valuations on which a $1.25 per $100 tax has been levied to retire the bonds.