25 Years Ago
One San Saban and a Cherokee resident were arrested Sunday, Nov. 3 in connection with theft of a welder from the Cherokee residence of Tom Barker. The two were also charged with theft of a 4 wheeler, a 2506 rifle, a Browning Shotgun, a 35mm camera and lenses and a Rolex watch from the residence of Bruce Bates of Cherokee.
The Deer Hunter's Contest for The Heaviest Deer, The Widest Spread of Rack and The Deer with Most Points is off to a good start with a record number of hunters participating. The first deer brought into the Dale Perry Cold Storage in Cherokee was killed by eleven year old Terrell Gauny of Cherokee.
Clay Nettleship and Gayla Huff were honored Friday during the Armadillo pep rally for being chosen as Mr. Football and Football Sweetheart.
Noah's Ark After Schoolers, under the direction of Jeanne Barfield, on Veterans Day last Monday, Nov. 11, presented a new flag to the San Saba City Cemetery Association president, Dorothy Ann Baker. Stephanie Sanderson presented the flag; Katie Little gave an impressive speech followed by the children singing 'My County 'Tis of Thee." The Pledge to the Flag concluded the presentation.
50 Years Ago
November 10, 1960
The day before election, Monday, Nov. 7, the American History and Civic classes in San Saba High School voted on the Democratic and Republican candidates, giving a forecast of the county vote. The vote count in the school election favored Kennedy 51 to 34. This is a 60-40 percent ratio. The county vote favored Kennedy 1249 to 849; a 59.5 to 40.5 percent, a very interesting comparison.
The San Saba Singing Convention will meet Sunday, Nov. 13 at Locker, according to Mrs. Jack Ford, secretary.
County votes Democratic; JFK-LBJ sweeps the nation. Unofficial votes in county: President: Kennedy, Johnson 1249; Nixon - Lodge 849; Senator: Johnson 1369; Tower 599.
The peanut farmers in Locker community are almost through thrashing and baling and they will be glad when it is done.
Senator and Mrs. Louis Crump of San Saba and Mr.. and Mrs. A.D. McKinnerney of Richland Springs attended the Brady and San Saba football game at Brady, Friday night.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre - "All the Fine Young Cannibals" starring Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner.
100 Years Ago
November 10, 1910
T.A. Murray and R.M. Ward are visiting the San Antonio fair this week.
W.A. Ashley, a prominent citizen and cattleman of Cherokee, was in San Saba Wednesday.
Last Saturday Charlie Carroll, who is superintending the work of getting the sandstone from the quarry for the new courthouse, brought to the News office a piece of standstone which resembled perfectly a corn stalk. It show the joints and the little creases approaching the joints.
The farmers of San Saba county have corn in the crib, fodder in the stock, cotton has brought a good price, they are paying their debts and have backbone and spareribs at home. San Saba is all right. Play ball.
Just to keep the record straight, we rise to remark that San Saba is the largest pecan market in the world.
P.A. Cook was in San Saba Wednesday marketing pecans from his Cherokee ranch. Again we say work the Cherokee road.
Autoists should not forget that the speed limit is now in effect and you must get outside the incorporation to speed the cars.
November 14, 1985