25 Years Ago
November 28, 1985
Darel Terry, Commander of American Legion Post #27, presented a check in the amount of $500 to Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie McBride to assist with expenses incurred when the couple's 18 year old son, David was burned in an accident September 28th.
As of noon December 31, San Saba County will have a new Ambulance Service. The new telephone number for the Volunteer Emergency Medical Service will be 372-5788.
According to San Saba County Sheriff Bill Williams, the guns taken during burglaries in San Saba recently have been recovered. Seven pistols were taken at Super S Food Store and several guns at Everett's Furniture Store. Local law enforcement officers and Texas Rangers are investigating both incidents.
An Open House for "Discovery Toys" will be held Sunday, December 1, from 3-6 p.m. For information, call Laina Murray, 2406 W Commerce San Saba, TX, 915-372-5935.
San Saba County will accept bids for two new ambulance units, Type I and Type II. Both of which to be a lease purchase plan with annual payments for 4 years. For more information contact County Judge Bowden, San Saba Courthouse.
40 Years Ago
November 26, 1970
Susan Hamrick was crowned San Saba County Pecan Queen at the 13th annual county Pecan Queen Contest on November 19th in the high school auditorium. First runner-up was Princess Melinda Cooksey; second runner-up was Princess Kathy Amthor.
A 64 year old Belton man died about 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, November 18 while hunting quail on the Ward McKee place north of town, according to Sheriff Brantley Barker, who was called to the scene. The victim, who had a heart condition, died after falling to the ground after shooting at some birds.
A fire of unknown origin, burned approximately 100 acres of cedar on the W.T. Crawford Ranch, seven miles east of Cherokee last week.
Deer hunters kill Bobcats while hunting on Wednesday, November 18th. A Fort Worth hunter killed a Bobcat on the Louis Rochat Ranch in the Wallace Creek community. Gary Shanks killed a Bobcat on the Shanks ranch west of town.
A 130 pound buck, killed by Delbert Ledbetter on the Ledbetter place in Spring Creek community, is the largest deer that had been registered at San Saba Locker Plant by Saturday, November 21.
At the Corral Theater - "Tell Them Willie Boy Was Here" - starring Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Robert Blake and Susan Clark.
60 Years Ago
November 23, 1950
Brantley Barker, who will assume office as county sheriff in January, is completing a two-week course in Law Enforcement School at Camp Mabry, Austin, this week.
Miss Frances Ann Gray, 15 year old Cherokee ranch girl, killed her first deer this season, an 8-point buck shot on the R.E. Gray ranch west of Cherokee.
TJ Stewart, Jr., student at Baylor University appeared as vocal bass soloist Tuesday night, November 14 in a program presented by Baylor University School of Music at Waco Hall.
Mrs. Pete Taff of Live Oak scored highest among blue ribbon winners Saturday in the Cake Show sponsored by the County Home Demonstration Council.
The 1950 peanut crop has shelled out more than half a million dollars to San Saba County farmers so far this season, and approximately one-fourth of the crop is yet to be marketed, according to reports from buyers at San Saba and Richland Springs.
Mary Gray, senior in San Saba High School, was elected football sweetheart by the Armadillo squad last Wednesday. She was crowned sweetheart by Jerry Hopkins, captain, during the half at the Lampasas-San Saba football game at Rogan Field.