40 Years Ago
December 3, 1970
The annual Pancake Supper and Poultry Sale, sponsored by San Saba County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Tuesday evening, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. in the San Saba High School Cafetorium, according to Barney Sullivan, chamber manager. Immediately following the supper, the Poultry Sale of prize birds from the 4-H and FFA Poultry Show, will begin. C.C. (Cotton) Baskin and Don Mathis will serve as auctioneers.
Gayle Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Johnson, was named Richland Springs Coyote Band Sweetheart during the recent homecoming game ceremonies.
Tuesday, Dec. 8th the Bloodmobile Unit will be here, 2 to 6 p.m. in United Methodist Church basement. According to Mrs. Curtis Johnson, a 75 - pint quita for blood is needed.
T.J. Stewart caught a big 45-pound yellowcat at his place north of town in the Colorado River on Saturday, Nov. 28th.
Teenage boys, Gregg and Mike Dannheim of Houston, grandsons of Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Nance, killed a red fox on thanksgiving day in Simpson Creek community. The boys were quail hunting when they saw the animal that had been killing lambs, which gave them a chase before they could get near enough to shoot it.
90 Years Ago
December 2, 1920
The local Odd Fellows Lodge had their monthly banquet on Thanksgiving evening. All the necessary fixings were brought in from a nearby restaurant and the large number of lodge members and their guest enjoyed this feast.
A destructive fire occurred one night last week on the W.F. Lackey farm six miles below town. The large barn on this farm burned about 11 o'clock and with it quite a lot of hay, corn and farm implements. The loss was total and heavy and was at least calculation $6,000 with absolutely no insurance.
For Sale - two mule colts and one new Ledbetter planter. For price, see A.L. Brown, San Saba.
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Campbell and Miss Evelyn went to Dallas to spend Thanksgiving with Miss Jamie , a student in Southern Methodist University.
Hallett Ballard left for home at Elgin Saturday after spending several days of his annual vacation in San Saba.
J.W. Patterson and family of Lampasas county came and spent the Thanksgiving holidays with Mrs. Patterson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.W. Walker.
100 Years Ago
December 1, 1910
Rila Roberts sold 60 head of yearling steers to Frank Bull, of Mills county, last week at a little better than $21.
W.D. Cowan came to our assistance during the rush of business the past week. Since the last issue the News force has printed 20,000 full size circulars, kept up it's nice line of job work and now greets it's readers with a twelve page issue this week.
J.C. Campbell and family and Miss Lucy Walker and Susie Chapman were the guests for dinner of Mr. and Mrs. Williams at the railroad bridge camp at Harkeyville Sunday and report a most delightful occasion.
Postmaster A.R. Hill left Wednesday for Knoxville, Tennessee to visit his brother and the old home.
Clarence Gosch came over from Llano and has charge of the Drug and Jewelry business for E.C. Simmons.
Paul Sheridan, city marshal, and Dr. McCall, a prominent physician, both of Brady, were in San Saba Monday looking over the city beautiful.