25 Years Ago
January 9, 1986
The San Saba City Council named Bennie Fishback Police Chief of the City of San Saba during a called meeting on January 3rd. The city made the decision to reorganize a City Police Department when an agreement could not be reached with County Commissioners concerning a continuing contract for the city's police protection by the Count Sheriff's Department.
During a called meeting held Monday, December 30, members of the San Saba City Council conducted a lengthy discussion concerning purchase of the LCRA electrical system by the City of San Saba.
The San Saba Gold Association has announced that ground breaking ceremonies for the new nine holes will be held at 5:30 p.m. on January 15. All members of the association and the general public are invited to attend.
Vance Young, six-year old son of Howard and Brenda Young of San Saba, killed a 10-point buck in December hunting with a 22-250 rifle.
Grand Opening and Open House at Mill Creek Square LTD. Apartments, January 11th - 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
60 Years Ago
January 4, 1951
Gallantry in action in Korea has earned for Marine Hospitalman Roy Lee Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Smith of Cherokee, a citation and Purple Heart medal, awarded while he was in the convalescent ward at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan.
Another former newspaper man has taken over the highest political office offered in the County of San Saba. Marshall W. Trussell, former San Saba News publisher, is following in the footsteps of his predecessor, the late beloved Captain Billy Smith, and on Monday was sworn into office as County Judge.
Herman J. Dunnahoo, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hart Dunnahoo of San Saba, was credited with helping save the life of a Ft. Worth woman January 1 in a blaze that claimed the life of the woman's husband. Dunnahoo, a rookie fireman, found the woman next to their bedroom wall, unconscious.
Carl J. Woodruff, formerly of San Angelo, has purchased the M-System Grocery from O.O. Dickenson, effective January 1, and has moved here with his family.
100 Years Ago
January 5, 1911
Dennis Sullivan, the house mover, took the Water Works office building from Wallace St. and set it down near the old Mill property last week.
John Ray brought to the News office last week a specimen of mineral found in a well on Ed Ray's place on Rough Creek. He informs us that the operator of the Heath mine of Llano county examined the find and pronounced it white iron and silver.
George E. Murray has been employed to teach the Plainview School beginning Monday.
Great things are in store for San Saba during 1911. The watchword is get busy, keep busy and stay busy.
Day Carter and Joe Turner are taking their Christmas this week.
The corner stone of the new courthouse will be formally placed in position by the local Masonic Lodge next Friday. All members of the order are cordially invited to be present.