45 Years Ago
January 10 and 13, 1966
Members of the San Saba Volunteer Fire Department recently elected officers for the new year. Elected were: Fire Chief, Don Woodruff; Assistant Fire Chief, Emmitt Lloyd Byrd; Secretary/Treasurer, Calvin Hector; Chaplain, T.J. Stewart; Red Fire Truck Captain, Joe Ragsdale; and White Fire Truck Captain, James Reavis.
Jackie Brister and James Hicks, both of the Bend community, will represent San Saba County Young Farmers as delegates to the Young Farmers Convention in Austin.
Friends and relatives of Mrs. Minnie Boone of Cherokee honored her on her 80th birthday with a card shower.
In the Ads: Sheets, $1.89; Pillow cases, 39 cents each; 5 %Wool blankets, $3.98.
60 Years Ago
January 11, 1961
M-Sgt. Joseph A. Wells of Algerita received the Purple Heart Award at the 155th Station Hospital in Yokohama, Japan, recently. Wells was wounded in action while a member of the Headquarters Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, in Korea.
Ernest L. Oliver, San Saba county school superintendent, returned Saturday from Austin where he had spent three days attending the School Administrators Conference sponsored by the State Department of Public Education.
A burglary rash hit San Saba during the last week. W.T. Vogel and Sons was entered and signs of two safes and a cash register attempts to open but no items of value were missing. Harold Behrens' service station was burglarized and a small amount of candy and cigarettes were taken. Burglars entered Mart Willingham's garage and stole 17 to 20 used auto batteries.
According to Shahan Auto Parts store owners Roy and Jimmie Shahan, the business will be closed Thursday, January 11th from 2 till 4 p.m. for the Fat Stock Show Auction Sale.
79 Years Ago
January 8, 1981
The first of the year movements have about been completed during the first week of January. Morris-Mosley Company have moved their stock of dry goods into the east side of the Murray Building. Ed M. Dickerson has moved his variety store from the McCaskill building into the west side of the Murray building formerly occupied by Morris-Mosley. Clarence Gosch has opened a general insurance office in the Hotel San Saba building facing on Wallace street, and Clyde Estep has closed his second hand store on the north side of the square.
Last Thursday night some time the filling station at Algerita, operated by Leonard Brown, was entered and burglarized of nearly all its contents.
It's a wonderful dream come true. Paved streets as smooth as a floor. People of San Saba county, come to the county seat. You now have a county capitol of which you may be proud for its progress. Now you will neither break your car springs nor stick in the mud on the public plaza. -- Sun-of-a-Gun.