50 Years Ago
January 26, 1961
Three diphtheria cases were admitted to San Saba Memorial Hospital early this week and Dr. R.C. Felts, county health officer, advises persons to take a booster. All three cases are adults and from the same family in Richland Springs.
District Judge Jack Miller has made the call for a jury commission to select a grand jury and three petit juries for the Spring term of court in March. Sheriff Brantley Barker has summoned Newell A. Oliver, Mrs. Own Parks, F.A. Sloan, Mrs. Emily Mask and Clyde Johanson to serve as the jury commission.
Very little rust damage, if any, is showing up in the oat fields at the present time, County Agent Billy F. Kidd stated Tuesday. A sample of some discoloration from the oat field of T.J. Taff was sent to A&M College. The specialists reported to Kidd that there was no indication of the rust fungus or any disease.
The volunteer workers are now soliciting funds for the New march of Dimes and some already have completed their drive and made their reports, L.C. Ward, county chairman, announced this week.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre - Elvis Presley swings out and sounds off with those G*I* BLUES.
70 Years Ago
Sheriff W.H. Doran, who attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation called meetings at Austin last week, said Monday that it is probable that a mass meeting will be called for here in the near future to discuss and arrange for such subjects as black outs, air wardens and varied necessary civil defense measures, as indicated by President Roosevelt and Governor Stevenson.
Dean Bagley of San Saba, the fast little fellow whose 50 yard scamper did so much to give TCU a victory over the University of Texas last fall, was to take his army physical examination Thursday.
Records at the office of the San Saba Hardware and Furniture Co., observers for the LCRA here, show that San Saba city had 35.73 inches of rainfall in 1941, as compared with 31.85 in the year of 1940. However no record was kept for January, 1940.
Mrs. Addie Krauss came Wednesday from Freer where she has been with her son, Tony, for some time. Tony is enlisting in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Johnson were pleased when a few friends came over for a friendly card game Friday night. According to Dor, it takes a good game of cards to make one forget that it's too dry to get the winter ploughing done.
100 Years Ago
January 26, 1911
I am still doing business at the same old stand. When you want fresh hot chili, fruits, candies or cold drinks, give me a trial. Yours to please, A.R.. Dockray.
A.L. Hamrick is one of San Saba county's substantial farmers. In conversation with the News man last Saturday he had killed some fine meat hogs recently and has
homemade lard and sausage at his home.
Joe C. Turner has been buying yearlings. He bought 50 head last week from various parties.
T.B. Hart had a well drilled recently on his property just east of Mill Creek and the water now stands with 8 inches of the surface. He will install a gasoline engine and irrigate the field.
The new courthouse work is moving right along. The outer walls of the four corner rooms are almost up and the good weather is being taken advantage of to push the work along.
Albert Smelser and family have moved from near Spur, Kent county, back to dear old San Saba. They are stopping in the Hall Valley section for the present.
January 22, 1941