25 Years Ago
February 6, 1986
Ending a long time controversy concerning San Saba Hospital Inc., the medical facility has been leased to Ambulatory Hospitals of America, Inc., a Houston based hospital management/health care company engaged in programs to lower health care costs and the development of alternative health care systems.
In order to compensate for the recent postal rate increases, the yearly subscription rates for The San Saba News & Star will increase as of March 1, from $9.46 to $11.56 for San Saba and surrounding counties; elsewhere in Texas from $10.51 to $12.61; outside Texas from $12.00 to $14.00.
San Saba Police Chief Bennie Fishback had nothing but praise for the volunteer emergency service when he commented, "They always arrive promptly and seem to always know exactly what to do. They are an organization of volunteers who really care about their community and have the expertise to do a great service."
55 Years Ago
February 9, 1956
Miss Melissa Behrns of Cherokee purchased the first auto license tag of 1956 in San Saba County.
Farm and Ranch Store, doing business on the east side of the courthouse square, has moved from the George Amthor building into the adjoining two Estep buildings.
Brown Electric Service, owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Ted Brown Jr. moved Monday into the Owen Bros. building on the southwest corner of the courthouse square.
O.B. Harkey of San Saba, chairman of the board of supervisors of the San Saba-Brady Soil Conservation District, has been awarded a free trip to Boston to attend the National Association of Soil Conservation Districts convention, February 6-9.
In the Ads: Sealy "Natural Rest" Mattress for $39.95. Hearing aid, $49.50.
At the Movies: Humphrey Bogart in "The Left Hand of God."
65 Years Ago
February 8, 1946
War department statisticians have just reported that pay allowances and prerequisites of a newly enlisted private in the Regular Army are equivalent to a $40 a week civilian job.
T.T. Walker's Electric Shop is one of the nicest arranged stores in the city. The interior has been completely overhauled and everything looks spic and span.
A modern auction barn and pens for 100 cattle will be erected at Harkeyville. Operators of the auction will be E.M. Brewton of Goldthwaite and Davidson Brothers of Harkeyville.
In the Ads: Price changes for Hotel Coffee Shop - weekday lunches, 60 cents; Sunday lunches, 75 cents.
NOTICE: The Department of Health has notified the health officer to inform the public to continue boiling their drinking water until further notice.