25 Years Ago
February 13, 1986
World famous Cartoonist, Ace Reid, of Kerriville, will be guest speaker at the San Saba Chamber of Commerce Banquet set for March 1 in the High School Cafetorium.
After seeing a need for this type of service in San Saba County, Linda Harvell has opened Harvell's Business Service at 214 N. High. Linda has fourteen years office and secretarial experience and graduated from an income tax school in the Fall of 1985.
James Martin arrived in San Saba to announce the arrival of the Sesquicentennial Trail Ride in San Saba on Thursday, February 13. The group will spend the night in Mill Pond Park. Martin, as Trail Boss, invites everyone to come out and visit or ride with the group.
The City of Richland Springs will declare a holiday on March 1 when they will gather for a Sesquicentennial Celebration.
59 Years Ago
February 15, 1951
Jack and James Harkey have begun the manufacturing of a new blood bait for cat fishing. The new bait went on the market this week on the various porting goods counters in San Saba.
Wednesday morning found San Saba county blanketed in ice and sleet. Reports were that the sleet and ice were as much as four or five inches in some places. The temperature in San Saba was 22 degrees during Tuesday night and 24 early Wednesday morning.
Captain Clarence L. Mosby, whose home address is in San Saba, has arrived at Wurzburg Military Post for assignment to the transportation office at Kitzinger subpost.
Mr. and Mrs. Buster Morrison have rented the Cummings' farm and will make this their home. Mr. Morrison intends to raise two thousand young turkeys for the fall market.
Prof. S.G. Boynton reports there were 117 students in the San Saba Independent schools ending the fifth month. In the Grammar School 852, high school 247 and 18 in the Negro school.
80 Years Ago
February 12, 1931
A beautiful neon electric colored sign has been installed by the Simmons Drug Store this week. This is the first neon sign in the city, and it is with pride that the entire citizenship views this new sign which give the corner a real citified air.
A beautiful cup, given as a trophy to the San Saba Wildcats by the Temple Telegram is being exhibited with pride by the baseball fans of the city. The cup was presented to the district winners last year, but has just now arrived.
The city took on a holiday air when the new lamps were flooded with light all along the "White Way." There are 43 lamps on 14 foot poles carrying 220 watt globes. This makes quite an addition to the town and our little city is the best lighted town this side of Temple.
It seems that some citizens in this county have picked up the pick and shovel Monday morning and went to work trying to locate the Bowie Mine. Men have spent their lives in this and adjoining counties hunting for this mine the last hundred years -- yet it has never been found, and some people think perhaps it is only a myth.