60 Years Ago
February 23, 1951
Remember the date, Saturday, February 25, that Dr. R.A.Lindley extracts your teeth absolutely free.
Jas. F. Dofflemyer last Friday traded property in San Saba and Richland Springs for 86 acres in Coryell and a fine stallion.
C.D. Hayden, Jr., will have a position behind the counter in the new dry goods store of A.R. Mosley.
A mass meeting of all state-wide prohibitionists in San Saba county is called to meet at the courthouse in San Saba next Saturday, February 25, at 2 o'clock for the purpose of perfecting a complete organization of the prohibition forces of the county.
Noel D. Bolinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Noel L. Bolinger of Richland Springs, has enlisted for three years service with the regular Army.
Winston Lackey, San Saba lightweight Golden Gloves entry in the state tournament at Fort Worth last week, won his first fight when he decisioned Thomas Roper of Waco last Thursday night. On Friday night, Lackey lost the decision to Joe Palacios of El Paso, ending his hopes for the state title.
80 Years Ago
February 26, 1931
M.A. Grumbles has put in an auto repair shop at the Gulf Filling Station on Wallace Street, where he will be glad to see all his friends and customers who have car trouble.
W.J. Millican and D.F. Moore, pioneer pecan men of Bend, are donating pecan trees for the purpose of setting them around the entire two blocks of the grammar school campus here.
The ladies of the Chappel Home Demonstration Club met in the home of Mrs. J.W. Keeney, Miss Elizabeth West was speaker for the day. At this meeting Miss West gave a talk on arrangements of pictures in the living room. Then the demonstration of making rugs from stockings and toe sacks was given.
Friday night of the past week the young people of Sloan enjoyed dancing at the home of Berry Joiner, and the same night the Rodys gave a forty-two party.
H.C. Blodgett of Llano was here one day and left a notice with the county papers that he will be here part of the time to tune and repair pianos.
110 Years Ago
March 1, 1901
The government has allowed D.S. Hanna $655 on his claim for $720 for stock stolen by the Comanche Indians prior to 1875.
The proposition of Creasy, Moore & Longley to light the courthouse and courthouse square has been accepted for a one year term by the county commissioners court. The proposition is to place 1200-candlepower arc lights at the southeast and northwest corners of the square, 50-candlepower incandescent lamps at each of the other two corners, one 16-candlepower in the courthouse hall, all of which will burn all night; also one 16 candlepower in the clerk's office and one 16-candlepower in the courtroom, these to burn when needed; for $15 per month.
A goodly number of farmers have been hauling cotton to market this week.
Jay Hendricks has bought a half-interest in Tom Gray's hardware and racket stock of goods.