65 Years Ago
March 14, 1946
San Saba has been hit hard in more ways than one by the current milk shortage, with only a few bottles obtainable daily at stores in this city, and a few being received in many of the homes which have previously been accustomed to receiving several quarts daily.
Dean Bagley, who has been stationed in China, has arrived home and joined his wife here. They will make San Saba their home. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Bagley.
Cross streets of the three main paved streets of San Saba are being graveled with some 180 truck loads being dumped daily.
In The Ads: Ladies spring hats, $2.25 - $6.75; Portable sewing machine, $57.77; Admiration Coffee, 1 lb. 33 cents.
80 Years Ago
March 19, 1931
Dr. John J. Sloan, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Sloan, will be an interne at the Grady Hospital at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., starting next year.
The bridge near the San Saba-Llano county line on the Pecan Belt Highway is rapidly nearing completion and will add much to the comfort of the traveling public going north and south on this much traveled road.
M.E. Millican and son, Vernon, and daughters, Misses Norma and Ruth, spent the weekend in Fort Worth attending the Fat Stock Show. Misses Norma and Ruth were guests of Mrs. Fred Schmidt while there.
According to L.W. Yarbrough, manager of the W.F.&J.F. Barnes ranch interests, the spring clip of the little herd of goats was above average this year. From 982 head of goats 3,460 pounds of mohair was clipped. These goats were on the range all winter and were not fed at any time through the winter.
100 Years Ago
March 23, 1911
Those big columns are now going up on the south side of the new courthouse3. They are massive concrete columns and when the four are completed on each the south and north side entrances, the house will present a stately appearance.
San Saba is to have another trades day. Ample provision is being made for the entertainment of the hundreds of visitors on that day. The slow mule race will be worth coming fifty miles to see.
B.W. Yarbrough and A.F. Wash were in town last Thursday closing out a land deal by which Mr. Wash bought the farm of Mr. Yarbrough just north of Richland Springs and Mr. Yarbrough took the Wash residence and lot in Richland Springs.
Among those attending the cattlemen's convention in San Antonio this week were F.F. Edwards, R.O. Harris, J.R. Cunningham, Jim Kelly, S.W. Walker, and Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Sorrell.