25 Years Ago
March 27, 1986
David Davidson, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor has named Amy Ware as Press Secretary for his campaign. Amy is a 1981 graduate of San Saba High School and the daughter of Wynne Lou Ware of Richland Springs and the late Clyde Ware. She is a 1986 graduate from Baylor University, Waco, and a recent graduate of the Republican national Committee School of Communication.
Sheriff Bill Williams encourages everyone to lock their homes and vehicles due to an unusual number of burglaries during the past few months. Serial numbers should be documented so that in case of theft, the items can be identified.
The Grocer Give-Away, sponsored by the Central Texas Women In Farm Economics (W.I.F.E), winner was Clarence Kopecky, a San Saba retired farmer.
The 1986 goal for the San Saba County Crop Walk is 100 walkers and $4,000. The San Saba, Richland Springs Crop Walk is set for Good Friday, March 28th beginning at 9 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in San Saba.
50 Years Ago
March 27, 1961
Mr. and Mrs. Own Parks were among those attending the annual convention of the Texas and Southwestern Raisers Association in Fort Worth, March 20-22.
San Saba county's school census for 1961 shows an increase of 33 scholastics, E.L. Oliver, county school superintendent stated. The San Saba schools have gained 52 with a total of 1010. Cherokee has the same number, 102. Richland Springs schools lost 19 with a total of 277 this year.
Tom Aylor told us Thursday that the Easter scene in Woods Bros. Store at Richland Springs is worth taking time to look it over.
Six members of the San Saba Chamber of Commerce attended the Chamber Leaders Workshop in Brownwood Thursday, March 23 at the Holiday Inn. Members attending were J. Hudson Kelly, president; Paul Golding, vice-president; Barney Sullivan, manager; Clay Kuykendall, chairman of Water Resources Committee; Jeff Byrd, Chairman of Tourism Committee; and James Gray, director to West Texas Chamber of Commerce.
100 Years Ago
March 30, 1911
A.R. Dockray has put his popcorn popper back on duty.
J.L. Murray and Newell Graves have bought the grain and feed business and the wagon yard business of T.H. Fry and will take charge after the first.
Prof. Lee Oliver closed his school at Pecan Grove Friday. He was filing his final report the first of the week.
Eugene Prather, of the Burleson bank at Richland Springs, was in San Saba Friday for the first time in more than a year. He remarked to a News reporter that San Saba didn't look the same as of old.
The railroad is coming. The Picture Show is here, let everybody be happy.
Sam Moore and Jim Hutton left Sunday and will go to Corpus Christi and enter the tryouts for a position in the Texas baseball league.