60 Years Ago
April 19, 1951
Good catches of yellowcats on the San Saba river west of town are reported by Hugh Grumbles, Blackie Bowers, Junior Russell, Edgar and John T. Sanderson.
The Huddle Cafe, formerly owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Aven, has been sold to Mr. and Mrs. Minor Duncan, residents of the county for many years.
Harry Shapiro, San Saba dry goods merchant, this week was appointed chairman of the Junior Chamber of Commerce trades promotion committee. Other committeemen named by Jack H. Bowen, president of the Jaycees, were Clay Kuykendall, president of the City National Bank; W.T. Little, owner of W.T. Little & Sons Hardware; W.M. Whitley, owner of Western Auto Associate Store; Marie Clark, owner of Marie's; C.B. (Red) Williams, owner of Williams Cafe; Bert Weatherby, head of Bert Weatherby Motors; Joe Hopper, co-owner of Hopper & Walker, and Keith Whitfield, manager of the Palace Theatre. Jack Harkey, Jaycee secretary is an ex-officio member of the committee.
80 Years Ago
April 23, 1931
The gents furnishing store of Gregg & Thaxton closed its doors last Friday.
W.R. Ashby and son, Brock, have moved their grocery business from High Street to the Williams building on Wallace street between the City National Bank and the City Drug Store.
The 1931 opening affair at the Richland Springs Caverns was a signal success, and many people attended, ate of the big free barbecue and descended into the magic vaults underground. The Brady Band furnished the music.
Commencing last Monday, a daily, mail service was give to Chappel post office and all the people on this star route out of San Saba. Former service on this route was three times weekly.
Dennis Hartley, who has been with the Mayhew Produce Co. for the past three years, was promoted last week and given the management of the firm's Eden house.
110 Year Ago
April 19, 1901
John Darnell's team, attached to a wagon, ran away on Wallace Street Thursday afternoon of last week. Jim McKown, who was crossing the street at the intersection of the Goldthwaite road, was knocked down and painfully bruised. The team was stopped before any further damage was done.
Sam, Gordon, Walter and Paris Walker are busy shipping their cattle to the Oto country in the Indian Territory. The intend to pasture about 3,500 this sping and summer.
Lampasas witnessed a sight Wednesday, which has not been seen for years and may never be seen again. Some 3,000 head of cattle passed through the place, making a procession about a mile long. The days were when such things wer common in all parts of Texas, but during the past few years the owners have driven and shipped their herds in small lots in the main, and no larger herds have been seen. The cattle referred to here belonged to Messrs. Matt and Love Kuykendall, prosperous stockmen of San Saba county and were shipped by rail from the Lampasas depot to the Territory.