50 Years Ago
May 1, 1961
The Legislature has passed and sent to the Governor, Senate Bill No. 39 by Senator Louis Crump, which will do away with having to have the excise tax reports notarized.
J.B. Boler, local Santa Fe railroad agent and telegraph operator, has an apprentice operator with him learning the trade. He is James Roberts of LeCompte, La. A single man, Roberts will be assigned to a station when he has completed his apprentice here with Boler.
The Free World's first supersonic bomber, the B-58 Hustler, soon will begin flying periodic training missions over towns and cities within a 40-mile corridor from Amarillo to Matagorda Island, directly over San Saba. San Saba is located along the route which has been coordinated with the Federal Aviation Agency.
The Internal Revenue Service announced at Washington Wednesday that it has decided to allow taxpayers a depreciation on pecan trees that grow older and fall victim to the ravages of time and varied and sundry pests and diseases.
Special! Thursday, May 4 at The Dairy Mart, Chicken in the Basket with all the trimmings plus tea or coffee... 90 cents.
60 Years Ago
May 3, 1951
Blackie Bowers and Frank Russell, Jr., report they have caught five big catfish in the past two weeks. The biggest was a 49-pound yellow catfish baited on a trotline with a goggle eyed perch.
Mrs. Jesse J. Smith of the Hall Community, eight miles west of Richland Springs, has been designated the Texas Homemaker of the Year. She will be honored, along with the other conservation champions, at the Press' annual banquet, May 5, 1951, at the Texas Hotel in Fort Worth.
Biggest operators in the lamb business in San Saba are Bill and Kelly Owen. Others include Pete Miffleton, Owen Parks, the Ellis family, Frank Sloan, Sam Laird, Dr. H.A. Wimberly, the Kuykendall family and Jack and Speck Spurlock.
Edgar Sanderson caught a 48 pound catfish on a line in the San Saba River.
The foundation of the New Hope Presbyterian Church building has been completed. Carpenters and masons have begun work on the superstructure and hope to have the building completed by September 15.
100 Years Ago
May 4, 1911
Judge Matrin appointed C.F. Henry of San Saba, Frank Paxton of Cherokee, and J. W. Munsell of Richland Springs, as jury commissioners to select the men to compose the next grand jury and petit jurors for the next term of the district court.
Harkeyville leads in prices for Sessions sells Dimity, Lawn and Calico at 5 cents per yard on credit.
Cyclone Davis is to spend one week in San Saba county speaking in the interest of state-wide prohibition. On Friday, the 5th day of May, there will be a basket picnic at the Camp Grounds on Lower Cherokee Creek and he will address the crowd in the morning and afternoon.
W.B. Urquhart is getting ready for the first passenger train into San Saba. He has ordered a twelve passenger E.M. Miller & Co. bus to put on his transfer line when the trains begin to run into town.
W.D. Cowan has been awarded the contract to print the Fair Catalogues and 2000 copies will be ready for distribution about the first of June.
Postmaster Hill has received instructions from headquarters to classify, count the pieces and time himself in handling each and every piece of mail matter which passes the San Saba post office during the month of May.