25 Years Ago
April 24, 1986
60 Years Ago
April 26, 1951
100 Years Ago
April 27, 191
Harry Shapiro, San Saba dry goods merchant, received his call from the organized reserve of the Fourth Army Headquarters to report for final type physical examination last Wednesday, April 25, at Fort Hood, TX.
Beards, it's the new look in San Saba. Nearly everyone in the Jaycees have started growing a beard. Walking down the street in San Saba you will see mustaches, goatees, sideburns and some with whiskers all over their faces.
Mr. and Mrs. Groves Kuykendall and Tom Groves went to A&M College Saturday to attend a memorial service for all the boys who were World War II casualties. The Kuykendall's son Jim, a graduate of A&M, was killed in a plane crash over Romania.
The new school building at Richland Springs, erected at a cost of some $115,000.00 will be formally opened on Tuesday, May 1st at 8:00 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rich and little son have moved from Austin to San Saba. The Star welcomes this good family home.
The rains are interfering somewhat with the railroad work, but it is moving along nevertheless. The track laying has reached the trestle in the field of A.J. Harkey and crowding the pile drivers to get out of the way. The track will likely reach the river bank next week. The bridge will then be rushed with all possible speed.
With the passing of this week, we witness again the closing of the Richland Springs high school. Not only does it close the term of public school, but in all probability it finishes forever the public school in the present building. The old house has filled the demand since 1890, but now it is to be abandoned and the next term will open in the new modern stone building just now under construction in the Taylor addition.
The city council met Tuesday evening and took up considerable routine business. Jas. Meachum was elected city marshal and Matt F. Allison, city attorney.
Noble Lee Smith was hostess of the Skip Bo Club Tuesday in Cherokee. Those attending were Margaret Altizer, Madye Horak, Jennie Boultinghouse, Mozel Boulting-house, Bonnie Johanson, Louise Estep and Floyce Slaughter.
Mrs. Mack Skaggs was in Richland Springs Tuesday treating her mother-in-law to a new hair do and a stop at the local grocery store. Mrs. Skaggs and family have planted a grape vineyard. Strawberries, raspberries and asparagus are among their other endeavors.
Steve McGill and son drilled a water well for the Cherokee Volunteer Fire Department. They drilled 275 feet and had a water flow of 250 gallons per minute. This was their donation to the Fire Department and was appreciated by all Cherokee residents.
Amanda Gage, daughter of Dean and Andrea Gage of San Saba was named "Our Little Miss" during the Hill Country District 7 and 8 OLM Pageant, held April 19 in San Saba.