25 Years Ago
May 8, 1986
Lester Beam, formerly of Morgan City, Louisiana and a native of the San Saba area, has been named Chief Deputy of the San Saba Sheriff's Department by Sheriff Bill Williams.
Thomas Bowden, San Saba County Judge, has announced that all San Saba County Commissioners Court Meetings will be held at night starting Monday, May 12th. All of the meetings will begin at 7 p.m. so that more taxpayers can attend the meetings and be informed of what is happening in their County Government.
Approximately 1500 San Saba County residents including students from the San Saba ISD who performed throughout the day, attended the San Saba Sesquicentennial Celebration held Thursday, May 1 at Mill Pond Park.
Karl T. Jones, son of Edward D. Jones, Sr. and Annie F. Young, both of San Saba, has been promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of staff sergeant. Jones is an aircraft maintenance specialist with the 1776th Air Base Group, Andrews Air Force Base, MD.
At the Corral Drive-In -- Down and Out in Beverly Hills, starring Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss.
60 Years Ago
May 10, 1951
Dollar day in San Saba received a good response Wednesday when buyers came to take advantage of the many specials offered by merchants.
Currie Spinks and Fred Edwards purchased the Harkey Brothers Grocery and Market this week. The store is located at Hall Locker Plant.
Four of the six candidates for Speaker of the Fifty-Third Legislature withdrew Saturday in a move to draft incumbent, Representative Reuben Senterfitt of San Saba, for a second term.
County Judge M.W. Trussell went to Richland Springs Tuesday night for the opening of the Richland Springs school building and was on the program representing the county officials.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Smith and family are the happiest people in Cherokee. Their son and brother arrived Saturday from Korea for a 30-day furlough and will be stationed at Corpus Christi. He has been away over a year and was wounded.
William Kirkpatrick, Cadet Sgt. and J.G. Watson, both of San Saba, were honored as outstanding cadets in the Tarleton State College Corps during ROTC Field Day ceremonies held there recently.
100 Years Ago
May 11, 1911
The city council has leased a plot of land about two miles south of town for a city dump and the work of cleaning the streets will now proceed.
Prof. I.N. Burnett reports the find of an ancient Buffalo head in the bed of the Colorado river near Bend last week. A party of fishermen dug the skeleton out where the sand had been recently washed off.
W.V. Dean, secretary of the businessmen's league, informs the News that the sugar beet seed have arrived and he is anxious for several farmers to come and get them and make the trial this year and see what the San Saba soil will do along this line.
Mrs. Irene Clark is having a concrete sidewalk put down in front of her residence.
Last Friday evening, Miss Ada Walker entertained a number of her classmates and friends, the occasion being the seventeenth anniversary of her birthday. The young people present were Misses Quaid Dinwiddle, Lex Polk, Annette Moore, Ada Walker, Corrinne Walker, Johnnie Kirkpatrick, Louise Uruhart, Annie Miller, Eloise Ketchum, Sara Johnson, Beulah Rimmer, Naomi Smalensky, Anise Harbor, Ruth Sanderson and Josie Low; Messrs. Fred Peisker, Lawrence Bowles, Geo. Horton, Clyde Hoyt, Willie B. Henry, Walter Lee Walker, Wilburn Hoyt, Harry Doran, Doran Jackson, Willie McConnell, C.S. Jennings, Joe Clark and Bob Norris