50 Years Ago
The 17th F.M. Behrns College Ex-student Homecoming will be held at the Cherokee High School building, Saturday, June 10.
Buster Richardson and his son, Buster Richardson, Jr., have purchased the Menchaca Grocery Store at Traveler's Courts and have changed the name to The Trading Post. Richardson is owner of the Traveler's Courts also.
In the past few days, 600 tons of peanuts from the 1960 peanut crop in the Richland Springs area, have been shipped. The peanuts were sent by rail, making about 16 cars; 200 tons to Southland Oil Co. at Temple, and 400 tons to How-Tex-Peanut Co. at Houston.
Local officials and the owners of three business firms which caught on fire here early Saturday morning within two hours, suspect arson. The first fire was at the grainery of San Saba Produce; the second fire at Gene Conner Feed and Produce Elevator and the third fire was the Triple C Cafe. Another fire early Friday morning destroyed Hill Implement Company.
69 Year Ago
May 28, 1942
The following young men were sent forward and accepted at Camp Bowie, CCC enrolling station, Wednesday, may 20th: James Benjamin Gossett, Star Route, San Saba; Merida Eugene Pickett, Ernest William Riggs and Marvin Louis Riggs, of San Saba. Camp Bowie CCC Camp was recently established and is available to all enrollees sent from this county.
Four graduates from the Fairview eighth grade will enter the San Saba ninth grade next year. They are Alta Fern Lowe, Christine Hibler, J.D. Slayton and Jane Harris.
Pvt. John F. Griffay is now an "M.P." at Camp Stewart, Georgia. John joined the army Feb. 4th and likes it fine. He is the son of the N.J. Griffay's of San Saba.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam R. Ellison and daughter Joyce, have moved here from Grosbeck County. Mr. Ellison is the new Rural Supervisor of the Federal Security Administration.
100 Years Ago
May 25, 1911
D. Chadwick and R. J. Mauldin were down from Locker Monday. They say the farmers are not needing a rain in the sand. Mr. Chadwick took a climb to the dome of the new courthouse and says the world looks like a whopper from that height.
Sheriff Miller and tax collector Skelton took a trip across the Rio Grande into Juarez while in El Paso last week. They attended a bull fight and saw the insurrector generals, Madero and Orozco. They also saw the battlefield of the recent fight between the Mexican Federal and insurrector soldiers.
Gradually the new courthouse takes on more attractive features from day to day. Now the Texas five-point star has been put in place above the north and south entrances. Just below the star are the words San Saba and on the next tier of cornice below this is the inscription, "From the people to the people."
The sidewalk idea is growing in San Saba, get the habit.