25 Years Ago
June 26, 1986
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sloan have recently purchased the San Saba News & Star from West-Com, Inc., owners of the publication since 1979. Don has been associated with West-Com as a stockholder, director and publisher of the News for a number of years.
Due to the recent resignation of San Saba Police Chief, Bennie Fishback, and following a City Council meeting on June 10 with council members authorizing City manager James Reavis to review applicants for that position, Ray Riggs of San Saba has been named Police Chief.
Jack and Dottie Sprouse, Elvis and Mychelle Boswell, and Charlie and Will Boswell, won "Best Camp" at the San Saba Cow Camp Cook-off held in conjunction with the PRCA Rodeo. The three couples are known as the River Bottom Outlaws.
Six San Saba County 4-H members competed in District competition held June 16-17 in Salado. Those competing were Kristi Randolph, Justin Craig, Netzi Nettles, Sheryl Burnett, Marsha Crenwelge and Jodi Altizer.
60 Years Ago
June 21, 1951
The frame house on West Story and known as the old Yoe home and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Linn, was gutted by fire Sunday noon when it was ignited from a kerosene cook stove.
Four San Saba County 4-H Club boys will attend the District Encampment at Lake Buchanan Thursday and Friday. They are Jerry Ratliff, Pete Sloan II, Charles Cantrell and Gary Pearce.
Baxter Greer, Jr., received his degree from the University of tExas in pharmacy this month. He was in the U.S. Navy for five years and after coming home, entered the university where he finished a four year course in three years. He is now filling prescriptions at the City Drug Store here.
The classified ad that was recently placed in the San Saba Star by the young lady who was trying to find herself a husband has caused much publicity in this area. Most of the replies were from men anywhere from fifty to ninety years of age. Only one letter has been a joke.
100 Year Ago
June 22, 1911
J.C. Campbell and Co. is having its Summer Clearing Sale with millinery at half price. Men's suits are priced from $7 to $13 with shoes ranging in price from 35¢ to $2.50 to be sold at 33 1/3 percent discount.
Bethel women have been busy canning blackberries. Mrs. Rila Roberds had put up 85 jars of dewberries.
By the middle of July, San Saba's new $75,000 courthouse will be completed and ready for the officers to move into it, provided the furniture is in by that time. Mr. Shady, superintendent of the construction, expects to have the construction work finished by that time.
The directors of the fair association authorized the privilege committee to take up the matter of a fire works display for the fair. This display will be a brilliant night display free to the people attending the fair.
For Sale: Homemade ice cream every day. Can send out in buckets when desired. R.A. Sears