100 Years Ago
June 25, 1908
W.B. Urquhart will build an addition to the upper stable and consolidate the two stables in the near future. He will extend the present barn entirely across the block and fit it up with a complete set of stalls, loft, etc.
Tom Williams sold to Tom Ratliff of Brownwood, 218 head of three and four-year-old steers at $23.50. He delivered them at Regency Tuesday.
Professor Lee Oliver has been elected teacher of the Neal school another year. This is the best evidence of good work last year.
In the proper announcement column will be found the names of John Magill for the office of Commissioner and Justice of the Peace Precinct No. 3; John W. Hickman for Commissioner and Justice of the Peace Precinct No. 3; and John W. Walker for Commissioner of Precinct No. 3.
J.W. Munselle, senior member of the Eye-Witness, was down from Richland last week working in the interest of his paper.
J.W. Leath, who lives out on the Colorado River above high water near the Lunsford bridge, brought in the first load of watermelons of the season last Saturday. It was a nice lot and they sold at fancy prices.
70 Years Ago
June 30, 1938
The City Council of San Saba has decided to lower the water rates, effective July 1st until September 1st, it was announced yesterday in an effort to encourage more sprinkling of lawns, gardens, etc., about the city.
W.S. Porch, proprietor of the San Saba Marble Quarries, locateda 11 miles south and two miles east of San Saba, is receiving inquiries from large marble dealers in the state of Virginia. The Porch Marble Quarries, said to be the largest in San Saba County, includes two distinct quarries, from one of which white marble is obtained and the other produces a pinkish colored marble, which are an excellent quality for both types of construction. San Saba County marble quarries are believed to be almost inexhaustible.
Jim Louis Kuykendall of Cherokee was named an honor student at John Tarleton College today in a report released from Registrar Charlie S. Wilkins' office after reports of second preliminary grades were in. Kuykendall was a Junior at Tarleton in agricultural education.
50 Years Ago
June 26, 1958
George Epperson, local cowboy of Cherokee, took first place in the professional calf roping and was top money winner among all entries in the San Saba County World Championship Rodeo held last week.
O.B. Harkey, chairman of the San Saba-Brady Soil Conservation District, announced Tuesday morning, June 24th, at a meeting of the Lower San Saba Watershed committee that the State Soil Conservation Service at Temple had awarded the contract for the construction of two dams to be located on Sites 8 and 10, the T.K. Adams' home place and that of Chris Hibler and Oris Golden ranch in the Live Oak community. The low bid of Lyles and Davis Childress contractors, for $48,198.00 was accepted.
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Kidd and children, Nancy and Jerry, spent the weekend at Brady where they visited his parents. Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Kidd. F.W. Kidd injured his leg in a binder accident 15 days ago. Due to an infection, he was hospitalized the second time, but is reported to be improving and hopes to return to his home in Menard soon.
At the Corral Drive-in Theatre - Kirk Douglas in "Paths of Glory." At The Palace - Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" - color by Technicolor!