25 Years Ago
August 7, 1986
This week welcomes A-1 Auto Supply to the San Saba business scene. The new business opened July 10 under the ownership of Bucky and Donny Sanderson, and is located at 213 N High.
Participating in the Summer Reading Program at Rylander Memorial Library, but omitted from the list of those receiving Reading Certificates were Holly Riggs, Grady Sanderson, Lenny Happle and Darrell Meador.
Willard and Peggy Jordan, owners of Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, have been named area chairmen for the Cattlemen's Round-Up for Crippled Children held annually to benefit the West Texas Rehabilitation Center in Abilene and San Angelo. Sales of donated livestock will provide treatment of approximately 11,000 handicapped persons of all ages.
The proposed Civic Center for San Saba will contain 18,000 square feet at a cost of approximately $150,000. The project will be the subject of discussion during the San Saba County Commissioners Court meeting set for Monday, August 11 at 9 a.m.
65 Years Ago
August 8, 1946
Clarence L. Foster who has been manager of the local Palace Theater for the past few years, has purchased an interest in the Western Auto Store with Van Sadler here and is resigning his work with the show, which is owned by W.C. Dofflemyer, president of the San Saba National Bank.
Buster Martin who has been operating a filling station here for some time, opened a new White Auto Store here Saturday, in the Murray building on the west side of the public square. The upper story of the building is leased to Lewis Smithwick, who has a recreational parlor there.
Mrs. Idelle Crutsinger Payne will entrain at Temple on Tuesday for New York City from which place she expects to sail to Germany, joining her husband, 1st Lt. Viron E. Payne, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Payne, prominent ranch couple near here.
A new feed store is being opened on the east side of the plaza by W.E. Sawyer and Herb Taylor, local livestock dealers, who have recently purchased the building from Geo. M. Amthor. Sawyer will be in charge of the store, it is announced.
100 Years Ago
Miss Fannie Gray of Cherokee has returned home from Austin after a sojourn of two months attending the University summer school.
A.E. Petty has the contract to teach the Harkey school.
The News job office finished last Saturday for Mr. E.L. Rector a 140-page book on "The Science of Money and Exchange."
J.R. Latham and brother, A.R. Latham, of Fredonia, were in San Saba Tuesday. John reported that a few squatters have appeared in his country and have proceeded to select nice-looking spots in some of the large pastures and establish camp there. Some have found out that they are on patented land and are pulling out without waiting for trouble.
Sunday morning several of Cherokee's young men, equipped with Mr. May's very best turnouts, took a number of young ladies out to Lower Cherokee to attend the Methodist Protestant meeting. The company was comprised of Messrs. W.W. Coffman, Charles Rice, Lester Gray, Chas. and Robert Holcomb and Duncan Williamson, Misses Ella Henry, Hellen Hall, Elsie Ottinger, Lillie McNeil and Nettie Walker.
August 9, 1901