25 Years Ago
August 15, 1986
A significant part of the San Saba business district since 1939, ownership of Harry's Department Store and Ladies Store was transferred this week to long-time store employees Lorena Terry and David Parker who purchased the business.
The 1986 Club Champs for the San Saba Golf Association are repeat winners, David Potts, who's won the title 7 times, and Judy Campbell, who has best all the women 4 times. The club tourney was held this past weekend with 96 members participating.
Jack Blossman, state highway maintenance supervisor for San Saba County, is one of six finalists chosen for the 1986 Lady Bird Johnson Award for highway beautification. The finalists and their spouses will be Mrs. Johnson's guests at ceremonies and a luncheon at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park at Stonewall on October 8.
15 men and 1 hard working lady met at the Baptist Church in Richland Springs at daylight Wednesday morning and poured the slab for more Sunday School rooms. Saturday they began the frame work. It's looking good. Praise the Lord.
65 Years Ago
August 15, 1946
For wounds received when the USS Little (DD-803) was sunk by three Jap suicide planes at Okinawa, John L. Brewton, MM-1c USN, today was awarded the Purple Heart by Capt. Edward V. Dockwieler.
The new beauty shop, operated by Mrs. Ova Linn in the Hotel San Saba is now open. The shop has been equipped with new and modern machinery.
Mrs. Miles Millican has sold her west pasture on the Bend and San Saba road to Bill and Hillard Barefoot; also traded to Tillie Franklin the east side of the holding for Tillie's place in the Chappel community.
Dr. Tom H. Taylor, president of Howard Payne College in Brownwood, was guest speaker at the annual Ladies' Night Supper of the San Saba Junior Chamber of Commerce on Thursday evening at the City Park. Dr. Taylor, known as the Will Rogers of Texas, proved a most interesting speaker.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shapiro who were recently married in Atlanta, Ga. are taking a wedding trip through Mexico.
Roy M. Ragsdale made a business trip to Sweetwater last Friday.
100 Year Ago
August 17, 1911
The ninth annual San Saba county fair and encampment is now a matter of history. The first train into San Saba is now a fond recollection instead of promising anticipation.
Most all of the county officers are now at home in their new offices in the new courthouse. W. N. Ellis, county clerk, was the first to enter the new home.
The state Legislature in redistricting Texas has made San Saba and McCulloch counties into the 14th Representative district.
The school tax election is over. The voters of San Saba have said that they do not want a nine month school. This settles the matter for at least twelve months.
Prof. W.W. Hart and wife arrived Sunday. They will spend a few days here and then go to Colorado City, where the Prof. is superintendent of the public school.
T.B. Hart has traded one of his farms for the new Racket Store.