50 Years Ago
August 21, 1961
Edward Crim landed a big 75 lb. catfish Thursday morning, Aug. 17th from the San Saba river. The big critter was caught on a No. 3 hook baited with a small perch.
Sales of both E & H Savings Bonds in San Saba County total $3,093 for the month of July, and brings the total of the year to $118,641, which represents 59.3 percent of the 1961 goal of $200,000, according to L.C. Ward, chairman of the county Savings Bonds committee.
Billy Don Edmondson is now employed in Great Falls, Montana, where he is working at a missile site.
The dedication of the new junior high school and the opening date for the San Saba schools have been postponed due to the delay in necessary equipment, Supt. J. L.Akridge announced Wednesday, Aug. 23. Regular classes will start at 8:30a.m. Monday, Sept. 11th instead of Sept. 4th.
The San Saba News was founded in 1873 and has been in continuous publication since that time to become San Saba County's oldest business institution. Howard A. Harrison, Publisher, Altus Mae Miller, News Editor.
65 Years Ago
August 21, 1946
A new road grader has been purchased by the San Saba county commissioners court and is now in use in Precinct 2, of which W.W. Gaddy of Richland Springs is commissioner.
Rev. W.L. White, a veteran of several months' services in Europe in World War I, was the principal speaker at the monthly meeting of the local American Legion post on Friday night at the city park.
The Sloan Sisters' ranch in the western part of the county has sold to Maurice Cohen of San Antonio around 300 head of cows and calves according to a brother, J.A. Sloan who also ranches there. The prices of 15 and 16 cents were paid for the calves with no announcement made as to the price paid for the cows.
Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Hickman of Fort Worth have taken over the management of The Hotel Coffee Shop. They will make their special business announcement next week. These people have past experience and will have something special to offer the public.
100 Years Ago
August 24, 1911
The first cotton ever billed from San Saba was loaded on the cars at the Santa Fe depot Monday. It was shipped by the firm of Low & Urquhart and was consigned to Houston. There were four bales in the shipment.
The San Saba Land and Livestock Co. have their offices in the R.A. Sears office building south on High Street, D.K. Taylor and Jas. Dofflemyer will be in the office.
The courthouse will be dedicated during the next term of the district court.
B.R. Russell is furnishing some twenty car loads of sand from the San Saba pits for the construction of the Santa Fe depot at Richland Springs.
Miss Ruby Kirkpatrick will start her Kindergarten class with the public school. Miss Ruby has been conducting this class for four years and it has become very popular and as essential as the public school.