100 Years Ago
August 31, 1911
Mrs. Ben Smalensky left Monday to bring back an expert and up-to-date trimmer for her millinery department this fall. The lady is on her way from St. Louis and Mr. Smalensky will meet her in Dallas.
N.B. Lewis and daughter, Miss Emma of Richland Springs, were passengers on the east bound train Monday. Miss Emma goes to Sherwood to attend school and Mr. Lewis was accompanying her as far as San Angelo.
The San Saba public school opens for the session of 1911-1912 next Monday. There will be seven months of public school and then a two months private school at the close, making nine months.
O.D. Kirkpatrick has bought the residence of S.W. Walker near the Methodist Church. It is understood that Mr. Walker will build an elegant new home on his property in Laurel Heights.
Miss Mattie Halden received a report from her Summer Normal examination papers this week and with the report was a first grade certificate good for four years. She made an excellent grade on some subjects. She will teach the Rough Creek school this winter.
50 Years Ago
August 28, 1961
Modern Way Grocery was gutted by fire during the early hours, Thursday, Aug. 24, causing damages estimated at more than $50,000. Rader Dick, owner and operator, stated that the loss is partially insured.
We're pleased to note Don Newbury, well known Brownwood sports reporter will join the Howard Payne College faculty, Sept. 1, as assistant director of public information and instructor of journalism. We became acquainted with this fine young gentleman, when he acted as editor and feature writer for a few weeks on the San Saba Star, after it was purchased by Forrest Kyle from Mrs. Amelia Cowan.
Mrs. Sherwood Herrington, nee Patricia Stewart, is enjoying the experience of singing in the immense Billy Graham Crusade choir in the city of Philadelphia where Evangelist Graham is holding a month's meeting in the Baptist Standard Convention Hall.
Texas fishing licenses cost $2.15 for residents and non-residents, and are good for both salt and fresh water. No license is required of persons under 17 years or over 65 years of age.
25 Years Ago
August 18, 1986
San Saba County Commissioners have set a Public Meeting for September 8, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss a possible 7.99 percent tax increase.
Two cases of whooping cough involving two San Saba infants was confirmed by the Texas Department of Health on Tuesday, August 26th. Special Immunization Clinics are being held in San Saba for a two week period. Contact Public Health Region 6 or Cross Timbers Clinic for information.
Coming to San Saba from Weatherford where he was Claims Adjuster for State Farm Insurance Company, Mike Thomas arrived in San Saba with his family, June 1 and assumed responsibilities as the local State Farm Agent.
All of the new nine fairways and greens at the San Saba Municipal Golf Course have been planted and now the anxious golfers are waiting on Mother Nature to do her part. Head greenskeeper, Jerry Turner has done his part in overseeing and working on the project.
Mary Stewart of San Saba was recently awarded an Award of Merit Certificate for Honorable Mention of her poem, "Curtain of Night" entered in the World of Poetry Hurray for the 4th Poetry Contest.