50 Years Ago
September 28, 1961
The San Saba Volunteer Firemen were called to a fire at the Byrd Texaco Station on Highway 16, Tuesday afternoon, when gasoline ignited. According to Fire Chief Gossett the gasoline caught fire when a truck was being filled and the attendant lighted a cigarette. The attendant received minor burns on his legs and the fire was put out immediately.
Firemen answered a call to a fire at he home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Caraway, publishers of the Richland Springs Eye Witness, about 3 a.m. Tuesday, September 26, when the seven-room frame structure was completely destroyed along with all the household furnishings.
More than 75 representatives of county units, including the San Saba Chapter, will hear a report on research progress at the annual meeting of District Four, American Cancer Society which will be held Friday, September 29, at Junction, Mrs. M.W. Trussell, publicity chairman of the San Saba Chapter has announced.
At the Movies - Sandra Dee and John Gavin in Tammy Tell Me True.
80 Years Ago
Ocotber 1, 1931
Mr. and Mrs. A Goldberg of Brady are reconditioning the interior of the Martin building and will open a grocery on the weekend. Mr. Goldberg at one time kept a vegetable and grocery on the east side of the Plaza and has made many friends in this city.
Howard Blodgett, piano tuner of Llano, was a business visitor here Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Holder of Richland Springs were business visitors here Monday.
W.A. Smith attended the Heart of Texas Press Association in Stephenville Saturday.
Mrs. W.E. Hicks gave a quilting Friday. Seventeen ladies were there to enjoy the day with her. Everyone reports a pleasant day.
Shook & Clark have made a collection of interesting specimens such as animals and birds, rocks and knots and things and their show window is an outstanding addition to their store, from the longhorn steer to the humble armadillo.
100 Years Ago
September 28, 1911
R.S. Miller and Clayton Walters left Tuesday to enter the A.M College.
John W. McConnell, David Hollard, J.K.P. Oliver and R.E. Woods are attending the Confederate reunion at San Angelo this week.
Guy M Brown shipped a car of fat stuff to Fort Worth Monday.
The Rebekah Lodge is preparing to hold their annual picnic at the Fair Grounds park Friday evening from 4:00 until they get ready to go home. This is a live lodge and an enjoyable affair is anticipated.
J.W. Moore of Waco was in San Saba last week. Mr. Moore was with the flour mill here several years ago when it was run by Creacy and Moore.
Misses Ethel Murray and Anna Martin are attending the Whitis School at Austin. They left home Tuesday.
Mrs. Clay Lindsey and children returned Sunday from a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Russell, near Rochelle.