100 Years Ago
July 2, 1908
Miss Lillie Girvin has been elected teacher in the school at Sheffield, Texas, at a salary of $70 per month.
Tuesday morning, Dennis Sullivan loaded out four wagons with the household furniture of Judge Allison on his move to Georgetown. The family all went through in private conveyance.
Professor G.H. Hagan has rented his residence to J.M. Kuykendall for a period of 10 months. Kuykendall will move to town about September 1st. He has been living on the ranch near Pontotoc for the past two years and we welcome him back to town.
Dick Sullivan returned from Del Rio Monday morning. He says he and his daughters were in Viesca, on the Mexico side of the Rio Grande, only a few hours before that town was attacked by the revolutionists last week. Sullivan was met at Del Rio by all his children out there. He also reports seeing Owen Lindsey, Mrs. Paul Edwards, S.F. Thornton and family, and Chas. Hartley, all former residents of San Saba.
70 Years Ago
July 7, 1938
Warnings were issued Tuesday by Drs. Farley and Felts, local health officers, that persons camping on the river who have made or are making a practice of using river water should boil the water well before using.
Several cases of typhoid fever in the tent colonies on the outskirts of San Saba have come to light within the past two weeks and contaminated water is one of the surest ways of acquiring typhoid fever.
The first casualty from the bite of the venomous Black Widow spider in San Saba County reported this year, was that suffered Tuesday of last week by Mrs. Forrest Smith. Mrs. Smith was bitten just below the left eye on Tuesday and for several days she suffered terrific pain and illness throughout her system. Dr. Felts expressed the view that the Black Widow which bit Mrs. Smith was a young one, otherwise the results of the bite might have proven near-fatal.
50 Years Ago
July 3, 1958
Pecan Grove report by Mrs. A.J.W. -- I spent three days out of my two weeks visit in Tyler with Nell as she is in the hospital there; the rest of my visit I stayed with Geo. and kept the children while he worked. Nell is doing fine and hopes to be going home soon. I brought the children on home with me for a week or two . . . Not much news this week as I am too busy to get any. We are all enjoying the cool weather for a change.
The first cottage of the Cherokee Home for Latin-American children, which is being built by the Church of Christ, is near completion.
E. Guy Risien will receive the plaque for the Grand Champion Named Variety at the annual convention of Texas Pecan Growers Association in Austin, July 8-9. Luther Rainey of Richland Springs and two other growers will conduct a panel discussion on "Native vs. Papershell Varieties." O.B. Harkey will discuss the best varieties suitable to the San Saba area. C.E. Tisdale is the current president of the Association.
At the Corral Drive-in Theatre - Paramount presents Cornel Wilde and Jean Wallace in "Maracaibo." At the Palace - Joel McCrea and Mark Stevens with Joan Weldon in "Gunsight Ridge."