25 Years AgoNovember 20, 1986San Saba County Commissioners opened bids for the elevator installation and removal of architectural barriers in the courthouse at a special session on Wednesday, Nov. 5. A total of five bids were submitted and reviewed with the winning bid awarded to Lansford Company, Inc., with a bid of $69,894.Kenneth Kuykendall received a Certificate of Honor from the San Saba/Brady Soil & Water Conservation District for his 25 years of dedicated service as Director of the Brady/San Saba Water Conservation District.The Taiwan Flu Vaccine is now available at Dr. Bruce Carpenter's office. The flu vaccine is recommended for high risk patients-the elderly and 35 and under.The American Legion will meet Saturday, November 22, at 7 p.m. Mulligan Stew will be served and music will be provided by Rick Ferrell and Friends.60 Years AgoNovember 22, 1951Mrs. Henry Trotter and Mrs. Glenn Trotter have purchased the Roy Green Jewelry, effective Saturday Nov. 17. They will operate the firm under the name Trotter Jewelry Company. The business is located one door west of Watkins Pharmacy.The State Highway Commission has passed an order designating as a Farm-To-Market Road the road extending from the end of FM 499 a distance of 7.6 miles southeast to the Lampasas County line at Bend.Ira Connor of San Saba brought in the first deer of the season Friday, an 8-pointer weighing 102 pounds. The deer was killed on the D.C. Blauvett ranch.Henry G. Trotter of San Saba, maintenance foreman for the State Highway Department in this county, was one of seven employees recognized in special services at Austin Tuesday. Trotter was presented a certificate and a pin for 30 years service with the department.110 Years AgoNovember 22, 1901The Mill whistle is no longer heard in our valley. Creasy & Moore made their last run last Saturday. It is with regret we chronicle this local, for these men took hold of the mill when it was idle and began to turn its wheels, not only to supply the town and vicinity and neighboring town and their vicinities with flour, but also to encourage the farmers to sow a liberal acreage of wheat.At the administrator's sale of the Wiley Williams estate property Monday, in taking from the walls of the saloon room a number of pictures, Dock Williams found a copy of the last issue of the second volume of the San Saba News, published May 6, 1876, by Melton & Millican. Among the locals we find, "A fish weighing 187 pounds caught in the San Saba river a few days since."Advt.- Land for sale, 811 acres fine pasture land, fenced, good tanks, some good tillable land in post oak flats, 5 miles north of San Saba town, $3 per acre.