55 years agoDec. 13, 1956
Winning championship rosettes in the Food Exhibit of the 2nd Annual San Saba Pecan Show last Saturday were Mrs. Lloyd Oliver, pecan pies; Mrs. C. C. Taylor, pecan candy; and Mrs. Ward McKee, pecan Cookies.The San Saba girls basketball team won 35 to 24 over Rochelle. Suzy Gray was high scorer with 15 points, Martha Terry scored 10 and Janet Harris 8.Dougal Cameron, fullback for the Quantico Leathernecks at Quantico, Va., has been named on the first string All-Marine football team. Cameron, a graduate of San Saba High School, is a lieutenant in the Marine Corps.Radio Station KBAL, with studios in San Saba and Llano, officially will begin broadcasting at 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21.In the Ads: Kleenex, 200 ct. box, 15 cents; Popcorn, 21 cents; Toilet Tissue, 5 cents per roll. At The Movies: Gary Cooper in "The Westerner.
69 years agoDec. 31, 1942
It was announced yesterday by Congressman Charles L. South that he has nominated Frank Hardin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry E. Hardin, of San Saba, for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., an honor to any boy.Seaman "Sonny" Gage is here on a 10-day leave from his headquarters at Orange, where he is in the Naval butcher shop and likes it. He is visiting his wife and his mother, Mrs. C. J. Gage.Miss Nevela Funderburke is employed in the office of the San Saba Production Credit Co. Miss Joyce Butts has been advanced to the position left vacant by Mrs. Evelyn Sterner Townsend, recently, and Mrs. John Little is doing the work formerly done by Miss Butts.Pvt. John Lee Taff was home from Thursday to Saturday for Christmas week from Shepperd Field, visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Taff and family.
110 years agoDec. 20, 1901
Ed Fagg is at home from New Mexico to spend the winter.Will Smith of the Spring Creek neighborhood was in town last week and reported that on Monday morning he killed two large hogs and dressed them; left them hanging until he could go to his mother's home, about a mile away, and kill a hog for her, and that when he returned home the buzzards had eaten and destroyed both his hogs. Marvin Turley of Algerita has bought a new buggy for himself.Prof. Behrns of Cherokee was taken very sick last Sunday and his father came over and took him to Llano Wednesday. Prof. Behrns is well again and able to take charge of his school, which will open Jan. 6.J.H. Huffstuttler of Pecan Grove took cotton to Lampasas and sold it last Thursday at $7.60.