100 Years Ago
July 9, 1908
Prof. F.M. Behrns of Llano was a business visitor here Tuesday. Prof. Behrns built the Cherokee College and bought it at the Sheriff's sale Tuesday.
The San Saba Steam Mill wants your wheat. They are paying 90 cents per bushel.
The stockholders of the Farmers' Union Warehouse Company re-elected the old Board of Directors at their annual meeting Tuesday. Immediately after the adjournment of the adjournment of the stockholders the Directors met and elected the following officers: Wm. Scott, President; R.C. Lunsford, Vice-President; J.B. Graham, Secretary; A.J. Walker, Treasurer. The other members are E.B. House, H.H. Wells and J.W. Faver.
Clay Kuykendall was in town Monday and went on to Oklahoma Tuesday to look after his father's cattle interests there. Clay has been making a good ranch hand since school closed.
Everybody wanting a good square meal will find it at the Blue Front Restaurant during the fair. Meals 25 cents. Mrs. Lizzie Nalls.
70 Years Ago
July 16, 1938
Welcome relief from the over 100 degree mark came to the county early Tuesday morning with dropping temperatures and a steady, soaking rainfall that revived the pastures, cotton and feed crops which were badly in need of moisture.
Coach "Jock" Locklear, Buddy and Lemuel Joiner and Jim Brown returned last Friday morning from a two-day fishing jaunt down on the Colorado River near Gorman Falls, with 40 yellow catfish that weighed about 400 lbs. "They sorely were a hungry bunch - those fish - and bit like nobody's business," said Jock. They used minnows for bait. Lemuel Joiner celebrated his 13th birthday by catching some of the largest fish.
A county-wide political rally will be held at the courthouse in San Saba this Friday evening, when every candidate and any others will be given a chance to present their final word to voters.
Harry Doran and Bob Norris of the San Saba Firemen were selected by the department and sent by the City to Texas A&M College to attend the Firemen's Annual School for a week's training.
50 Years Ago
July 17, 1958
An enthusiastic group of men and women were present at the Louis Crump for Senator Rally at Mill Pond Park Monday night. Reuben Senterfitt was moderator. Local people organized and made plans for making trips in the 16th Senatorial District made up of 18 counties. Barney Sullivan, manager of the San Saba Chamber of Commerce, was named to coordinate the campaign.
The brown eyes of 14-year-old Geneva McHorse lit up Sunday afternoon when she saw entering her hospital room - Margaret Ruth Lane, Linda Zant, Harlan Barker, Jimmy Eden and her brother, Kenneth McHorse. They came to bring her an automatic record player and records, a gift paid for with nickels and dimes from her young classmates and friends. On July 8th, Geneva had her left leg amputated midway between the hip and knee as the result of a tumor on her knee. The 14-year-old is a very brave girl and thankful for kindhearted and helpful people in San Saba. A sizeable bank account has been credited to her name and the entire town is pulling for her. She is the daughter of Mrs. R.A. McHorse and the late R.A. McHorse, who lost his life in a truck accident in 1948.
President Eisenhower announced the proclamation that the week of July 20th was Farm Safety Week.
At the Corral Drive-in Theatre - "Peyton Place," starring Lana Turner, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy, Russ Tamblyn, Terry Moore, Hope Lange, Lee Philips, Diane Varsi