50 Years AgoFebruary 5, 1962
Houston Harte, Jr., president of the San Angelo Standard Times was the main speaker for the meeting of 60 teachers of San Saba, Richland Springs and Cherokee schools comprising the county unit of the Texas State Teachers Association.The San Saba County Commissioners Court met in special session Thursday, February 1 for the purpose to appoint three directors for the county hospital. Directors named to serve terms of two years, expiring February 1, 1964, include W.L. White, Floyd McRorey and Herbert Clark, Sr. Hold over directors whose terms will expire February 1, 1963, include Joe Rogers, Roy Ragsdale and Robert Ellis.John Kuykendall, 21, a junior at Texas A&M College, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kuykendall of Cherokee, set the pace for the A&M team that swept the Fort Worth Stock Show's senior agricultural college livestock judging contest Sunday, January 28, by having the top team in cattle and hog judging and the third high team in quarter horse judging.At the Corral Drive-In Theatre - "Bend of the River" starring James Stewart, Rock Hudson; co-starring Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams, Lori Nelson.
80 Years AgoFebruary 4, 1952
Mrs. John Moore is now operating the White Front Beauty Parlor, formerly owned by Louie Richardson.Mr. and Mrs. J.C. McDowell have traded one of their cottages for the J.M. Virdell place south of the city. Mr. and Mrs. Virdell have moved to town and Mr. and Mrs. McDowell have moved into their new possessions in the southern suburbs.Logan Hardy has moved his repair and radiator shop into the rear of the McLaughlin boot shop.Wiley Pridgeon and Will Lane have taken charge of the White Front Barber Shop, formerly under the management of Louis Richardson.J.M. Gunter has sold all of his stock of goods with the exception of his farm implements to Bodkin & Little.According to the tax collector, A.E. Moore, there have been 2,200 poll tax receipts issued for this year; also 1,100 automobile and 190 truck licenses.W.H. Gibbons and son, John Gibbons of Richland Springs, were business visitors here the past week.Mrs. Oscar Gray and brother, Chas. Holcomb of Cherokee were here Thursday.
100 Years AgoFebruary 9, 1912
Mrs. John Lochaby has resigned her position as day operator for the Southwestern Telephone Exchange. Miss Ollie Gauny has been promoted to succeed Mrs. Lockaby and Miss Alice Kelley will take the place formerly held by Miss Gauny.Charles G. Inglish of the Fairview settlement this week announces as candidate for the office of district clerk.J.E. Robertson, editor and owner of the Cherokee Herald, was in the county capital Saturday.F.A. Daniels, manager of the Farmers Union Warehouse, made a sale of 200 bales of cotton last week. The price was about 20 to 25 points above the Galveston and Houston quotation. J.C. Campbell & Co. bought the cotton.Alvin Jennings returned Saturday from Tom Green county, where he had been working on a ranch for several months. He says the drouth for the past three or four years has put the west to the bad and conditions are very discouraging there now.L.B. Shelton, a Locker merchant, was attending business in San Saba Wednesday.