69 Years Ago
April 29, 1943
Elvis Joe, 11 years old son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ballew, here on a visit from Corpus Christi, and his pal, Jack Clark, 14, put out a throw line in the San Saba River and early Wednesday morning they returned to find a 66 lb. yellow catfish on their line.
Allan Hamilton of San Saba is the proud possessor of a brand new watch which was awarded him by Wm. Cameron & Co. for attaining the highest average in this district in final examinations in a sales training course which was conducted by his company.
If early indications can be believed and if insects and worms don't spoil the crop, pecan production this year will be the best since 1940, according to J.I. Rainey, San Angelo pecan man, who has considerable pecan acreage in San Saba County, where he was reared. Most other San Saba County pecan growers agree with Mr. Rainey on the prospect.
Miss Reva K. Sullivan, youngest daughter of Mrs. Kay Sullivan, formerly of Hall, now of San Saba, and Lieut. Jack A. Jackson of Richland Springs were married Saturday evening at the San Saba Baptist parsonage.
100 Years Ago
April 25, 1912
The world's greatest liner steamship, the Titanic, went down last week in mid ocean. This was her maiden voyage across the Atlantic. Of a passenger and crew list of 2300, only about 700 are accounted for. The Titanic collided with a monster iceberg and in three hours was at the bottom of a two-mile sea.
F.F. Edwards went to Menard to meet his brother, Paul Edwards. These men are delivering some 400 head of 4-year-old steers from their western ranch.
The citizens and patrons interested in the proposed rural mail route by way of Pecan Grove are requested to meet at the school house Saturday night, May 4. The object of the meeting is to discuss and devise ways and means for working the roads and such other work as may be necessary for securing the mail service.
Otto Harkey was one of the visitors from San Saba at the battle of flowers at San Antonio last week.