100 Years Ago
The most successful of the ten successive San Saba county fairs was fittingly ushered in Monday evening when the young men of the town entertained at the new Clark building with a ball complimentary to the fair visitors. Every phase of the affair was ideally successful. Alessandro with a six piece orchestra furnished such dance music as had never before been heard in San Saba.H.L. Jeffreys, an expert abstractor, arrived Saturday to take charge of the abstract business for G.A. Walters. He comes from Orchiltree and is delighted with our town.Prof. B.B. Chamberlain came over from Cherokee for the fair. He has contracted to teach the Cherokee public school next year. He is a relative of S.S. and U.T. Chamberlain and like these good citizens is affable and friendly. Lon Shelton and family of the Spring Creek settlement started Monday for the coast country. They are going for Mrs. Shelton's health and will travel over land in a wagon.
50 Years Ago
August 9, 1962
The San Saba County Historical Society has set September 1st as the deadline for county citizens to become charter members of the society, Leon Lane, president, announced this week.Richland Springs City Councilmen are studying the possibilities of a sewer system for the city. Ty Collins, engineer with the National Engineering Company of Austin met with the council July 31st and explained the requirements. Be sure to make plans now to meet all of your old friends at the Bowser Homecoming on August 19th. Quite a few Hall folks attended the annual meeting of the McCulloch County Co-op at Brady Saturday. Mrs. C.A. Heatherly, Mrs. J.W. Myers and Mrs. Boyd Smith were lucky enough to bring home prizes.Mrs. Jim Rouse was hostess Thursday, August 2nd, in the Veterans Hall at Richland Springs for an all-day meeting of the Sew Sum Club. One quilt was completed and a covered dish luncheon was served to Mmes. Amos Solsbery, Bennie Rogers, Pearl Ware, Dud Martin, Jewelle Christmas, A. Chastain, August Kowierschke, Bessie Edwards, John Mclean, and the hostess.
30 Years Ago
August 12, 1982
Kristi Sumpter, daughter of Mrs. Pat Sumpter of San Saba, returned home this week after being named "Miss Congeniality" at the World Ideal Miss Competition in Las Vegas. Local businesswoman, Mrs. Beedle Shapiro was elected to the position of Director of the Heart O' Texas Savings Association, according to Reuben Senterfitt, President and Chairman of the Board. Mrs. Shapiro has been a resident of San Saba for over 35 years. She is the widow of the late Harry Shapiro. Pat Pool of the Sloan community did control burning on some 400 acres of his King Creek pasture Wednesday. The results of the burn look real good with much prickly pear and new growth cedar killed.The Thomas Sloans attended the San Saba Property Owners Association annual banquet Thursday evening. Saw no others attending from the Sloan community. The talk by Reuben Senterfitt in memory of Harry Shapiro was very heart warming. Winnie Lou Ware of Richland Springs was named as one of the year's top Sales Directors at the annual Mary Kay Cosmetics Seminar Awards Night pageant in the Dallas Convention Center.