100 Years Ago
August 6, 1908
The County Convention was called to order at 2 p.m.and temporary organization was effected by electing John Seiders, chairman and W.A. Smith, secretary. The following were elected to the various conventions as follows: State - S.E.W. Hudson, John Seiders and A.J. Harkey; Congressional - J.E.G. Hillman, J.R. Polk,W.N. Ellis; 3rd Judicial District - Dor W. Brown, N.C. Walker and Matt Allison; 26th Senatorial District - Frank Paxton, H.C. Hooten and W.N. Rylander; Representative - John W. Hickman, W.T. Moore and W.A. Smith; Court of Criminal Appeals - G.A. Walters, A.B. Wilson and J.T. Hartley.
Hugh Miller and W.V. Dean are attending the Sheriff's convention at Fort Worth this week.
Mathew Tromsdale of Coryell county is in the county visiting his daughter, Mrs. A. Peeler. He is an old Mexican War Veteran and was among the first white settlers in San Saba county, having settled here before the organization of the county government.
Good home for sale, 5 1/2 miles north of town; 162 1/4 acres, 60 acres in cultivation, all good tillable land except for 25 acres. Good house and plenty of water. Fine crop on place now. Will sell either with or without crop. Price $25 per acre.
70 Years Ago
August 8, 1938
A large number of prospects for the coming football season are expected to report for duty on Monday Aug.15 on the San Saba grammer school campus at 1P.M. The seasoned players of last year include Dean Bagley, highest scoring individual in the nation last year who had 269 score points; James Harkey, another stellar player, A.F. Johnson and "Hoodlie" Watkins, both of whom made an enviable record with the Armadillos of last year in the district games, and Reavis and Pridgeon. Coach "Jock" locklear, who is this year coaching the local team for the eighth consecutive year, also led them to regional champship.
Mineral, water, geological and flood control surveys now are going on in San Saba county.
Carlos F. Flores brought in to San Saba Tuesday the first cotton for the ginning of the season. It was ginned at the Ponton & Vogel Gin and came from the C.W. Davidson farm at Harkeyville; it weighed 535 pounds.
50 Years Ago
August 7, 1958
This is the time of the year when snakes begin crawling again. In Texas we have four poisonious snakes, including the Rattlers that are dangerous. Watch out for them around brush and rock piles, under leaves and around old lumber piles. Frequently they get out into the open in the mornings or evenings when it is not too hot. It would be a good idea to take along a snake bite kit when fishing , hunting or just spending time outdoors. It is well to remember that most snake bite kits may be used to counteract bee stings, as well as spider and insect bites. (Article from Outdoors in Texas by Vern Sanford.)
The San Saba County Singing Convention will be held Sunday, Aug. 10 at Shiloh, announced Mrs. Jack Ford, secretary. All singers and those who enjoy listening to singing are invited and urged to attend the convention.
There are several thousand pounds of dead fish in the San Saba river from Riesen Falls to Irvin Grumbles' place which is a distance of about five miles, stated Game Warden Junior L. Briggs. The fish were killed Friday Aug. 1 by the spray used to spray pecan trees by helicopter. The fish were also dead in the ponds of this area.
At the Palace and Corral Theaters: The Young Lions starring Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift and Dean Martin.