30 Years Ago
October 7, 1982
Letter to the Editor, San Saba News & Star: Enclosed find a check for the dear old hometown paper for one year. I enjoy all the things you have going and the things old timers are doing. I was born in Bend, TX 83 years ago and moved to San Saba County when I was two years old. I went to school at Colony, TX in San Saba County till we moved to San Saba town. I spent many happy hours there in school. I married in 1919 and had two children at San Saba and to me the paper is home. My maiden name was Eva Gage. I think the Gages may still live there. Please send me the dear old hometown paper, for I love every page of it.
60 Years Ago
October 9, 1952
Marion Elyse Hall, a junior at San Saba High School, has been elected the Future Farmers of America Sweetheart of the San Saba Chapter of the organization. Marion is the 16 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hall of San Saba.
A total of 72 pints of blood were collected in San Saba Tuesday, according to Mrs. F.L. Sterner, co-chairman of the blood program.
Jessie J. Smith, farmer in the Hall Community, was elected to a 5-year term as a member of the board of supervisors of the San Saba-Brady Soil Conservation District at an election held Tuesday at the American Legion Hall in Richland Springs.
Miss Billie Kay Grumbles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Grumbles, was installed as Worthy Advisor of the Order of the Rainbow Girls Tuesday night.
75 Years Ago
October 8, 1937
Pete Sloan paid his subscription to the San Saba Star and said, "I believe I will have to give you several subscriptions, as there are so many on the ranch who want to read The Star, they wear the paper out before I get it."
The Bend reporter (W.J. Millican) failed to get in last week owing to the National Pecan Convention at Shreveport, LA. We left with E.M. Scott under the wheel, arriving at our destination on time. There we found twelve Texas longhorns ready to play their part on the program.
At a meeting of more than 100 leading farmers of the San Saba Valley in the courthouse here Saturday, it was voted to adopt a variety of standard staples of cotton for planting in 1938 and the San Saba County Better Cotton Association was formed with A.J. Garrett as President and E.L. Oliver, Secretary. An advisory committee is composed of Joe M. Smith, Tom Sutton, Lige Miller, W.T. Taff and Will Martin.