69 Years AgoOctober 14, 1943In an effort to encourage the salvage of fat in the county, committee chairmen have been named in all sections of the county to aid in the drive, with Mrs. R. D. Ashley, past president of the PTA here named to head the Fat Saving program. With the need most urgent for fats, every person in this section is being asked to save all grease and give or sell to the grocers, who will send it to the proper authorities, who will in turn get it to the ammunition plants. Sgt. and Mrs. Chas. Moore Jr., of San Angelo, are spending part of the sergeant's furlough from San Angelo Army Airfield Bombardier School with Mrs. Moore's aunt and uncle, the W.R. Paynes, at their ranch home.Mr. and Mrs. F.B. Hall are selling their ranch east of San Saba and plan to move to the Andy Gross home in town, which they are buying -- an attractive convenient home near their place of business. A.M. Sanders of Mineral Wells is buying the Hall ranch.
80 Years AgoOctober 6, 1932Protesting the accusation that voters of San Saba county cast their votes illegally in the recent first and second primaries, some 500 or more citizens of this county met in the district court room here last Saturday and by public proclamation to the press, to Gov. R.S. Sterling and to all people concerned with the matter, indignantly recented the fact that the legality of San Saba votes had been questioned.Bill Linn has taken over the San Saba Garage Filling Station and announces that he will also buy pecans at this popular stand. This station was formerly operated by Lum Hayden, who now has charge of the Jones Service Station.Mrs. J. Mitch Johnson, district deputy for Eastern Star work for this section of the state, spent Tuesday in Coleman in connection with her work.Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Petty are completing a modern seven room residence seven miles southeast of this city near the Chappel road.
100 Years AgoOctober 10, 1912A.L. Hamrick brought the first pecans to the local market. He came Friday and sold to J.W. McConnell & Son at the fancy price of $11.10. Others came in Saturday and soon pecan wagons on the streets of San Saba will be as common as cotton wagons.S.M. Moore and C.A. Bryant attended the State Confederate reunion at Cleburne last week and report a great state meeting. They arrived home Saturday.W.M. Gilson, the farm demonstration agent for San Saba county, went to Fort Worth Monday to attend a state meeting of demonstrators from all sections. C.F. Barton and son, F.W., who live in the southwest part of the county, were here Monday on business. This is one of the older settlers of that part of the county. This was the first time they had been to town since the new courthouse was built.These gentlemen attended the "First Monday" Grand Ball at Llano Monday night: Joe P. Flack, Arthur Hill, H.J. Hudson, Clay Kuykendall, E.C. Simmons, and J.K. Rector Jr. Carl Bryant drove them over in his auto.