50 Years AgoDecember 13, 1962Being undaunted by short pecan crops and insects that damage crops and insects that damage pecan timber, the O.P. Leonard ranch, owned by O.P. Leonard of Fort Worth is busy setting out another improved pecan orchard of about 35 acres on land known as the Dr. Berry place, north, across the San Saba river from the Sloan irrigated bottoms.About 250 persons attended the open house of the San Saba Nursing Home from 1p.m. to 5p.m. Sunday, December 9th.Regency News by Mrs. J.A. Jones - December 10th. The sun is shining pretty this Monday morning but it is sure cold. Everyone is busy as can be for as you know, Christmas is just around the corner. Some men are still deer hunting. Horace Brooks got a nine point buck Saturday. Merle Taylor, Locker community, and family attended the Pecan Show in San Saba Saturday and won a blue ribbon with his pecan entry.
69 Years AgoDecember 16, 1943The Palace Theatre of San Saba will be host to all the children of the county at their annual Xmas party next Friday, December 24th at 10 O'clock a.m. when admission will be free to all children. The news reached San Saba Wednesday that in the recent bloody battle of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands, in which some 1,000 U.S. Marines were killed by the Japs and 2,700 others were wounded, U.S. Marine Worth Parker, of San Saba, came through the battle unharmed.A former Armadillo grid star has been awarded his pilots Silver Wings and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in America's rapidly growing fighting air forces when Bobby Joe Pridgeon was graduated as a new fighter pilot at Foster Field, Victoria, Texas on Dec. 5th.M-Sgt. W.H. Shaffer and Mrs. Shaffer of north Carolina are here visiting with the lady's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Locker.
100 Years AgoDecember 12, 1912A.B. Estep is now with the News force. It has been several years since Baylor did any type setting but he is picking up like a thoroughbred.Miss Willie Sloan has bought the E.T. Neal residence property near the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Tuesday morning about 5:30 o'clock the pretty ranch home of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Ellis was discovered to be on fire. Before anything could be done the house and all the household goods had gone up in the flames. Only one bed and a desk were saved.Mrs. J. G. Atkinson and daughter, Mary Gregg, are expected to arrive this week from Wilcox, Arizona. Mr. Atkinson is coming with the shipment of household goods. They will make San Saba their future home. John Jackson and son, Raymond, went to Galveston Saturday to see the U.S. battleships.