100 Years Ago
August 13, 1908
The State School Board will meet before the 15th and it is understood the apportionment for 1908-09 will be made and that it will be $6.50 per capita. This will make about $15,009 coming to this county from the state and is the highest per capita appropriation for years.
Bro. W.A. Hart reports that the Camp Meeting at Lower Cherokee will begin next Friday night the 14th.
M.T. Wiley has resurrected the Cherokee Chief. He has the combined plants of the former Chief and Signal and promises to give the people and businessmen of Cherokee a bright newsy paper if they will come across with the financial support such a paper deserves. No town can grow and prosper in the 20th Century without a good newspaper to boost it.
T.C. Henry went to St. Louis to market last Thursday. Earl Flood took him to Rochelle to take the train.
70 Years Ago
August 18, 1938
An interesting hydrographic curve chart or map of the recent 1938 flood of the San Saba River has just been completed by the engineer, Billy Chunn, in collaboration with U.S. Army Engineer Bingham of the Army Flood Control Survey here.
From present indications Coach Jock Locklear and his troops of Armadillos will leave here Sunday or Monday for a two week encampment at Junction. Two or three other grid teams also will be encamped there. The lads will have some recreation and some workouts there also.
Roy Ragsdale, well-known local garage man and car dealer, has turned inventor and has designed and built a motor stand for garages that is said to be a great labor and time saver.
50 Years Ago
August 14, 1958
San Saba County's maize harvest, now in full swing, is said to be the best in many years. Reports from all parts of the county are very good regarding the maize harvest and the yield in general is high. It will be one of the best money crops harvested this season.
Ronnie McBride, age 12, son of Mrs. Maxine McBride, lost two of his fingers due to an explosion. Young McBride was helping his grandfather, Moody Smith, plow Tuesday afternoon, when he decided to rest while his grandfather took over the plowing. While at the pickup, the boy found what he thought to be fishing lead sinkers. He proceeded to flatten one, which proved to be a dynamite cap, causing the explosion which mangled his right hand.
Two suspects were apprehended here Friday night, August 8th, by Sheriff Brantley Barker and charged with the burglaries at Richland Springs when the Texaco Service Station and the Richland Springs Produce were burglarized. Some money and cigarettes were taken from the service station and the cash register from the Produce. The register, containing only $2.60, was retrieved by the suspects from Richland Creek. The two suspects were from Brownwood and San Angelo.
At the Palace Theatre - Walt Disney's "Peter Pan"