100 Years Ago
August 20, 1908
San Saba was well represented in the Galveston excursion last Saturday. The party left Saturday and returned Tuesday and was composed of the following: B.L. White, C.M. Abbott and wife; W.V. Dean and wife; W.J. Chittenden and family; Mrs. Narcissa Carter, Mrs. J.N. Estep, Miss Lucy Bowman, W.A. Hudson, Chas. Henry, Clayton Walters, Albert Smith, Brooks Baker, W.C. Edwards, W.R. Harris and W.H. Woodall and wife.
J.S. Sloan made the News a very pleasant visit Monday and left with us a mammoth pear which grew upon his Canyon ranch. It weighed 1 1/16 pounds and measured 12 inched round.
Cotton picking will be the order of the day pretty soon and then no one should be idle. It is going to take all the pickers between the rivers and the seas to gather the big bumper crop for old San Saba this year.
Rev. W.G. Shaw and wife were in the city Tuesday. Mr. Shaw lives on a farm out north of Locker and says he has made an average of 3-4 of a bale of cotton to the acre and never had better prospects than now.
50 Years Ago
August 21, 1958
Jack Miller is the director from this area of the Boy's Ranch of West Texas located at Tankersley. Miller will be in charge of the fund drive for the Boy's Ranch when it has been scheduled. He said Memorial gifts to the home are greatly appreciated.
Ranza "Rip" Adams, who has been assistant county supervisor of the Farmers Home Administration, left this week for Carrizo Springs where he will be employed as county supervisor of the Carrizo Springs office.
A total of 118 Old Settlers and 14 visitors registered at the annual reunion held Thursday, August 14th, in the community building at Mill Pond Park. The meeting included interviews of old settlers attending by President O.B. Harkey, a recognition and awards, a music session, Basket lunches, a Memorial service and Business meeting. The reunion was brought to a close with the group singing "God Be With You Till We Meet Again."
Mrs. Kenneth Keency of the Bend HD Club, Mrs. Frank Allen Jr. of the Chappel Club and Mrs. Archie Rutherford of the Live Oak Club attended the State meeting in Austin on August 13th through 15th.
At the Corral Drive-in Theatre - "Attila," with Anthony Quinn as Attila the Hun and Sophia Loren. Also Van Heflin and Tab Hunter in "Gunman's Walk."
35 Years Ago
August 23, 1973
Mr. G.S. Riggs, 96, was named the oldest San Saba native man who attended the Old Settlers Reunion at Mill Pond Park Saturday, August 18th. Mrs. Andy Reavis, 95, took the honor as being the oldest native San Saba woman.
San Saba Chamber of Commerce members called a special meeting Wednesday to go on record as neither opposing nor favoring Project Sanguine at this time. Project Sanguine is the Navy's plan to build underground antenna grid in rock of the Llano Uplift in most of Llano and Mason counties and smaller parts of several others, including San Saba. Officials say feasibility of the project has not been fully established.
Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International is the newest organization in San Saba. Carl M. Carter will serve as the first president and will be assisted by Dick Westerfield, vice-president; R.J. Powell, treasurer; and James F. Clark, secretary.
Caleb Pirtle III, for several years traveling editor of Southern Living, a magazine devoted to the modern south, was a guest in the ranch home of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Brown Jr., August 18-19, and visited other places in the area.