100 Years Ago
September 17, 1908
• The San Saba Mills are paying five cents a bushel more for wheat than the nearby railroad points.
• Drs. W.S. and G.H. Sanderson have both ordered an automobile. They will be here in about two weeks.
• The Texas game law is very strict, if enforced to the letter, but hose who are handy with the gun will have no trouble if they will observe that the open season is as follows; Deer may be killed from Nov. 1 to Jan. 1; wild turkey, Dec. 1 to April 1; quail or partridge or dove, Nov. 1 to Feb. 1. It is unlawful to kill any female deer or more than three buck during the months of November and December, or more than 25 birds in any one day.
• Best calico per yard, 5 c; very heavy cotton flannel per yard 8 1/3 c; outing per yard, 5 c at J.M. Carter's.
• R.C. Sloan struck oil in the well he is sinking on his place in Harris Addition. He struck a soft shelly formation at 225 feet depth. This formation smells strong of oil but will not burn.
70 Years Ago
September 22, 1938
• Led by their nationally famous quarterback, Dean Bagley, the San Saba Armadillos this Friday evening will invade the lair of the Belton Tigers at Belton for their first stab at the district championship in Class B football this season. The squad, 30 in number, will go on the Santa Fe Special Football train, accompanied by hundreds of San Saba County Armadillo fans, the train leaving the depot here at 4:40 p.m. Friday and arriving at Belton at 7:20 p.m.
• Tentative plans were being drawn by Engineer Billy Chunn for two low water bridges on the Sloan road this week, one at the Ellis Crossing and the other at the King Crossing on the San Saba River.
• Supt. W.M. Campbell stated yesterday that arrangements had recently been made with the Coca Cola Co. for the erection of a large electrically lighted scoreboard to be erected at the West end of the Athletic field, in time for the first home game here with Dublin, Oct. 7.
• Enrollment at San Saba city schools this week totaling about 888 in both grade and high school, is up about 100 over this time last year, Supt. Campbell reports.
50 Years Ago
September 18, 1958
• Eddie Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Edwards of San Saba, and his fellow troupers, the Raiders, accompanied Tommy Sands in his personal appearance on the Perry Como television show last Saturday night, Sept. 20. Sands sang two songs, "Blue Ribbon Baby" his latest recording made with the Raiders, and "Who Wears Short Shorts" with Edwards joining in for harmony and comedy. Edwards, a graduate of the San Saba high school and of Texas Tech at Lubbock, has been in California for the past year or more where he has been appearing in leading Hollywood musical shows for the past several months.
• T.H. Adair, who has been serving as dog catcher for the city resigned this week. Dogs found on the streets without the required city license will be impounded for 48 hours; if not claimed by that time, they shall be destroyed. Any one who would like to make his application for dog catcher job, may go to City Hall to file for the position.
• According to the records of the San Saba Memorial Hospital, 12 patients were admitted and 17 patients were dismissed during the period of Sept. 9 to 16.
• At the Palace and Corral Theatres-Farewell to Arms starring Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones and Vittorio De Sica.