100 Years Ago
September 24, 1908
Dr. B.H. Haynes and Dr. S.B. Locker were in from Locker last Friday. Locker will go to the Medical College at Memphis, Tenn., again this winter. He will finish this year.
The ranchmen close to town have begun to make complaint at the depredation of hunters. W.J. Moore had one of his biggest steers shot and killed at his tank recently by someone evidently watching the tank for deer at night. This party is liable to prosecution for violating the game law and for damages in trespass to Mr. Moore.
E.E. Fagg came back last Saturday from Tahoka where he has been engaged in the mercantile business with S.C. McCarley since last spring.
Ernest Oliver went to Denton last Saturday to attend the North Texas State Normal.
Good quality unbleached domestic for 5 cents per yard - J.C. Campbell & Co.
70 Years Ago
September 29, 1938
the News is advised this week by Santa Fe Agent Harry Wayland that effective Sunday, Oct. 2, there will be a complete change in the freight and passenger train schedules at San Saba.
At a meeting of the Senior Class of the San Saba High School this week, George Hall Watkins, 205 lbs. tackle on the Armadillo football team, was named class president, with James Harkey, a stellar player with the locals, vice-president, and Betty Carter, one of the Carter twins, was elected secretary, while class reporters are Betty Jo Turner and Bobbie Joe Pridgeon. Mrs. E.A. Kuykendall, English teacher, was named class sponsor, as was Principal A.C. Murphy. Dorothy Nell Kelley, Hugh Beck and Betty Carter were elected yell leaders for the local Armadillos.
San Saba pecans are being harvested this week; however, the actual gathering of the crop is not in full sway yet. Estimates run all the way from 100,000 to 500,000 pounds for the year for R.B. Bagley, one of the largest shippers of pecans in the state.
50 Years Ago
September 25, 1958
Mrs. George Edwards visited in Honolulu with her son, George Forrest Jr., while on a three week stay in California. She also visited with another son, Eddie Edwards, in Hollywood, who is a member of the band known as the "Raiders" and attended the program in the Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 15 when the Raiders accompanied Tommy Sands for a personal appearance. The Raiders will appear with him on the Perry Como TV show on Sat. night Sept. 20.
Pecans from San Saba County were sent to Dallas early this week for an exhibit at the State Fair. Billy F. Kidd, County Agricultural Agent, is in charge of the exhibit.
Dr. R.C. Felts stated Wednesday, Sept. 24, there is no typhoid fever in San Saba County. Dr. Felts said he would advise anyone to take a booster shot for typhoid if he had not received immunization within the last two years.
At the Palace - "This Happy Feeling," starring Debbie Reynolds, Curt Jurgens and John Saxon
At the Corral Drive-In - Now you can see the best-selling novel of all times - "God's Little Acre"