100 Years Ago
October 15, 1908
With a good cash market for chickens, turkeys, eggs and butter and railroad prices for cotton, wheat and pecans what is the reason San Saba county is not the best county in west Texas.
At the First National Bank is a sample of Harvel Improved cotton which is good to look upon. It was raised by Young Pierce and 100 bolls weigh two pounds and turns out 40.89 per cent lint.
The county clerk has issued these marriage permits recently: J.H. Tumlinson and Miss Addie N. Wright, W.W. Hardman and Miss Mattie Willborn, Arthur Walker and Miss Maude Oliver.
The County Teachers' Institute will be in San Saba next week in their annual five days session. The institute sessions will be held at the college building. What do you think will be the impressions made upon these visitors by the equipment of San Saba's school building?
70 Years Ago
October 20, 1938
Reposing in one corner of the lobby of Hotel San Saba under the watchful eye of Landlord George Roberts is a combination stone and fossil said to be three million years old, which was recently excavated on a San Saba county ranch by State Geologist Plummer of Austin, who recently made a geological survey of San Saba county. The ancient fossil of some prehistoric mammal or reptile, part of which is embedded in stone, is said to be one of three similar stone-fossils found in the United States. Mr. Plummer plans to take the specimen to Austin for further study as to its nature.
Around zoo horses, mules and jacks with riders and drivers in the southwestern regalia formed a parade opening the Third Annual San Saba County Horse, Mule and Jack Show here Wednesday, when prizes and ribbons in 11 classes were awarded by the San Saba Junior Chamber of Commerce, after judging was done by Robert Nabers , specialist from the State Department of Agriculture, assisted by county Agent D.D. Steele of Llano county.
Practically every man wearing the Purple and Gold saw action in the top-heavy defeat of last Friday night, 54-0. It was just a case of too much power which plowed the Cowpunchers under.
50 Years Ago
October 16, 1958
A-lc Herman D. Taylor Jr., has been assigned to the 49th Air Base in Chateauroux, France. He is married to the former Nelda Lemons of Bend. Mrs Taylor and son, Roy Lee, will live with her parents, Mr.and Mrs. T.S. Lemons, until they can join Taylor.
County Judge Warden Terry received a telegram Saturday, Oct.11, from Congressman O.C. Fisher stating that the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in Washington announces preliminary approval of a grant to the San Saba County Hospital in the amount of $60,000 this date.
The Grand jury of San Saba
County impaneled for the October term of district court, returned seven indictments Monday Oct.13. The indictments include two burglaries; one murder; one DWI; second offense; one child desertion; one theft by bailee; one sodomy.
Howard C. Perry of Cherokee was re-elected president for the coming year. Other officers include J.T. Woodward, vice president; LeRoy Harper, secretary- treasurer; and Wayne Spiller, assistant secretary.
At the Palace - Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" starring James Stewart and Kim Novack.