100 Years Ago
October 22, 1908
Arthur Hill, deputy postmaster of the San Saba Post office, is attending the State Convention of Postmasters at Fort Worth this week. He will also visit the Dallas Fair.
J.M. Smith of Algerita community was trading in San Saba Monday.
Ernest Williams came in on the stagecoach Tuesday and will be here a few days. He left his machine at Lampasas.
W.V. Dean and family visited his parents at Cherokee Saturday. Mr. Dean had the misfortune to lose his family horse while on the trip.
A striking illustration of the prosperous and busy condition of the San Saba County farmers is seen in the fact that the San Saba Cotton Oil & Gin Co. has had to order a car of coal for fuel. The farmers are so busy in the cotton fields that they will not haul wood even at fancy prices.
70 Years Ago
October 24, 1938
Sheriff W.H. Doran and Deputy Huts Owen are on the trail this week of thieves who raided the barn on the Nelson Manley "Flying V" ranch eight miles south of San Saba last Monday night, and stole two expensive saddles and other items valued at $150 or more.
Judge G.A. Walters, present county attorney, reported to the News Monday that this term of District Court now about to close, is the first one in 54 years where no jury was needed either on the criminal or civil docket.
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Patterson Jr. have moved from San Angelo to Mason, where he is building a bridge.
The Parent-Teacher Association of San Saba is sponsoring a carnival to be held on Main St. Monday evening, Oct. 31. A section of Main Street will be roped off for the Halloween event. There will be booths and all kinds of appropriate merriment.
50 Years Ago
October 23, 1958
Kenneth Gray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gray of Cherokee, formerly of San Saba, who plays professional football with the Chicago Cardinals, may be seen on TV this coming Sunday. The Cardinals will play the Cleveland Browns in the Pro game of the week. Game time is about 12:30 p.m.
J. Ed Maultsby brought to the News Office this week a pear that weighed 1 1/4 pounds and measured 14 1/2 inches in circumference. Maultsby says he has one tree with as much as three bushels of pears like this one on it. He lives four blocks south of the Courthouse square.
William F. Lackey, boatswains mate third class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Lackey of Route 2, San Saba and husband of the former Miss Yoko Kami of Hemi, Japan, returned to San Diego, California, October 1 aboard the destroyer USS Hopewell after a seven month tour with the U.S. Seventh Fleet in the Far East. Lackey recently visited his parents and was accompanied to California by his wife and two daughters, who were living with his parents in San Saba.
At the Palace - The motion picture that will never be forgiven or forgotten - Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis in "Sweet Smell of Success".