100 Years Ago
October 29, 1908
W.C. Locker was here from Richland Springs last Friday and reports about 1500 bales of cotton ginned to date at his Richland gins.
J.L. Walker of Cherokee was in town last Saturday. He came up after his daughters, who had been attending the county teachers institute last week.
Mrs. J.E. Sloan and baby are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Polk, in the city this week.
See Biggs and Hudson for your tailor made suits. 1600 samples to make your selection from.
L.B. Holloway returned from a trip to Fort Worth last Monday.
We are now delivering meat to anyone who orders it. Deliver morning and evening; 5 to 8 p.m. and 4:30 to 7:30 a.m. We also carry extra meats for anyone who calls for it. On Wallace Street in front of J.M. Carter's store. Phone 42. Look for the delivery and get your meat. Stanley & Woods
70 Years Ago
November 3, 1938
A trio of fishermen, Buddie Joiner, John Hall, accompanied by Chas. Steen, visiting Joiner, returned to town last Friday morning with 165 lbs. of yellow catfish in the back of their pickup truck which attracted wide attention, while parked in front of the News Office, particularly a 66 lb. cat which measured 4 ft. 1 inch long, which resembled a young whale more than anything else.
The Crew of U.S. Army engineers have just completed taking borings for a possible foundation for a gigantic flood control dam, being considered by the government for erection near the confluence of Brady Creek and San Saba River in this county.
Post Commander Clay Kuykendall announces a general meeting of the members of Wiley B. Murray Post American Legion at Carter's Cafe next Tuesday evening, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. to make plans for the 20th Armistice Day observance.
50 Years Ago
October 30, 1958
The new post office building located at the corner of Clear and Commerce Streets will be formally dedicated Saturday, Nov. 8. The new building will provide better postal service for the community.
Bill Perry was in town recently displaying a box full of rattlesnakes, only two of the critters which he had killed on his place north of San Saba. The little one measured only four feet long, but the big one was five feet and five inches long and eight inches in diameter.
Mrs. Cora Woodward, the county's only Confederate Veterans widow, marked her 88th birthday Oct. 16. Her son, Ivan, was one of the contractors who built the new post office building.
Sloan Pool, who makes an annual trip to Colorado hunting big game, returned home Monday afternoon with his party. All were successful, except one of them, in securing a deer.
At The Palace - "Kings Go Forth" starring Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood.