100 Years Ago
Dec. 3, 1908
The good rains and cool weather the past week have each been welcomed by the people. The farmers were beginning to need the rain for plowing and seeding and the cold wave is welcomed by many who wanted to kill hogs.
Prof. W.W. Hart came from Goldthwaite to see his parents and take Thanksgiving dinner with them. He reports his school work doing nicely.
R.E. Berry and W.S. Graham were in town Monday from the Velma community closing out a real estate trade by which Mr. Graham sold to Mr. Berry his 80 acre farm.
Prunes - 25 pound box for $1.00 at Haney & Haney's.
We are agents for the Edison Phonograph Machines at the Sterling Drug Store.
All road overseers in Precinct No. 1 are hereby notified to put in the full time of all road hands for this year on the places needing work worst and let's have a good report of road work at the February term of court. Ira J. Bowman, Commissioner, Precinct No. 1.
D. Chadwick and S.H. Rook of the Locker section were in town Monday closing out the Jas. Beaumont estate in the probate court.
70 Years Ago
Dec. 8, 1938
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Thursday night, it was decided that the Chamber will cooperate in sponsoring a county wide Calf Show here in February, in which the Vocational Agriculture groups from Cherokee and Richland Springs will be asked to cooperate with the V.A. group here.
With Lady Luck favoring the Taylor Ducks almost all through the game some 2500 spectators got their money's worth last Friday afternoon at Rogan Field when the San Saba Armadillos were defeated in the most thrilling game of the season for the Bi-District title, 14-6.
The San Saba Garden Club is again sponsoring the Christmas holiday season street lighting project for San Saba and Monday a committee from the club composed of Mrs. Marjorie Molloy, Mrs. W.T. Little and Mrs. W.W. Holman, was calling on San Saba business men securing donations to cover the cost of the service and decorations.
A.C. Murphy, high school principal, enjoyed some hunting at Rocksprings last weekend. It is reported he didn't bag a deer but he did have a fine outing, including some good venison meals.
50 Years Ago
Dec. 4, 1958
Only one hunting violation had been recorded with Justice of the Peace Ward C. (Goob) Ellis Jr. to Monday of this week. It was filed against a man for possessing a wild buck deer without a tag attached. The fine was $69.50.
The San Saba Electric company is opening for business in the W.T. Vogel building on the south side of the Courthouse, announced it's owners, Lige Taylor and Worth Isham. Taylor is a 1956 graduate of San Saba High School and attended Fort Worth Technical Institute where he studied refrigeration and air conditioning. Isham is a 1954 graduate of San Saba High School and has worked the last two years as an electrician.
All home demonstration club women in the county are asked to send Christmas gifts to the Kerrville State Hospital for adults. Gifts are to be gift wrapped and labeled for a man or woman and should be at the agents office no later than Dec. 12.
FOR SALE-4,000 bushels of Oats. 70¢ per bushel at my barn. Martin Crutsinger.
At the Palace-Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston and Burl Ives in "The BIG Country".