100 Years Ago
Dec. 10, 1908
C. T. Carter and A. Piner and their families arrived in San Saba last Thursday direct from England. Carter lived in this county at one time, but went back to the old country 17 years ago. He remembers many of the old settlers and has corresponded with J.B. McKee of China Creek while away. Mr. McKee met them at Lometa and they now are visiting at his home and prospecting for a location.
Judge J.T. Hartley has purchased the W.H. Hinyard residence and half block in the Murray Addition, consideration $900, and expects to get moved and domiciled in his new home within the next few days.
J.B. Carroll was down from the Lakeview community last Monday attending to business at the county seat. He says he beat himself, making cotton this year, picking 31 bales from 28 1/2 acres and from 16 1/2 acres of this he got 21 bales.
Roe Mauldin, the gin man of Velma, was a business visitor Monday. He says he has ginned something over 500 bales this season and the crop is about all out, he having begun to set for ginning.
70 Years Ago
Dec. 15, 1938
A party of oil men, with headquarters in San Antonio, have been here for the past week with a view of obtaining oil and gas leases in the community east of the city of San Saba, centering perhaps in the Simpson Creek Valley and south of the San Saba river. They seek to obtain oil and gas on leases on an area embracing about 10,000 acres of land.
The contract for the paving of Highway 74, from Lometa to Highway 66, a distance of 16 miles, is advertised to be let on Wednesday, December 21.
Campbell Ford, son of C.E. Hayden, who is taking the Law course at Baylor University in Waco, has been elected sergeant-at-arms of the University Law Forum Society for the spring term.
50 Years Ago
Dec. 11, 1958
The San Saba Barracks, World War I Veterans, was organized last Friday night, Dec. 5, in the banquet room at Hotel San Saba with a total of 46 members at the first meeting. H. Clyde Smith was elected commander. Other officers include Dr. C.M. Oliver, vice commander; Tom Taff, junior vice commander; Walter Vogel, quartermaster; W.L. White, Chaplain; Ab Osborn, sergeant at arms; B.J. Park, Joe Ellis and John Riggs, trustees.
Dwayne Brister and Larry Letbetter brought in two kittens but failed to get the mother bobcat during a hunt Monday night, Dec. 8. They shot the mother bobcat but only injured her and she ran away. The boys were hunting in the Red Nance pasture at Colony.
The San Saba County Singing Convention will meet at China Creek Sunday Dec. 14, according to Mrs. Jack Ford, secretary.
At the Palace-Too Much, Too Soon-presented by Warner Bros. starring Dorothy Malone and Errol Flynn, co-starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.