100 Years Ago - Dec. 17,1908
Will Sloan bought 62 fat cows from Mrs. E.E. Sloan and the Misses Sloans at $20 and 25 cows from some person at $18.
Some of the young men from San Saba had a camp hunt near the mouth of Brady Saturday and Sunday.
Larkin King was sick abed last week. He is up now.
Mr. Loyd, who lived here in Sloan last year, but now of Wood county, Texas, was here last week prospecting for a location.
J.T. Baker, a butcher of Brady, was at Pete Sloan's one day looking for fat stuff.
Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to the News! LEMON SQUEEZER (Jym A. Sloan).
70 Years Ago - Dec. 22,1938
A band of some eight or ten dogs are said to have raided the sheep pasture of O.A. Harkey of the Harkeyville community several nights last week and up to Tuesday of this week had killed some 30 lambs and ewes, the News was informed.
January 2 and each succeeding Tuesday, through Feb. 14, will be devoted to "loop" games in a league composed of San Saba, Richland Springs, Llano, Cherokee, Locker, Lometa and possibly Lampasas. These games will all be played on Tuesday night and will be played in the San Saba gym.
The annual oyster supper of the San Saba Volunteer Fire Department was held Tuesday evening at the Hotel San Saba when some 25 members of the fire department, headed by Chief Carl Bryant, enjoyed the affair.
W.A. Ruhmann, administrative assistant in the Agricultural Conservation Program, is being transferred to Taylor county. Ben Henry Ray of Hutto has taken over his duties here, Ray is a graduate of the University of Texas, according to reports from the office of County Agent C.E. Tisdale.
Children from the 5th and 6th grades will go Christmas Caroling on Christmas Eve from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and every home at which you would like the children to sing are requested to place a lighted candle in the window.
50 Years Ago - Dec. 18,1958
Faculty members of the San Saba, Richland Springs, and Cherokee schools were expected to meet last night, December 17, in the local school lunchroom to make plans for an "in service training" course on Counseling and Guidance, announced Supt. S.G. Boynton. Members of the Goldthwaite and Lometa schools also were invited to attend the meeting.
San Saba county 4-H and FFA members sold a total of 411 birds including 370 broilers and 41 capons, bringing approximately $1,500 at the annual auction sale last Thursday night, Dec. 11th, Harry Shapiro bought the Champion capon at $5 per pound at $35.00. The bird was owned by Gayland McKinnerney, a FFA member of Richland Springs.
Mayor Harry Shapiro declared Sunday, December 21st as Amelia Cowan Day and a Proclamation that: WHEREAS, Mrs. Amelia Cowan has been engaged in the development of this community through her association with the SAN SABA STAR for forty-one years, and has unselfishly given of her time, energy and ability to make this community a better place in which to live. Mrs. Cowan took over management of the paper in 1916 when Mr. Cowan was elected to the State Legislature.
At the Palace-A Time To Love-starring John Gavin and Lilo Pulver-in Cinema Scope and Color.