1984 - Construction on the new City National Bank building in San Saba is tentatively set for April of 1985, according to Doug Hayes, Bank President, with completion planned for early 1986. Architect for the building project is Gary Donaldson of San Angelo. The facility, which will be located on Brown Street at the site of the old Barnes Lumber Company will be of Central Texas Renaissance in keeping with older structure designs in the Central Texas area. The building will be constructed of Native Rock and will contain 8,000 square feet with three drive-in lanes. "The new building is not only being constructed because we have outgrown our present facility, but to better serve our banking customers and their needs." Hayes said.
106 Years Ago
April 30, 1914
Everybody is saving their cash tickets, get yours at The Corner Drug Store.
Preparatory to starting our day current for the summer we will require all residences to use meters. We will start to installing meters on April 1st. If any one wants extra lights wired we will be prepared to wire them at time of installing meter.–San Saba Light and Ice Co.
Keep your eye open for some of the best two and three reel features ever shown in any picture house.
After drinking branch water and hoofing it all his life, Mitch Johnson has bought an auto and will hereafter travel fast and drink ice water. It will be the better part of discretion for those who happen to meet him in the road to give him as much territory as they can until he becomes accustomed to guiding his smokewagon.
BANANAS! We have just received a car of fancy Bananas. You can't afford to buy them elsewhere. We sell you 16 for 25¢, or a dozen for 20¢. B. & G. GROCERY
Aunt Susan Locker returned Sunday from a visit to her son, B. Locker at Mercury.
Several people from this place attended the picnic at Regency last Saturday. All report a nice time. The Locker boys and Buffalo boys ball game at Regency that afternoon resulted in a score of 8 to 5 in favor of Locker.
The young people enjoyed a party at Prof. H. L. Huckaby's last Saturday night.
Don't forget the B. Y. P. U. Band Concert to be given on the courthouse lawn Friday night, May 1st. The proceeds are to meet last payment on the B. Y. P. U. Annex and the balance will go to the Band. The band has some choice music for the occasion. Tickets on sale at Corner Drug Store and Simmons & Gosch. Refreshments free.
The Ladies Cemetery Association thought to combine their annual decoration with "Mother's Day" a beautiful tribute, therefore they will observe decoration Sunday May 10th and extend to every one a cordial welcome to assist in placing a floral token on each and every grave.
76 Years Ago
April 27, 1944
T-5 Pete Hunter, who has been in the service for two years, is in San Saba for a visit with relatives and friends. Hunter is attached to a tank destroyer battalion at Fort Jackson, S. C.
With four times as much food value found in a pound of pecan nut meats as is found in a pound of animal meat it is time that persons of the Southwest give a little more attention to the cultivation of the pecan in making ready to help feed a starving world in the future, according to Ross R. Wolfe of Stephenville, who has taken over the pecan propagation work of the late E. E. Risien, who spent 60 years here in breeding and improving pecans.
Miss Orpha Taylor, who has been employed locally for several years, has accepted a position in the City Drug Store, entering upon her work there the first of the week. She is the only daughter of Mrs. Roy Taylor of Richland Springs and the late Mr. Taylor.
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Morgan have purchased the cafe on the north side of the square from Bill Hunt and will operate the business under the name of Leonard's Cafe.
We want to compliment Raymond Jackson on his victory garden which he planted in his front yard of his recently acquired home on Live Oak Street. Raymond was practically reared in a garden and this may have something to do with his gardening. His father was a pioneer gardener and also owned one of the finest grape orchards ever grown in this county.
Names of 21 Texans, including Eugene Brister of San Saba, completed Aviation Metalsmith, Aviation Machinist Mate, or Aviation Ordinanceman courses at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Norman, Okla., have been announced by the Navy.
56 Years Ago April 30, 1964
April 30, 1964
The student body of San Saba High school recently elected cheerleaders for 1964-65, Principal Joe Burchard has announced. Susan Walker was named head cheerleader. Other cheerleaders include Connie Bagley, Kathy Bagley, Susan Parks, and Kathleen Hector.
The annual Spring Prom for San Saba High School students will be held in the Cafetorium Saturday night, May 2, Principal Joe D. Burchard as announced. The Stage Band from Cisco Junior College will play for the dance.
Approximately 77 fifth grade students of the San Saba schools went on a field trip April 27, to the Lambert Ranch on Wallace Creek, Principal Leon Lane said. They studied various rocks and other nature studies while in the area.
The Senior Class of Richland Springs High School returned Sunday from Galveston where they spent their senior trip. Class members making the trip included T. Noel Wood, Aubrey Till, Ronnie McMillan, Darrell Lusty, Billy Harlow, Floyd Gossett, Gregory Gober, Billy Ray Crouch, Danny Burk, Boyd Bates, Ruth Glaze, Edna Newby, Margaret Parks, Linda Wilton, Mrs. Zetha Mae Smith Gibson and their sponsor, Richard Keiffer.
Cathy Land and Susan Wilton have been named majorettes for Richland Springs High School Band. Patty Pearce and Georganna Adams will be the drum majors.
Gale Phillips was named captain of the Dilloettes recently at an organizational meeting. Other members of the Dilloette team include Gail Sullivan, Fran Shapiro, Andrea Oliver, Linda Keeney, Sharon Isham, Mabel Ann Perry, Jane Sterner, Mary Ann Burnham, Kay Angerstein, Vicki Chrane, Tama Longley, Tana Rainbolt, Marsha Behrens, Marsha Harkey, Sheila Angerstein and Polly Patterson.