Down Memory Lane


From the San Saba News & Star Archives

  • Down Memory Lane
    Down Memory Lane
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15 Years Ago - Around 6:00 p.m. on October 13, 2005, the San Saba Volunteer Fire Department, San Saba County Volunteer EMS and the San Saba Police Department responded to a call of a structure fire at the intersection of 16 & 190. When Offcer Kevin Barclift and Offce Dewayne Shaw arrived they observed heavy smoke coming from the front of Marie’s Gift Shop, located at 316 E. Wallace Street. The Fire Department and EMS arrived on the scene and the FD soon had the fire under control and out. As of press time the fire was still under investigation by San Saba PD Fire Investigators Barclift, Shaw, Stafford and Kraft. Photo courtesy of Dwayne Shaw.


99 Years Ago

October 13, 1921

S.E. Robeson one of the substantial farmers from Route 2 called in and had his subscription to The Star extended for another year.


For Windmills and Tanks see––W. H. JOEKEL

Miss Frances Harris left Tuesday for Corsicana where she enters school.

Mrs. Bert C. Duncan left this week for her home in San Francisco, California, after an extended visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Estep of Cherokee and uncle, J. D. Estep of this place.

Dennis Sullivan, the par excellence chef gave a feed to his customers last Saturday noon. The menu consisted of Roast Possum, Ditto Coon, Barbecued Spring Chicken and Mulligan. His customers are now all foundered from the over indulgence of the delicacies.


See Dennis Sullivan for Wallace Creek Cow Boy Hats, for men and boys– –H. A. Hector, maker––The Second Hand Store.


By order of the Commissioners Court, at its regular August term, I am directed to give notice, that after October 15th, 1921 the collection of all Delinquent Taxes will be enforced as the law directs. A. E. Moore, Tax Collector, San Saba, County.

Bill Millican dropped in yesterday on his way from the Bend to Live Oak where he went to attend conference. Bill says there has been so many lies told of big pecans that he felt a delicacy in telling us how big a pecan he discovered the other day on Geo. Matsler's place. Being a delegate to conference he could not be induced to give us any idea how big the pecan was but from the way he looked we judge that when the pecan is tested and measured it will be as big as a goose egg and one will make a mess for a hungry man.

68 Years Ago

October 16, 1952

The state chicken-oftomorrow committee for Texas has announced plans for the 1953 program. The state show will be held in Center, Texas in May and the hatchling dates for all entries will be in March. The growing period was set at nine weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Adams had as their guests over the weekend Misses Billie and Frances Hyde of Brownwood.

Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Kennedy and children have moved to the Rushing apartment.

A-1c Robert B. Chapman of Kirkland AFB, Albuquerque, N. M., visited here recently with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Chapman, and aunt, Mrs. Hattie Richards.

Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Taylor visited with the lady's parents in Crane last weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Minor Duncan honored their children, James Duncan, and Mrs. Howard Ketchum, with a barbecue dinner Sunday in observance of their birthday anniversaries, Oct. 10.

Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Hatfield of Hamilton visited Sunday evening in the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sauer and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gauny.

Members of the American Legion post in San Saba will meet today for a picnic supper in the Bagley bottom near the railroad river crossing west of Harkeyville, according to Stacy Oliver, adjutant.

Robert Lee Daniel, president of the San Saba Chapter of Future Farmers of America, is representing the chapter this week at the National FFA Convention in Kansas City. He went aboard the special FFA train made up in Dallas.

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