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Wed
29
Jul

The Richland Springs Report

By Sue Ransom
 
Hey everyone, once again I am on the road. I woke this morning to a whole family of loons talking to each other and encouraging the young ones on their early flight adventures. It took some of the babies quite a while to get enough courage to rise above the water. I even had an extra bonus; there are several families of Canada geese on the lake this year, and they were doing early morning flight training. There were probably 30 birds in the flotilla. Early mornings on the lake are just too beautiful.
 
Wed
22
Jul

The Richland Springs Report

have had a busy week pickingand canning this year’s bumper crop of fruit. Although it is rewarding; it is also exhausting and messy. VBS was thrown into this busy week and visits from my granddaughters Danie and Sarah added to the dynamics of this week. The dynamics of the week came to a crashing halt on Thursday evening.
 
Wed
15
Jul

Mossy Oak Properties of Texas expands in Hill Country

Mossy Oak Properties of Texas is pleased to announce the opening of a new division located in San Saba. The San Saba division comes via the pairing of Mossy Oak Properties of Texas and Bob and Martha Leigh Whitten, both veterans of the Central Texas land market. “We feel the timing is perfect to make this move, with the real estate market in our area as strong as we’ve seen in some time,” said Bob.
 
Wed
15
Jul

Weather Whys

Q: What exactly is a dust devil? A: It's really not that sinister, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. He says a dust devil is a swirling windthat looks like a small tornado, but is not. "Dust devils often occur on sunny days with no clouds in the sky," he explains. "They may look like a small tornado because of their funnel shape, but they are usually harmless. The winds produced by a dust devil rarely exceed 30 to 40 miles per hour, not really capable of doing any damage, but fast enough to give you a mouth full of dust and dirt. They only last a few seconds."
 
Wed
08
Jul

Multi-agency San Saba County Conservation Expo set for July 16th

A mix of topics ranging from pecan tree management to fire ecology will be offered during the San Saba County Conservation Expo set from8:00a.m. to4:00p.m. July16that the San Saba Civic Center in San Saba. Pecan tree management is but one topic featured in the Expo. Neal Alexander, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent in San Saba County, said the educational program is a collaborative effort of the CentralTexasConservationPartnership, which includes his agency and a number of others that serve producers throughout Central Texas.
 
Wed
08
Jul

LCRA signs agreement to purchase additional wind energy

The Lower Colorado River Authority is increasing the amount of renewable energy available to its wholesale power customers with a new agreement for wind power. LCRA has signed a purchase power agreement with Buckthorn Wind Project LLC for wind energy, capacity and renewable energy credits. The project, developed by Infinity Wind Power and located in Erath County, will produce an estimated 96.6 megawatts of energy in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ northern area.
 
Wed
01
Jul

An Engineering Marvel

By Cathy Ledbetter
 
Over the many years that I have been a coffee lover, I have encountered those funny looking “Italian coffee pots” in various shops. You know the coffeepots with the compartment on the top and compartment on the bottom? I have picked them up and turned them over and over, never understanding how it was supposed to work, so I would shrug my shoulders and put it back on the shelf.
 
Wed
24
Jun

Just Trying to Help Out…

By Dr. Don Newbury
 
The water of 38 years has flowed under the bridge since I “stole” a hearse. Surely the statute of limitations has kicked in by now, thus this confession. I am NOT, however, admitting guilt. Instead, I was the “victim” of yet another Groner Pitts prank. Friends who knew this merriest of morticians—who reigned in Brownwood for a half-century—also were “victimized” from time to time.
 
Wed
17
Jun

The Richland Springs Report

Hello everyone, we are back safe and tired. Our kids were the best of the best. We walked 34 miles in 3 days. We were nonstop busy, but I didn’t hear any complaining. We were disappointed that the hotel didn’t have its new pool up and running, but we used their exercise room before we went to bed
 
Wed
03
Jun

Notes from the Spring Creek Arts Guild

By Cathy Ledbetter
 
Have you ever had something plant itself in your brain, in your consciousness, and stay there for years and years? Cropping up now and again just to remind you that it is still there? That is what happened to me with a tiny rock island just off the coast of northern France—le Mont Saint-Michel.
 

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