Columns/Opinions

Wed
08
Apr

The Idle American

By Dr. Don Newbury
 
Concern shouldn’t rise to the level of secession from the union, but adopted Texan Tony Romo— as well as home grown luminaries Willie Nelson and Matt McConaughey—failed us miserably. The trio squandered opportunities to shore up Old West images on Jimmy Kimmel’s TV show aired nationally for an entire week from Austin during its South by Southwest Festival. I mean there were “slam dunk” chances for these guys—and others—to “slather up” all things Texan. In retrospect, it was mostly Kimmel and his crew leading the “up whooping” at the movie/ music/technology SXSW event that brought beaucoup visitors to Austin.
 

 

Wed
01
Apr

San Saba Lodge to meet Saturday

San Saba Masonic Lodge No.612 will hold its monthly stated meeting on Saturday, April 4th. A main course meal of pot roast will be provided by the Worship Master. Members are asked to provide a complementary covered
side dish, salad or dessert.
 
Wed
01
Apr

Foundation raises $10,500 for local cancer patients

The Never Surrender Cancer Foundation of San Saba County raised over $10,000.00 in the two events sponsored by the newly formed foundation. The 5K Run/Walk held on March 14th raised $3500 and the following weekend raised $7,000 at the Mardi Gras Dinner Dance and Casino Night
 
Wed
25
Mar

Multi-County Wildlife Program and Tour slated for April 9 in Menard

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a Multi-County Wildlife Program and Tour on April 9, 2015 from 8:00a.m. to 3:30p.m. at the Murchison/Whitehead Memorial Youth Complex, Menard, Texas.

 

Wed
18
Mar

Down Memory Lane

From the San Saba News & Star Archives
20 Years Ago March 16, 1995 During the San Saba County Commissioners Court on Friday, March 10, County Judge Harlen Barker was authorized to sign the papers deeding Risien Park to the City of San Saba after some revisions are made.

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Wed
11
Mar

Kendal Hemphill

Fargo, North Dakota has gone to the rabbits. That’s like going to the dogs, except faster. The city is overrun with wild jackrabbits, which have moved into the town to spend the winter. Fargo would not be my first choice for a winter home, if I were the one doing the picking, but I guess the rabbits have fewer options.

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Wed
11
Mar

Letters to the Editor

We want to commend Cathy Ledbetter, Kay Stewart, Lynn McHenry, Anna Wilson, the entire committee and all the volunteers for the exceptional quilt show they organized and successfully completed last month. The speakers shared great knowledge in each of their fields as well as beautiful presentations of their quilts.

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Wed
04
Mar

Seeds of Hope

"Are we sinners because we sin or do we sin because we are sinners?" asked the Sunday school teacher. An immediate debate erupted in the class as the members attempted to sort out the issues. Finally, Jess quoted Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Seems to me," he continued, "that if everyone 'falls short' we must all be sinners because we all sin. Someone other than Jesus might have slipped through. Certainly, not me."

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Wed
18
Feb

Opposition to dam builds

O.P. Leonard, Jr. and Nancy Leonard have applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to build an inchannel dam on the Colorado River. The dam will be located 9.5 miles southwest of the City of
Goldthwaite and will create a reservoir 8.8 miles long.. 
 
Wed
11
Feb

Truth be told

By Mae Anderson Newman
 
I have always told my kids and grandkids that lying to me about a certain act they did and knew to be wrong is almost always worse than doing the act itself. I was greatly hurt if I was lied to. Of course I was referring to childhood and adolescent mischievousness, but I think the concept remains the same.
 

 

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