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Wed
23
Mar

Seaquist House has begun 2016 tours

The Seaquist House in Mason, TX will begin its 2016 tours on Saturday, March 5th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The house is located at 405 Broad St., about a block north of the Mason Courthouse Square. The house was listed as one of twelve of the most endangered sites by Preservation Texas in 2014. The house was purchased by the Seaquist House Foundation, Inc. in January of 2015. The house had not been lived in for about ten years and was in dire need of repairs and cleaning.
 
Wed
23
Mar

Heart of Texas Country Music Festival

The 27th Heart of Texas Country Music Festival enters the final weekend with some great Country Legends and bright new artists performing in Brady, Texas. Tickets and more information may be found at www.heartoftexascountry.com or by calling (325) 597-1895. On Thursday, March 24, Jake Hooker and the Outsiders with special guest Tommy Hooker will perform between 8:00 p.m. and Midnight at the Brady Airport. Admission is $21 per person and it is BYOB with no glass containers.
 
Wed
16
Mar

TxDOT urges Spring Breakers to plan for a sober ride

During Spring Break 2015, there were 459 crashes in Texas involving young drivers (17-34 years of age) under the influence of alcohol. Those crashes led to 43 serious injuries and 16 fatalities.

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Wed
16
Mar

James Jones new pastor at Church of the Open Door

San Saba's Church of the Open Door is proud to announce that they have hired a new pastor, James Jones. James has been a life long resident of San Saba and been a member of the San Saba Volunteer Fire Dept. for 18 years, a member of the Gideons organization for five years, and owner and operator of San Saba Collision for six years. He has been a licensed minister since 2007.

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Wed
09
Mar

Preparing for floods in Flash Flood Alley

By John Hofmann 

They call our region Flash Flood Alley for a reason. Water here can rise quickly and cut off escape routes, tear homes from foundations, and rip up even the sturdiest of trees and send them barreling downstream. Lake Travis rose more than  50 feet in a day during a 1952 flash flood, and just last year Central Texas experienced deadly flooding on Memorial Day, then again over Halloween.

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Wed
09
Mar

20th Annual Writers' Conference at Angelo State University recognizes RSHS students

On March 3rd and 4th, Angelo State University hosted the 20 Annual Writers' Conference in Honor of Elmer Kelton featuring author, Craig Johnson, as the keynote speaker. A best-selling author, Johnson is the author of the Walt Longmire mystery series and has garnered critical acclaim to match the popular success of his many books featuring the gutsy and dedicated sheriff of the fictional Absaroka County, Wyoming.

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Wed
02
Mar

San Saba Garden Club “Sweetheart Tea” for Pecan Valley Healthcare residents

By George Thompson 

The San Saba Garden Club Therapy Committee plans an activity each year that provides the opportunity for the members to visit with the residents of Pecan Valley Healthcare Residence and provide some enjoyable entertainment. The Therapy Committee members, George Thompson, Chairman, Nancy Van Etten, Club Vice President, and members Sharon Hayes and Thomas Thompson proposed a “Sweetheart Tea Party” for the residents of PVHR.

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Wed
02
Mar

Joe Ragsdale to celebrate 80th birthday March 6th at The Father's House

The family of Joe Ragsdale would be delighted for you to help us celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday, March 6 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall of The Father's House at 704 E. Commerce. Cake and punch will be served and please--no gifts--just the gift of your presence. Jeans and gimme caps will be right at home for the celebration. 

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Wed
24
Feb

Man sentenced to fifteen years for Organized Retail Theft

Submitted by District Attorney’s Office 

On February 1, 2016, a Burnet County jury convicted Matthew Wayne Manning of Organized Retail Theft and assessed his punishment at 15 years in prison with a $10,000 fine. Judge J. Allan Garrett of the 33rd Judicial District Court sentenced Manning in accordance with the jury’s verdict. Manning was charged for stealing multiple necklaces from a glass case display at Walmart. Altogether, the necklaces were valued at $1,662.00.

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Wed
24
Feb

Eastern Star initiates couple into service and fellowship

By Nettie Oma Carpenter 

Beth and Leon Williams were initiated into the Order of the Eastern Star at the stated meeting of San Saba Chapter No. 191, Tuesday, the sixteenth of February. Worthy Matron Penny Myrick of the Chapter and John Rhoades, Worthy Patron, assisted with June Scott from the Kingsland Chapter and Joan Hodgdon from the  Marble Falls Chapter in conferring the degrees to the couple.

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