The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 15- day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays. From December 19 – January 2, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in highrisk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.
The 59th annual San Saba County Pecan Food Show was held December 5th at the Courthouse. There were 64 entries this year spread over the three divisions. Lynn Blankenship’s Pecan Pie Fudge was awarded the Club
division Grand Champion. Ora Beth Hicks took the Reserve Champion honors with her Banana –Cranberry-Pecan Bread with Orange Glaze.
In the midst of a historic drought in Texas, the Lower Colorado River Authority on Wednesday broke ground on the region’s first significant new water supply reservoir in decades. The off-channel reservoir in Wharton County will
reduce demands on the Highland Lakes and benefit everyone who depends on water from the lakes and lower Colorado River.
The San Saba City Council held a Public Hearing prior to the Regular Session on Tuesday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Mayor Ken Jordan called the session to order and announced a quorum present
with Mayor Pro-Tem Martha L. Whitten and Alderman Shawn Oliver absent. Alderman Charles Peeler gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags
The San Saba Middle School (6-8) participated in UIL competition in San Saba on December 5th. The JH placed 2nd overall (missed first by 33 points). The students participated in many events and worked hard along with their coaches.
Rick's Store, at 307 N. High, San Saba, and TBHC Delivers, the largest distributor of Hunt Brothers's Pizza, have partnered together along with San Saba First Baptist Church to help the hungry in San Saba this holiday season.
Members of the San Saba Golden Armadillo Band competed in ATSSB All-Region Band auditions Saturday, December 6th. Earning a spot in the Region 7 Concert Band are Katie Ingram, flute; John Watson, alto saxophone; and Daniel Rosales, trumpet.
As the holidays approach, we take time to give thanks for what has been given to us. But not everyone has much to be thankful for. The holidays are a difficult time for many families. The many obligations of the holidays can be a large financial strain on families at a time when utility bills are increasing and social services programs are running low on funds for the year.