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Wed
03
Aug

Sue Rhoades/Cherokee Grocery honored by Cherokee ISD

Cherokee Grocery, owned by Sue and the late Herman Rhoades, was honored by the Cherokee ISD Board of Trustees at their board meeting on July 11, 2016 for its outstanding support of the students and school. Sue Rhoades was recognized by the Board of Trustees, with her family in attendance. She was given a plaque in appreciation of her support.
 
Wed
03
Aug

San Saba Lodge to meet Saturday

Submitted by Lodge Secretary
 
On Saturday, August 6th San Saba Masonic Lodge No. 612 will hold its regular stated meeting. A meal of fried chicken will be provided by Past Master Gilbert N. Page at 6:30p.m. Members are asked to bring complementary covered side dish, bread, salad or dessert. Also, Masons and Masons helpers are reminded to provide their community  service reports for July.
 
Wed
27
Jul

WIX Filters and Hamrick's Automotive team up to support San Saba FFA Chapter

Did you ever save box tops when you were a kid? Companies would have a special offer if you collected and returned box tops. Many times the “prize” was of questionable value and never seemed to match up to the price paid for the product. Well WIX Filters®, a global manufacturer of filtration products, has perfected the box top return program and local FFA chapters are the winners.

 

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Wed
27
Jul

The Cherokee Home School

The Cherokee Home School group recently visited the San Saba City Police Department to show appreciation to the city police officers.

 

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Wed
27
Jul

$4.5 Million Courthouse Renovation Grant Received

Submitted by Judge Byron Theodosis 

Last Friday, July 22, 2016, the Texas Historical Commission (“THC”) announced the counties that would be receiving funding for courthouse restorations and emergency renovations. The THC had received grant requests totaling $78.8 million to fund projects totaling over $140.8 million including matching contributions. San Saba County was one of only eight counties receiving a grant from the THC. Our grant is one of only four for complete restoration.

 

Wed
20
Jul

The Lakeview School House

A grass fire scorched approximately 100 acres near the Lakeview School House on FM 2997 Saturday, July 16th. Fire units from Elm Grove, Richland Springs and San Saba responded. The fire was reported to have been started while baling hay.  

 

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Wed
20
Jul

Outstanding Recycling Award presented to City of San Saba

By Alice Smith

Mayor Kenneth Jordan called the Regular Session of the San Saba City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12th, announcing a quorum present with Alderman Shawn Oliver absent. Alderman Robert Whitten gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags. Public Comments were made by the following City residents: 1. Sylvia Juarez – voiced her concern for the City's priorities in spending; City streets are in need of major repairs/paving; the recent property valuation was questionable and presented a petition containing around 400 signatures objecting to the huge increase in taxes. 

 

Wed
13
Jul

$100,000 Grant provides Richland Springs VFD new fire truck

Richland Springs Volunteer Fire Department now has a new brush truck thanks to a $100,000 grant through Texas A&M Forest Service's Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program. "This type of engine will help Richland Springs increase their defense against wild fires in their community and surrounding rural areas," Texas A&M Forest Service Resource Specialist Bo Adler said.
 
Wed
13
Jul

San Saba Garden Club July Yard of the Month

Submitted by Dianna Furlan, Chair Yard of the Month San Saba Garden Club
 
May Gonzales and Barbara McAllister of Aunt M’s Illustrated Inn have been recognized as July yard of the month by the San Saba Garden Club Committee. May, who is from Austin, purchased the house at 203 W. Commerce in September 2015. Her mother Barbara came here from Cypress, Texas in the Houston area. However both are native Texans with ancestors from the Bastrop area who were part of Steven F. Austin’s original colony.
 
Wed
13
Jul

Commissioners implement Countywide Burn Ban effective July 11th

By Alice Smith
 
The San Saba County Commissioners Court was held Monday, July 11th in the County Judge’s Chambers. County Judge Byron Theodosis called the court to order at 9:00 a.m. and welcomed everyone. Commissioner Kenley Kroll gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags. Sandra McCrary, Body by Design, distributed information to implement a Weight Management/Wellness Program for County employees to promote the importance of health in the workplace.
 

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