The San Saba Tennis Team won the Region V Team Championship by defeating Thrall 16 to 3 last Friday, February 28. The tennis team will play in the 2A & Under State Team Tennis Tournament on March 7 & 8 in the Round Rock-Leander, Georgetown area. This makes 18 years in a row that the tennis team has qualified for the State Team Tennis Tournament and the 24th year since team tennis was started in 1983.
A house fire was reported at the home of Sylvia Juarez and her son at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26th at 502 E. Annex, in San Saba. According to Police Chief Dwayne Shaw, the back porch was fully engulfed when members of the San Saba Volunteer Fire Department arrived. The fire spread very quickly, ravaging the interior of the home and destroying everything inside.
San Saba was well represented this past weekend, as we had five girls compete in Gatesville at the regional powerlifting meet. Our girls have competed all season for the opportunity to compete at the regional meet. Only the top ten girls in each weight class are invited to the regional meet. Our region consists of sixty five 2A, 1A and 6-man schools from all across the central Texas area.
Expanding its program to more effectively help at-risk and needy children and to increase the level of stability in their lives, the Board of Directors of Cherokee Home for Children is announcing a ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday, March 5th at 11:00 a.m. for their new residential cottage. It will be the home’s first new cottage in forty years and its largest residence. The new structure, which will be over 12,000 square feet, will house two groups of up to nine children per group, as well as three sets of houseparents needed to care and supervise 16 to 18 children.
What an exciting week of basketball for the Lady Dillos! To start it off, the Lady Dillos faced Perrin-Whitt in the Bi-District round of the state playoffs. Due to inclement weather, our game was moved to Wednesday night rather than Tuesday night like originally scheduled. Nonetheless, the Lady Dillos rose to the challenge and came out ready to play against the Lady Pirates. Our full court pressure allowed us to start the game on an 18- 3 run and we never looked back. I was proud of the intensity that our girls showed for 32 minutes. We were relentless on defense and that really frustrated the Lady Pirates. We also shot the ball well from the outside, hitting 7 three - pointers during the game.
The San Saba County Commissioners’ Court was held on Monday, February 10th at 9:00 a.m. in the County Judge’s Chambers. County Judge Byron Theodosis called the court to order and welcomed everyone. Commissioner Kenley Kroll gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags. Commissioner Rickey Lusty introduced Melanie Potter, the new San Saba County Extension Agent.
Please join the Friends of the Library on Monday, February 24th at 2:00p.m. to hear Margie Crisp, the author of River of Contrasts, the Texas Colorado, which was the winner of the Ron Tyler Award for the Best Illustrated Book on Texas History and Culture for 2012, presented by the Texas State Historical Association.
Terry Smith (right), President of the Carrie Smith Memorial Fund, presented a check in the amount of $1,000.00 to Larry Smith, President of Abundant Life Ministries, San Saba, Texas for the building of a new church in San Fernando, Mexico.
There will be a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on February 15th, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the rear parking lot of the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, located at 3601 South W.S. Young Drive, Killeen, Texas.