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Wed
28
Dec

2016 Regional Pecan Show Results

By Neal Alexander

 

The Central Region Pecan Show was held in Kerr County on December 6th, 2016. There were 135 entries, representing 10 Texas counties in the Central, Central West and Southwest districts. Dr. Larry Stein acted as judge. Pecans of outstanding quality were seen in this regional competition, which we believe reflects on the educational efforts of Texas A&M AgriLife extension agents and specialists in Texas to provide resources, expertise and training on pecan production and management.

The top three places in each variety class will be held in frozen storage until the state show to be held at the Texas Pecan Growers Conference in Frisco, July 9-12.

Plaques and ribbons will be mailed to respective county extension offices in a couple of weeks and will be available for pickup.

 

 

Wed
28
Dec

San Saba City Council honors Employee of the Month and Supervisor of the 4th Quarter

KSSB recognizes SSISD staff and students with participation awards

 

By Donna Webb, Reporter

 

The San Saba City Council held a regular session on Tuesday, December 13th, in the Council Chambers. Mayor Kenneth Jordan called the session to order, welcomed everyone, and announced a quorum present at this meeting. Alderman Charles Peeler led the invocation and flag pledges.

The following Council members were in attendance: Ken Jordan, Mayor; Mark Amthor, Mayor Pro-Tem; Oleta Behrens, Alderman; Charles Peeler, Alderman; Shawn Oliver, Alderman; and Stan Weik, City Manager. Alderman Robert Whitten was absent.

 

Wed
28
Dec

San Saba "Sew 'n Sews" hold annual Christmas party

The San Saba "Sew 'n Sews" met December 12th at the home of Bill and Jo Anne Hardy for their annual Christmas party. Mrs. Hardy welcomed the guests who enjoyed seeing her festively decorated home.

A special feature was a collection of Christ mas stockings in each room of the house to match the decor. A giant quilted stocking in the entry hall was filled with gifts. Two special quilted stockings given to her many years ago by a dear friend were hung by the fireplace. The quaint bedroom with a four-poster bed belonging to her great-grandparents were covered with two special quilts. One was a gift from Nancy Goss and one was a refurbished quilt given to the Club.

Sharon Hayes, who was unable to come, sent a joyful Christmas poem titled, "The Night before Christmas for Quilters."

 

Wed
21
Dec

Back to Back !!! Coyotes Capture Crown !!! Claim Eighth State Championship!!!............

By Mike Cohnoften 

Wed
21
Dec

San Saba County Commissioners’ Court holds regular meeting

By Donna Webb 

The San Saba County Commissioners’ Court held a regular meeting on Monday, December 12th in the County Judge’s Chambers. County Judge Byron Theodosis called the Court to order at 9:00 a.m. and welcomed everyone at the meeting. Rickey Lusty, Commissioner, gave the invocation, followed by everyone joining in pledges to the flags.

The following Action Items were considered by the Court:

 

Wed
14
Dec

Garden Club receives $5,000 grant from Community Foundation

By San Saba Garden Club

 

You may have read the big front-page-above-the-fold-news last week, that the San Saba Garden Club has been blessed with a $20,000 LCRA grant to renovate their clubhouse (the historic Mill House in Mill Pond Park), but that is just a part of the story.

You see, in the preparation for submitting an application to the LCRA for a Community Development Partnership Program grant, LCRA required that the Garden Club provide 20% of the total project budget (or $5,000) in matching funds. That would be pretty intimidating for most, but not for dauntless members like Ann McElroy (who lead the charge), Gail Bruner, Debbie Shahan and Thomas Thompson.

The Garden Club has had some history of working with the Community Foundation. A few years ago, the Foundation had given the club several thousand dollars for repairs and improvements to the historic building. So once again we appealed to the Foundation for help.

 

Wed
14
Dec

TEEA Clubs host 60th Annual Pecan Food Show

By Melanie Potter

 

For the last 60 years here in our community, the annual San Saba Pecan Food Show has been held to judge the creativity and use of pecan in baking. This year was no different and our out-of-town judges were quick to compliment the quality of all our entries.

Just as in years past, we had the three divisions of youth, non-club adults, and TEEA clubs, along with the several category possibilities in each division.

 

Wed
07
Dec

Richland Springs earns a D8 with F8 at AT&T Stadium...Domin8 Crowell... 92-62

By Mike Cohn

"EIGHT" is the buzzword and "DOMIN8" has been the war cry of the Mighty Coyotes of Richland Springs this year in their quest for a historical EIGHTH State Championship.

The Coyotes have "DOMIN8ED" !!!.....11 of their 13 victories were ended early due to the 45-point "Mercy Rule" and the other two contests, against top-ranked opponents, were decided by 30 points or more. The Coyote boys played their way into the Division 2, 6-Man State Championship game at Jerry Jones' fantastical hay barn in Arlington by soundly defeating the Crowell Wildcats last Friday night at Jim Ned Stadium in Tuscola...92-62.

This game was a real action packed barn-burner as the Wildcats featured a QB, that at 6'4" and 200+ pounds and a bonafide cannon for an arm, could possibly turn the heads of some D-1 college scouts. Crowell took to the airways 62 times, completing 31 passes for a gaudy 445 yards and 5 touchdowns.

 

 

 

 

Wed
07
Dec

San Saba Garden Club receives $20,000 grant from LCRA and City of San Saba

Grant to fund improvements to Mill Pond House

The San Saba Garden Club will be able to make muchneeded improvements to the Mill Pond House in Mill Pond Park thanks to a $20,000 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and the City of San Saba.

Planned improvements to the Mill Pond House include installing energy efficient windows and an HVAC system, replacing old plumbing fixtures with water-efficient equipment and adding educational signage detailing the building's history.

Other planned improvements include creating an accessible restroom, refurbishing the existing ceiling, upgrading the kitchen and repainting the building floors and walls.

 

 

 

Wed
30
Nov

Mill Pond Christmas Extravaganza kickoff this Saturday Night

By Tony Guidroz

 

New feature Santa’s Workshop

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…San Saba’s Mill Pond Lighted Christmas Park puts on its Mill Pond Christmas Extravaganza nightly, with several new attractions, starts this Saturday night December 3rd from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Bring the family to Santa’s Workshop! For the holiday season, the pavilion in Mill Pond Park has been converted into Santa’s Workshop featuring Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus’ first visit of the season, hot cocoa, apple cider, coloring books, crayons, bubbles, candy, Santa’s Cookie Decorating Workshop, Santa’s Ornament Decorating Workshop, and everything is FREE!!

 

 

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