The big news this week is, of course, all the wonderful rain we received. Curtis Lee reported 2.3 inches at Elm Grove. We did a little better at Bowser, 2.6 inches total. It is a welcome sight to see all the muddy trucks on the road. This morning’s temperature showed 23 degrees with another cold night expected tonight.
Another great happening in our area is the hiring of Mitchell Jacobson as one of the new San Saba deputies. Mitchell graduated from Richland Springs high school and played football for the Coyotes. He spent a lot of his days in Elm Grove as he and my son helped Jim build fence, work on cars, and even move bricks... just to mention a few of the projects Jim had for them. Mitchell learned to drive on these dirt roads and I see it as a great move that our new sheriff has put a “local boy” on the force to serve this county. Mitchell’s integrity, honesty and willingness to work hard will make him a great addition to the department. (Slow down in those school zones…it is great to see those highly visible trucks out patrolling!)
In 42news, the tournament was held in Elm Grove this month. Curtis Lee and Bobby Mask took first place, with Marilyn Suber/Larry Griffin and Jona Griffin/Michael Suber tying for second. Curtis said that, despite the cold weather, the school house was “toasty warm”. Next month’s tournament will be the second Saturday of February in Richland Springs.
The Elm Grove Community meeting will be Saturday, January 19th at 7:30. This is an important annual meeting and officers will be elected. Please make plans to attend.
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