It appears that we might be looking at another month to 6 weeks of winter, that is, if one might put any faith in the factor of that fat lil’ Groundhog up in Pennsylvania knowing anything at all. It would be safe to say that Puxatawnie Phil might have a better idea than Rusty of Waco or ol’ Baldy down in Austin. We are well aware of one thing for sure around our parts; if it doesn’t rain on us fairly soon, we might as well fold up our tents and go looking for something else to do. I’d usually say “go fishing”, but it won’t be too long ‘til the fish will be looking for water, too.
San Saba has been receiving some pretty good Press in some of the other rags as of late. The “Angelo Standard Times” ran a nice article, front page of the Sports section earlier in the week outlining the amazing season that the Lady ‘Dillos has chalked up. They’ve looked nearly invincible so far with one “squeaker” loss keeping them from a perfect record so far. I think that they would have won that game if they hadn’t been a bit short-handed.
Anyhow, looks like they might be headed toward an outright Dist. Championship, with a good chance of going on up the ladder in the play-offs. Some alluded to the fact of San Saba having only 1 Dist. Championship in the history of girl’s basketball, but couldn’t recall exactly when that might have been.
Well, my memory is surely far from perfect, but seems like it was somewhere around ’56-’57. Seems like Martha Terry was one of the stars. I remember Hoyt Browning was always might proud of that bunch of girls. Without having to go back in the files for facts, I’ll probably be able to get some information from Anita in the ensuing week.
If you happened to have seen the Winter issue of the “Texas Hill Country” magazine on the stands the past couple of weeks, one might have noticed a pretty good spread on the “Historic Comeback” relating to the refurbishing of our downtown area. The article outlines a good bit of the history of our fair town as well as several pictures and stories relating to renovation of a number of the business buildings. Tommy Shires appears as one of the contributing writers on the periodical’s staff, so I’m sure we will continue to get good coverage.
Super Bowl Sunday is in the record books for this season, with most of the folks agreeing on getting to see a very good game. Lots of the experts never gave the Cards much of a chance, but the QB, Warner, gave the Steelers quite a run for their money. I didn’t care much for the half-time show, but thought the lil’ girl that sang the National Anthem at the beginning was a bunch better at singing than was Springsteen. Most of the folks I visited with all cooked a lot and ate too much, but that’s a lot of what the Super Bowl is about, as well.
Besides football being ‘bout done, we happen to find ourselves in between hunting season also. Deer hunting is past, Duck season is over, and it will be some time before Shaw & I can try to call in a Gobbler. Rabbits, Squirrels, & feral hogs is about all that’s on the “legal” list right now and the 1st two are rather scarce. I’d suppose that the Mayor and me will have to see what we can rake up out around—————Harkeyville!!!!