First off, we are going to say "excellent job Dillos". I know that the Dillos came up a little short Friday night in that exciting game against Cisco, but man did they represent San Saba proudly. It's one thing to coach winning and losing, but it's another to put on the display of sportsmanship that the Dillos have put on their entire year. The football team, coaches, support staff, band, cheerleaders and dilloettes were all excellent when it came to representing our community. I am very proud of all of our students and staff at the San Saba High School and congratulate them on a job well done. We also want to remind everyone that Richland Springs is still moving up and if you get a chance to see a six man football game, then by all means get out there and watch Richland Springs play.
In this day and age it is very important to be able to say that we have some outstanding students scattered throughout this community. We have three amazing schools in our county and the values and sportsmanship that are still taught by our amazing teachers and staff is not to be taken lightly. We have our share of problems, but we are truly blessed in the education department here in San Saba County.
We have caught some tough cases lately, but the ongoing investigation into the child's death in Richland Springs is one of the toughest. It is very important for everyone to remember that if you hear or know of anything please call the Sheriff's Office. We have been hearing a lot of rumors out there and that only complicates an investigation, so please make sure you contact us and do not pass along information that you hear.
Ok, so lets talk about speeding. We have been seeing some tickets written in the upper nineties and that is not acceptable in any way, shape, or form. We will write each and every time for speeds like these and you could also be facing additional charges as well. Please understand that we will write for less than this, but at those speeds, you can bet on some pretty stiff penalties. We are also tightening up in the school zones. We have been working to slow the traffic speeds down in this area and for the most part, everyone has been cooperating. Yet do remember to stay off those cell phones while in the school zone. It has been several weeks, and it has been in the paper, so I have informed the deputies to write away. One other thing on traffic, and that is seatbelts. It is against the law not to be wearing your seatbelt and it has been that way for years. We hope that by now most of us have got that message, but we will also be looking to make contact concerning that issue as well.
The deputies have been putting in some extra traveling miles on the dirt roads, and can and will be anywhere in the county. We are attempting to work on this group of sorry thieves who have been targeting our hunters and their belongings. If you are stopped on a county road for a turn signal violation or some other traffic violation, please understand that we don't know what every person in San Saba drives and we are attempting to make contact with individuals moving out in the county. We are really hitting it hard after midnight and well into the early morning hours, so bare with us as we attempt to slow down not only this group of thieves, but the drunks and drug users as well.
The jail is in fine shape and we are well ahead of schedule. We have our new generator in and the new dispatch is about fifty percent finished. The inmates have been doing some projects close to home and even worked on trash day this last Saturday. We will be working on some of the low water crossing areas, clearing brush and trash soon. Please remember that you cannot stop and talk or communicate with the prisoners while they are working. This could cause them trouble and you as well. We are hoping to make this a successful program and get some things accomplished out of bad situations.
We are starting the holiday weekend and I want to encourage everyone to have a wonderful and safe holiday with your family. I also want to encourage everyone to party smart and safe. If you intend to drink, then plan to stay somewhere or have a designated driver, because we do not want anyone on our roads who has been drinking and driving. We have been and will continue to hunt intoxicated drivers as a top priority in our office. There is no greater patrol asset to my office than the field deputies who are aggressively hunting intoxicated drivers. We also encourage each of you to do your part as well. If you see a possible dangerous and/or intoxicated driver, call 911 and stay on the phone. We need your name and phone number, location and suspect vehicle description. We need your help to be our eyes until we are on the scene. Please help us make this a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.
Once again, we thank you for all your support and we want to remind you that our phone number is 325-372-5551. Call us if we can be of assistance to you in any way. May God bless each of you during this wonderful time of Thanksgiving.