Al Hamrick was born in San Saba in 1951. His dad, Taylor Hamrick was in the Air Force at the time. Al grew up and lived in several places around the U.S. and finally moved back to San Saba and bought a home in 1999. Al had a trucking company at the time and spent the next 4 years over the road. When his wife developed serious health problems, they moved to Austin and went to work in commercial property management. In June of 2007, the opportunity came for Al and his wife to move back home.
Mr. Hamrick got word that the city needed a new City Inspector. Al got the job and felt it was truly a gift from God. When he was first hired, Al thought his job was to make sure all the building codes were enforced, but that was only part of it. Mr. Hamrick is also the County Fire Marshal, Flood Plain Administrator, Emergency Management Coordinator and Code Enforcement Officer. With the help and encouragement of the citizens of San Saba as well as all the wonderful employees of the city, Al has been able to accomplish more than he ever thought possible.
A great many citizens have helped by cleaning up their properties and keeping them clean. Over 150 junk vehicles have been removed from the city and more are being disposed of every day and almost 30 properties have been condemned, removed and cleaned up.
In October of 2009, Al became San Saba’s very first state certified Code Enforcement Officer. Mr. Hamrick has had the pleasure of inspecting & issuing building permits for several new businesses in San Saba including: Top Donuts, San Saba Pecan’s new addition, Tony Jacobs Stone Works, Ingram Ready-mix, River City Paint, GMA Engineering, San Saba Equine Supply, Hibler Meat Processing’s expansion, the new Commercial Bank, Hill Country Transits, Harry’s additions, Salon 111, Pepperbelly’s, Historic Burden Hotel, San Saba Iron and Metal, and a new building permit for the proposed Duckwall ALCO department store.
Al is also on the Planning and Zoning Board and is a member of the Keep San Saba Beautiful committee, who with the help of everyone from the Mayor to a group of first graders, disposed of more than 8,000 lbs. of trash.
Al is very proud of what has been accomplished and looks forward to the many more years serving the citizens of San Saba.