What a beautiful week we have had so far. I have been really looking forward to some real sunshine and man has it been nice. Yet living in Texas I have learned one thing, if you don't like the weather wait about 30 minutes and it will change, so I'm ready for the snow.
Just want to remind everyone that those school zones are not an area that you want to be daydreaming in. If you are over the speed limit or talking on the phone or do not have your children buckled up, you will get a ticket. Please slow down, it's nearing the end of the year and everyone tends to get a little slack. Well, let's all work together to make sure that this is a safe year in our school zones.
San Saba County like other places around Texas is experiencing a lot of phone scams. These individuals call you and tell you that you have won a lot of money and or a car, or maybe a vacation of a lifetime. These individuals have a tendancy to target our elderly and once they have your attention, they don't let up. Please do not ever send them any money because that is when they sink their hook in. We have had several individuals who have fallen for this and have spent thousands of dollars and have not seen, nor will they, one dime from the scam artists. This situation causes lots of problems for the victims and their families, but also for our community as well. We are working on the problem, but understand that these scum bags generally live outside the country and often cannot be traced down.
There is also an individual out there who is bashing mailboxes. Just wanted to advise everyone that not only can that person be filed on for state charges, but they can also be filed on federally. The U.S. mail takes a lot of pride in it's commitment to the people receiving the mail and a U.S. Postal Inspector will have you in Federal Court on very serious charges for something you might think is funny. I know for a fact that when we catch you, and we will, you will be in San Saba County Jail for some time.
On a final note, the drug problem here in San Saba County is not going away with a few busts and it is currently gettting worse. I have been accused of a lot lately, but one thing that I have never been accused of is whitewashing something to make it seem better. We have a huge problem here and it needs to be dealt with in a hard straight-forward manner. There are some individuals who are so busy stomping on ants that they cannot see the elephants that are about to run over this community. We spend more of our time and the County’s money on drug related problems than anything else. Crimes like burglary, sexual assault of children, driving while intoxicated (and yes, alcohol is a drug) and theft. Once someone gets addicted to anything, they will pretty much do whatever it takes to get what they need when they need it and they do not think about the consequences.
Yes, I think San Saba is the most beautiful place in Texas and yes, I believe that San Saba has so much to offer to the rest of the world. We have beautiful shops and lots of outstanding hunting, fishing and hiking. We have several small communities with lots of history to show the world. I want to see San Saba grow and prosper just like everyone else, but not at the risk of white washing the truth. We must all act now to stop the street level narcotics trafficking and to stop the drinking and driving that is rampant in our community. I can hear some now, "well we won't ever stop it because it's always been here and it's never going to change." Man, what a line of garbage! I seem to remember a time when I worked for Chief Riggs with the City and we discovered our first meth lab right here in our backyard. I seem to rememer the citizens of this County coming out and getting involved and making a stand. We all quickly got educated on the situation at hand and we all went to work. We had people calling in information from all over the community and we acted on that information quickly and decisively and you know what? Where are the meth labs? We may not have cut them all out, but we're not finding them at a rate of once a week anymore or even once a month. I don't know how long since we have busted a meth lab. The point of this is that once this community stands up and decides to fight back you will see the same effect with this problem as you have with meth labs. I am not yelling that the sky is falling, or that the end of the world is here, but I can tell you that this problem is not going away without us making it happen. No more children should have to suffer, because of our lack of protecting them, not even one. I don't care if it's weed, booze or pills we must draw a line and hold it tight. It won't be easy and it will cost us in the short term, but I believe that just like some other communities around us, it will send a message loud and clear. No more, we have had enough, you push, then we will shove. The students here in San Saba have a battle cry and it would be a good one for us adults to lock onto... WE ARE SAN SABA... and that says it all.
Once again we want to thank you for all your support and your prayers. Make sure you hug a child and lend a hand to someone in need. If you need us you can contact us at 325-372-5551 or 325-372-5432 and my persoanl cell number is 325-372-8722. Do not hesitate to call.