The San Saba High School Alumni Association will hold its fifth Annual Meeting at the High School Cafeteria on Saturday, May 15th at 10:30 AM. The meeting will include reports from several committees as well as the election of directors and officers. The meeting will be followed by a luncheon with food provided by the Association. Other activities of the day include a golf tournament at 2:00 PM at the San Saba Golf Course followed by a dinner and dance at the Golf Course Pavilion. The dinner will be catered by Betty Ann Johnson. The highlight of the annual meeting will be the presentation of an Honorary Membership to Larry Nettleship.
Larry was the second of three children born to Clyde Lee and Irene Maxcey Nettleship in San Saba, Texas. His actual birth was in San Saba in the hospital located on the same city block where the Cactus Café is currently located. He spent most of his younger years growing up on the Colorado River in the Locker Community. After graduating from Richland Springs High School, he attended the University of Texas and then finished his degree at Howard Payne University where he attended on a track scholarship. He later earned a masters degree from Howard Payne and a counseling certification from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.
Larry began his career in education in the fall of 1963 at San Saba High School as a coach and history teacher. His first introduction to coaching was with the 1963 football team that won bi-district that year.
That December, Larry married Allison Kay Smith from Chilton, Texas. They have a son, Clay and his wife Susie and their daughters Allison and Madeleine of San Saba, and a daughter, Leah and her husband Tim Oehrlein and their sons Jacob and John of Brenham, Texas.
In the thirty years that Larry was in education, twenty-two of those were in San Saba. Though he did not attend San Saba High School, his mother was a graduate of SSHS and his two children are graduates as well. Larry continues to live in San Saba and is active in the membership of First Baptist Church. He owns and continues to manage the Rafter Cross Ranches in San Saba.