Well another week and no rain, that needs to be on the top of all our prayer requests. The temperatures have been nice and it’s really good football weather so there is some blessing there. It has been steady, but not crazy this week. We are all looking forward to the weekend and it's only Tuesday.
There were several motor vehicle crashes this week and we want to keep everyone in our prayers. We were lucky that there were no fatalities until the motorcycle crash which occurred last Friday on HWY 190 East at the Bend turn off. We found out yesterday that one of the gentlemen on the motorcycles involved died at the hospital. The riders involved in the crash were long-time friends and riding buddies and it was hard on everyone. I was extremely proud of all of our first responders and as usual everyone worked excellent together.
I want to remind everyone that the commissioner's court did place the burn ban back into effect, so please use caution with agriculture burns and make sure you call us if something is going on concerning a burn. The conditions are very dangerous right now and we will be sending the cavalry at the first sign of smoke. Please do no burn.
Yesterday we had a group of cub scouts do a tour of the jail and as usual they had a zillion questions. It is wonderful to see those children excited and working toward a goal together and as an individual. Yet the most exciting thing for me is knowing that there are individuals like Keven Shahan, Jake Lackey, Mindy Kraft and Jim Childress who are willing to take time out of their busy schedules to mentor these young minds and watch them grow. Now there are a lot of others and we can mention the football coaches and baseball coaches and the ones teaching dance and tumbling and cheerleading, but they are all the same. These individuals who believe in our youth and have a chance to touch a life. Thanks to all of you for all your hard work.
How about our San Saba County football programs, what a year we have had this season. Every School made the playoffs and we are very proud of each and every player, coach and administrator. A lot of hard work goes into each and every one of these programs and with the focus on grades and hard work it puts a lot of pressure on our students. Man, you should have seen the traffic leaving the county last Friday night. Lots of people going out to show support for their team and excited to be in the playoffs. Two of our teams have moved on to our second round, but we are very proud of all three of our schools and hope to see all of you at one of the ball games this week. Please use caution and drive safely to and from the games, we do not want any accidents to mar this wonderful season.
One last note, I want to thank everyone who came out to the City Council meeting last night. There were a lot of individuals who were there showing the support for the Sheriff's Office and for the work we have been doing. I have received calls, e-mails, texts messages and lots of indiviudals coming by this week letting us know that they are supporting law enforcement here in San Saba County. We want to thank each and every one of you for both your prayers and your support.
We are proud to work for the citizens of San Saba County and want to remind each of you that your help and involvement is needed. If you need us please call 325-372-5551 or 5432 and keep us in your prayers.