I am writing as a resident of San Saba and as a taxpayer of San Saba ISD school taxes. It is my hope that you can relate to me as a taxpayer of this community, as one who has contributed to the welfare of this community, and as an individual who would like to see our schools and our community to continue to thrive well in the future.
The SSISD School Board of Trustees of whom you have elected to make tough decisions, set a vision and lead SSISD are very smart, hard-working, tax paying and HIGHLY informed individuals. They serve on a School Board that is very active and well trained. They do not take lightly decisions they make that will impact the citizenry of this community. Especially, when their decisions may increase the school taxes levied on the taxpayer. This Board of whom you have elected has carefully planned for the future and is constantly reviewing their planning and evaluating what is best for this District. I tell you this because you need to trust their leadership as it is pure, well thought-out and well planned. The SSISD Board of Trustees has no hidden agendas, and they are motivated strictly by the welfare of the current and future students of this District. It is time to put aside suspicions of the past and trust the leaders you have elected. The Board's mission is to be open and transparent during this project. Newspaper articles, flyers, tours, meetings, and radio interviews have been the mode to inform and present an open dialog with taxpayers.
Schools and communities across Texas are suffering difficult economic positions. San Saba and San Saba ISD are no different. However, as residents who support the school district through taxes and through participation, you have to decide if you believe this construction project is a wise investment in our future. The current and future students should not be penalized because we may disagree with past decisions. You have to decide if you can support this bond package and will make an extra effort and support SSISD in this investment in the future. SSISD has the opportunity to use Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCB) to lower the cost over the life of the construction project. This project is part of a facility plan that was started 4 years ago by the Trustees. The availability of the QSCB's has made it possible for the ISD to take advantage of currently low construction costs that will stimulate our local economy through a building project that will serve our students and community for a long time in the future.
The question is not if, but when will we build. The state of the elementary school and the safety of our elementary students is in question. Through this project, the academic success of our high school students can be strengthened through the science lab space and renovated space for special education students. These problems and the others that we face in regard to the facilities of San Saba ISD are not going away. Through planning and good decision making we as a community can provide the facilities that we need to support our students and our staff. San Saba ISD has wonderful, smart students and great teachers to teach them. Please show these students and the staff that you believe in their future and their future contribution to the community. This bond election is an investment in the future of our school and our community.
Please talk to your school board members, the staff at SSISD, and take a tour of the campuses so you will be informed on Election Day.
Leigh Ann Glaze
LaGrange Broadcasting, dba, KNUZ/KNVR Radio in San Saba wishes to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated or contributed to our efforts to help our Texas neighbors in the ravaging fire last month. First, let me begin, by thanking the San Saba News & Star, for the coverage we received and helping us make this fundraiser a huge success, and to our other major sponsors whose donations allowed us to buy the food that was served, Arrowhead Bank, Hoffpauir Auto Group, G & R Grocery, San Saba Pecan, Hamrick’s Automotive Center, Harry’s, McKinnerney Real Estate, Central Texas Telephone Co-op, Super S/Lowe’s, Heart of Texas Ford, and Mills County State Bank. Also a very Special thanks to the County of San Saba, the City of San Saba, San Saba VFD, Richland Springs VFD, San Saba FFA and Richland Springs Cheerleaders. Because of the concentrated efforts and large, caring hearts of the people of San Saba County, we were able to deliver $ 4,557.00 to the Bastrop Christian Ministerial Alliance.
That being said, some folks have been saying around town that we delivered $ 8,018.00 to Bastrop.
What happened to the other money? Did the radio station keep it? NO, and we did indeed deliver $ 8,018.00. However, $3,461.00 was raised at a separate Bastrop Fire Fundraiser at Lake Buchanan, and yes Mr. Wayne Gatliff helped organize that event as well, and both events aided our friends to the south. There were 2 separate Cashiers Checks that were taken to Bastrop, both were delivered at the same time.
Once again, Thank You to All,
GM, KNUZ/KNVR Radio
San Saba, TX
The City of San Saba and the Parks Department would like to thank Regan Kirk for his generous donation of rock that was used in landscaping at Mill Pond Park. His generosity enabled the Parks Department to continue its work in the beautification of our Mill Pond Park for the enjoyment of all citizens and guests as well.