Things are slowly getting back to normal here at the Sheriff's office. We are getting patrol back up to full staff and we are looking forward to more contacts this weekend and letting people know that we're out there. I still have two deputies assigned to our major case, but as of now, they can begin to take other calls and work other assignments as well.We all know that with the warmer weather, comes more calls further out into the county. We will see swimmers out at Ellis and Maxwell crossings and all over the county at the rivers and fish camps as well. We ask everyone to be as safe as possible, swim in a group, keep your trash picked up and respect the beautiful land and waterways that God has given us to take care of. We will be stopping by as often as we can to check on things as will the Game Wardens. We hope that all our visits can be friendly, but we take dangerous behavior and trashing our public sites very seriously. So please, let's all enjoy the water, have a good time and report any problems as soon as possible before the problem gets out of hand and/or becomes dangerous.We have several work projects for the inmates this week and they will be out in the county on projects. Please do not stop and talk to them, or get out of your car and approach the work crews. It is important for security that we keep them separated from the public at all times. We have visitation twice a week, they have access to phones in their cells and there is always the U.S. Postal Service. We do not want to seem harsh, but they are in jail and we have to maintain strict discipline when working out in the public.We have been truly blessed this past week and were able to get all of our safety changes in place. The new netting is up around the sally port and exercise yard, and we now have a new camera system in place on the front door. I want to thank Mr. Thomas Austin from Richland Springs for donating the camera for the front door; it was a blessing and a very important key in the new safety procedures. When you need assistance at the jail, just to the left of the door is a call box. All you have to do is push the button and we will address your requests might take a minute or two because the dispatchers might be on an emergency or they might be upstairs addressing concerns of the inmates or doing checks, so bare with us. We currently have 5 in jail, with another 7 housed out of the county. There were 6 booked into jail this past week. Two of these were for Driving While Intoxicated, two were for Evading Arrest and/or Detention in a Motor Vehicle, which one of these was filed along with one of the Driving While Intoxicated/arrests. Once again more than half our arrests involved alcohol related violations. We want to again remind everyone to have a good time and if you're going to drink, then be responsible. Please use a designated driver and make sure that you do not get behind the wheel of the vehicle. Please help us keep San Saba a safe place.On a last note, we have district court this week and we will be seeing additional security both outside the courtroom and inside as well. Please understand that this is very necessary and that we will be following these rules strictly. Just a reminder, no purses, brief cases or bags of any sort are allowed inside the courtroom. No cell phones or eras are allowed, and no water and/or food are alloed unless there are medical reasons. Everyone entering the courtroom are subject to searches and/or pat downs due to the new security precautions. Please understand that we are sorry for the inconvienances but I believe that it is nvery necessary due to the situations that twe will be facing in our courtroom. I do not believe that San Saba County wants to be on TV for a violent incident inside our courthouse, so pleas3 help us in this matter.Once again thank you for all your prayers and support and contact us if you need anything. We can be reached at 325-372-5551 or 5432 and if it is an evergency, please call 911.