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Wed
11
Dec
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The Idle American

The Idle American

By Dr. Don Newbury

It is a simple request, embodied in a one-syllable, five-letter word. Yet, it is potentially “punch-packing,” whether perused by an individual, or considered by an entire nation, or even the world.

Whoever penned it likely had no clue that its message should be implemented beyond the walls of Chick-fil-A by a world spinning insanely fast, with little thought to abrupt stops that could occur at any moment.

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Wed
04
Dec
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Upcoming Holiday Home Tour in Llano

A beautifully renovated home on W. Luce in Llano is a “must see” on the upcoming Holiday Home Tour. Joni Huls and Dyana Lee purchased the home in 2015 and hired local builder, Bubba Beckham, to transform this little bungalow built over 100 years ago.

The original footprint of the house was not changed but just about everything else was. The ceilings were raised to 12 feet and several walls were removed to give a more open feeling. Windows were added to bring in more light and a beautiful master bath was added.

The builder salvaged much of the interior wood from the original house and repurposed it in many creative ways. You’ll see it on the wall in the entry and wrapping the new ceiling beams in the living room. The kitchen even has sliding barn doors and a beautiful vent hood made from the old wood. This is offset by a distinctive tile backsplash, quartz countertops and beautiful cabinets finished by Dana Sperry of Granite Shoals.

 

 

Wed
04
Dec
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Letter to the Editor

Super Heroes Among Us

Dear Editor,

We are all familiar with the phrase “Super Hero.” In fact, it’s easy for some of us to take what we watch in movies and turn those individuals’ actions and on-screen achievements into reality. But we have real live heroes living right here in San Saba. You see them every day.

I’m writing to bring appreciation to that group of heroes in our community who don’t use special effects or computer- generated action to achieve their superhuman actions. They just voluntarily show up, risk their lives and save others.

 

 

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Wed
04
Dec
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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane
Down Memory Lane

Dayton Brandenberger, rancher living about five miles east of San Saba, has been named by Sheriff Brantley Barker to succeed Shelton Shaw as deputy sheriff for this county.

County Judge M. W. Trussell reports that in county court last Saturday a young man from Johnson City pleaded guilty to a swindling charge and was assessed a fine and costs totaling about $64.

As a service to local patrons during the Christmas season, the San Saba post office will remain open all day on Saturday, Dec. 12 and on Saturday, Dec. 19. The office customarily closes on Saturday afternoon. Postmaster W. E. (Salty) Bryant this week urged local residents to do their Christmas mailing as early as possible in order that the post office department can offer better service. Christmas cards can be mailed anywhere this year with a two cent stamp if they are left unsealed.

Thu
28
Nov
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La Palabra de Dios Dice

Salmos 111:1-10 Alabaré a Jehová con todo el corazón En la compañía y congregación de los rectos. Grandes son las obras de Jehová, Buscadas de todos los que las quieren.

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Thu
28
Nov
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Doug's Doorstep

Be Thankful for All Things

We have all seen them. They may be standing at a street corner holding a sign that shows that they are asking for money. Some of them may be willing to do work, but most of them just want some help. Most of these have fallen upon hard times. They may have a handicap of some kind that prevents them from working. Others may not even have a roof over their heads and are just begging so they can have something to eat today.

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Thu
28
Nov
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Hang Your Hat With

Hang Your Hat With

Today we hear a lot of discussion of moral compasses and absolute right. Often this discussion is followed by talk of political correctness and not imposing values on others. In Rotary, we have prescribed ourselves to a standard. It is not a religious teaching as Rotary is an organization that bridges the world and world religions. It is the Four Way Test of the things we think, say or do and is used by Rotarians worldwide as a code for business and personal relationships and action.

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Thu
21
Nov
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Happy Herman's Hideaway

Happy Herman's Hideaway

Hello dear San Saba friends! I hope you have been doing well since last we spoke. I have been using my power of imagination to think of warm beaches, bathing suits (not that I wear one), swimming pools and the sound of grass growing green and tall in the summer sun! I suppose I should be glad that I wear a natural coat I don’t have to grab from a closet or worry with putting on before going outside, but even with it, cold weather makes me feel like an ice cube in the back of the freezer!

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Thu
21
Nov
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Rylander Library Book Review

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris: By the author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz –

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Thu
21
Nov
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Hang Your Hat With Rotaary

Hang Your Hat With Rotaary

Rotary International President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney explained his vision for building a stronger Rotary, calling on leaders to expand connections to their communities and to embrace innovative membership models.

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