Columns/Opinions

Wed
09
Nov

Origins of Veterans Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of World War I (WWI).
 
 
Wed
09
Nov

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley

By Kevin Slimp´s
 
 
It took a few moments for the results to sink in, but eventually bedlam erupted in the town hall following the mayoral vote count. Iris Long, editor of Lennox Valley Hometown News, checked and rechecked her figures against those on the board. Vera Pinrod and the others on stage frantically clicked the keys on their calculators, making sure they didn’t miss any votes. When Chief Dibble walked to the microphone, you could have heard a pin drop in the room.
 
 
Wed
02
Nov

Letter to the Editor

The Father's House encourages all eligible voters in San Saba County to vote in the November 8th election. We are offering free transportation to those who need a ride to the polls. Please call this number for transporation: 325/372-5916. 
 
Wed
02
Nov

The Opposite of Focused is?

By Cathy Ledbetter

Wed
26
Oct

The Bend News

By Jo Price
 
A whole lot of shaking has been going on in some of the pecan bottoms this past couple of weeks as some of the early variety of pecans are ready and you sure don’t want to wait too long and give the squirrels a head start and all the other varmints that like pecans. The crows are sometimes bad to eat some of the early varieties also. If that happens, try to kill one and be sure and hang it where the other crows will see it and that sometimes helps keep them away. Crows are not stupid! Bonnie Millican reported on the visit that she and Pat made recently to South Carolina. 
 
 
Wed
26
Oct

The Richland Springs Report

By Sue Ransom
 
I hope everyone made it to the Fall Festival and road widening meeting on Tuesday. If you haven’t realized it by now, let me be the first to tell you… the life in this lovely little town is centered in the school. Our kids occupy all areas of life here. They go to church on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, they attend school five days a week, and give us our weekend entertainment. They are the reason we don’t become another Texas ghost town. Praise God for our kids and the families that commit to being here. The new school is almost done, the cabinets are coming, the furniture should be here shortly and we are all excited. 
 
 
Wed
19
Oct

The Richland Springs Report

By Sue Ransom
 
I just spent a lovely hour sitting under the oak tree and being refreshed by the cool autumnal breeze. All around me are big fluffy cow pen daisies gleaming in the sun. I was thinking about the fact I meant to pull those daisies up a few weeks ago because they were in the way of the rock patio I wanted to build. I am so glad that didn’t happen. My lack of diligence has provided a feast for the Monarch butterflies for the last few days. Now I get to watch these magnificent creatures flutter here and there as they pause on their journey south.
 
 
 
Wed
19
Oct

The Bend News

By Jo Price
 
Still having some wonderful weather, plus a light shower this past week which was nice. Bow hunting is still going on. Thomas Brister, Bobby Clark and friend Donald were in over the weekend hunting. No details on whether they got a deer or not. Jackie and Charlene Brister returned from the hunting trip to Weed, N.M. where he got a nice 5x6 elk. There was lots of laughing, good food, and tall tales going around the campfire.
 
 
Wed
12
Oct

Elm Grove Echoes

By Rhonda Wyatt
 
I should begin my column this week with a quote from my good friend, Cathy Ledbetter, “I’m back”. I have been off the newspaper “grid” for far too long. Apologies. I was very saddened to hear of the loss of Bud Roberds. I always enjoyed visiting with Bud and Wanda, including all the “sitting on the tailgate” visits at the Elm Grove picnic and the roadside chats that could turn into hours once Jim and Bud got to gossiping and bs-ing back and forth! I remember having a conversation with someone I had just met, I believe it was after Jim and I moved to Kingsbury/ Seguin. I told this gentleman we were from Elm Grove, and then added, actually from Bowser.
 
 
 
Wed
12
Oct

Pioneers Jim and Ellen Baker to receive Texas Historical Marker

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recognized local pioneers James Louis Baker and his wife, Eleanor Austin Baker, as having played a significant role in settling West Texas as early Texas cattle raisers, and San Saba County in particular, by awarding them an Official Texas Historical Marker. David Williams, Chairman of the San Saba County Historical Commission (CHC) reported: “We are proud to announce a special dedication ceremony and marker unveiling to commemorate this recognition, to take place at their final resting places at the San Saba (Oddfellows) Cemetery (just north of San Saba off State Highway 16) on Saturday, October 22, 2016 beginning at 11:00 a.m..”
 
 
 

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