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Wed
11
Jan

Carl Carter is guest speaker at San Saba Garden Club's January meeting

By Beth Griess

 

The San Saba Garden Club was called to order on Tuesday, January 3rd, by Trish Fullerton, president, in the San Saba Civic Center. The Garden Club House is currently under renovation. Hostess Chair Marcie Cooper, along with Gail Eltgroth and Lynn McHenry, provided the refreshments.

The speaker was Mr. Carl Carter who presented information on local insects and their identification. Carl received his BS in Agricultural Education, as well as an MS in Plant Science, from Texas Tech University. He has worked with Extension Entomologists concerning all field crops, ornamentals, vegetable and fruit crops, and has coached state qualifying 4-H entomology teams.

Carl's presentation focused on two areas for pest control: lawn and garden, and fruit trees. He encouraged the audience to use biological products as an option when combating pests.

 

Wed
11
Jan

San Saba County Gun Club sponsors gun safety seminar

The San Saba County Gun Club (SSCGC) is sponsoring an informative gun safety seminar January 17, 2017. Texas Law Shield, with headquarters in Houston and regional offices throughout the state, is considered the foremost educator of gun owners, particularly those with License to Carry (LTC) permits. The informative 2 1/2 hour seminar, sponsored by SSCGC, will be dedicated to inform those who attended about the legal aspects and responsibilities of LTC permits who carry weapons on a daily basis.

Texas Law Shield and law enforcement experts will combine efforts to educate the attendees regarding gun safety and legal definitions such as what is meant by the terms: “Force,” “Deadly Force,” “Serious Bodily Injury,” “Self-Defense,” and others. They will explain how to properly report an event when you and your firearm are involved. How to properly respond to law enforcement officers when they arrive on the scene will also be addressed by these speakers.

 

 

Wed
04
Jan

Meeting of the Highland Lakes Chapter of Native Plant Society

The Highland Lakes chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will meet on January 21, 2017, at 1:00p.m. at the Marble Falls Library. The speaker is going to be Mr. Steve Nelle, and he will be speaking about “The Great Grasslands Myth of the Texas Hill Country.” He is a fifth generation descendent of some of the earliest German immigrants. He will explain what the historic vegetation of the Hill Country looked like according to numerous eyewitness accounts of early explorers. Nelle has worked with landowners over 40 years encouraging them to become good land stewards by developing long term management practices that will protect and enhance their properties.

 

 

Wed
04
Jan

Sharyland files Amended Rate Case addresses new procedural requirements

Sharyland Utilities, L.P. (Sharyland) announced January 3rd that on December 30, 2016, it filed an amended rate filing package as part of its ongoing system-wide rate case with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to set regulated delivery rates for all of Sharyland’s retail service territories. Sharyland jointly filed this amended package along with Sharyland Distribution & Transmission Services, L.L.C. (SDTS).

“This amended filing represents an important milestone in moving our rate case forward,” said David Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of Sharyland. “It primarily addresses new procedural requirements related to there gulation of our lease agreements with SDTS, with minimal impacts on our proposed rates for our residential customers.”

Wed
28
Dec

Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers Crime Alert for Blanco County

Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers, Blanco County Sheriff’s Office needs your assistance in identifying subjects that stole a pick up, trailer, Kawasaki ATV, gun safe, guns, jewelry and fishing poles. On November 17, 2016. The pick up and one gun have been recovered.

Any one with information can contact Capt. Ben Ablon with Blanco County Sheriff’s Office at 830-868-9308 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.00 call 1-866-756-8477 or on line at www.hillcountryareacrimestoppers.com.

 

 

Wed
28
Dec

Purple Martins are coming in February

Purple martins will be making their way to our area in February and we need to have their homes ready for them after their long trip from Brazil.

Homes need to be placed in specific areas to have the best chance of attracting a colony to your property. Purple martins actually like to have human interaction in their lives.

They are the only birds that need human help to have a successful colony.

Master Gardener Robert Yantis will tell us what we need to know to welcome these beautiful and delightful birds to the Highland Lakes area in a free program presented by the Kingsland Garden Club on Friday, January 6th.

 

 

Wed
21
Dec

Pierian Study Club ladies want to wish you a Merry Christmas

By Anita Adams 

The Pierian Study Club held their annual Christmas Guest gala December 8, 2016 at the festive overlook at the Arrowhead Bank. There was a large attendance with many of the husbands present as guests. Christmas was in the air with decorations and most all the ladies dressed in red, white, or black and many of the men in red vests or ties, enhancing the beauty of the party.

The elegant table was filled with delicacies of marinated pork loin with raspberry chipotle sauce and dip, Cajun meatballs, smoky Gouda pimento cheese sandwiches, boiled shrimp with cocktail sauce, cheese and vegetable trays with Southwest dip, roasted red pepper and artichoke dip, pecan tartlets, and toffee brownies, with hot cider complimenting the holiday menu.

 

Wed
21
Dec

Brantley James Shannon

Brantley James Shannon was born December 3, 2016, in Fredericksburg, TX. He weighed 5 lbs., 9 oz. and was 18 inches long. Proud parents are Travis and Susan Shannon. Big sister is Skyla Shannon. Grandparents are Connie Lynn Perry and Tim and Wendy Shannon.

 

Wed
14
Dec

San Saba ISD Welcomes New Administration

With the beginning of the spring semester San Saba ISD, students and staff will greet new administrators leading the District. At the November, 2016 school board meeting, trustees approved Dr. Michael Bohensky as interim Superintendent. Dr. Bohensky will begin serving as interim Superintendent on January 1, 2017. Dr. Bohensky has served San Saba ISD previously as the San Saba Middle School Principal and for the past five years as Assistant Superintendent. Dr. Bohensky is a graduate of Angelo State University and Lamar University.

Wed
14
Dec

The Long Shadow of Infamy

By Art Dlugach

 

On this Day of Prayer, the Day the Bible says, “God rested,” Americans did not have time to pray, and the Japanese did not rest.

It was tragic beyond comprehension. It was a horrific shock. The U.S.S. Arizona, Oklahoma, California, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Tennessee: names of these states and others were on ships and lined up on an island that would become—but was not yet—a state, itself. The Washington Post writes close to 1200 men were on the Arizona, when the Japanese sunk the most ill-fated ship when the U.S. was not even at war.

“No fear,” Arnold Schwichtenberg said here at the National Museum of the Pacific War. “Whenever it happens, you’re doing the best you’re supposed to do.” No mistakes tolerated.

Mr. Schwichtenberg of Barefoot Bay, Florida, is an energetic man—95-years-old.

 

 

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