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17
May
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San Saba High School students perform well at 2017 Texas District 11 Congressional Art Contest

By Kathy Gist

 

Two SSHS art students, Junior, Emaleigh Mack, and Sophomore Luis Barcenas Aguilar represented San Saba High School in the 2017 Texas District 11 Congressional Art Contest for high school students, An Artistic Discovery, sponsored by the Honorable San Saba High School students perform well at 2017 Texas District 11 Congressional Art Contest K. Michael Conaway, our U. S. Congressman for the students of the 29 counties he represents in Washington D. C.

Both students well represented our art program. Luis earned 3rd place with his amazing graphite drawing, “Las Preciosas” of his mother and grandmother, drawn from a photo Luis took at Christmas when he visited his grandmother in Mexico. Emaleigh represented our school for the second year with a highly creative and expressive mixedmedia piece of herself and a friend.

 

Wed
10
May
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San Saba Garden Club gives party for residents of Shady Shores

By Trish Fullerton

San Saba Garden Club (SSGC) presented a delightful tea-party for the residents of Shady Shores, Friday, April 28th at 3:00 in the afternoon. Ms. George Thompson, former Activities Director at Shady Shores and well known for her amazing decorating and entertaining flair, presented each guest with a tiny gift box of candy treats as the party began. Besides a delicious punch, there were elegant chicken salad and pimento cheese finger sandwiches, pound cakes, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, chocolate covered caramel and pretzel candies, fresh fruits dipped in creme fraiche, upside- down cake, hors d'oeuvres and more - all wonderful foods provided with love by the members of the Garden Club.

 

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Wed
10
May
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TxDOT celebrates 100 years of service to Texans

The Texas Department of Transportation turned 100 years in April, and to commemorate the centennial a special traveling exhibit will be visiting various locations in the Brownwood District in mid-May. The centennial events highlight the agency’s ongoing mission of connecting Texans to what matters most – the people and places they love.

To commemorate this 100- year milestone, TxDOT invites the public to visit its centennial website. The public also is invited to “Track the Truck” and join in the celebration as a refurbished, 27-foot-long 1918 Liberty Truck makes its way across the state as part of a traveling exhibit that tells the district-by-district story of the agency’s 100-year history.

 

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Wed
03
May
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Poco FireAndIce, 38-year-old mare, honored with Birthday Party

Happy Birthday, Fire!

Poco FireAndIce was honored by numerous friends Saturday at the B-K Ranch near Cherokee.

Birthday parties for horses are unusual, but so are 38-year-old horses!

 

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Wed
03
May
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Pierian Study Club visits Seaquist House

By Anita Adams

The Pierian Study Club ventured to Mason, Texas on April 13, 2017 to visit and tour the Seaquist House.

The Seaquist House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has a State of Texas Historical Marker, and is a major feature of the established Historic District in our neighboring community of Mason. 

 

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Wed
26
Apr
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Seven tips to spring clean your personal finances

Spring's arrival prompts many folks to embark on ambitious spring cleaning projects like purging closets and pantries. But spring cleaning should go beyond living spaces - your finances can likely use a facelift, too.

"It's easy to get lost in the paper trails, tasks and consistent budgeting that's required to maintain a solid financial outlook," said Mike Sullivan, a personal finance consultant with Take Charge America, a national nonprofit credit counseling and debt management agency. "It's critical to be organized and develop goal-oriented action plans in order to achieve financial independence."

 

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Wed
26
Apr
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“Shoot the Movie Guns” Former Texas Rangers Foundation

The Former Texas Rangers Foundation (FTRF) has joined with Hollywood Guns & Props to create a premier shooting event…….Never before has the public had the opportunity to shoot the actual guns used by the biggest film and television stars.

Participants will be able to shoot guns such as John Wayne’s Colt Six shooters and Winchester Carbines, Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty Harry” 44 magnums and “Outlaw Josie Wales” Walkers, Bruce Willis’ “Die Hard”and Mel Gibson “Lethal Weapon” Beretta 92F pistols.

 

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Wed
19
Apr
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Grand prize winners of the Impact 2000Plus Community Easter Egg Hunt

By Marian Deans

Girl’s tricycle winner - Ruby McBee

 

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Wed
19
Apr
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Garza’s celebrate 45 years of marriage

Lewis and Susie Garza
April 22, 1972 - April 22, 2017
45 Years!

We celebrate you for an incredible 45 years of marriage over 16,425 days together, with 3 loving children and 6 wonderful grandchildren! You have enough happy memories to last a lifetime. There have been many lives influenced by you both along the way, most you will never know about!

 

 

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Wed
12
Apr
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Idaho couple to discuss their book on locally born rancher

By Lynn Blankenship

Ranchers, turned authors, Chet and Kim Brackett will speak at the Rylander Memorial Library on Monday, April 17th beginning at 2:00p.m.

Their book, The Chronicles of Tap is the true story of the life of a cowboy, Tap Duncan, born in Richland Springs, Texas in 1869. The story follows him to Idaho, where he got in to the cattle business and then to his Diamond Bar Ranch in northern Arizona where he was a respected and legendary rancher. (Here in San Saba County he might be better known as brother to Dick Duncan and cousin of Black Jack and Sam Ketchum).

 

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