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Wed
27
Sep
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Former San Saba High School graduate and medical physician wins award from employer

Marilyn Brister, M.D., San Saba High School graduate, recently won the Texas Health Resources Foundation Health Heroes Award from her employer, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital - Stephenville. Dr. Brister will receive this award in the fall by the Texas Health Resources Foundation. The award recognizes physicians who exemplify Texas Health's Values of respect, integrity, compassion, and excellence.

Proud parents, Jackie and Charlene Brister of Bend, were present at the banquet, held at the Fort Worth Club on September 13th, when the hospital announced the winner of this award. Mr. and Mrs. Brister credits a lot of Dr. Brister's success to the chemistry background provided by George Dennis, as well as the other outstanding teachers in the San Saba Independent School District.

 

Wed
20
Sep
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Texas expands aerial fight against mosquitoes

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is expanding its effort to control mosquitoes after Hurricane Harvey and will begin aerial mosquito spraying over Harris County Thursday night. Aerial mosquito control by state contractor Clarke and the U.S. Air Force Reserve requested through FEMA started last week.

They have been working in areas prioritized based on when assistance was requested and data collected on the number of mosquitoes present.

 

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Wed
20
Sep
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Pierian Study Club holds September meeting in restored Historical Garden Club Building

By Anita Adams

The Pierian Study Club met September 14, 2017 at the beautifully restored Historical Garden Club Building with the ladies pictured serving as hostesses.

The newly restored building due to the efforts of many, is a beautiful club room with beamed ceilings and complete kitchen. The Garden Club has done so many things for our town so this is just one more of their generous gestures. They will have a Garden Club Open House on September 22, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and visitors are encouraged to stop in and meet club members and view the historic building. It was noted that our own Susie Stewart's husband did much of the woodwork.

 

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Wed
13
Sep
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Animal Supply Points seeking livestock-related donations

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has established Animal Supply Points for livestock and other animals in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and has set up a phone bank to take calls from those who would like to make a donation.

“These ASPs have been set up to shelter animals and for the storing and distribution of hay and feed and as a location from which to coordinate volunteer assistance,” said Dr. Andy Vestal, AgriLife Extension emergency management specialist, College Station.

 

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Wed
13
Sep
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A New Year for the San Saba Garden Club

The regular monthly meeting of the San Saba Garden Club for the new presidential term 2012-2018 year was held Tuesday, September 5th in the recently renovated Mill Pond Building. New President Dianna Furlan welcomed members to the lovely historic building built in 1856 and refurbished by grants from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and the San Saba Community Foundation, by individual donations, and by hard work by the Garden Club, their family members, and other volunteers from the City Public Works, and Park Department Employees.

The first meeting showcased the attractive interior of the old building where members heard plans for the scheduled meeting with the City Council on September 12, and the Garden Club Open House on September 22, from 11:00 until 1:00. Visitors are encouraged to stop in to meet club members and view the historic building during the Open House.

 

Wed
06
Sep
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Scottish Rite Freemasons to meet Tuesday, Sept. 12th

The Scottish Rite Club will hold their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, September 12th at the Masonic Lodge Hall in San Saba. A meal of BBQ, will be provided by Douglas Merritt and served at 6:30 p.m. All members are asked to bring a complimentary covered side dish or dessert. Family and guests are invited. Scottish Rite Masons are reminded to wear their hats and regalia for the evening.

Wed
06
Sep
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"The Wedding Oak"

"The Wedding Oak" is the new print by artist and San Saba native, Jane Felts Mauldin. Thanks to her generosity, The San Saba Historical Museum in Mill Pond Park is the local go to place to buy her prints. The museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 to 4:00 through October and by appointment at sansabamuseum.org

 

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Wed
30
Aug
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Happy Herman's Hideaway

Herman and Dutchess

Hello beautiful people of San Saba…what a week this dachshund has had! Our friends, Janette, Randy and Dutchess from Ohio came for a visit and I have been busy showing them wonders of our little Texas town. We went to Mill Pond, Harry’s Department Store, The Mercantile, Alamo Pecan and then we stopped by to meet the ladies of the San Saba News and Star. Why I must tell you guys such a fuss was made over us by those we met and I wish to thank everyone very much for the down home hospitality shown my guests! A pretty big thing is made of how friendly Texans are and I do believe the point was well made!

Wed
30
Aug
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Alzheimer’s Texas to Host Educational Lunch N’ Learn

It is estimated 340,000 Texans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. In an effort to increase disease awareness, provide community education to caregivers and support those affected by the disease, Alzheimer’s Texas will host an educational Lunch N’ Learn in Lampasas, Texas.

Stephen Catoe, Positive Approach to care, Validation Therapy Trainer, and Alzheimer’s Texas Education Specialist, will present tips and strategies for effective communication with persons with dementia. During the class, participants will explore techniques of verbal, non-verbal, and physical communication. Effective communication with a person suffering from memory loss is very important and can help improve behavior. These techniques may help improve quality of life as well as success in caregiving.

 

Wed
23
Aug
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County Judge’s Update

Submitted by San Saba County Judge Byron Theodosis 

Courthouse Restoration Status -
Please read the cutline with the accompanying photo.
EMS -
LIFEGUARD has been our EMS providers since August 1st. They work well with our dispatch personnel, and we have heard nothing but praise for their response time and patient care. We are well pleased with them.
Legislature -
Some say that we would be better served if instead of meeting for 140 days every two years, the state legislature would meet for two days every 140 years. Austin continues to drive up property appraisals and to send unfunded mandates to local government and schools. They continue to mandate funding of several county programs and expanded school spending that must ultimately be paid through real estate taxes.

 

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