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City Council holds regular meeting, including public hearing, February 12th

City Employee of the Month recognized

By Donna Webb

The San Saba City Council held a regular session, including a public hearing, on Monday, February 12th, in the City Hall Chambers. Mayor Ken Jordan called the Council to order at 6:00 p.m., announced a quorum and welcomed everyone. Mayor Pro-Tem Mark Amthor gave the invocation and led everyone in the flag pledges.

The following Council members were in attendance: Ken Jordan, Mayor; Mark Amthor, Mayor Pro-Tem; Oleta Behrens, Alderman; Shawn Oliver, Alderman; Charles Peeler, Alderman; Robert Whitten, Alderman and Stan Weik, City Manager.

 

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to be presented Sunday, March 4th

By Patsy Hall

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest will be presented by Richland Springs High School this coming Sunday, March 4th, 2018 in the R.S. Cafetorium following a fried fish lunch. The lunch, prepared by Jeffrey Bates and team, will be served at noon with One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to be presented Sunday, March 4th the play performance following, about 1:00 p.m. The cost is a donation to the R.S. Theatre Program. This is the only fund raiser that the one act play conducts.

Jeffrey Bates will be preparing American-raised fried catfish, fries, and hush puppies while Valerie Gossett will prepare the beans. Cole Slaw, pickles and onions will round out the meal. Mothers of the OAP Company as well as community members will bring the homemade desserts.

 

Wed
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2018 San Saba County Youth Fair Winners

2018 San Saba County Youth Fair Winners

 

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Reverend Javier Toscano receives U. S. Citizenship on January 25th

Submitted by Joanne Weik 

On January 25, 2018, Father Javier A. Toscano, flanked by several of his parishioners journeyed to San Antonio to take the final step in becoming a U. S. Citizen. He received a certificate that reads:

Be it known that pursuant to an application filed with the Secretary of Homeland Security at San Antonio Texas, the Secretary having found that Javier Alonso Toscano Lopez residing in San Saba, Texas having complied in all respects with all of the applicable provisions of the naturalization laws of the United States, being entitled to be admitted as a citizen of the United States, and having taken the oath of allegiance at a ceremony conducted by US FEDERAL COURT WESTERN DISTRICT in SAN ANTONIO TEXAS, such a person is admitted as a citizen of the United States of America.

 

Wed
21
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The Texas Rangers and The San Saba Mob

by Ross J. Cox, Sr. 

 

SELECTED PASSAGES FROM VOLUME I 

Editor’s Note–Part 28b in a continuing series

Linden proceeded to tell them that if they did not convict the man, there would come over San Saba a reign of terror that would make Nero's affliction of Rome as peaceful as a kindergarten. He went on to say that, "if that man were freed that the time would come when men would be afraid to whisper their own secrets to their own wives at the hour of midnight, that they might as well tear down the courthouse, throw the law books in the river and go back to the beast."111

Wed
14
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San Saba Tractor Supply donates 75 bags of pet food

The Tractor Supply Co. store in San Saba is donating 75 bags of pet food to feed dogs and cats in need of adoption.

"More often than not, animal shelters and rescues depend greatly on food donations to support the pets they take in that await adoption," said Phillip Beard, manager of the San Saba Tractor Supply store. "Our goal at Tractor Supply is to do our part in helping adoption efforts in our community because we know that pets are more than just dogs and cats, they are family."

Tractor Supply presented the pet food donation to:

•San Saba County Friends of Animals

 

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Commercial National Bank announces promotions

Submitted by Margie Escobar, Loan Administration Officer, Commercial National Bank

The Commercial National Bank is pleased to announce recent promotions.

Karen Reyes has been promoted to Assistant Cashier. She will be responsible for the daily operations in our San Saba Branch.

 

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Local woman completes journey on the Pacific Crest Trail

San Saba local, Candace McKinney, recently completed a 2,650 mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. This trail begins at Manning Park, Canada, and ends at the Mexico border close to Campo, California.

On the trail, hikers take everything they need to survive in a backpack for the entire trip. There are many places along the way to recharge food and other necessities, if needed. There are also stores, post offices for shipping packages, and water supply stops along the way.

 

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2018 San Saba County Jr Livestock Show Grand Champions

Grand Champion Swine shown

 

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The Texas Rangers and The San Saba Mob

By Ross J. Cox, Sr.

SELECTED PASSAGES FROM VOLUME 1

Editor’s Note – Part 27b of a continuing series.

A Matter of Justice

By November of 1897, a new grand jury was in session and again the Rangers were busy protecting witnesses. Finally, the hard work and perseverance paid off when the grand jury returned seven murder indictments. Bill Ogle, Allen K. Bailey and W.J. Burnett were indicted for the murder of Jim Brown; and John Hass, Bill Kimmons, Little Jim Ford (son of Matt Ford) and Nelson P. Smith (son of Preacher W.P. Smith) were indicted for the murder of William A. James. Although the grand jury had the courage to indict, they were still concerned for their personal safety and security, as they placed another statement in the San Saba County News.

 

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