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06
Dec
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Scottish Rite Freemasons to meet December 12th

The Scottish Rite Club will hold their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, December 12th, at the Masonic Lodge Hall in San Saba. A meal of spaghetti will be provided by Marcus Holley and served at 6:30 p.m. All members are asked to bring a complimentary covered side dish or dessert. After the meal, the program will be open to all guests. Buster Williams of the Scottish Rite, San Antonio Valley, will present a program, "Being a Keystone and its Masonic Meaning."

 

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Wed
29
Nov
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G&R Grocery --- Past, Present and Future

On December 1st, 2017, a change is coming to San Saba’s Courthouse Square. An iconic business located in the same place for over 71 years will be changing ownership. G&R Grocery, owned for many years by Edward and Linda Ragsdale, will be passed on to Tony Jacobs, Jr. and his wife Jolene. Although planning to make some changes, the new owners want to continue many of the things that has made the store unique.

THE PAST

The original building was completed in 1946, when it was first occupied by Jeff Byrd Grocery. Employed that first year, was a 9 year old bag boy by the name of Edward Ragsdsale who worked for two dollars per day. The original store hours were from seven a.m. to eleven p.m. Later in life, Edward would go on to first be co-owner of the business and still later the sole proprietor of G&R.

 

Wed
29
Nov
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The Texas Rangers and the San Saba Mob

Submitted by Ross J. Cox, Sr.

Editor’s Note - Part 21a of a continuing series.

McDonald Assumes Command 

On 2 May 1897, Mabry ordered Bill McDonald to San Saba to appraise the situation and report back. For the most part, McDonald was unaware of the San Saba Mob details when he arrived on the 4th with Pvt. Robert B. McClure.

Upon their arrival, they found the town in a state of great excitement. Rangers Dudley S. Baker and Edgar T. Neal were patrolling the streets with their Winchesters while a number of similarly armed citizens were collected about the town.

 

 

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Wed
29
Nov
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San Saba Lodge to meet Saturday, December 2nd

Submitted by Lodge Secretary

On Saturday, December 2nd, San Saba Masonic Lodge will hold its regular stated meeting. A meal of ham will be provided by H.M. Boswell, Sr., at 6:30 p.m. Members are asked to bring complimentary covered side dish, bread, salad or dessert. Also, Masons and Masons' helpers are reminded to provide their community service reports for November. Lodge will begin after supper.

The JW will present the Masonic Moment on the subject of "The Blindfold." Members are reminded that the 2018 dues are now being collected. Service awards for 2018 will be discussed.

 

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Wed
22
Nov
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Richland Springs Coyotes Win Bi-District

Richland Springs Coyotes win Bi-District with a 70-6 win over Morgan Eagles and move to the Area round vs. Milford at Hamilton ISD Friday, November 24th, at 7:30 p.m.

 

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Wed
22
Nov
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RS Junior High's One Act Play takes 1st Place

By Patsy Hall

On November 15th, the Richland Springs Junior High's One Act Play travelled to Rochelle to compete in the play competition with Rochelle, Lohn and Menard. Rochelle presented The Magic Well; Lohn presented Overtones; Menard presented Sara Crewe, and Richland Springs presented The Steadfast Tin Soldier. The Richland Springs play was directed by high school student directors: Jacey Gossett, Cameron Parham, Jared Martin and Nathan Stevens. Mrs. Patsy Hall was the faculty director.

 

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Wed
22
Nov
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Child Welfare Board sponsors Angels Unaware program

This is your call to help make Christmas a little better for some children in need by supporting the 2017 Angels Unaware program sponsored by the San Saba County Child Welfare Board (CWB). Shortly after Thanksgiving, members place the Elsie Millican Memorial Christmas tree in the atrium of the Arrowhead Bank building in San Saba decorated with little paper angel Christmas ornaments. Each ornament is numbered and has the age (up to sixth grade), gender, and sometimes the request or need of an anonymous child. A gift price limit of $35 was set to make this giving equitable and affordable. The children who receive these gifts are not in CPS custody; but they are in homes where the caregiver seriously needs a helping hand. These donations are NOT made just to provide “one more present” for local kids. Not every household qualifies; there must be a true need. Grandparents should not apply for gifts, unless they are the direct caregiver or are acting on behalf of the caregiver.

Wed
15
Nov
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61st Annual Pecan Food Show and Bake Sale set for December 1st

by Lynn Blankenship

All San Saba County residents are invited to enter the 61st annual San Saba County Pecan Food Show on Friday, December 1st, at the Arrowhead Bank Building. This county tradition began in 1956 as the "Pecan Foods Exhibit" held in conjunction with the "Second Annual San Saba County Pecan Show."

Sponsored by the San Saba Extension Education Clubs, the competition is open to all men, women and youth residing in San Saba County. The competition is divided into three divisions: Extension Education (E.E.) Club members, Non-Club members, and Youth (K-12).

 

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Wed
15
Nov
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The San Saba Garden Club placed a wreath for Veterans’ Day

The San Saba Garden Club placed a wreath for Veterans’ Day at the site of the Blue Star Memorial Highway monument, located just east of the Nature Park entrance. Randal Hawkins, Scout Master, and San Saba Cub Scouts joined three military veterans in posting the United States flag. Pictured above are: veterans - Mark Eltgroth and Chuck and Nancy Van Etten; Randal Hawkins and Cub Scouts - Daniel Rodriguez, Angel Reyes, Christian Reyes, Jonathan Garcia, Jesus Garcia, Martin Macias and Isaac Hernandez.

 

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Wed
15
Nov
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The Texas Rangers and The San Saba Mob

by Ross J. Cox, Sr.

SELECTED PASSAGES FROM VOLUME II

Editor’s Note – Part 19b of a continuing series.

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