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2018 Track and Field All State Honors

The following young ladies from San Saba High School received All-State honors for their great performances this track season. They were selected among the best in the state for the 2A classification.

 

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Wed
30
May
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San Saba Museum meeting this Sunday

By Lynn Blankenship

The San Saba Museum will meet this Sunday, June 3rd, beginning at 2:00 p.m. A program will be given by Mr. Ross Cox, Sr. on the subject of the Texas Rangers & The San Saba Mob with an accompanying PowerPoint presentation to include historical photographs. The location will be The Father's House Fellowship Hall, 704 East Commerce Street. There is no cost to attend and refreshments will be served. The meeting is open to the public.

Born in Dallas County, Mr. Cox attended Rockwall High School and graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps, having served 18 months at the DMZ in South Korea. Cox is retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety, where he served as a Highway Patrolman for over 25 years.

 

Wed
30
May
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City Council holds special called meeting May 16th

Judge Blossman installs newly elected officials

By Donna Webb, Reporter

The San Saba City Council held a special called session on Wednesday, May 16th, in the City Hall Chambers. Mayor Ken Jordan called the Council to order at 12:17 p.m., announced a quorum and welcomed everyone. Mayor Jordan gave the invocation and led everyone in the flag pledges.

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

 

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Wed
30
May
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Judge David Puryear visits with citizens of San Saba at Aunt M's Illustrated Inn

Third Court of Appeals Senior Judge David Puryear stopped off in San Saba on Wednesday to meet with a group of citizens at Aunt M's Illustrated Inn. Approximately 12 people attended and visited with Judge Puryear about how the Appellate Courts work, and discussed issues important to local residents. He stressed the importance of voting in the upcoming election to keep conservative voices on the court representing local concerns.

 

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Wed
23
May
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Commissioners' Court holds regular meeting

Court approves issuance of $800K anticipation tax note for courthouse renovation

By Donna Webb, Reporter

The San Saba County Commissioners’ Court met for a regular meeting on Monday, May 14th, in the County Judge’s Chambers. County Judge Byron Theodosis called the Court to order at 9:00 a.m. and welcomed everyone. Kenley Kroll gave the invocation and led everyone in the flag pledges. No citizens were present in audience to voice concerns.

Prior to start of meeting, Marsha Hardy, San Saba County Emergency Management Coordinator, approached the Court with recommendations by local Fire Chiefs and herself to reinstate the burn ban due to minimal rain and local environmental conditions.

 

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Wed
23
May
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Educators and students recognized by Masonic Bodies at 28th annual Seniors Banquet

Submitted by Lodge Secretary

On Monday, May 7th, the Freemasons of San Saba, Order of Eastern Star and the Scottish Rite Club hosted their 28th annual Seniors Banquet. The 2018 senior class of Cherokee, Richland Springs and San Saba high schools were in attendance. Ninety-two people were present and enjoyed a meal of fried fish, fries and beans.

A program was presented by Jack M. Harper, II, Past Master of the Texas Lodge of Research.

 

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Wed
23
May
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Pierian Study Club holds End-of-Year Guest Party

By Anita Adams

The Pierian Study Club, with the beautiful hostesses pictured above: Lynn McHenry, Shelly Mahan, Kathleen Hawkins, Becky Whitley, Ann McElroy, and Connie Adams, held the End-of-Year Guest Party, May 10, 2018 at our newly restored historic Estep Burleson Plaza on the Square. The area was filled with colorful flowers and red table cloths completing the Fiesta theme.

The president, Donna Baker welcomed the guests and presented Debbie Shahan, outgoing president, with a gift of appreciation for all she has done for the past four years for the club. She also announced to look under your chair for a number and if you were the lucky one you were awarded the beautiful hanging basket decoration. It seemed many of our winners were our men guests.

 

Wed
16
May
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The Texas Rangers and the San Saba Mob

SELECTED PASSAGES FROM VOLUME 1

By Ross J. Cox, Sr.

Editor’s Note–Part 34b in a continuing series.

Burleson asked, "How many times did you warn people to leave the country?" Nolan replied, "I have never ordered anybody out." "Have you not been indicted for being a member of the Mob that ordered Smith and Cunningham to dissolve partnership?" asked Burleson. Nolan responded and said, "I was not." Burleson asked, "Are you not a member of the Mob and were you and Matt Fort indicted jointly for belonging to the Mob?" He said, "We were indicted for belonging to the assembly." 

 

 

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Wed
16
May
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2018 San Saba County Valedictorians and Salutatorians

William Zane Stotts
Valedictorian
Cherokee High School

 

 

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Wed
16
May
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Lexi Wagner Wins State

Cherokee ISD’s Lexi Wagner (Center) won the Pole Vault event in State Competition this past weekend for the second year in a row.

 

 

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