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Editor’s Note - Part 46(i) of a continuing series

The State of Texas vs. Louis Davenport The following testimony was taken at the examining trial in the above mentioned case. This March 21st 1888

 

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Commissioners’ Court holds regular meetings May 13th and 29th

Commissioners' Court Meeting May 13th –

The San Saba County Commissioners’ Court met for a regular meeting on Monday, May 13th, in the County Judge’s Chambers. Judge Byron Theodosis called the Court to order at 9:00 a.m. and welcomed everyone. Commissioner Rickey Lusty gave the invocation and led everyone in the flag pledges. No citizens were present in the audience to voice concerns.

 

 

 

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San Saba County Commissioners’ Court holds regular meeting April 29th

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The San Saba County Commissioners’ Court met for a regular meeting on Monday, April 29th, in the County Judge’s Chambers. Judge Byron Theodosis called the Court to order at 8:35 a.m. He then welcomed everyone. Commissioner Kenley Kroll gave the invocation and led everyone in the flag pledges. No citizens were present in the audience to voice concerns.

Prior to the formal part of the meeting, Larry Ballard of Brownwood, who is designing and creating the benches and tables from fallen parts of the Wedding Oak for the courthouse, brought stained and lacquered wood samples and part of a bench table for the Court and attending County employees to inspect. He wanted to make sure that the stain was the appropriate shade. The Court and attendees agreed to the shade and thanked Mr. Ballard for the great job he is doing on the

benches and tables.

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Another juryman asked: “What did she seem to fear, and how did she express it?”

“Well she said if she told none of them would be safe and she would not tell me until I promised her I would not tell what she said nor force her to tell the grand jury what she knew.

On this promise she told me and I never compelled her to tell it to the grand jury.” George Anderson testified the night Turner and old man Daugherty were ordered to leave, a crowd of men passed his house on horseback, and he recognized one of them as Matt Ford.

Cross-examined, witness said it was about 9 or 10 o’clock at night.

He was on the gallery, and the men were off about forty yards, riding two by two.

“I could not tell their features or color of their clothes.”

 

 

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Kellen Everett on National Championship Team

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Kellen Everett has completed his freshman season with Mary Hardin Baylor and played football for the National Championship winning team. Kellen was a Cherokee Indian. The Crusaders had an undefeated season and Kellen played fullback tight end and slot receiver!

 

 

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Grand Marshal of 81st annual Rodeo Parade – Jackie Brister, accompanied by wife, Charlene

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Jackie Brister, a lifelong resident of San Saba County, was born on May 6, 1935 on Rough Creek and moved about eight (8) miles to Cherokee Creek. He has resided in the county for 84 years.

He has never missed seeing at least one rodeo performance each year since he was a small child and has never missed a rodeo parade. Most parades, Jackie was on a horse or float or transporting a group of 4-H contestants who had won trophies and ribbons at the Sonora Wool & Mohair, Range and Livestock contest. He and the contestants would make it back just in time to join in the rodeo parade.

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I didn’t know any other men. Trowbridge was not there. Some of the men slept in the house and some of them in the crib.

Ford told me the next morning at the gate as I was going home that he wanted me there to swear he was at home, as he expected old man Turner to be killed that night.

W.M. Martin testified he visited San Saba County in 1889 at the instance of Governor Ross and visited the home of J.R. Turner.

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City Council holds Public Hearing and Regular Meeting May 14th

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The San Saba City Council held a Public Hearing with a Regular Meeting immediately following on Tuesday, May 14th, in the City Hall Chambers. Mayor Ken Jordan called the Council to order at 6:00 p.m., announced a quorum and welcomed everyone. Alderman Shawn Oliver gave the invocation and led everyone in the flag pledges.

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

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Forest Gene Curry

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Forest Gene Curry passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Killeen, Texas at the age of 61. Funeral services were held Friday May 24th at Scott’s Funeral Home in Gatesville, Texas with burial following at Turnersville Cemetery.

Forest was born on April 1, 1958 to Edwin (Red) Curry and Vera Jeanette “Jan” Boyd Curry in Killeen, Texas. He graduated from Killeen High School in 1976. Sergeant Curry began his devoted career for TDCJ in 1981 and retired after 21 years working for the state of Texas. He loved the time that he spent working for the state and could spend many hours talking to you about all of the stories he had and he would never get tired of telling you stories or answering any questions that you had.

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Richland Springs writers have successful year

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Three high school studentsfromRichlandSprings won all three places in the county-wide essay contest sponsored by the NRCS.

Piper Moats, a freshman, placed 3rd, Madia Norris, a sophomore, placed 2nd, and Cash Krause, a sophomore, placed 1st.

Krause also placed 2nd at the Area contest.

All three students received certificates of award and cash awards.

Krause received recognition at the Area banquet and a plaque.

 

 

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