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The Texas Rangers and The San Saba Mob

By Ross J. Cox, Sr.

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.

8 June 1897

Fifty-third Court. The case of George Trowbridge of San Saba County, charged with the murder of J. R. Turner in June 1889 was called yesterday morning in the Fifty-third District Court, Judge Frank Morris presiding.

The case is an important one and 269 witnesses are under process in it, nearly all of them are present.

Of that number only forty are state witnesses.

Both sides announced ready for trial, and the work on impaneling a jury began.

 

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It’s time for the 87th San Saba County Livestock Show and Youth Fair

January 10th-12th, 2019 the San Saba Young Farmers will be having the 87th Annual San Saba County Livestock Show. Everyone is encouraged to come out and watch many of the youth of San Saba Co show their animals that they have been working with for the last several months. Several of these youth will be going on to represent San Saba County in major shows around the state at Fort Worth, San Angelo, San Antonio, Houston, Kerrville, and Austin. The barn will open at 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning so everyone can move their livestock in. The barn will close at 1:00 p.m. Weigh in starts at 2:00 p.m., so it is very important to have the animals in by 1:00 p.m. The show will start Friday at 8:00 a.m. with Steers, Heifers, Swine, Sheep and Goats. For all the buyers, there will be a meal Saturday starting at 4:00 p.m. with the sale starting at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Commercial National Bank’s Christmas Giveaway

The children were in the pew in front of me.

We had not arrived early enough at my sister’s church for the Christmas Eve service to secure a seat in back, so we were in the fourth row. The first row is never used by anyone, the second row is only for people who arrive impossibly late. The third row is, for all intents and purposes, the front row and that’s where these two wild looking children were.

The children were provisioned with colored pencils and drawing paper but, other than that, looked rather neglected. Neither one had seen a comb in a long time. Both were dressed in a combination of outdoors wear and pajamas. Neither was actually sitting on the pew. The girl was sitting on the floor, using the bench as a drawing table, the boy was sprawled out across the bench, arms and legs akimbo. I felt myself making judgements. I get that way sometimes.

“Seriously,” I thought, “is getting out of their pajamas too much to ask?”

 

Thu
27
Dec
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Central Texas Electric Cooperative Operation Round-Up awards grant

Recently, the Operation Round-Up Board of Directors at Central Texas Electric Cooperative approved a grant to the Hill Country Community Action Association’s (HCCAA) Meals on Wheels Program.

Hill Country Community Action Association’s Meals on Wheels program provides meals to senior shut-ins in Kingsland, Buchanan Dam and Sunrise Beach. The program includes senior nutrition and home delivered meals, as well as someone to check in and talk to the seniors once a day. The HCCAA service area covers nine counties, including Llano, San Saba and Mason, which are also included in the CTEC service area. Pat Frain, Operation Round-Up director from Llano County, and Dub Stewart, CTEC director, presented the check for $1,500 to Site Manager, Nita Burton, at the CTEC office in Kingsland.

Thu
27
Dec
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The Texas Rangers and The San Saba Mob

Editor’s Note - Part 43(e) 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.

Submitted by Ross J. Cox, Sr.

Mr. Will Cox sworn: I saw Davenport on Monday March 12th at Mullin about ten o’clock just before train time. The train was in sight. Did not notice how he was dressed. He was riding a sorrel horse.

 

 

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Commercial National Bank’s $100 Cash Giveaway

Shown are Aleck Newby, Vice President of Commercial National Bank (left), and Brandon Moore (right), the winner of the $100 Cash Giveaway on December 14th. Commercial National Bank gave away $100 each Friday in December until Christmas.

 

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Final Four setback can’t diminish Super Season

ABILENE—New Deal’s hand was loaded with a full house. With a big help from an Ace for a quarterback, the Lions stormed past San Saba, 35-6, December 14, in the Class 2A, Division I, semifinals.

“{Give} credit to them,” Armadillos’ head coach Jerod Fikac said. “Not on our kids—put that on me,” and, in a signature postgame statement, he added, “Our kids fought all season long; {they} have nothing to be ashamed of.” As accurate as a Spelling Bee champion: 14-1 record after winning three games in 2016-2017 combined, and going farther in the playoffs than anyone else in the school’s gridiron history.

New Deal—near Lubbock and now 15-0—was led on a 78-yard drive—at historic Shotwell Stadium—in the opening quarter by quarterback Jett Whitfield. On secondand-22 from the San Saba 26, he threw over the middle to D.K. Blaylock, and he ran in for a 7-0 lead with 3:59 to go in the first.

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Fikac named Dave Campbell Coach of the Year

Dave Campbell Texas Football Magazine has named Jerod Fikac as Texas Football Coach of the Year. Announcement was made during the radio show last week and can be seen at this link: Dave Campbell's Texas Football was live. It's UIL State Week! Plus, Mr. Texas Football announcement and Coach of the Year announcement! Dave Campbell's Texas Football.

 

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Reserve Champions of the 62nd Pecan Food Show

Lee Murray prepared Pecan Apple Fried Pies which earned him a Pecan Food Show Non-Club Division Reserve Champion rosette.

 

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Final Four For the Ages

BROWNWOOD—Playing in an historic stadium, named for one of Texas’ high schools’ greatest coaches, the San Saba Armadillos enjoyed making their own history, December 6th, with a 31-17 win over De-Leon in the Class 2A, Division I, Region finals.

Head Coach Jerod Fikac, in a pulsating postgame address to his team, told them no football squad in school history had reached the state semifinals. That’s where this 14-0 bunch has landed. New Deal High, also unbeaten, and near Lubbock, is next up on Friday night at Shotwell Stadium—another gridiron shrine—in Abilene.

“The defense and the offensive line,” Fikac said, “have carried us all year, although they don’t get all the glory.”

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