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Wed
08
May
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City Council holds Public Hearing and Regular Meeting April 9th

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Public Hearing involves request for property to be changed to residential zoning; April declared as Child Abuse Prevention Month and Employee of the Month named.

 

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Wed
08
May
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The Texas Rangers and The San Saba Mob

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Editor’s Note - Part 44(d) 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.

Cross-examined.

Witness said he had not talked with Trowbridge.

He agreed when he talked with Meeks and Ford to join the mob.

“I was in my field plowing cotton when they came up to me.

I remarked to Meeks that I had seen horse tracks going down the road, and he said the horse tracks were all right.

He then said he knew I was an honest man, and he wanted me to come in and join them; that it was time all honest men organized against horse and cattle thieves, and I promised to do so.”

 

 

Wed
08
May
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Notices of Appraised Value to arrive in property owner mailboxes soon

The Central Appraisal District of San Saba County will mail value notices on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Please check your green notice to ensure that the correct exemptions are shown and that your owner information is accurate, including addresses. As stated on the notice, you have until Monday, June 10, 2019 to request any changes be made to your property accounts or begin the process to protest the appraised value of your property.

Appraisal Review Board hearings are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

“As always, our door here at the Appraisal Office is open to anyone with questions regarding their notice,” says Chief Appraiser Jan Vanderburg.

 

 

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Thu
02
May
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Capital Farm Credit returns record earnings for 2018 to borrowers

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For Capital Farm Credit, 2018 was a record year. Thanks to strong financial results, the largest agricultural lender in Texas is able to return $87.5 million in cash patronage to its borrowers, with another $96.8 million set aside for future disbursement consideration. This total 2019 patronage declaration of $184.3 million marks a record, as well.

Capital Farm Credit has returned almost $1 billion in patronage dividends since 2007 – more than any agricultural lender in the state of Texas.

 

 

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Thu
02
May
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The Texas Rangers and The San Saba Mob

SELECTED PASSAGES FROM VOLUME II

Editor’s Note - Part 46(c) 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

Jacob Stevens, was who was on the stand that day before was recalled, and to a question told of Meeks and Ford coming to him in his field while plowing, a short time before Turner was killed.

“Meeks asked me to join the mob, saying he knew I was a good and honest man, and that the time had come for all honest men to take a stand. I told him I would join, and a day was fixed for me to do so.”

 

 

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Thu
02
May
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San Saba Lodge to hold meeting May 4th

On Saturday, May 4th, San Saba Masonic Lodge No. 612 will hold its regular stated meeting. A meal of barbeque will be provided by the secretary at 6:30 p.m. Members are asked to bring a complimentary covered dish, bread, salad, or dessert. Also, Masons, and Masons Helpers are reminded to provide their community service reports for April.

 

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Thu
02
May
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Central Appraisal District Office New Location

Due to unexpected and extensive repairs needed at 423 E. Wallace, the Appraisal Office has moved to 601 W. Wallace (the old Nettleship Law Office/Potts Insurance Agency building).

 

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Wed
24
Apr
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Lady Dillos capture third straight District Track Title

The Lady Dillos won the District 27-28 AA Area track meet in dominating fashion as they scored 188 points with the next closest team scoring 122 points. The Lady Dillos swept all three relays and won 7 individual events on their way to capturing the Area title. The Lady Dillos will have 11 girls qualifying for the Regional track meet in 13 different events. The following young ladies will represent San Saba at the Regional track meet in Kingsville on April 26th and 27th: Ashlynn Cash, Kaleigh Ellis, Linzey Maxcey, Savannah Johnson, Kylee Eckermann, Brighton Adams, Courtnee Cash, Maritza Aguirre, Raegan Thurmond, Nojemi Martinez, and Landri Glover. At the Regional meet, the top two finishers in each event will qualify for the State track meet in Austin on May 11th. If you get a chance, congratulate these young ladies and wish them luck at Regionals! Go Dillos!

 

Wed
24
Apr
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Cherokee ISD FFA Wildlife Team

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Cherokee ISD FFA Wildlife Team recently competed in Stephenville.

 

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Wed
17
Apr
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A Ribbon Cutting

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A Ribbon Cutting was held by The San Saba County Chamber of Commerce Friday, April 5th, for Bend General Store. Bend General Store was purchased by Bret Cali one year ago. Since that time, Bret has hired a new staff, built cabin rentals, enclosed a seating area and stage for local bands and has a Market Days event the 2nd weekend of each month with a medley of vendors and live music. The store is open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at FM 580 and FM 422 in Bend. Pictured above (l-r):Dora Miller, Chamber of Commerce President; Gabe Johnson, Debb Wright, Brittne Friar - Manager, Bret Cali - Owner and his mother, Pat Schnee; Jeremy Gonzales, Marisol Chavrria, Rick and Brenda Foster – Bret’s aunt and uncle; and Cindy Higginbotham, Chamber Executive Director.

 

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