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2017 San Saba County Pecan Show results

By Neal Alexander

The 62nd Annual San Saba County Pecan Show was judged by Scott Anderson, Brown County Extension Agent, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. To prepare, 36 entries were weighed, cracked and plated on Monday, November 27th. Ribbons were awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners in each division. Rosettes were awarded to both Grand and Reserve Champions in the following 3 divisions (Commercial Division, Classic & New Division & Natives.) Winning entries will move forward to the Regional Pecan Show held in Belton, December 6-7, 2017.

 

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Cruz Salinas is the winner of last weeks $100 Cash Giveaway

Cruz Salinas is the winner of last weeks $100 Cash Giveaway. Commercial National Bank will give away $100 each Friday until Christmas and two Kindle Fire HD8 Kids Edition Tablets on Friday, December 22nd. Come in and register today!

 

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Payton Hanley received both the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion

Payton Hanley received both the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion rosettes in the Youth Division after placing first in the Appetizer and Cookie categories in the 61st Annual San Saba County Pecan Food Show held December 1st.

 

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Hicks, Cortinovis and Hanley take top Culinary Honors in 61st Annual San Saba County Pecan Food Show

By Lynn Blankenship

The 61st annual San Saba County Pecan Food Show was held December 1st in the County Offices at the Arrowhead Bank Building. Following the competition, the bake sale was held in the lobby.

Six judges from neighboring counties spent a busy morning tasting 49 entries. There were two judges for each Division. First they chose the best entry from each category: Appetizer, Bread, Cake, Candy, Cookies and Fancy Nuts and gave them a blue ribbon. Then the judges chose the best from the blue ribbon winners in their division to receive the Grand and Reserve Champion Rosettes.

In the Club division, they chose Orabeth Hicks’ Butter Toffee-Pecan Cake as Grand Champion. The Spicy Pecans made by Barbara Gorter Bell took the Reserve Champion honors. In the Non-Club division, the Grand Champion rosette was given to Valerie Cortinovis for her Rosemary Chipotle Spice Pecans and Gale Ivy took the Reserve Champion rosette with her Pecan Bars.

 

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Annual Lighted Christmas Parade

Pictured above is the Arrowhead Bank float, representative of the many fine floats participating in the annual Lighted Christmas Parade held last Saturday.

 

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The Texas Rangers and the San Saba Mob

By Ross J. Cox

SELECTED PASSAGES FROM VOLUME I

Editor’s Note – Part 22 of a continuing series.

The months of May, June and July of 1897 were frustrating for the Rangers to say the least.

The first action McDonald took was to establish his headquarters and Ranger camp on the banks of the San Saba River, about one mile from town. It was a strong signal they were back to stay. Immediately, McDonald went to work and learned all he could from Sullivan.

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Ralph Cox inducted into Texas Tennis Coaches Assoc. Hall of Fame

Ralph Cox was inducted into the Texas Tennis Coaches Association (TTCA) Hall of Fame on December 1, 2017, at Horseshoe Bay Resort Convention Center. Mr. Cox was inducted along with Rory Frazee, who coached at Stratford High School in the Spring Branch School District. Novice Kniffen, Hall of Fame inductee, retired coach at Andrews, Texas, but now resides in Menard Texas, introduced Coach Cox. The keynote speaker at the convention was Patrick McEnroe, former professional tennis player, and now serves as a tennis commentator for ESPN.

 

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San Saba City Council holds regular meeting November 14th

By Donna Webb, Reporter

Juan Montoya (Center; along with his daughter), Sanitation Department Supervisor, displays a personalized name plate on the Supervisor of the Quarter plaque for selection as the City's Supervisor of the Fourth Quarter.

 

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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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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.

 

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