The San Saba City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 16th, 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 Marcus Amthor gave the invocation and led everyone in the flag pledges. The following…
Monday, June 29th, marked the beginning of early voting for the runoff between two Republican seats. One is for State Representative - District 59 - between incumbent, Dr. J.D. Sheffield (R-Gatesville) and Shelby Slawson, a practicing attorney from Stephenville, Texas. The second runoff is for the…
San Saba county is now up to five cases of COVID-19 with two cases being in the City of San Saba. Dr. Craig Whiting, the Texas Department of State Health Services Local Health Authority, was contacted last week for an update on COVID-19 case counts in San Saba county. First, Dr. Whiting reported…
Judge Theodosis submitted this photo with this week’s County Update. This recent photo shows the beautifully manicured lush lawn along with the pecan trees budding out in new life again. The newly restored courthouse stands proud, tall, and with clean lines with an inviting look to all those who…
When it seemed that the COVID-19 virus had averted San Saba's 4th of July Fireworks show, our community responded with an emphatic and loud “NO! Let’s see what we can do." However, without a sponsor or sponsors, and due to the hardships San Saba businesses have been undergoing during the…
Last Friday, June 26th, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. This decision comes as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 and the number of hospitalizations have…
San Saba News & Star staff are adoptive parents! We now have three baby barn swallows nesting outside our east front window. They are all really cute and are probably about ready to leave the nest. It certainly has been a breath of fresh air to enjoy God’s gift of nature right outside our…
Drought conditions in the western High Plains and South Plains and early drying across the state have led to an early start to the summer wildfire season. Most of the state is trending three to four weeks ahead of typical early summer drying. Fire activity is also increasing earlier than normal,…
Dear Editor: With the pandemic craziness and uncertainty going on right now, voting in a run-off election may not be your top priority. But, elections have consequences, and it is particularly so in the District 59 state representative race. It is imperative not only for the future of Texas but…
Governor’s order restricts alcohol-serving establishments Governor Greg Abbott ordered the state to slow down the reopening process for bars and other venues as coronavirus-related infections, hospitalizations and deaths continued to increase in Texas last week. “As I said from the start, if the…
Feeding Texas applauded a decision by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to extend an application deadline for a new program that could provide families with up to $1 billion in food assistance during the COVID-19 crisis. Applications for the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program will…
Monday, June 29th, marked the beginning of early voting for the runoff between two Republican seats…
San Saba county is now up to five cases of COVID-19 with two cases being in the City of San Saba.…
Judge Theodosis submitted this photo with this week’s County Update. This recent photo shows the…
The San Saba City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 16th, 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 Marcus Amthor gave the invocation and led everyone in the flag pledges.
80 Years Ago July 4, 1940 Two San Saba girls, Misses Ruth Harbuck and Julia Ann Wade recently, appeared on the first student music recital of the summer…
Tuesday, July 7th, will see the return of the San Saba County/Baylor Scott & White Blood Drive to the First Baptist Church at 208 W. Wallace Street. This…
This Saturday will be our nation’s 244th birthday. The founders of our country had lived for centuries under tyrannical rulers. They had little or no freedoms…
The University Interscholastic League has approved student athletes returning to campus for summer workouts. It is great to see students back on campus again!…
Howard Payne University’s fall 2020 semester will begin as scheduled on August 24, pending any delays or other modifications as directed by government…
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) has released standings for the Lone Star Cup through March 13, 2020. Due to the cancellation of UIL spring events,…