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The Richland Springs Report

I am not a fan of cold weather. I realize thatTexas cold is nowhere near Canadian cold, but it is not to my taste. I am comfortable in the 60 to 90 range. Australia was pretty close to that mark, but once you go there the cost of visiting family is horrendous.

It was while I was walking down a dark street in Sydney that I realized that should anything happen to me, my parents would never get closure and certainly couldn’t come and look for me. It also made me grow up just a little and gain an understanding of that annoying parental habit of wanting to know where you are and where you are going. I was so sure I could take care of myself. How little we understand when we are young and arrogant. Times and kids have not changed very much.

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Buster D. Barree

Buster D. Barree age 59 of Meridian, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in Meridian, Texas.

Per his wishes he will be cremated.

Buster D. Barree was born on September 26, 1959 in Port Lavaca, Texas to Albert and Mary Harvell Barree. He graduated from San Saba High School in San Saba, Texas. He worked in the construction business most of his life. Buster was a great son, brother and uncle but above all of these he was an amazing father and grandfather. Buster loved being outdoors. His favorite hobby was fishing with Uncle Willie. Buster never complained about anything and was always offering a helping hand. He loved life and enjoyed doing things with his family. He was a genuis when it came to playing cards (he always won). Buster became friends with Carlos Ellis of Meridian and they were like brothers. They always watched wrestling and ball games together. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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Ronnie S. Gilbert

Ronnie S. Gilbert, 67, of Lometa, TX died Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas.

He was born November 21, 1951 in Abilene, TX, the son of Lowell B. Gilbert and Marjorie Lee (Isenburg) Gilbert. He moved to Lampasas when he was a sophomore in high school and had remained in the area since. Ronnie was a diesel mechanic by trade, a Licensed to Carry Instructor, woodworker, knifemaker, avid outdoorsman, active in youth mentorship through Royal Rangers, and enjoyed historical pioneer camping and re-enactment. He was an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God, where he served churches throughout Central Texas.

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Shirley Jean Barber Gray

Shirley Jean Barber Gray, 83, passed away January 13, 2019 in Georgetown, TX. Shirley was born to Harold and Voncile Barber on December 6, 1935 in Lone Grove, Texas.

She fell in love and married her soulmate, Kenneth Don Gray, in Cherokee, TX on May 24, 1952. She was a loving and doting wife and mother and, even though her husband’s career took her to many new places, she always managed to create a loving home filled with laughter for her children and husband.

Shirley also excelled in creating art with her hands. She was well-known for painting pictures, crafting angels, and personalizing gifts for her family and friends. She even went on to open her own art studio, along with her daughter Sherry, where she could hone her skills and give a smile to anyone that happened to benefit from the beauty of her work.

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Kay Francis Farquhar Keele

Kay was born January 9, 1936 at Rollins-Brook Hospital in Lampasas, Texas. She passed away on January 8, 2019, in Lampasas, one day short of her 83rd birthday, leaving a number of devastated family and friends. She was the second of five children born to Cecil Edward Farquhar and Geneva Gladys Barrett Farquhar who were both descendants of pioneers in the area.

She was married to H.W. Junior Keele on April 8, 1960 in San Saba, Texas, her home at the time of her passing. They met at a country dance at Izora schoolhouse in Lampasas County. Her Uncle Red Barrett had a band and he introduced Junior and Kay at that time. Kay loved to dance and attended every dance she could. Kay liked Jimmy Heap and the Melody Masters, and her Uncle's band, The Drifters. She would have danced across Texas if she could. Kay and Junior were the parents of two daughters: Vicki Laine Keele Brown and Stacey Lynn Keele Dame.

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The Texas Rangers and The San Saba Mob

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

Mrs. Alice Roberts was the first Witness called by the state. She is the daughter of the murdered man Turner.

She said her father was murdered the 19th of July 1889, by George Trowbridge and Matt Ford.

 

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2019 San Saba County Youth Fair Winners

2019 San Saba Youth Fair Art Grand Champion-Nayeli Gonzalez

 

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Rainwater Harvesting

By Anne H. Vincent

Rainwater harvesting is essential in many areas of the world, especially the USA's Desert Southwest, and includes the frequently drought-stricken parts of Texas that include San Saba, Lampasas, Brown, McCulloch, Llano and Comanche, as well as many other counties. The regularly scheduled meeting of the San Saba Garden Club was held on January 8th and the focus of the meeting was to study and discuss these critical issues and what is involved in critical use of harvesting rainwater.

San Saba county normally receives an average rainfall between 24-32 inches, but because of the unusual and extensive monsoon rains this past fall, San Saba has received between 40 and 50 inches this past year. Between 13 and 18 inches fell in the San Saba and Lampasas areas in October alone.

 

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News From Cherokee ISD

We are back in the swing of things here at Cherokee ISD. It was nice to get a break from it all, but we are excited to get back to work!

The All-District football results are in! Tristian Arkansas, running back, made first team. 2nd team honors were bestowed upon Dax Porch, tight end; Eric Miller, wide receiver; Damon Campbell, wide receiver; and Johnathan Stanford, spread center. On defense, cornerback, Eric Miller, and safety, Tristian Arkansas, made 1st team. 2nd team was Dax Porch as a defensive lineman. Congratulations to these young men.

 

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Application deadline coming up for CTEC's Youth Tour Contest

For students to win a trip to Washington, D.C., Central Texas Electric Cooperative holds an essay contest for high school students each year. This year, winning students get to attend the Government-in-Action Youth Tour from June 12-21, 2019.

Here are 10 reasons to apply today for CTEC's Youth Tour contest:

1. It’s free. Central Texas Electric Co-op completely covers the cost of the Youth Tour for contest winners. With airfare, hotel accommodation, meals and attractions, the trip is valued at more than $2,500 per student.

 

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