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Wed
18
Jul
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Happy Herman's Hideaway

Melted Coastal Dad

Hello beautiful San Saba souls! How in the world are you? The parentals and I had quite the adventure since last we spoke. We left the gently rolling hills, the lovely, quaint downtown beauty of home owned businesses and the quiet streets of San Saba to journey to the Houston area. Yep, drove from Viennese Waltz to crazy bone crushing mosh pit! Mom has more medical tests coming up and she wanted a trip home to see the kids before all that started again so off we went. I will discuss the million car march a bit later but for now say we were all excited about seeing family.

 

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Wed
18
Jul
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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor and the good Folks of San Saba County

"Just the Facts". . . We have all heard Sgt. Joe Friday on Dragnet say this. . . "Just the Facts."

Well, most of you who know me, know that I have tended to "take the high road" to avoid controversy concerning my time at the local radio stations and especially after my retirement from them.

But, after some recent events and comments from friends and business associates, I feel it is time for "Just the Facts."

 

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Thu
05
Jul
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The Bend News

By Jo Price

Here we are starting July and the hot dry weather is still upon us.

There are some who are saying it will rain on the 4th of July and we certainly hope that is true. Speaking of the 4th, plan to attend some of the fireworks that will be around this area, instead of wasting your time and money on buying fireworks. It will be much safer and much less danger of starting a fire in the dry pastures. Just plan on having a safer and fun 4th.

 

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Thu
05
Jul
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The Richland Springs Report

By Sue Ransom

Although I will not here to see the photos of the 4th of July celebrations, I know everyone is going to have a splendiferous time. I expect the heat will be a factor, but it will be tolerated because of all the fun activities to be enjoyed around the area. Russ will enjoy the fireworks from the porch of the house, but he will not attend. I sincerely hope that the Howler’s Club has a rousingly successful event.

They have certainly worked hard enough these past months to get everyone ready.

 

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Wed
27
Jun
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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Thank you to Jonathan Lord and Nick Taylor, two young men who stepped up to help their hometown of Richland Springs. There were many others helping, but too often we don’t see the younger generations stepping up. Jonathan continued their mission with the advice of his pastor, Bro Sam, and arranged for management of donated funds.

 

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Wed
20
Jun
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The Bend News

By Jo Price

Father’s Day is over and hope all the father’s had a very good day and looking forward to next year. It may have been the first Father’s Day for some new dads and hope it was a good one.

Rain is in the forecast for some and just hope that folks around the Bend get some much needed moisture.

With all the wind and the dry conditions it makes it very dangerous for anyone to be burning anything outside and if you cook outside be sure you put your fire out with plenty of water.

 

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Wed
20
Jun
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The Richland Springs Report

By Sue Ransom

I want to start this week’s column with a report about the Disaster Relief fish fry this past Saturday. Many thanks to all who participated, but a giant thank-you to Johnathan Lord for his excellent organizational skills. He used an enormous amount of his own personal time and resources to get this relief fund established. I know he relied on many people to help him, but his was the persistence that ruled the day. It was estimated that over 700 meals were served.

Wed
13
Jun
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Hill Country Naturalist

I assume that folks who read these columns are at least somewhat interested in Nature and our native habitat. If this describes you, then there are two brand-new books out that will interest you.

The first book is "Seasons at Selah: The Legacy of Bamberger Ranch Preserve." This book was so much anticipated that I put my name on a list to buy a copy even before the actual publication. Why was it so anticipated? Because of the subject involved and the people who made it happen.

The subject is J. David Bamberger and his legendary work to restore a worn-out ranch in Blanco County into the showcase Bamberger Ranch Preserve we see today, and to educate thousands of Texans on how to manage their land.

 

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Wed
13
Jun
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From Rylander Memorial Library...

By Nancy Bannister

Reading Recommendations: Marie Thérése, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinetté's Daughter, Susan Nagel -

In December 1795, on the midnight stroke of her 17th birthday, Marie Thérése, the only surviving child of Marie Antoinetté and Louis XVI, fled Paris's notorious Temple Prison, kept in solitary confinement after her parents' brutal execution during the Terror, she had been unaware of the fate of her family, save the cries she heard of her young brother being tortured in the next cell.

 

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Wed
06
Jun
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Letter to the Editor

It’s human nature to think that things won’t happen in your town. For those of us in San Saba County, especially Richland Springs, it’s also human nature to think that the storms will always go around us. It seems that every time there’s a good rain headed right toward our little town, it always splits and goes around us. It’s the stuff of lore from all the old timers around here.

When a massive historic storm had a bull’s eye right on Richland Springs two Friday’s ago, I think I can speak for many, that we were shocked to say the least. Fortunately, it is also human nature to help your neighbor in times of crisis. And help they did. The community of Richland Springs has so many people and organizations to thank. If you’ll grant us the indulgence of thanking them here, I’d be appreciative.

 

 

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