Edwards County held their monthly Commissioner’s Court meeting this past Tuesday at the Edwards County courthouse. In attendance were Judge Souli Shanklin and commissioners Matt Fry, Lee Sweeten, Kenneth Reed and new commissioner Marty Graham. The meeting was called to order at 9:02 a.m. and the pledge of allegiance was cited.
An air-mass originating from the Arctic will bring frigid temperatures to West Central Texas this weekend. In Edwards Co., Thursday highs are only forecast for 43 with a low of 31 degrees, Friday 53/27, Sat. 38/15, Sunday 29/12 degrees and Monday 34/14 with a chance of snow.
My friend, Russell Smith, once wrote that San Angelo used to be a rather ‘innocent’ town, until a murder took place there back in, I think, the 1980s. Russell’s contention was that the murder changed the town, and the way the people of San Angelo viewed the world. He was probably right, considering his long experience as a law enforcement officer. And now I’m wondering if the same kind of thing will happen to Mason, after the events of last week.
In 1971, thanks to recommendations from the recent First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, President Nixon’s Interior Department created a group of new National Natural Landmarks in Texas. At the top of Lady Bird’s list of recommendations and the top of the resulting list in 1971 was the Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area!
The Lady Angoras played their final three district games this last week. First the Lady Angoras faced the Cowgirls in D’Hanis on Tuesday, January 26th. Unlike the last match up with the Cowgirls back in December, the Ladies got a solid start, but only led by 1 point at the end of the first quarter. Both teams moved in to the bonus in the second quarter, where the Rocksprings girls used their free throws and some inside shots to move further ahead with a score of 24 to 18 at the half. Then the Lady Angoras stepped up their defense in the 3rd quarter and held D’Hanis scoreless for that quarter. Although by a narrow margin, the Lady Angoras controlled the game and beat D’Hanis 38 to 26. Noteworthy Stats: Claire Burleson - 15 points and 10 rebounds, Paige Elliott - 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Ava Grooms - 12 rebounds. Others scoring: Kiki Hilliard 6 points, Ailynn Infante, Grooms and Rebecca Ruiz 1 point each.