It is time once again for the Edwards County Livestock Show! The stockshow will be Saturday, December 11, 2021 starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Spud Tatum Show Barn. This year there will be over 60 animals and over 40 exhibitors and another anticipated 20 youth participating in the Little Britches Show! Everyone is invited to come support the kids.
Over the years, there have been many famous people to visit Rocksprings, Texas, that sleepy ranching town turned hunting mecca that hangs on the southern edge of the Edwards Plateau. There was Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert who parked their forty foot motorhome on the courthouse square while they looked to buy a ranch in the area. Ranch real estate guru Ed White took them out; he didn’t know they were famous until one of his secretaries told him later that day. Earl Campbell sat in a local diner a few years ago after hunting in the area, while similarly, Ted Nugent’s photo is proudly displayed in the local feed store, showing the rocker with a local rancher. With all those visits being in the last 10-20 years or so, it is hard to imagine that Rocksprings had its largest celebrities over 120 years ago. One was famous for killing the most notorious outlaw of the time, and the other would become vice president of the United States. Perhaps you have heard of Pat Garrett and John Nance Garner. Well in 1895 they decsended on the humble ranching community and fleeced the locals in a historic horse race.
Quiz Team: Ryanne Lindstrom, Rachelle Gonzales, Kylie Taylor and Michaela Brown placed 11th as a team. Brown finsished in the top ten individually.
BY RICHARD KRAMER
On November 9, Edwards County commissioners voted to approve the redistricting of the precinct boundaries. This was after the court obtained the services of the law firm of ALLISON, BASS & MAGEE, L.L.P. Their council came to this advice after assessing the new census. Due to the census going down, redistricting of political boundaries will take place.
To show its appreciation for our first responders, the Edwards County 4-H Club hosted a chili supper on November 15, 2021 in which first responders from the various organizations were invited. Club members and their parents and grandparents prepared the chili, cornbread, and desserts and they supplied the toppings and paper goods. Club members served our guests, refilled their drinks, and picked up their bowls when finished. Thank you to everyone that helped make this meal a success and thank you to our first responders for everything that you do for our community!The next 4-H monthly meeting will be Wednesday December 15th and will serve as the Christmas Party. Each member will need to bring one dozen cookies for a cookie exchange and then the club will go Christmas caroling around town. Please contact Mr. Crockett if you have any questions.