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.
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.
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 annual Devil’s Sinkhole meeting will be held Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6 p.m. at the visitors center, but mostly by Microsoft Teams and FaceTime. The biggest need for the meeting is someone to complete the second year of the vice president’s term. They will discuss the general organizational health and the plans for the big 50th year, but the main business of the annual meeting is always reestablishing the board of directors. There are nine current directors, serving two-year terms. Four terms are up this year and five will be up next year. They have the half term vacancy as well this year.