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Remember Those Who Serve

The list of those serving our country continues to grow. Special thanks to Montie Guthrie for helping me out with this list.

It has been a while since I have mentioned those serving our country but I was reminded recently while listening to KOXE on the way to work when they mentioned that several National Guardsmen from Camp Bowie in Brownwood were going back to Iraq including Eddie Dawson, who started this for me back in August of 2004.

Please remember these Santa Anna folks that are serving our country in combat, training, or support: Brandon Beloat, James Culpepper, Eddie Dawson, Chaplin Delarosa, Kristle Deleon, Glen Donham, Reuben Frausto, Bobby Hale, Truman Matthews, Michael Ruth, Marty Siller, Allen Tucker, Scott Watson, Shane Watson, and Seth Wickson.

Please help me with others by sending their names, photos, or whatever you want to me at news@santaannanews.com or use this convenient form


I have exchanged several e-mails with Eddie Dawson over the last several weeks. Eddie is deployed in Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard, 36th Infantry Division, 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, FSC 111th Engineer Brigade which is home based in Stephenville. SSG Dawson is working with Santa Anna's own SPC Brandon Beloat. I know that Brandon is in good hands with Eddie who has been in the Guard as long as I can remember.

SPC Brandon Beloat and SSG Eddie Dawson


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National Honor Society Induction

Six Santa Anna High School students were inducted into the Arleigh Harris Chapter of the National Honor Society Wednesday, February 25, in the High School Auditorium in a ceremony marked by comments from Principal and Chapter Sponsor David Robinett.

Front Row: Maria Segura, Molly Pritchard, Layken Herrod, Heather McMillan, Adelaida Dean, Lauren Matthews, Marina Benge
Back Row: Lance Vasquez, Wes Tucker, Caylie Robinett, Jordan Jewell, Kody Krause, E. J. Ramsey

Current Members, pictured in blue stoles, are Marina Benge, Adelaida Dean, Molly Pritchard, Caylie Robinett, Maria Segura, and Lance Vasquez. Inductees in white stoles are Laken Herrod, Jordan Jewell, Kody Krause, Lauren Matthews, Heather McMillan, and Wes Tucker. Also shown in blue is E. J. Ramsey, who came to the Arleigh Harris Chapter from the Cotton Center Chapter, where she was inducted last spring.

The 2009 Inductees into National Honor Society are: Laken Herrod, daughter of Scotty and Wendy Herrod, has participated in volleyball, one-act play, and has served SAHS as cheerleader. She has twice been elected President of her class and vice-president once. Laken has participated in food drives with the Cheerleaders, assisted with Student Council gift drives for Holiday Hill Nursing Home, and she has been a volunteer with the Santa Anna Library Summer Reading Program for Children.

Jordan Jewell is the daughter of Michael Jewell and Shana DeLeon. Jordan has been a participant in 4-H, stock showing, Texas High School Rodeo Association, and numerous Junior Rodeo Associations. In 4-H she served as club Secretary, club President, County Council Delegate, and County Horse Club President. She was President of her freshman class. Jordan has volunteered in the Keep Coleman Beautiful city clean-up, 4-H food drive, and the 4-H coat drive.

Kody Krause is the son of Gary Krause and Kim Rutherford. Kody has participated in UIL athletics in football and in basketball. He was chosen All-District Punter as a sophomore, and his basketball team was in the playoffs. He has also been active in both 4-H and FFA. He competed in the 4-H State Roping Competition and has gone to Regional with the FFA Horse Judging Team. Kody is group leader at his church, and has volunteered cleaning Highway roadsides with 4-H.

Lauren Matthews, daughter of Roger and Angela Matthews, has participated in Band, Tennis, and in One-act Play. She was chosen All-star cast One-act Play Zone competition in 2007. She was also a member of Area qualifier Marching Band. Lauren has volunteered in fund-raising for relief of Hurricane Katrina survivors, raised money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness program, and is a member of Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Heather McMillan is the daughter of Todd and Sherry McMillan. Heather has participated in One-Act Play, UIL athletics, Band, and in 4-H exhibiting livestock. She was an Area qualifier in One-Act Play, and also an Area Qualifier in Band. Heather has served as Secretary for her class, President of her 4-H Club for three years, and is currently a Section Leader in the Band. She has volunteered in 4-H fund raisers, in church youth group, and in canned food drives.

Wes Tucker is the son of David Tucker and Shelly Anderson. He has participated in football, and has been a member of the SAHS Horse Judging Team since he was a freshman. As a sophomore, Wes was elected class representative to the SAHS Student Council, when he assisted in the gift drive for Holiday Hill Nursing Home. Wes also helped his sister in a canned food drive to make Christmas food boxes for the elderly. He assisted his Grandfather with farm chores during a lengthy recovery from a major surgery.


Mary L. Dunn

On April 2, 1921, Dallas and Bera Robinett became the proud parents of their first child, Mary Lela. Mary was soon joined and is survived by one sister, Maurine, and three brothers, Robert, Billy Joe and Jimmy Robinett.

Mary graduated high school in Mozelle, TX. She then pursued a career as a beauty operator. During this time, the love of her life James Dunn asked her to be his wife. They were married July 17, 1943 and celebrated 60 years together. She was the Queen of his heart and home until he went to be with the Lord April 3, 2004. She then received comfort and joy from their beloved dog Fifi.

Motherís life was like a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The first flower she picked was God. The second flower she chose was James. The next three flowers were Ronnie, Rennie, and Robinette. With her bouquet complete, she tied it securely with a ribbon of love. Her bouquet was her life as it was fed, loved and nurtured every day.

Before she knew it, she found a second bouquet was sprouting. When the most beautiful flower blossomed her name was Cammie. With this flower came a new definition of love. Mary tried to explain this special love of a grandchild to Robinette but she finally summed it up by saying, you will understand when you become a grandmother. As the years went by, more and more blossoms opened. Each were unique and special as only grand children can be. Daniel, Jeffery, Paxton and Gentry brought great joy to their Nanny. Every moment spent with them were some of her most cherished memories.

Her third bouquet has begun to bloom and now has nine blossoms, great grand children and a bud, her first great, great grandchild.

With Maryís garden complete, she has joined James in Heaven. Together they will continue to nourish their flower garden.

Mary passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2009 in Odessa. Visitation with the family will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, February 27, 2009 in Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM Saturday, February 28, 2009 in Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Lynn Money officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

For funeral home address, directions, and obituary see: Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home

Please keep the Dunn and Robinett families in your thoughts and prayers.


UFO?

Did you see an unidentified flying object on Tuesday evening around 6:00 PM?

Described as, "unusual lights in the sky" and "not similar to any man made object"...


Lady Mountaineers

Submitted by Tex Wright
I stepped out of the office this afternoon with camera in hand and saw the lights flashing, heard the sirens, and knew the Lady Mountaineers were headed for Tuscola.

Escorted by two trucks from the Santa Anna Volunteer Fire Dept. and Police Chief Carlos Torres, The Lady Mountaineers were also cheered on by people on the downtown streets and signs that had been places beside the highway.

The entire town of Santa Anna, Texas is very proud of our ladies.

According to the KTXS Abilene Channel 12 ten o'clock news the Lady Mountaineers fell to #1 ranked Roby 62-46.

Congratulations to the Lady Mountaineers and Coach Libby on their season.


Polly Warnock

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Polly Warnock.

As I was driving to work Monday morning I heard on KOXE that services were pending for Mrs. Warnock.

A short time later Cindy telephoned me to see if I had heard.

Polly Warnock was always such a nice lady and loved Santa Anna.

Mrs. Warnock, of course, ran the Santa Anna News newspaper for a number of years in the eighties and nineties before the Warnocks closed the news office.

I went to school and played football with one of the Warnock's many talented sons, Dwayne. I made my first drag in Brownwood with Dwayne in his MG and lost one of my favorite Camp Tonkawa hats at Commerce Square in front of T,G, & Y when we had the top down.

I also bought my first pickup truck, a 69 Ford F250 from Mr. Warnock. We were just barely going in the service station business and Mr. Warnock let me pay him out for the truck. I miss that old truck and often wish that I still had it.

I had the pleasure of taking care of Mr. Warnock's mother's car for several years also.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday, February 25th at 11:00 in the Methodist Church. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 at Henderson's Funeral Home of Santa Anna.

Please keep the Warnock Family in your thoughts and prayers.


THANK YOU

Todd and Sherry McMillan want to give a big thank you for all the prayers that went out for Todd and his family.

Everyone was so great to us and it's your prayers that brought Todd through this. We want to thank everyone who put together the benefits. We are not sure who all is responsible for them but we do appreciate it. Everyone who made a donation for us, everyone who sent cards to Todd while he was in the hospital, and the phone calls and visits.

That really helped cheer him up, and we want to give a thank you to the people who took special care of our kidos, those of you who took time out of your lives to help our kidos out and took them to the stock shows, their mawmaw who moved into my house so she could take care of the kidos (thank you),and we want to also thank the people who also took time out of their lives to help set up the house getting it all ready for Todd's needs. We couldn't of done this without all of you. May God Bless each and everyone one of yall. Maybe some day we can return a favor. Again thank you!!!!!!!

By the way Todd is home now and doing better. He still has a long road ahead of him but he is doing well......
Todd, Sherry, & Family.


Lady Mountaineers Advance to Regionals

Article by Coach Libby

Santa Anna won a thrilling area playoff game 47-45 over perennial powerhouse Throckmorton on Friday night. Executing the running game and press to near perfection, the Lady Mountaineers jumped on Throckmorton taking a 20-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. The first half score was 31-22 as both teams began to get into foul trouble in the second quarter. Fouls began to take its toll on the Lady Mountaineers when Sarah Herrod and Kendra Coleman committed fouls early in the third quarter. Up to this point Santa Anna had extended its lead to 15 points. Throckmorton then stormed back outscoring the Lady Mountaineers 16-7 resulting in a 38-38 score at the end of the third quarter. The fourth quarter was a see-saw battle with both teams building small leads but never able to mount much of a run. In the final minutes Santa Anna was able to hit two free-throws, one by Layken Deleon and the other by Molly Pritchard to win the game. Santa Anna now advances to the regional quarterfinals to play #1 ranked Roby. The game will start at 6:00 in Tuscola Jim Ned.

Good luck to Coach Libby and the Lady Mountaineers!

I believe the photos of the game are the work of SAHS Annual Staff Photographer - Lance Vasquez



Coleman County Telephone Cooperative


National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Arleigh Harris Chapter of NHS at SAHS to Hold Induction Ceremony

Students demonstrating outstanding scholarship, service, leadership, and character at Santa Anna High School will be inducted into the National Honor Society on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. Juniors Laken Herrod, Jordan Jewell, Kody Krause, Lauren Matthews, Heather McMillen, E J Ramsey, and Wes Tucker will be honored on their selection to this prestigious national organization at 10:30 am in the High School auditorium.

WHAT: National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
The agenda includes:
ē Description of the four qualities: scholarship, service, character, and leadership
ē Recognition of new members
ē Principalís charge to the membership

WHEN: Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Santa Anna High School Auditorium 701 Bowie Avenue, Santa Anna

WHO: Current members, new members, Chapter SponsoróPrincipal David Robinett


Lady Mountaineers Win

According to the Abilene Reporter News, the Santa Anna Lady Mountaineers defeated the girls from Throckmorton 47-45 at McMurry University in Abilene.

The Lady Mountaineers will face Roby at Jim Ned High School in Tuscola Tuesday at 6PM.

Good luck to the Lady Mountaineers!



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Coleman County Historical Program

Submitted by Tex Wright - Coleman County Historical Commission Chairman

The CCHC held their February meeting in Santa Anna at The Feed Store. Heartland Ministries was kind enough to let the visitors look over their recently completed building and to allow us the use of their big screen TV system. A great big set of thanks go to Tye Lequay for all his expertise in operating the system.

The hall opened about 6:30P, snacks were set out and the visitors began to look over the building. The group opened the program with a short business meeting for reports from some of the members.

Montie Guthrie gave a short report on some of the activities that the Santa Anna Historical Development Organization is involved in.

Tex Wright gave a short synopsis of the upcoming Texas Historical Conference to be held in Lakeway, Texas. It will be held April 15, 16, & 17. This is the annual conference for all the county Historical commissions

The group watched a film made in 1989 about the historical places in the Southwest and western parts of Coleman County. Editor's Note: According to Chairman Wright, the film was created by Arnold Allcorn and Micky Horton

Glen Cove had a "Marrying Tree" where couples would go to get married. Glen Cove is the 2nd oldest town in the county.

Another interesting point brought out in this film - when the community of Voss was being settled, land was selling for the outrageous price of 45 cents per acre.

After the film, a bit of conversation brought out other points of the county that needed to be put on film such as old graves near the right-of-way of county roads.

The meeting was adjourned and the discussion continued along with the snacking.

The next meeting of the CCHC will be March 5th at heritage Hall in Coleman. This will be a planning program to plan for the next two years. If you have an idea for a program or just want to put in your 2 cents worth. We look forward to seeing you there.



Trans Texas Technologies


First BIG DREAM GATHERING in the State of Texas

Event Specifics:
When: March 5
TIME: 6 to 9 PM
Where: McNease Convention Center in San Angelo
Cost: Free
Contact: Jimi Coplen, Aspermont EDC
Phone: 940.989.3197
E-mail: aedc@srcaccess.net
Web: www.TMCN.org
Web: www.BIGdreamgathering.com

MAN BELIEVES PEOPLE HELPING EACH OTHER GO AFTER THEIR DREAMS IS A RECESION-PROOF IDEA!

In the midst of tough economic times, one man says that people helping each other with their big dreams is a recession-proof idea.

"Real people going after big dreams is what made this country great," says BIG dream gathering creator, Mitch Matthews. "We've just got to provide a safe environment for people to dream again and possibly get some help to go after those big dreams."

Mitch Matthews has seen 1,000s of people come to these free events called "BIG dream gatherings" over the past few years. And next month, they are working with The Texas Midwest Community Network to bring a BIG dream gathering to San Angelo.

They needed help.

Matthews and his wife got the idea for the gatherings when they needed help with one of their own big dreams. They had run out of money and were about to give up on their dream. But instead, they decided to throw a party and call it a "Big dream gathering."

They invited their closest friends to come to their home, write their dreams down on paper and tape them on the walls. Then everyone walked around and looked at each otherís dreams to see if they could help with encouragement, connections, ideas or time.

It was only supposed to last for a few hours, but it wound up lasting for a week. First their friends came, but within a day complete strangers were coming to hang their dreams on the walls.

Matthews got some help and saw a number of other dreamers get help too. So, they have continued the events.

1,000ís of dreamers

Over the past few years 1,000ís of dreams have been posted and countless connections have been made. Everything from a elementary teacher getting the help she needed to send truck loads of school supplies to Africa, to a couple of people connecting at a gathering and then working together to attain a contract with NIKEģ.

"Yeah, itís been amazing to see what happens when people just have a safe environment to think about their big dreams and then possibly get some help with them." says Matthews.

"Itís a safe and fun! There isn't a catch or a sales pitch for anything," said Mandy Van Maanen. "Itís just people writing down their dreams and encouraging each other. Itís a little taste of heaven."

Van Maanen should know. She attended the first BIG dream gathering held in the Matthews home. She wrote down a big dream of going to Africa to help some children she had heard about. "They were living in a garbage dump in Mozambique, and I knew I wanted to help them. By the way, I didn't think I had the money or the time, but I wrote down the dream anyway.'

Through hard work and through some encouragement and support she received, Van Maanen was in Africa helping those children within a year.

On March 5, Matthews is working with the Texas Midwest Community Network to bring a big dream gathering to the San Angelo Convention Center.

Event organizer Jimi Coplen says, "Itís a fun way to connect the communities because people can just come, think about their big dreams and then possibly get the help they need to do something. Maybe through an encouraging word or maybe through a connection or some support. You just never know."



M-Bar-H Lodge


2009 Coleman County Livestock Show Awards Donors

Submitted by Sarah Beal

Buckle Donors:

Jay and Willene Davis:
Weldon Davis Memorial Award
Grand Champion Steer

Santa Anna National Bank:
Grand Champion Lamb

Bledsoe Ford:
Grand Champion Meat Goat

Coleman County Special Utility District:
Grand Champion Barrow

Nelda Copley:
Grand Champion Rabbit

Heath & Danielle Hemphill:
Sr. Steer Showmanship

Bowen Drug Store:
Jr. Steer Showmanship

First Coleman National Bank:
Sr. Lamb Showmanship

Hallís Processing:
Jr. Lamb Showmanship

Coleman County State Bank:
Sr. Swine Showmanship

Sherman & Tammy Smith:
Jr. Swine Showmanship

Jo Ann Allen:
Willard Allen Memorial Award
Sr. Meat Goat Showmanship

Sandy & Barbara Neal:
Jr. Meat Goat Showmanship

Trophy Donors:

Jack & Carole Horne:
C. M. Huckabee Memorial
Reserve Champion Steer

Kirby Vanover:
Reserve Champion Lamb

Coleman County Farm Bureau:
Reserve Champion Barrow

Chris & Cindy Jamison:
Reserve Champion Meat Goat

Williams Tire Store:
Champion American Steer

Dona Triplitt/ Lazy T Ranch:
Ted Triplitt Memorial
Reserve American Steer

Lanham & Kim Horne:
Champion English Steer

Don & Vicki Allen
Allen Simmentals:
Reserve English Steer

Henry & Margie Dodson:
Champion European Steer

Henderson Funeral Home:
Reserve European Steer

Davis Farm & Ranch Supply:
Champion Finewool Lamb

Santa Anna National Bank:
Dr. Wesley Wise Memorial
Champion Medium Wool Lamb

Johnson Feed Barn:
Champion Crossbred Lamb

Collier Watson-CPA:
Champion Southdown Lamb

County General Store:
Champion Hamp Barrow

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Merryman:
Champion Duroc Barrow

Harold & Caroline Skelton:
Champion White OPB Barrow

Coleman County Electric Cooperative:
Champion Black OPB Barrow

Steve & Sarah Beal:
Champion Crossbred Barrow

Randal & Peggy Brown:
Reserve Champion Rabbit

Coleman County Livestock Show Committee:
Top Buyer Plaque
Coleman Livestock Auction Appreciation Plaque



That Santa Anna Store


Valentine Coronation

Cindy and I went over to the Valentine Coronation Saturday night at the High School Auditorium, mostly to watch our Grandson Dawson. He didn't win and I really didn't expect him to since the little girl selected with him backed out during rehearsals.

All the boys and girls sure did look cute all decked out.

The Eleventh Annual Valetine Coronation was sponsored by the Elementary faculty and they raised over $5000 to be used for school activities.

2009 Valentine Coronation Royalty



Cen-Tex Land Co.


More Weather

After all the wind and hail I ended up with another half inch of moisture in the gauge for a total of an inch this week!




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Weather

I struggled to hold the steering wheel as drove home from work late Tuesday night. The winds were blowing fiercely and the National Weather Service alert came on the radio and told me that Mills County was under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning with up to 60 mile per hour winds and quarter size hail. There was no hail but a I can guarantee the 60 mile per hour winds! I got home safely with no hail but I noticed the front yard was crunchy as I walked from the car to the front door. Cindy said it had hailed and as I walked out back to feed the dog the hail was everywhere, looked more like snow if it hadn't been so big, and was even piled up in some places.

The following was sent in by Tex Wright:

In case anyone asks if we got any weather in Santa Anna, Texas. these pictures should answer the question.

The hail stone beside the penny was one that rolled up on the porch, the bigger ones out in the yard were safe from me, I'm chicken when large pieces of ice are falling from the sky.

Some of the stones looked like they might get close to quarter size.

At about 7:00PM the hail started and was over by 7:20 - Wind started soon after.



Wild Blue Photography by Stephanie Dane


Miss Sunburst Pageant

Submitted by Tex Wright

Coleman County was well represented in Saturday's Sunburst beauty pageant held in the mall in Early, Texas.

Among the beautiful young ladies were Kyndell Malaer, daughter of Thomas and Jennifer Malaer of Coleman, Larkin Glasscock, daughter of Shamey Glasscock of Santa Anna, and Sarah Pelton, daughter of Alys and Earl Ellis of Santa Anna.

Each of these girls won some type of trophy. Best personality, best smile, best hair, best dress or costume, and others.

Winning the 13 to 18 year old division was Sarah Pelton. She was crowned as the over-all winner in the division.

Each of these girls won a paid entry to compete in the state pageant to be held in Houston in May.

Larkin Glasscock

Kyndell Malaer

Sarah Pelton



Santa Anna Historical Development Organization


Rain

Tex Wright reports, "I had ,30 of some strange substance in my gauge. It wasn't bugs nor was it dust. Seems like I saw something like that a long time ago. Tex Wright"

Here on the South side of the tracks, I poured out a half inch... most of it from late Sunday night/early Monday morning.



Historical Commission Meeting

There was a big turnout at the Coleman County Historical Commissions Monthly Meeting held Thursday night at The Feed Store in Santa Anna. There were over forty in attendance, with several from Santa Anna, Rockwood, Gouldbusk, Coleman, Glen Cove and others at the traveling meeting which is held on the First Thursday of each month. The March meeting will be held at Heritage Hall in Coleman.

Coleman County Historical Commission Chairman - Tex Wright

Many enjoyed the refreshments and history video which featured some of the smaller communities of Coleman County in the newly remodeled Feed Store. A big thanks to Ty for his hard work getting the video and sound going.



Expo Center Workday

A workday has been scheduled to take down and stack sheep, goat, and pig pens at the Expo Center for Thursday, February 12th at 6:00p.m. All stock show participants are encouraged to come and help. We had great attendance at the workday prior to the stock show and really appreciate all the work that was accomplished. For more information contact Sarah Beal at 325-785-4291 or ssbeal@web-access.net.

Many workers came to assist with setting up the arena and pens in the Expo Center prior to the county stockshow. A big job was accomplished in one evening as around 65 people showed up and set up the pens. A big thanks to all of the participants for their hard work.



Web-Access


Santa Anna ISD Election

The Santa Anna Independent School District will hold an election on Saturday, May 9, 2009 to elect to the school board (2) two members for at-large positions. Dates pertaining to election as follows:
February 9, 2009 - First day to file an application for a place on the ballot
March 9, 2009 - Deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot
April 9, 2009 - Last day to register to vote for May 9TH election
April 27, 2009 - First day of early voting
May 5, 2009 - Last day of early voting

Applications for a place on the Santa Anna ISD School Board Election ballot are available from the Santa Anna ISD Administration Office at 701 Bowie Street, Santa Anna, TX 76878 from 8:00am-4:00pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00am-3:00pm on Fridayís.



Santa Anna ISD


Santa Anna Community Services Baseball & Softball Meeting

There will be a second meeting for all Santa Anna community members who are interested in helping with Baseball or Softball this season.

WHEN: Sunday, February 8

WHERE: First Baptist Church CLC (Christian Life Center)

TIME: 3:00 p.m.



Santa Anna Chamber of Commerce


TEXAS MIDWEST DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Texas Midwest Community Network announces plans for Texas Midwest Day at the Capitol on Feb. 3, 2009. Community leaders from throughout the region are encouraged to participate.

"Generally speaking, rural communities are at a disadvantage when it comes to influencing state lawmakers" says TMCN President Mike Schweikhard. "By joining together, a larger group of rural delegates gets more attention and presents a stronger voice in Austin."

The day in Austin will include a photo session with lawmakers on the steps of the Capitol, a briefing on issues pertinent to the region, visits with legislators and staffs and a legislative reception for which TMCN is partnering with the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce to host. Bus transportation is available for attendees registering by January 20th.

The more citizens attending from the region, the better the message will be heard for rural Texas. A list of regional issues and talking points is posted on line at texasmidwest.org.

For details on registration for Texas Midwest Day at the Capitol call the TMCN Office 325-795-8626 or check the texasmidwest.org website on the TMCN Member Programs & Activities page. Make a difference for rural Texas. Plan to participate on Feb. 3rd

Lawmakers representing the region include Senators Troy Fraser (Dist. 24), Robert Duncan (Dist. 28), and Craig Estes (Dist. 30); and Representatives Harvey Hilderbran (Dist. 53), Sid Miller (Dist. 59), Jim Keffer (Dist. 60), Rick Hardcastle (Dist. 68), Susan King (Dist. 71), Drew Darby (Dist. 72) and Joe Heflin (Dist. 85).

TMCN Member cities: Abilene, Albany, Anson, Aspermont, Baird, Ballinger, Brady, Breckenridge, Bronte, Brownwood, Buffalo Gap, Cisco, Clyde, Coleman, Colorado City, Comanche, Cross Plains, De Leon, Dublin, Early, Eastland, Eden, Goldthwaite, Gorman, Hamilton, Hamlin, Haskell, Knox City, Menard, Munday, Ranger, Robert Lee, Roscoe, Rotan, San Angelo, Santa Anna, Snyder, Stamford, Sweetwater, Throckmorton, Tye and Winters.



Santa Anna Texas website


2010 Census



Santa Anna National Bank


Homecoming 2009

Two thousand and nine... sounds sort of far away still even though it starts in a couple of days...

With families all getting together for the Holidays and seeing old friends around town it is a great time to start thinking about Homecoming.

I guarantee for those planning reunions and activities it is never too early!

Connie Culpepper Massey of Abilene and the SAHS Class of 1984 is already working on getting her class together for a 25 year reunion. She emailed me this week and here is what she had to say:
I am already making plans to have the SAHS Class of 1984 25th reunion in 2009. Therefore, would you please post on your website that any graduates from 1984 please contact me by mail or email. I am hoping for a Summer 2009 get together, and then as many that can attend homecoming weekend in the Fall as well. Thanks for any help. Connie (Culpepper) Massey

Send an e-mail to news@santaannanews.com and I will put you in touch with Connie.


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