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Six Mountaineers Added to National Honor Society

Three Santa Anna High School students were inducted into the Arleigh Harris Chapter of the National Honor Society Wednesday, February 29, in the SAHS Auditorium in a ceremony attended by students, faculty, parents, and grandparents. The ceremony was marked by the Principalís Charge from Chapter Sponsor, Principal David Robinett. National Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS serves to honor students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character-- traits that have been associated with the organization since it began in 1921. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and providing community service. The Santa Anna chapter was established in 1976 and named for long-time teacher and Elementary Principal Arleigh Harris.

Current Members of SAHS Arleigh Harris Chapter of National Honor Society are Kaitlyn Krause, Amber Musick, and Kelsie Tobin. Inductees this year are juniors Carlee Coats, Dakota Enriquez, and Hannah Hartman.

Carlee Coats is the daughter of Charles and Vickie Coats. Carlee has participated in basketball, tennis, track, band, UIL, Student Council, and has served her classmates as class president. She has participated in food drives, jacket/coat/blanket collections, Coleman Chamber of Commerce fund raisers, and the shoe-box project for needy children at her local church. She received the English class award twice, the theater arts award, and she works with her father on the ranch in summer.

Dakota Enriquez is the son of Tim and Darla Perry. Dakota has participated in all high school extra-curricular athletics, UIL, FFA, band, and Student Council. He received the Mountaineer Fighting Heart award in basketball as a sophomore. He is a member of the First Baptist Church Youth Group where he leads Bible study and has volunteered serving on summer church mission trips as a freshman and sophomore. He is also a Bible study leader of an early-morning student group on campus.

Hannah Hartman is the daughter of James and Stephanie Hartman-Edwards. She has participated in volley ball, track, band, Student Council, and gymnastics, in which she qualified for national meets. Hannah served as Mountaineer basketball manager, class treasurer and vice-president and band percussion section Capitan. She has volunteered her time serving the Ex-Student Association luncheon, church mission trips, delivering Meals-on-Wheels, painting school playground equipment, and cleaning the city park after Funtier Days. Hannah is a member of First Baptist Church and its Youth Group. She volunteered at FBC Vacation Bible School and she helped place US flags on veteransí graves at the local cemetery.

Santa Anna Mountaineer Softball

Santa Anna Mountaineer Softball kicks off this Friday in Gorman at 5pm. The Mountaineers are returning 8 out of 9 starters including All District Pitcher Genia Jones and Catcher Kindsey Holland. Sr. Aspyn King is making the move from 3rd to 1st Base with Courtlyn Lishka returning to 2nd, and Caitlyn Murray to SS. New comer Taylor Hogue rounds up the infield playing 3rd Base. Christina Diaz, Kourtney Guerrero, and Shelbie Newton will be playing the outfield. New comers Jordan Deleon, Destiny Clements, Jenny Castruita, and Kesly Manly will also see plenty of playing time this season. The Mountaineers will travel to Goldthwaite on Tuesday and will return home to start district play against TLCA Friday, March 9th at 5pm. The Mountaineers missed last year's playoffs by one game and are predicted to finish 2nd this year behind Sr. Heavy Eldorado.

Players to Watch
Genia Jones-Sophomore- Pitcher, Utility Player Returning Lettermen as a Freshman, Finished the 2011 season with 130Ks
Kindsey Holland-Junior-Catcher, Pitcher Returning Lettermen, .450 Batting Avg. in 2011
Aspyn King-Senior-1st Base, 3rd Base Returning Lettermen, Strong Defensive Player

Lady Mountaineers Basketball

The Santa Anna Lady Mountaineers for the second year in a row fell in the Regional Semi-Final game this last Friday. The tall girls from Leakey blocked shots and stole passes to rack up 60 points to the Lady Mountaineers 36 at the Class 1A Division 2 Region IV tournament in New Braunfels Canyon High School Cougar Gym.

Leakey fell to Moulton 47-44 in the Regional Final. Moulton had put an end to the Rochelle Lady Hornets undefeated season in their semi-final just before the Lady Mountaineers game Friday. Moulton will face Lipan in the first round of the State Tournament this weekend in Austin.

Congratulatons to the Lady Mountaineers and Coach Bacon and Coach Eubank on another great run!

Elgean Harris

Another of Santa Anna's finest has gone home. Elgean Harris, age 85, passed away Wednesday, February 22nd at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Visitation is from 6:30-7:30PM Friday February 24th at Henderson Funeral Home, 107 South 1st in Santa Anna. Services will be at 10:30AM Saturday February 25th at the First Baptist Church of Coleman with burial to follow in the Santa Anna Cemetery.

See the Brownwood Bulletin for the complete obituary.

M. L. Guthrie Jr.

It is with the greatest sadness that I tell you of the passing of one of Santa Anna's and the Guthrie Family's patriarchs.

M. L. Guthrie Jr., age 92, of Santa Anna passed away Wednesday February 27th at the Brownwood Hospital.

Visitation is from 6-7PM Thursday February 23rd at Henderson Funeral Home, 107 South 1st in Santa Anna. Services will be at 10:30AM Friday February 24th at the First Presbytarian Church, 1007 Willis Street in Santa Anna with burial to follow in the Santa Anna Cemetery.

See the Brownwood Bulletin for the complete obituary.

Lady Mountaineers

I have taken a few photos at the Lady Mountaineer playoff games. Most of them are not very good. I haven't quite set the camera right for the poor lit gyms. Anyhow here are some of my favorites:

Lady Mountaineers vs. Walnut Springs Regional Quarter Final Game in Priddy
Game Photo Album

Lady Mountaineers vs. Priddy Area Game in Brownwood
Game Photo Album

Lady Mountaineers Win!

The Santa Anna Lady Mountaineers defeated the girls from Walnut Springs 48-41 in the Tuesday night Regional Quarter-Final game in Priddy.

The Lady Mountaineers will face the winner of Leakey vs Round Top Carmine in the Regional Semi-Final of the UIL Class 1A Division 2 Region 4 Tournament at New Braunfels Canyon High School Friday, Februaury 24th at 6PM.

Lady Mountaineer Softball

Santa Anna Mountaineer Softball has started. The girls are selling Softball T-Shirts for $15. If you are interested in ordering a softball t-shirt, please contact one of the softball girls, or Coach Garcia. For more information on this year's team, please go to and search for Santa Anna.

Santa Anna ISD 3pm Release

Santa Anna ISD will release school on Tuesday, February 21st at 3:00pm.

Buses WILL run at 3:00pm.

Lady Mountaineer Send Off #2

Lady Mountaineer Basketball Send Off Downtown Tuesday at 3:45!!! Wear your black & gold and bring your Mountaineer Spirit!!!

Lady Mountaineers Area Champs!

The Santa Anna Lady Mountaineers defeated the Priddy Lady Pirates by a score of 46-26 (UIL reports 46-27) in a Friday night Conference 1A Division 2 Area Championship game at Brownwood High School.

The Lady Mountaineer defense stopped the Lady Pirates who had just defeated Lingleville 58-52 in their Bi-District game.

The Regional Quarter Final game is set for Tuesday, February 21st and Santa Anna faces Walnut Springs in Priddy at 6:00pm. Admission prices: Adults $5 Students $3

The winner heads to the Conference 1A Division 2 Region 4 Tournament in New Braunfels this Friday and Saturday February 24th and 25th.

Coleman County Livestock Show Donors

Many thanks to Coleman County Livestock Show Donors:
Williams Tire Store/Yokohama and Michelin Tires
Johnson Feed Barn/ Nutrena Feeds
Bledsoe Ford/ Ford Motors
Raye & Mitzi King
Steve Autry
Harold Skelton Income Tax Services
Berva Dawn Taylor
Jim McAnally
James Barr
Sammy Pate
Rob Cheaney
Ben Scott
Johnson Implement
Sidney Burdick
Travis Goree
Tyson Pharmacy
Don Wilkinson
Linda Laws
Gayle Stewardson
Coleman Livestock Auction
Producers Livestock Auction
Bob Turner
Hickman Advertising
Shoppin Baskit
Earle Smithís Jewelry
Tom Kat Grain, Inc
Scott Beaver
Coleman County Extension Education Association
Coleman County Youth Activity Center
Coleman County State Bank
Coleman Veterinary Clinic
D & R Automotive
Bennett Ragsdale
Jimmie Jamison
Dale Herring
Janie Hemphill
Patty Eubank
Wilson Equipment /Roland & Gale Wilson
Michael Smith
Lynn Owens/ Big Oís
Barbara Young
Andy Young
Joe Pat & Alice Hemphill
Larry Smith
Dick & Virginia Jamison
Charlie Avants
Elizabeth Jones/ Grammerís
B. R. Weathers
Central Texas Farm Credit
Roy Young
Wayne Webb
Tommy Sloan
Kent Finley
Circle C Cattlewomen
Glen Scarborough
Jay & Willene Davis/ Davis Farm & Ranch Supply
Chris & Cindy Jamison
Cody Fikes
Sherman & Tammy Smith
Dewayne Hunter
Steve & Sarah Beal
Henry & Margie Dodson
Nelda Copley
Santa Anna National Bank
Nathan & Amanda Wise
Coleman County Special Utility District
Heath & Danyelle Hemphill
Coleman InterBank
Coleman County Electric Cooperative
Jack & Carole Horn
Randall & Peggy Brown
Kirby Vanover
Levi Dunlap
Henderson Funeral Home
Don & Vickie Allen
Hallís Processing/ Steve Hall
Sandy & Barbara Neal
Jo Ann Allen
Family of Bill Hightower
Coleman County Farm Bureau
Bill & Ginger Sneed
Dona Triplitt
Coleman County Steer Syndicate
Collier Watson, CPA
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Merryman


I had a little over three inches of rain in my gauges but I am not sure when I dumped them out last.

Tex Wright reports, "This past Wednesday night we had .52 over a 4-5 hour period. Nice! On Friday night/Saturday morning, we received running water (tank filler) 2.30 inches.

Lady Mountaineers District Champs!

Lady Mountaineer Basketball Send Off! Downtown Santa Anna Friday February 17th at 4:15. Wear your black & gold, bring your signs, poms, balloons etc...... Hope to see lots of supporters there!

Santa Anna Lady Mountaineers District 27 Champs!

Lady Mountaineers Basketball

From a reliable Facebook source (Thanks Mrs. Herrod!:)

Area play off game

Santa Anna vs Priddy

Friday February 17th @ 6:00pm

Brownwood HS


Adults $ 4.00

Children $2.00

Please come support our Lady Mountaineers!

Santa Anna Park and Armory Committee
Notice of Closing of Road

When the Bannister Street railroad crossing was closed in 1998, the city of Santa Anna formally closed the section of road from Bannister Street around to the intersection of Houston and South Santa Fe. The Park and Armory Committee is now in the process of taking that area into the confines of Gary James Park. There are clearly defined markers where the road stops at each end. It is no longer a public thoroughfare and is no longer open to through traffic. The map shows in black the area now closed.

2012-2014 Official Basketball UIL District Alignment

The 2012-2013 Official Basketball UIL District alignment came out this week and the Santa Anna Mountaineers will be playing basketball in Conference 1A Division 2 District 15 along with:
Cross Plains
Rising Star
Valera Panther Creek

2012-2014 Official Football UIL District Alignment

The 2012-2014 Official Football UIL District alignment came out this week and the Santa Anna Mountaineers will be playing football in Conference 1A 6-man Division 1 District 9 along with:


On Thursday, February 9, Ronny Barnes of Panhandle-Plains Higher Education Authority will be on hand to assist seniors and their parents in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and securing a FAFSA PIN. The FAFSA is the qualifying instrument for the Pell Grant, which is the common starting point for all financial aid. The process should last approximately one hour, with time for individual help and/or questions to follow. Applications may be filled out using school computers. Parents should bring their familyís current income tax forms or an accurate estimate. Refreshments will be provided.


Santa Anna is one of 42 communities featured in the 2012 Texas Midwest Guide. The 17th edition of the annual publication is now in circulation and showcases quality of life and points of interest in the region. Participation in the regional marketing guide is sponsored by the Santa Anna Economic Development Corporation.

The Texas Midwest Guide includes community information, attractions, recreation, lodging, regional calendar of events, unique shopping and dining opportunities and much more information about the Texas Midwest region. Distribution of 70,000 copies goes to Texas Travel Information Centers along the Stateís borders, chambers of commerce, CVBs, hotels & motels and advertisers throughout the region.

An online turn-the-page version of the guide is at All websites on community pages and ad spaces have hot links from the online version.

For more information about Texas Midwest Community Network, visit the website

Mountaineer Super Store

The Lady Mountaineer Softball team welcomes the Mountaineer Super Store, GOLD RUSH. You can purchase anything and everything Mountaineer. Items include: hats, caps, shirts, shorts, wind suits, hoodies, and more. Show off your school and community spirit with GOLD RUSH. Find us on the web @

Editor's Note: The site was very slow to load for me but worth the wait... for some really nice Mountaineer Gear!

Santa Anna ISD

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