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Body Shop Training Camp

The Body Shop will be offering a weight training camp again this year for all High School Mountaineer boys. Camp will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 6:30 am to 7:30 am. Camp will begin Monday, July 2nd - Friday, July 27th. This camp will be free of charge! If you have any questions, please call 325-348-7056.

All Big Country

Genia Jones received the honors of All Big Country 1st Team Pitcher for the 2012 softball season. Genia ended the season with an ERA of .88, 145 strikeouts, batting avg of .425, and 24 stolen bases.

NGU Mountaineer Softball Camp

Softball..The NGU Way

Coach Garcia, Coach Adams, and a few of the team members of the 2012 Bi-District Softball Team are holding a summer softball camp for girls in the 2nd through 9th grade. The camp will be July 9th for girls in grades 2nd through 5th, and July 10th for girls 6th through 9th. Cost of the camp is $25 and will include a T-shirt. For more information you may talk to Katrina Guerrero, Betsy Jones, or email Coach Garcia at

Deadline to register is June 27th.

High School Eligible Tournament

Descendants of J.T. and Lucy Newman

The Descendants of J.T. and Lucy Newman of Santa Anna (Coleman County) will be celebrating their annual family reunion at the Heart O Texas Resort on lake LBJ the weekend of 14-17 of June. This reunion has taken place annually almost without exception since 1932. It was held for many years on Home Creek on the old Richardsom Place near where the creek crosses the Brady High Way.

Rockwood Cemetery

Rockwood Cemetery was proudly flying the flags of honor during the week of Memorial Day. Over 80 veterans of all wars were represented and honored. Each year volunteers place the flags at the grave sites, this as been an ongoing project for many years Thanks go out to Jimmie Gail Davis and Billie Gay Abernathy for placing the flags on the graves and to Brent & Blaine Bouldin, great grandsons of Jim Rutherford WWII veteran, who helped pick up the flags. If you would like to honor one of your loved ones please send donation to Rockwood Cemetery - P.O. Box 695, Rockwood, TX 76873. All memorials are welcome, as funds help in the expenses of maintenance of the cemetery.


A summer family event called BABYLON will be hosted at the SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH from JUNE 4 - JUNE 8*. Families step back in time to Babylon, exploring Daniel’s adventures as a captive in a foreign land. Kids and adults (Yes, parents can come too!) participate in a memorable Bible-times Marketplace, win prizes, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Daniel, and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God’s Word. Plus, everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through God Sightings. Each day closes with Celebration—a time of worship in song that gets everyone involved!

Kids and adults at Babylon will join more than a million participants reaching out to needy kids through a hands-on mission project called Operation Kid-to-Kid, in which families will raise money for mosquito nets to protect children from malaria.

*Babylon will run from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM each day. The Kids Program for Parents will be on Saturday, JUNE 9 at 10:00-11:00 AM with refreshments following the program.

Come to EARLY Registration - SUNDAY, JUNE 3, from 4:00-6:00 PM
142 CR 106, at the Church on Santa Anna Mountain!

Heart of Texas Porcelain Art Club

The Heart of Texas Porcelain Art Club officers for 2012- 2014: Front L-R:
Twyla Wallace- secretary, Alma Graves- Sunshine Back L-R: Pat Alexander – Publicity, Jan Altom – Program Chairman, and Glenna Grimsley – Treasurer.
Not pictured Delores Phillips – President and Priscilla Cantwell – Vice President.

The Heart of Texas Porcelain Art Club meets the fourth Saturday of each month Sept thru May at the Santa Anna Fire Hall, Santa Anna. Our meetings consist of a porcelain art demo and luncheon followed by a business meeting. Are you interested in the art of porcelain painting? We would love for you to join us! For more information contact Pat Alexander 325.203.4804 or email:

Cattle Trail

The GREAT WESTERN CATTLE TRAIL ASSOCIATION (GWCTA), Texas Branch, just held their Spring meeting in Alice, TX. The group promotes the history of the trail that passed through Coleman and Coleman County and they also encourage history-based travel up and down the trail.

Paul Noack, president of the Texas Chapter of the GWCTA called and said that the Texas Chapter is planning to have its June 6th meeting in Coleman. Tentatively, they are looking at a meeting room at Hidalgo’s. Their meetings usually begin at 11 a.m., recess for lunch at noon, and end by 3 or 4 p.m.

This is an opportunity to both share Coleman County’s rich Western history and to generate more tourism dollars for County businesses.

All interested people in the area are invited to attend and take part in the effort enjoyed by folks between Brownsville and Doan's Crossing on the Red River.

If you are interested in attending, contact Mary Griffis ASAP at the Coleman County Chamber of Commerce 325-625-2163 / so that she can get a head count.

For more info on the GWCTA, visit


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 State’s 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

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