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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:00am

This past week was one of the best weeks I’ve had in a long time. I got everything completed, as well as some overdue projects.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:00am

Editor’s note: As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, The Citizen would like to honor those who continue to fight the battle against cancer of the breast and other forms of cancer, as well as remember those we have lost to cancer. Vivian Alonso passed away in July 2020 after battling cancer for 20 years. The feature story below was written by Citizen Publisher Alesia Woolridge in 2017, and has been edited.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:00am

Our Raider of the Week for the week of October 21st, 2020 is Diego Gonzales. Diego is the son of Monica Alejandra Gonzales. He is a senior this year and is involved in UIL Science, Mathematics, and Number Sense, is on the Debate team, and a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. He claims every class and every teacher is his favorite. Outside of school, Diego spends his time working hard at Taco Tony’s. After high school, Diego plans to attend the University of Texas and pursue a degree from the Dell Medical School; he has aspirations to give his mom her dream home and car. Courtesy photo

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:00am

Texas ChalleNGe Academy would like to congratulate Cadet McCoy as the Cadet of the Week for the fourteenth week of Class 2020-1. McCoy was selected as Cadet of the Week for giving “100 percent and then some” in all he does. A natural leader, cadets of Delta Platoon follow his example as he exceeds TCA standards and embodies our Eight Core Components. McCoy is originally from Kingwood, where he attended Kingwood High School. He volunteered for Texas ChalleNGe Academy to recover High School credits and earn a GED. Upon graduation he’s motivated to enlist with the US ARMY and earn the title of “Ranger”. Courtesy photo

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:00am

The Texas ChalleNGe Academy is now accepting applications for the January 2021 class. The applicant must be 16-18 years old, a US citizen and Texas resident, have no felony convictions, and must volunteer. Zoom program presentations are available every Monday at 5 p.m. and Tuesday at 6 p.m. To sign up, please visit www.texaschallengeacademy.com.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:00am

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Sports

Oct 28, 2020 - 00:00

Three Rice Raiders are headed to Regional competition in cross country following Monday’s meet. Kyana Hailey placed 7th, Daniel Zapeda placed 5th and Josafat Galvan placed 8th.

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The Weimar Ladycats and Wildcats cross country participants ran their District meet in Shiner Monday,Oct. 26. The Ladycats are advancing to Regional as they placed District runner-up.

Viewpoints

Oct 28, 2020 - 00:42

To the EMS workers who ate at Joe’s Italian on Monday, Oct. 12, thank you so much for surprising four senior citizens by paying for our lunch! What a blessing! I am sorry we don’t know your names, but God does, and we pray that he will bless you and protect you as you serve our community. Joe and Darla Rhodes, Bobby and Beverly Husky.

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Due to the current global coronavirus pandemic, the Board of Directors of the Colorado County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Santa Program sadly announces that the 2020 Deputy Santa event has been canceled. Please know that this decision was an exceedingly difficult one. And, while we are still as dedicated as ever to serving the underprivileged children of Colorado County, the safety of our volunteers and families we serve must come first.

Obituaries

Oct 28, 2020 - 00:00

Patricia Ann Hunter, 73, joined her family in heaven Oct. 21 in Columbus. She was born Sept. 1, 1947 in Chicago, IL to Charles and Wilhelmina Tucker.

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Lois Magdalene Didner, age 94, of Austin, passed away Oct. 17, 2020 in Woodville. She was born to John Frank Neuendorff and Henrietta (Nelson) Neuendorff Mar. 7, 1926 in Bernardo.