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Public celebration of Mass to resume on May 5

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Following Gov. Greg Abbott's recent executive order on the phased reopening of the state of Texas, the Diocese of Austin, under the leadership of Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, notified parishes they may resume the public celebration of Mass on May 5. As they open, Bishop Vásquez has asked parishes to follow protocols that are consistent with the governor’s and attorney general’s recommendations.

The Richland Springs Report

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Finally, the last month of school. This has been totally frustrating and crazy. I hear stories from teachers in many districts. You have the kids who work in school; and now that they are responsible for doing work on their own, they totally get it done.

Fingerprints of Mother

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Our church has hosted an event several years that involves a potter working at his wheel, shaping clay into vessels. The mesmerizing scene includes scriptures from Jeremiah declaring the Word of God, “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel” (Jeremiah 18:6). The fingerprints of God are on our lives as He shapes us into vessels of honor that can be used for His glory.

La Palabra de Dios Dice

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Josué 24:14-15 Ahora, pues, temed a Jehová, y servidle con integridad y en verdad; y quitad de entre vosotros los dioses a los cuales sirvieron vuestros padres al otro lado del río, y en Egipto; y servid a Jehová. Y si mal os parece servir a Jehová, escogeos hoy a quién sirváis; si a los dioses a quienes sirvieron vuestros padres, cuando estuvieron al otro lado del río, o a los dioses de los amorreos en cuya tierra habitáis; pero yo y mi casa serviremos a Jehová.

Beef, It’s What’s For Dinner Tonight!

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Hill Country Youth Ranch recently received a generous contribution from the Hill Country CattleWomen, who presented us with a gift certificate for beef from a market in Fredericksburg. We fired up the grill and served a delicious hamburger dinner for all the children who live at Hill Country Youth Ranch.

May Yard of the Month

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The first Yard of the Month for 2020 is awarded to past recipients. The homeowners, Richard and Sara Huron at 204 Pecan Street, are recognized for their continuous dedication to preserving this historical house and expansive yard. It is not clear to this reporter when the house was originally built. It is said that there are photographic records of the dwelling prior to the building of the Methodist Church across the street. According to the SAN SABA COUNTY HISTORY 1856-1983, First Methodist Church (pg. 475):

Don’t forget to respond: 2020 Census reminder postcards arriving

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The U.S. Census Bureau is now sending reminder notice postcards to an estimated 69 million households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. About 53.7% of households across the country have responded since invitations began arriving in mailboxes on March 12. Those households that have not yet responded to the census will receive an in-person visit by a census taker to collect their information later this summer.

County Judge’s Update

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I want to begin by thanking you, the citizens of San Saba County, for the responsible conduct and great patience you have shown during this COVID-19 crisis. I credit your actions for flattening the curve and that our communities have escaped the brunt of this pandemic.

COVID-19 Safety Tip: Cinco de Mayo is a time to celebrate … safely!

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With COVID-19 shelter in place orders being lifted in May in many areas of the state, there will be many reasons to celebrate including the traditional celebration of Cinco de Mayo, and many will choose to celebrate with margaritas, beer, or tequila shots. However, if you have been drinking to celebrate this day, deciding to drive home will be risky for you and others — and could even be deadly.