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CTC to offer in-person classes during second half of spring semester

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Central Texas College (CTC) announced it has added 17 more classes at its Service Area campus sites in Fredericksburg, Gatesville, Lampasas and Marble Falls during the second half of the current spring semester. The eight-week courses start March 22 and will be delivered in a blended (OBL) format, combining in-person classroom work and online assignments, as well as synchronous virtual lecture (SVL). Seating will be limited as social distancing will be observed. Students will be required to wear a face mask while attending class in person.

Coyote Pride

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The 4th six weeks grading period ended on Friday, February 12. Because of the winter storm and limited travel the 4th six week’s report cards may be a little late. Parents should receive students’ grades the first week of March. If you do not receive report cards, please contact the school. Parent involvement is key to academic success!

Hill Country CattleWomen to meet and kick off their Spring “NOT the Round Up” Fundraiser

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The March 2021 meeting for the Hill Country CattleWomen will be on March 16, 2021. *10 a.m. social. *10:30 a.m. meeting. *Lunch at noon. It will be held at Art 1900 Vineyards, Art, Texas. Fajitas, bread pudding, and tea will be catered by Nachos of Mason. $16 per person. The owners of 1900 Vineyards, Katherine and Randy, will have wine by the bottle or glass available for purchase.

Jordan Cattle Auction

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Receipts totaled 1,333 head. After no sales for a week due to inclement weather, the market opened with very good demand and a lot of activity. The stocker steers sold steady to $4 higher, and the heifers sold mostly $3- $5 higher. The feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $4 higher. Packer cows sold $3-$5 higher, and bulls were $3 higher. Pairs and bred cows sold steady.

Game Warden Field Notes

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Giving Back Recently, Polk County game wardens reached out to local landowners to find ways to give back to their community through the outdoors. The decision was made to organize a disabled veteran and youth hunt.

Pierced for Us

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The question was probing. This teenager was very sincere. Her exposure to the Bible was limited, but she was eager to learn and wanted to understand. She looked me in the eye and asked, “How could the death of someone 2,000 years ago have anything to do with my life today?” She was referring to Jesus and His death on the cross. She was intrigued by our focus on an event that happened so long ago. What did it matter?

Congressman August Pfluger, U.S. Representative for the 11th Congressional District of Texas

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Pfluger Opposes $1.9 Trillion in Phony “COVID” Spending Early Saturday morning, February 27th, Congressman August Pfluger voted no on the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion spending package that will keep schools closed, bailout blue states, and pay people not to work. Watch Congressman Pfluger speak on the House Floor in opposition to the bill, or read a transcript of his remarks below.