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Cards, candy, flowers and jewelry are all fine and good for that special mother in your life — whether it’s yours or the mother of your children.

If you still need a reason to get the COVID-19 vaccine, then look in our own backyard as we mourn the loss of a 31-year-old Seguin firefighter who died in a Houston hospital on Friday.

As vendors continue receiving additional doses of vaccine to inoculate the public against COVID-19 here in Guadalupe County, it is as important as ever that residents continue to sign up for and receive the shots.

People in and around Seguin and Guadalupe County make a powerful force when they come together. And come together they did as arctic air, sub-freezing temperatures, snow and ice blew this area into an emergency like none has seen in upwards of 30 years.

When the week started, all of Texas was awestruck by the snow that was brought in by an arctic front. But by the second day in, fun of having snow and the subsequent ice started to wear off and, as day three rolled around, just about every Texan was over it.

A meme making its rounds on social media sites encapsulates so well what many of us have been thinking, “Go home, Texas. You’re drunk.” Especially, as an arctic blast pushes its way into our region in the coming days, bringing with it much cooler weather.

A pair of drug makers — Pfizer and Moderna — were the first to create a vaccine set to help fight off COVID-19 and thus reduce the amount of spread.

Many county residents are anxiously anticipating the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines. While the county has seen about 4,800 residents vaccinated, it is only a drop in the bucket.

City officials recently announced the Seguin Police Department received certification in compliance with President Donald Trump’s Executive Order No. 13929, called the Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities.

Today’s inauguration of our 46th president might affect the feelings of people in Guadalupe County, in Texas and in other areas of the United States in vastly varying ways.

We waited for nearly a year — hunkered down in our homes, shuttered our schools and businesses and bided our time until relief came in the form of vaccination against the novel coronavirus.

Planning the annual extravaganza that is the Guadalupe County Youth Livestock and Homemaker Show is no small undertaking under normal circumstances.

For years, law enforcement agencies and others have championed the advantages of a campaign encouraging drivers to “Lock. Take. Hide.” when it comes to valuables in their vehicles.

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

New Year’s Eve is less than three weeks away. Every year around these parts, the holiday comes with vendors selling fireworks and revelers putting flame to the pyrotechnics to celebrate the incoming year.