NIXON – “You’re never too old for a third time around, especially when you have a son like mine.” At least that’s what St. Paul resident Melvin Bartz’s philosophy is. The 92 1/2-year-old Sinton area native brought down a 11-point buck on the old home place outside of Nixon on Dec. 29, 2019.    

MATHIS – On Dec. 11, the Mathis Literary Club met in the home of Jenie McCraw for the club’s annual Christmas program and gift exchange with McCraw, Jean Baen and Nancy Nelson hostessing. 

PORTLAND – Teens  in grades 7-12 are invited to join Mrs. Ledezma in an informal book discussion over snacks at Teen Book Club. The next Book Club book will be “The Truth About Alice” by Jennifer Mathieu. Copies are available at the library. 

Mathis Mariachi had six student musicians try out for the Region Mariachi Wednesday, Dec. 18, with three of them earning a spot. Their concert will be held at San Diego High School on Jan. 24. Samuel Sliger on guitar ranked 15th out of 18, Marissa DelBosque on vihuela ranked 8th out of 15 an…

PORTLAND – Kids can ring in the new year with the annual “Kids New Year Celebration” that will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. There will be snacks and a festive countdown to 2020. The celebration will include Touch-A-Truck, sponsored by the City of Portland’s Public Works Department.

PORTLAND – To kick things off this holiday season, Portland held their annual Parade of Lights at the beginning of the month and has announced the parade float winners.