In spite of the restrictions that have been placed on us because of COVID-19 we have resolved to continue our work to protect and preserve the natural resources of the Texas Hill Country. Texas Master Naturalist, Hill Country Chapter are currently accepting applications for the 2020 Training Class and the application can be filled out online at https://txmn.org/hillcountry/The application deadline has been extended to July 13. Become a Texas Master Naturalist! Texas Master Naturalist, Hill Country Chapter
June 9, 2020
Cajun Festival anniversary celebration postponed It is with some sadness that we must announce that we will be postponing the 40th annual Medina Lake Cajun Festival to 2021. With the uncertainty of where this virus can go, we just felt that it was too big of a risk to hold it this year.It must be planned so far in advance and the monetary outlay is very high. We were able to retain all of the bands for next year and have adjusted the website to reflect the postponement of the festival and the entertainment lineup. The date for the festival is Sept. 26, 2021. We plan to have a fabulous 2021 Medina Lake Cajun Festival. We are sure that it is going to be bigger and better than ever. Forty years is an amazing milestone and we look forward to celebrating it. If you already had planned to support us this year, we thank you very much and hope you can understand our reasons. Maybe you will think of us again, when we plan to realize this postponed 40th anniversary Cajun Festival in 2021. Thank you very much again, and please do not hesitate to let us know your comments. Medina Lake Cajun Festival
June 6, 2020
Some of the hail picked up off the ground. Hope all faired ok.
May 1, 2020 Due to the current events regarding CoViD-19 and the guidelines set in place by the government; the May 2 Medina River Clean up will be rescheduled at another time when it is safe to hold the event. With the uncertainty of the issues related to the virus, a rescheduled date has not currently been set. The Medina River Protection Fund Board sends its apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone. Please, check in the coming months to check for updates. Be safe and be well!
Regards,Medina River Protection Fund Board
May 1, 2020
The month of May is National Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Month. NF is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerve tissues.They can grow anywhere in your nervous system, including on your brain andspinal cord. It can also cause optic glioma, and Lisch nodules, bone deformities, learning disabilities, fine and gross motor skills delays, and multiple Café au lait spots. There are three types of NF.NF 1, NF 2, and Schwannomatosis.NF 1 is the most common and affects one in 3,000 people of all races and genders. 50 percent of the people with NF inherited it and a spontaneous mutation on a very-long arm of chromosome-17 results in the other 50 percent.In April 2020, the FDA approved a drug called Selumetinib that can shrink plexiform tumors in individuals 2 years old and older. With continued research maybe one day there will be a cure for NF.
Sheila Zavorka Lakehills
May 1, 2020
Today, I was in line at the DQ to get a takeout when my car overheated. I was able to get across the street to safe place near Exxon. While I was calling AAA for a tow a car drove up and a young lady handed me my food order. I offered to pay her but she refused saying she had already paid for it. I was under the opinion that she worked at DQ but upon calling to thank her, it turns out she was just a good Samaritan. I would really like to find her to convey my sincere thanks for helping me. This is what Bandera is all about. I'm glad I moved here three years ago with my wife! Anthony Gregory
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