National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month

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The City Council recognized National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month at its January 14 meeting. The observation is designed to educate women and teens about realistic self-defense options to protect themselves so they can avoid, escape, and survive possible assaults. Accepting the proclamation were Liliana Sanchez and Cassie Trost from Carlson Gracie, a mixed martial arts training facility in town. From left: Councilmember Brenda Olmos, Councilmember Laurie Guillen, Mayor Tom Hansen, Sanchez, Trost, Councilmember Peggy Lemons, and Vice Mayor Daryl Hofmeyer.