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City and state officials joined with The Michaels Organization on Wednesday to ceremonially break ground on the Mission Trail at El Camino, a new workforce housing community at Hwy. 123 and Clovis Barker Road. From left to right are John O’Donnell and Joseph Weatherly of The Michaels Organization, Mayor Jane Hughson,  Ryan Zent of The Michaels Organization,  Jeanne Gieseke of U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation, Teresa Morales of Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs, Jim Shaw of Capital Area Housing Finance Corporation and Matt Napoleon with Berkadia Commercial Mortgage. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Workforce housing project breaks ground

Ground was officially broken on Wednesday for Mission Trail at El Camino, a workforce house project located at Hwy. 123 and Clovis Barker Road.

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Guitar and bajo sexto craftsman Jacob Salinas reaches up to grasp one of the many bajo sexto faces hanging in the workshop of his business, Salinas Guitars and Bajo Sextos. One of the hallmarks of his instruments are their classical build –– every piece of the instrument is made to be slotted into the neck of the guitar or bajo sexto. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

It’s all about the sound

Jacob Salinas is an unassuming craftsman, yet he’s a master at what he does.


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