Mona Gonzales, 67, gently guided square fabric through her Necchi sewing machine.

Scraps of fabric, thread and completed masks sit scattered on the Gonzales family’s eight-person dining room table.

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Samantha Douty is the education reporter at the Victoria Advocate. She grew up in Corpus Christi and graduated from UT-Arlington with a bachelor's in journalism.

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Matilda Jane

Stop it already. Are the few extra penny's worth it? Oxygen deprivation is dangerous for brain, heart and lungs and can not be reversed. Masks Are Destroying Your Brain And It’s Worse For Kids.

Timothy Kramer

awesome, really good people with a big heart

Olga Lopez

Mona, you should patent the ones you make for the band, I'm sure many schools are in need of them. Get Job

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