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Bringing light to a tiny part of the Dominican Republic - On mission from Beeville
The same almost perpetual sunlight of the Dominican Republic that brings out the glory of Caribbean flowers also lightens the darkness in the form of solar panels charging batteries in the daylight...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Huisache: Brush Country’s natural perfume plant
It has been a good year for Huisache. This small tree is in full bloom right now. I am seeing the yellow-orange, vase-shaped, shrubby trees all over the Brush Country. Huisache has very fragrant fl...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monica Cruz: Keeping calm and carrying on
by Bill Clough
Apr 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
On the wall of her office adjacent to the Coastal Bend College library, Monica Cruz has a large British poster: “Keep Calm and Carry On.” Since she started work seven years ago at CBC, she has done...
Community gathers for CBC’s 4th annual Spring fest
Apr 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
CBC’s fourth Spring Fest attracted approximately 1,300 visitors Wednesday evening. Free food, fun and games were enjoyed at the now annual event put on by the college to show appreciation to the co...
Taylor, De Leon to wed May 2
Apr 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
David and Debra Taylor of Beeville are pleased to announcement the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Courtney Taylor of San Antonio, to Ernest De Leon of San Antonio. The bride...
Music was her way to survive
by Mackey Torres
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
BEEVILLE – It had been 10 long years, but the Balledos family finally realized a dream for which they had been wishing for quite some time: to come to America. It was well worth the wait. “We moved...
A perpetual astonishment
by Bill Clough
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Every spring is the only spring — a perpetual astonishment. —Ellis Peters Ellis Peters was but one of four nom de plumes of English author Edith Mary Pargeter, knighted for her penning numerous mur...
First National Bank: Yesterday and tomorrow
by Bill Clough
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Part of the bank’s lobby now is a temporary museum—documents, newspaper clippings, one of its first mechanical adding machines, checkbooks and even its own currency (right): all artifacts found in ...