It has been a year since arriving at the Bee-Picayune offices every morning at 9 a.m. has not been a part of Gary Kent’s routine.

The changing career landscape and the need for Bee County to have a skilled workforce ready to meet the demands of various jobs has Coastal Bend College focusing on the future.

Narrowing down the top five stories of the year is always a difficult task.

More than five months after his passing, Gilbert Louis “Deuce” Herrera II is still impacting the lives of all who knew him.

Traditionally, our annual newsmaker of the year award goes to a person whose name has often appeared in our writings and musings about the community.

A little over five years ago, the efforts of district judges, community leaders and other children’s advocates came together in the creation of CASA of Bee, Live Oak and McMullen Counties to help ensure that the needs of abused and neglected children were met.

Despite wallets being slimmer this year due to the various financial constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are shopping for gifts during this holiday season.

Many of the men and women who are among the membership of VFW Post 9170 in Beeville have vivid memories of the battles they fought during their days of active duty military service.

Regardless of the holiday on the calendar, the work of service members spread across the globe never stops.

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Brenda (Britton) and Brandes Gremmel will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 3. The couple was married on June 3, 1960, in Corpus Christi and have lived in Pettus since 1975. They have two children, Elizabeth Shelton DDS (Ben) and Greg Gremmel MD (Sabrina); and grandchildren, B…