A horse barn is not a traditional location for mental health work, but Courage Ranch of Floresville is bringing their unique and proven method of equine-assisted psychotherapy to Karnes County.

Project R.E.A.C.H. (Rural Education and Awareness for Community Health), implemented through the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, is an innovative community approach that expands options for substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid use disorder (OUD) services for rural Coastal Bend residents.

Just as the summer starts to wind down, area organizations have stepped up their games to provide a rich assortment of events that are equally fun and beneficial to fundraising efforts in Karnes County.

“There is a snake on the back patio,” uttered my spouse. Indeed, there was a snake. The trespasser, and all critters not invited, in the eyes of my spouse are breaking unwritten rules and will pay the ultimate price for their transgressions. The violator of the unwritten rule was a checkered…