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More than 3,000 Baylor University graduates – including nearly 90 graduates who completed their degree requirements in 2020 and 2021 – received their degrees during four commencement ceremonies May 13-14 in the Ferrell Center.

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Jan Vickers, a graduate of the Odem High School class of 1963 and a retired OEISD teacher, prepares backpacks filled with school supplies for door prizes to be given out at the OEISD Back-to-School Bash. 

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Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF)announced Aug. 11 its recent award of $125,000 to People Assisting Animal Control (PAAC) for their targeted spay and neuter program in seven counties. The program will be offered to the Coastal Bend counties of Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces,…

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in San Patricio County will begin its  2022 Walk Across Texas! Program Monday, Sept. 5.

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The Odem Area Lions Club recently presented a check for $200 to the Odem Little League. The funds were raised by Lions at the corn hole tournament they hosted in May during the Fiesta de Mayo in Odem and through other fundraising activities. Lion Frank Franklin (left) presents the check to O…

Gregory-Portland ISD leaders welcomed teachers back to school on Aug. 1. From left, G-PISD Executive Director of School Leadership Sarah Hodges, G-P High School Principal Michael Norris, S.F. Austin, Elementary Principal Brenda Brinkman, G-P Middle School Principal John Trevino, Superintende…

Portland Police Officer Brandon Box was on patrol last week when he decided to make a quick stop for some homemade local lemonade. From left, Scarlett Wilson, lemonade stand owner/operator Lilly Wilson, Sawyer Wilson (the hawker), Makayla Sands, Logan Wilson and officer Box.

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Since 2016, Jim Luna and his company Quartermoon Productions has brought premiere talent to Rockport for the Little Bay Labor Event. Before pandemic times the event was spread over a weekend in September, but now it will encompass into one jam-packed night on Saturday, Sept. 3.

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In July, the Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (ATAT) hosted its annual Professional Development Conference for teachers of agriculture, food and natural resources in-person at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.