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Coastal Bend College to Host Texas Health and Human Services Disaster Snap Certification Event

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By: Bernie Saenz, CBC Director of Marketing & Public Relations

BEEVILLE – Coastal Bend College in Beeville will host the Texas Health and Human Services Disaster SNAP Certification this weekend, September 30 to October 1, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (Gym) for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) offers short-term food assistance benefits to families recovering from a disaster. D-SNAP is designed to help when people return to their homes and have access to electricity and grocery stores. Benefits are loaded on a Lone Star Card within three days of applying, and the amount is equal to two months of the maximum amount of SNAP benefits, based on household size.

There is a limited period of time to apply for D-SNAP, based on your county of residence.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be from a county that has been declared a federal disaster area
  • Have experienced a loss of income, destruction of your home or a disaster-related expense, such as temporary shelter or home repairs
  • Not have been getting regular SNAP food benefits at the time of the disaster
  • Meet certain income limits. Click here to view income limits.

Applying for D-SNAP

You must apply in person at a designated D-SNAP such as the one hosted by CBC September 30 – October 1. You will not be able to apply online. D-SNAP applications will be accepted for a limited amount of time in each county. See below for designated D-SNAP locations.

Please notes, Residents in Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Goliad, Hardin, Lee and Walker counties may only apply between Sept. 25 and Oct. 1


If you have additional questions about D-SNAP, call 2-1-1 and after picking a language choose option 6.


Coastal Bend College Libraries Celebrates National Banned Book Week


By: Emily Dzuik, Student Communications Specialist

BEEVILLE – All Coastal Bend College(CBC) libraries will be observing National Banned Book this Monday through Friday, September 25-29. Activities and door prizes will be provided in conjunction with the learning of censorship of literacy

Banned Book Week commemorates the challenging of literacy and the celebration of reading.  Banned books are works that may have unorthodox cultural, political, moral, or religious texts that are considered socially improper. National Banned Book Week exposes the history behind censorship and intellectual freedom by revealing titles of latest banned books and providing literacy related activities for the duration of the week.

For more information, contact or visit your local CBC Library:

Beeville Library: (361) 354-2737

Alice Library: (361) 664-2981 Ext. 3063

Kingsville Library: (361) 592-1615 Ext. 4084

Pleasanton Library: (830) 569-4222 Ext. 1230


Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton Hosts Teen Driver Education Course


By: Emily Dzuik, CBC Communications Specialist

PLEASANTON – Coastal Bend College (CBC) in Pleasanton is hosting the Lonestar Driving Academy’s teen driver’s education course October 16-November 9 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Lonestar Drivers Academy is reaching out to the surrounding areas of Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Poteet, and Charlotte for this course. The academy will take place at the CBC campus located at, 1411 Bensdale Road, Pleasanton, TX 78064, Monday through Thursday.

The registration fee is $400 and $100 deposit will reserve a spot. Registration requires: a birth certificate, social security card, and VOE form from his or her school office.  Attendees need to be 14 ½ years of age or older at the time of registration.

Registrants 18+ may qualify for one-day adult class.

For more information and Registration, contact (830) 663-8000 or (830) 569-4222.


Coastal Bend College to Offer 8-Week Flex Courses

BEEVILLE–Coastal Bend College is currently enrolling students in Flex Courses. Flex Courses allow students to complete courses in eight weeks. Classes are offered face-to-face with some online.

Please consult the list below for classes currently available and at which site. All classes begin October 30, 2017 and end December 19, 2017.2017 Fall Flex Classes.jpg

* Online course fee of $53 per class will be added

** Please add 2% if paying with a credit card

  Books and supplies not included

Additional course fee may apply 

Students may be eligible for Financial Aid.  Regular eligibility requirements apply.

For more information, call Financial Aid at (361) 354-2238 or visit them at