Call for Submissions: 2018 CBC Wildlife Calendar

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Coastal Bend College (CBC) is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 2018 CBC Wildlife Calendar. Each year, the College produces a wildlife calendar free of charge for members of the community and surrounding areas. The calendar features the work of South Texas photographers and over 3,500 are distributed to businesses and individuals throughout the United States and all over the world.

The College’s Wildlife Calendar showcases the Coastal Bend region’s native birds, flowers, insects, vegetation and wildlife. Photographers who are interested in submitting their outstanding South Texas wildlife photos have until Friday, September 1 at 5 p.m.

A three-person panel of local wildlife experts will judge the entries to select the photographs to be included in the 2018 calendar, which will be ready for distribution in time for the turn of the year.

All photographers should note that they are able to submit their enteries via CD/DVD, USB flash drive, or via an online service such as Dropbox or Google Drive. All photos must be submitted along with the 2018 CBC Wildlife Calendar Submission Form, which is available for download at  Additionally, submissions will not be returned and photos may not be emailed as attachments.

Photo submissions may include flowers, insects, birds, reptiles, and animals that are native to the area, as well as photos that highlight regional landscape, vegetation, and character.

Photographs that are submitted for inclusion should be bright, exceptionally sharp with a prominent subject in the photo, and taken with high-quality camera settings suitable for printing at an 8×10 inch size. Prints and slides are not acceptable submissions.

For more information about the 2018 CBC Wildlife Calendar, please contact CBC Director of Marketing & Public Relations Bernard Saenz at (361) 354-2258 or via email at

CBC to adopt summer operating schedule beginning July 3

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Coastal Bend College (CBC) will begin the summer operating schedule beginning Monday, July 3. All CBC locations including Beeville, Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton will be open from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

Prospective students should note that registration for the fall semester at all CBC locations is underway. Students are encouraged to register for classes online or by making an appointment with an advisor. Students with no holds on their accounts will have the opportunity to register for classes online via Campus Connect.

For more information about registration or to view course options, please visit

CBC closed for July 4

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

In observance of Independence Day, all Coastal Bend College (CBC) locations will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. The College and all of its offices will reopen on Wednesday, July 5.

The College will also begin the summer hours of operation throughout the month of July. Summer hours of operation are 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday through Thursday at all CBC locations. All of the College’s locations and offices will follow the summer hours of operation schedule until Tuesday, August 1.

In addition, registration for the Fall 2017 semester is underway at all CBC locations. Prospective students are encouraged to set up an appointment with an advisor as well as complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The College’s FAFSA code is 003546.

For more information about registration for the College’s Fall 2017 semester, please visit

CBC Basketball to host Summer Basketball Camps

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Basketball program is hosting basketball camps this summer on July 10-13 (ages 13-17) and July 17-20 (ages 7-12). Both camps will be hosted at CBC Beeville’s Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gym).

CBC’s Summer Basketball Camps will be led by CBC Men’s Head Basketball Coach Carliss Robinson and CBC Women’s Assistant Basketball Coach Chris Godfrey. The camps will feature instruction from the College’s skilled coaching staff, camp all-star game and an awards ceremony. Campers will be lead through a series of drills throughout the camp in order to develop the following skills: ball handling, defensive fundamentals, shooting technique, rebounding and passing.

Check in for the camps will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the camp day will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The camp is $80 per camper and the camp fee will include a t-shirt. Campers will have the option of bringing their lunch or purchasing their lunch from the College’s dining partner Great Western Dining for a fee of $20.

Registration for the camps will be ongoing and parents/guardians are encouraged to visit to download the camp forms. All camp forms as well as the camp fee will be collected on the first day of camp.

For more information, please contact CBC Women’s Assistant Basketball Coach Chris Godfrey at (347) 456-1127.

CBC to host free 3rd Annual July 4th Celebration

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Members of the community from Beeville and the surrounding areas are invited to attend Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) July 4th Celebration. This free event is taking place at the CBC Beeville location and was made possible through donations from Angel Care, Kicker 106 and HEB.

The free family friendly event is set to take place on Tuesday, July 4 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. A local celebrity softball game is slated to take place at Joe Hunter Field at 5:30 p.m. with an HEB sponsored hot dog eating contest taking place immediately following the game.

A friendly softball game between the College and Beeville Independent School District (ISD) will take place at 7:30. CBC is also proud to announce a Beeville Little League softball game for the challenger division at 8:30 p.m.

In addition, community members are invited to attend a fireworks display, which will take place at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks display will be set up in front of the College and event goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to view the display from the grassy area south of the College’s LED sign. College officials will be on hand to usher community members to the specified area.

For more information about the College’s free July 4th Celebration, please contact Stacie Yanta at (361) 354-2207 or via email at