CBC Basketball to host Boys & Girls Club Basketball Day

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) men’s and women’s basketball teams invite all Boys & Girls Club basketball participants to the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gym) on Saturday, March 4. Both of CBC’s basketball teams will be hosting Angelina College and all Boys & Girls Club basketball participants are encouraged to wear their team shirt for free admission. Individuals who are accompanying a Boys & Girls Club basketball participant, in their team shirt, will receive $1 admission. The women’s basketball game is set to begin at 2 p.m. and the men’s game will begin at 4 p.m. For more information about CBC Basketball’s Boys & Girls Club Day, please contact Vinnie Garza at (361) 354-2749 or via email at vgarza@coastalbend.edu

CBC Hosts Love-A-Club Day on February 14

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer


CBC Baseball’s Mauro Luna ponders joining the College’s Radiologic Technology Club at Love-A-Club Day. Clubs and organizations were out in full force on Tuesday, February 14 for the College sponsored event. Love-A-Club Day was hosted to provide current students with the opportunity to join and/or start their own club/organization at the College. Additional information about the clubs and organizations at the College is available by contacting CBC’s Student Life & Housing Coordinator Domingo Martinez III at (361) 354-2772 or via email at domingo@coastalbend.edu.

Basic Motorcycle Safety Course to take place at CBC Beeville

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer


A Basic Motorcycle Safety Course will take place at Coastal Bend College (CBC) Beeville on Saturday, March 25. The cost of the course is $235 and the course is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Prospective students should note that the course must have a minimum of four students for the course to take place. The maximum number of students that will be accepted into the course is eight. CBC Beeville’s Basic Motorcycle Safety Course will feature Instructor David Metcalf and Instructor Susan Williams from the Texas Department of Public Safety Education Training & Research- Motorcycle Safety Unit.

Students will be required to comply with the following guidelines:

  • Students must possess a valid Texas driver’s license or complete the classroom portion of the driver’s education course (if student is under 18).
  • Students who are 15-17 years of age must have a parent/legal guardian accompany them on the first day of class to sign waivers.
  • Students must wear gloves that cover their fingers entirely.
  • Boots/shoes that cover the student’s ankles must be worn to class. (No canvas shoes of any type.)
  • Students must wear eye protection (corrective lenses and/or sunglasses).
  • Students must wear a long sleeve shirt and/or jacket and pants.

Interested students who would like to participate in the class may register online at www.coastalbend.edu. The first eight students who register for the course and pay the course fees will have a reserved seat. Payments may be taken over the phone with a debit or credit card. If the class does not make, money will be refunded to all students.

For more information about CBC Beeville’s Basic Motorcycle Safety Course, please contact Noemi Aguilar at (361) 354-2306 or via email at aguilar@coastalbend.edu.

CBC Powerlifting Muscles Up to Host 7th Annual Powerlifting Championships

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer


Members of the community and surrounding areas are invited to attend Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Seventh Annual CBC Cougar Powerlifting Championships on Saturday, April 22 at CBC Beeville. The powerlifting meet is sanctioned by USA Powerlifting (USAPL) and is slated to take place inside of the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center, which is located at 3800 Charco Road.

Meet participants will have the option of competing in the following: full powerlifting meet (squat, bench press and dead lift), bench press only meet, push/pull meet or deadlift only meet. Divisions for the powerlifting meet will be broken down into youth, teen, junior, open, collegiate, master and Special Olympics.

In order to participate in the powerlifting meet, prospective athletes must first purchase a USAPL membership card. USAPL membership cards range from $10-45 and may be purchased online at http://bit.ly/USAPLMembership. Registration for the CBC Cougar Powerlifting Competition is open and interested participants should visit http://bit.ly/USAPL17 to register. The registration fee for participants varies from $20-$55.

Questions regarding the Seventh Annual CBC Cougar Powerlifting Competition should be directed to CBC’s Cougar Powerlifting & Fitness Club Stength Coach Jack Young at (361) 354-2325 or via email at jwyoung@coastalbend.edu or Texas Strength Systems’ Wes Zunker at (210) 317-8245 or via email at wesz@texasstrengthsystems.com.

CBC partners with Angel Care Ambulance for EMT Basic Training Course offering

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer


The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Beeville campus, in partnership with Angel Care Ambulance, is offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Training Course beginning Monday, March 6.

This course is being offered through the College’s Continuing Education program and will take place inside of the Angel Care Classroom, which is located at 1201 W. Corpus Christi Street. The cost of the course is $933 and students will have the opportunity to apply for the Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG) for financial assistance.

Prior to the course, students should be AHA/CPR certified and purchase the course textbook titled “Pre-hospital Emergency Care 10th Edition (ISBN-13:978-0-13-336913-7). Additionally, prospective students who sign up for the course can be 17 years of age, but they must be 18 years of age in order to be employed after the successful completion of the course.

Classes are scheduled to begin on Monday, March 6 and end on Friday, May 5. The class schedule is as follows: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. inside of the Angel Care Classroom. Prospective students who are interested in pursuing this course should note that they will earn 348 hours of instruction, which includes 24 hours in the hospital and 24 hours in the ambulance.

For more information about the EMT Basic Training Course or to apply for the course, please contact CBC’s Allied Health Coordinator Susie Gaitan at (361) 354-2549 or Angel Care Ambulance Representative Gabriel Aleman at (361) 542-9490.