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Point Comfort Kids honor founding parents




Point Comfort kids honor founding parents

POINT COMFORT – “Founding Parents of Point Comfort, Texas” begins the plaque that now hangs in the Brush Community Center alongside another plaque bearing the names of the families.

“Many of the people who moved to Point Comfort in the late 1940s through the 1950s raised families here. This group of men and women created the playground that the “Point Comfort Kids” call paradise. They provided a safe and nurturing environment that allowed their children to grow up in a small, family-oriented community.

The names listed are those of the “Founding Parents.”


Seadrift passes resolution to fight oyster bay closings

SEADRIFT – The applause filled the Seadrift City Council meeting room as the attendees gave vent to their appreciation for the passage of a resolution opposing the closing of oyster bays by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

The proposed TPWD amendment to the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 58.21 on oysters, shrimp, and finfish, and subchapter A: Statewide Oyster Fishery Proclamation, calls for the closing of Carlos Bay, Mesquite Bay, and Ayres Bay due to “negative biological impacts of increased harvest pressure.”

The resolution, passed during a special called meeting Tuesday, March 8, asked for economic impact studies for the areas proposed for permanent closing and the communities surrounding San Antonio Bay, Espiritu Santa Bay, and the Carlos-Mesquite-Ayres bay systems, including Austwell-Tivoli in Refugio County.



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Little church with big goals

The little church by the bay has big plans brewing for the future. Bayside Community Church, located at 25080 State Hwy 172 in Port Lavaca, is planning two major fundraisers to help fund the Bayside Community Church Building Fund.

Fund Raising Coordinator Bridget Bailey said the Bayside Community Church Building Fund was created two years ago for a much-needed renovation of the church, fellowship hall, parsonage, and driveway.

“Funds from last year’s fundraisers were utilized to purchase a 60 KW generator that will be used to power the church and fellowship hall/red cross shelter in times of natural disasters such as hurricanes and the freeze of 2021,” she said.