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Civil War and Reconstruction in Coastal Bend

Although the Reconstruction era in America took place nearly 153 years ago, it still remains a significant part of history. The known antebellum South had little in common with antebellum Nueces County and the Coastal Bend area remained nearly undeveloped until after the Civil War. When Corpus Christi was settled in the 1830s it became …

Campus Column

Saying farewell to a dear friend

Charles Miller and Janell Bennett, wife of Board of Regents member Ed Bennett, laugh as they reminisce over Miller’s two-plus decades at Del Mar College. Miller, the director of physical facilities, was suppose to retire several weeks ago but stayed to help the college with its post-Harvey cleanup efforts. Friends and family came together to …

Campus Column

Coming together to help one another

Natalie Murphy @foghorn_murphy It’s not quite a month post-Harvey, and my family is finally about to be settled. But for so many other families that still isn’t their reality. Daily updates from friends and family already back in Aransas Pass are hopeful in tone, but disheartening. A lot of members of the community are …