Texas Jazz Festival returns for second time this year

People attend a recent Jazz Fest. This year’s festival is set for Oct. 14-16. Del Mar College’s Jazz Band will close out the 61st  annual Texas Jazz Festival with a performance on the HEB Stage at 6 p.m. Oct. 16. Jazz Fest got its start at Del Mar College in 1959, when Skip Vetters and Joe Gallardo called Gallardo’s uncle Al Garcia to perform with his jazz group at Del Mar for Jazz Club. After a large turnout, the seed was planted for the Texas Jazz Festival. After the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce recognized the potential for success of…

Electric car owners show off vehicles at National Drive Electric Week event

Many local drivers showcase their electric vehicles at the National Drive Electric Week event Oct.2 at the Del Mar College Center for Economic Developments. Mike Barnes’s 1988 Nissan 300zx stood out against the Chevy Volts, Teslas and other electric vehicles at the National Drive Electric Week event. Barnes, who swapped the car’s 18 MPG gas guzzling engine for an electric motor with 500 horsepower, was one of many local drivers showing off their vehicles at the event, held Oct. 2 at the Center for Economic Development. Barnes said he transformed the vehicle because he supports the idea of electric vehicles…

Heritage Park Market Days offers new venue for local businesses

Workers with local bakery Get Baked tend to their table selling vegan and gluten-free baked goods at the October Market Day. The first Saturday of every month, Heritage Park teams with small business owners to host Market Days, an event for vendors to gather in one place and sell their products. The idea of a small business gives people hope in a time where the typical workday has been deconstructed after the pandemic. With the shift to remote work, people have more time to do more of what brings them fulfillment. After the pandemic and drop of jobs many people…

October focuses on breast cancer awareness

From left to right; Angela Garcia, Amanda Medina, Sarah Jackson and Elizabeth Harden attend the ‘Bikers for Boobs’ event. Del Mar College nursing student Alex Tovar is one of the many people who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to breast cancer. Tovar made the decision to begin her college career as a nurse to memorialize her mother’s struggle and to advocate the importance of screening tests for cancer at an early stage. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the colors of fall transition to a shade of pink. For some, this is an opportunity to…

Safe Space to march in Pride Parade

Students interested in joining must sign waiver by Oct. 7 Del Mar’s Safe Space Club is set to take part in the annual Pride Parade this weekend, and students are welcome to join. The parade takes place Oct. 8 along the bayfront to commemorate LGBTQ+ History Month. “It is an opportunity to show support for the LGBTQ+ community, pay tribute to those individuals involved in the Stonewall Riots of 1969, and those who continue to do so,” said Sofia Jimenez with the Safe Space Club. Safe Space and the entire community have been asked to participate in the Pride Parade. Anyone…