Victoria College’s Museum of the Coastal Bend is honoring Black History Month by introducing the inspiring story of George McJunkin into the “13,000 Years” component of the permanent exhibits at the museum.

One of American archaeology’s most significant discoveries was made by a black cowboy named George McJunkin. An avocational archaeologist, his discovery of the Folsom site in 1908 broadened the archaeological record of human habitation of North America back to the late ice age. The distinctive fluted spear points found there, embedded in prehistoric bison bones, forever changed the story of Native American occupation in the New World.

Admission to the Museum of the Coastal Bend is pay-what-you-want and open to the public. For more information, contact Heather Para at (361) 572-6468 or visit


Black History Month is a time to honor the contributions and legacies of African Americans across U.S. history and society. From activists and civil rights pioneers to leaders in science, culture, and more, we celebrate the lives, struggles, stories, and achievements of Black Americans. There are many ways to honor Black History- in February and beyond- whether by visiting an African-American History museum, supporting Black-owned businesses, reading literature by Black authors, or attending a Black History event near you. Hopefully, you all take some time this month to learn more and celebrate Black History Month with us.


Part of Nursery Drive to close

Starting Monday, Feb. 6, Nursery Drive will close to through traffic for paving operations between Lake Forest Drive and the city limit for approximately two months, weather permitting.

All businesses and homes in the construction zone will remain accessible. Through traffic can avoid delays by seeking alternate routes.

The construction is part of the $400,697.70 2023 Rehabilitation and Overlay Project (Nursery Drive).

For more information, contact Engineering at 361-485-3340.

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