Man reels in 12 ft shark on beach Padre Island National Seashore

Kevin Karwedsky recently reeled in this huge Tiger Shark on Padre Island National Seashore beach in Corpus Christi.  The shark is 12 foot, 7 1/2 inches long. Karwedsky said he caught the shark just past the 3rd sandbar.

“She picked up the bait about 400 yards out….I hooked up around 5 pm and we got her to the beach around 9 am,” Karwedsky said in an interview. “My brother Russell and I measured her and got her back in the water as fast as possible as not to harm her.”

There were no swimmers around when he reeled in the big one, but you can swim in the area, he says. In fact, “I was swimming there the day before,” Karwedsky noted.

Karwedsky, a true fisherman, is keeping the exact location of the catch a secret, so as not to give his spot away.

“Shark fishing is a passion that we live and breathe 24/7. We spend day and night on the sand, working hard to get bait, getting crushed by waves; all to hear that screaming drag and spend a few seconds with these APEX predators,” Karwedsky added.

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Natalia grad Emley part of HPU mission trip in Slovakia

A group from HPU completed a short-term mission immersion experience in Slovakia at the beginning of the summer. They are pictured at the High Tatra Mountains as they traveled from Slovakia to Poland. Left to right: Caitlin Vincent, Kara Strange, Kindell Hill, Keith Platte, Erin McCleer, Tom Kyle, Natalia graduate Zoe Emley, Anthony McCarson, Tara Carroll, Daniel Harris and Dr. Melody Maxwell.

BROWNWOOD – Nine Howard Payne University students traveled to Slovakia at the beginning of the summer for a short-term mission immersion experience. Continue reading “Natalia grad Emley part of HPU mission trip in Slovakia”

Eaton recuperating at home following accident

Eaton has a long road ahead of him but is on the way to recovery.

Local herpetologist Blaine Eaton is home and resting after a terrible rollover accident on IH 35 on June 29 involving him and his 9 year old grandson Curtis and their 41 snakes and 1 small alligator, all on the way to an educational lecture. Continue reading “Eaton recuperating at home following accident”

Vance honored as one of Devine’s greatest athletes

Joe “Sandy” Vance won two World Series rings with the New York Yankees.
Helen Vance, 103, with a plaque celebrating the athletic accomplishments of her husband, Joe “Sandy” Vance. Pictured with Helen are her son, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The plaque will be on display in the Devine Student Activity Center.