Garcia presents ‘Poems and Stories’

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The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation will present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2013 on Thursday, April 25, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Ave. in Port Isabel.

Scheduled at 7 p.m., this month’s topic will be on “Poems and Stories,” by Rudy Garcia.

Garcia is a lifelong resident of the Laguna Madre area. He is employed with the Point Isabel Independent School District. When Garcia is asked for a bio by the different venues where he presents, he always says, “I am an educator by vocation and a poet on occasion.” Garcia is a published author with poets of the east village in New York and numerous other sites and anthology books. He has a book of poems scheduled to come out this summer published by Sarah Book Publishing.

Garcia’s presentation will be on poems and stories inspired by the geographic area of the Laguna Madre.

All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

“Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Goals are to preserve and educate local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum.

For more information, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-7602, visit or email

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