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Brush Country CASA in the News

Over the last couple of months, Brush Country CASA has been featured in tv news segments for both KIII and KRIS 6. Brush Country CASA Nicole Ortegon joined the live desk to discuss the need for CASA volunteers during KRIS 6’s morning show and was interviewed for a segment for the evening news. A few… Read more »

Brush Country CASA hosts annual 5K

Brush Country CASA held its annual Color the Way for CASA 5K on Saturday, August 12 on the Texas A&M University – Kingsville Campus. In all, more than 70 runners participated in our adult 5K run, as well as our children’s 1-mile run. In addition to the Kingsville community, the race featured participants from all… Read more »

Brush Country CASA gets Back-to-School contributions

August means back-to-school season and Brush Country CASA was fortunate to get contributions from the supporting Kingsville community. The Zimmerman Law Firm and Infinite Photography each hosted school supply drives, with donations going towards helping the children being served by Brush Country CASAs. We would like to thank Denise Elizondo-Zimmerman and those at her law… Read more »

Brush Country CASA visits local businesses

Over the last few months, Brush Country CASA has visited the local businesses in the communities we serve. Visiting these businesses gives CASA a chance to spread the word about its efforts in each community by speaking with the owners and patrons, as well as leaving behind marketing materials for the public. It also allows… Read more »

Brush Country CASA calls for community volunteers, announces training dates

KINGSVILLE – Looking to strengthen its corps of volunteers, Brush Country CASA is calling on local communities to lend their time and efforts as they have announced new volunteer training dates for late July and early August. CASA – which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates – is looking to bolster its volunteer corps as… Read more »

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

CASA volunteers are community members working collaboratively to support children and families involved in the foster care system. They provide a consistent presence for the child and family, facilitate nurturing relationships for the child, help find, engage and strengthen support networks for the child and family. They essentially amplify a child’s voice and promote positive… Read more »

Child Abuse Awareness Events a Success

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, CASA was busy spreading awareness by hosting a slew of events in the counties that we serve. This year proved to be a success with our Children’s Spring Festivals bringing in a record amount of vendors and patrons. Candlelight Vigils were held in three counties including… Read more »

Employment with Brush Country CASA

Brush Country CASA is currently seeking to fill the position of Volunteer Supervisor in Alice, Texas. The Volunteer Supervisor works with the Program Director to assure quality services for each child who is assigned to Brush Country CASA by the court. The Volunteer Supervisor also works with the Program Director to maintain accurate case and… Read more »

CASA Welcomes New Staff

Brush Country CASA would like to introduce our two new hires, Bambi Rios, Volunteer Supervisor and Mark Molina, Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator. Prior to accepting the Volunteer Supervisor position, Bambi worked as a caseworker with The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. She has more than 9 years of experience working with children and… Read more »

Brush Country CASA to host Color The Way For CASA 5K

Brush Country CASA will host its Sixth Annual Color The Way For CASA 5K on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 8 a.m. on the Texas A&M University – Kingsville campus. The event will feature an adult and children’s 5K, as well as a kids 1-mile race. Along with a colorful, fun and unique atmosphere, the race… Read more »