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Special Feature
2 Texas Talent: Tyler McCollum

We have all felt the power of a song – the way a simple lyric can transport us to a very specific point in our lives and remind us exactly how we felt during that moment. Songwriters who can artistically take us on a journey have always resonated with Conroe native Tyler McCollum. Since he was a kid, he has been drawn to the art of storytelling and dedicated to honing his craft as a songwriter and musician. In his debut album Backbone, the 33-year-old singer/songwriter, who now resides in Austin, delivers honest recollections of the past and even takes us on a trip back in time to “some of the greatest days” of his life. Postcards Magazine had the privilege of visiting with McCollum before a recent show in Brenham. We talked about his life-long love for music and how the support of his entire family gave him the confidence to chase his dream.

Special Feature
2 Texas Treasure: Texas State Aquarium

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT NEAR downtown Corpus Christi, right down the street from the U.S.S. Lexington aircraft carrier, is a large hidden treasure. The Texas State aquarium is a MASSIVE underwater kingdom. Under their care are numerous species of sharks, sh, and several other aquatic species, as well as some not so aquatic.

Community Builders
1 Community Builders: Montgomery County Food Bank

The Montgomery County Food Bank was established in 1985 when several concerned citizens realized the need to address the hunger crisis in our community and began distributing food to those in need from the trunk of a car. Now, over 30 years later, the Food Bank is headquartered out of a 60,000 square-foot warehouse and partners with approximately 70 distribution sites across the county. Over 25,000 people in the community are served by the Food Bank each month. MCFB strives hard to fulfill their vision of “a community where everyone has access to sufficient, nutritious food.”

Community Builders
1 Community Builders: Church Sesquicentennials

If you’ve been around our area very long, you realize it’s replete with faith- lled people, all working together to make a
di erence for the Lord in the community. Some churches are new, and some are even older than the towns themselves.
As those who have gone the distance will tell you, it hasn’t been an easy road.
In wartime and peacetime, through  res and epidemics, two prominent churches have made it to the 150-year mark
and will be celebrating their sesquicentennial anniversaries this fall. While their anniversaries and their commitment
to Christ are common, their rich histories tell two very distinct tales.