Students living in the Laguna Madre area will run into the new school year.

Laguna Vista is partnering with Point Isabel ISD to put on a Back to School 5K Run/Walk event.

This is the first Back to School 5K the city has hosted.

Students, teachers and residents of the Laguna Madre area are all invited to take part in the event.

According to City Manager Rolando Vela, this event is an opportunity to promote health and fitness while supporting education.

Lone Star National Bank will set up an inflatable arch that marks the start and finish lines.

Cowboy Cash, the bank’s mascot, will also be in attendance and will set up a water station and be available for photos.

“We are urging students and educators to proudly wear their school colors,” Vela said.

The 5K will include a table set up by the town’s health workers who will conduct blood pressure readings and hand out literature on wellness.

The event is free to all participants and there will be booths set up to benefit all in attendance.

The Community Development Corporation of Brownsville will be handing out school supplies as prizes.

Residents interested in donating school supplies can drop them off at the town office.

Those interested in participating in the 5k can register at the town office or they can go online at the city’s website.


WHAT: Back to School Run and Walk

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 19

TIME: 7 a.m.

WHERE: Roloff Park

HOW: Register at or go to the Laguna Vista Town Hall


By ALEXIS AGUIRRE Staff writer