2016 Lyceum Features David McCullough

Continuing in the tradition of bringing distinguished speakers to South Texas, CHRISTUS Spohn is thrilled to announce that its prestigious guest for the CHRISTUS Spohn Lyceum to be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the American Bank Center, is author David McCullough.

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and a “master of the art of narrative history,” McCullough also was bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.

The 2016 Lyceum will help support CHRISTUS Spohn’s construction of the new Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Center, honoring the late physician and civil rights champion, while transforming health care in the Coastal Bend.

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Legacy of Giving in Kingsville

South Texas poses a variety of known hazards for those working the brush country range on horseback. However, sometimes even the smallest of critters can have the most detrimental of impacts – something the Bull family, of Riviera, knows all too well.

It had been business as usual on Los Jaboncillos Ranch near Premont for Dillard Bull, 19, along with his father, Burt. Calves needed to be weaned and other livestock had to be cut out and moved. Dillard, who Burt proudly touts as his best hand, had been taking part in the customary roundup and the muggy summer morning had progressed as planned.

Unforeseen circumstances would quickly alter the day’s events.


The Gift of a Bright Future

Wesson Gill’s story is one of enduring love, solemn sadness and profound hope.

It also is one buoyed by the dedication of CHRISTUS Spohn Health System to make a difference in caring for the Coastal Bend’s most fragile of patients.


Rich History of Giving Back

Freer is known across the Lone Star State for many things.

It’s the birthplace of the Muy Grande Deer Contest, which in 2015 celebrated its 50th anniversary in the brush country whitetail hunting hot spot.

It’s also home to the world’s largest rattlesnake, though luckily but a statue perched near a sign for the state’s official annual serpent roundup.

However, these days the hamlet nestled at the intersection of State Highways 44 and 16 is regarded for its accessibility to quality health care, thanks in large part to the generosity of donors who have deep connections in Duval County that date back generations.


Healing Heroes

Dedicated team members share in the purpose of caring for those we serve

Our PATH Forward

CHRISTUS Spohn builds on legacy of healing with bold plans for future

Volunteer Service

Hundreds help CHRISTUS Spohn fulfill its healing ministry in South Texas