Rodriguez

Noah Rodriguez, 6, attended the Friends of Padre Island Fall Fiesta and had previously entered the Kid’s Summer Art Contest (4-12) in August. Noah was awarded first place for his entry. His art will be used as the next annual beach clean the 2023 Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach Cleanup’s kids’ t-shirt. At left, Noah is pictured at the event with his mother, Kayla Veach, left. (Contributed photos)