Sargent Beach Adopt-A-Beach site to be dedicated to Tony Pustejovsky

Coastal advocate served as site coordinator for more than 10 years

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PRESS RELEASE — Apr 13, 2016

AUSTIN — Today Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the Sargent Beach Adopt-A-Beach site will be dedicated in honor of Tony Pustejovsky who served as the site's coordinator for more than a decade.

"Volunteers are the heart of the Texas Adopt-A-Beach program," said Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush. “Tony Pustejovsky was a proud Aggie and U.S. Army veteran who dedicated public his life to the Texas coast through his volunteer efforts on behalf of the Adopt-A-Beach program. We are honored to dedicate the Sargent Beach Adopt-A-Beach site in honor of Tony's devotion to preserving the Texas Coast."

Anton A. “Tony” Pustejovsky passed away peacefully in Sargent Beach, Texas on January 2, 2016. He was born in the town of West, Texas, graduating from West High School before attending Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Aggie Band and the A&M Corp of Cadets. He graduated from A&M in 1959 with a BS in Industrial Engineering and was commissioned into the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged from active duty in June of 1962 as a First Lieutenant, and from the U.S. Army Reserve in August of 1974.

According to his obituary, "Tony’s passion for the coast began in the early 1970s when the family began vacationing in Galveston and Bolivar Peninsula. After retirement Tony moved to Sargent Beach where he became active in the Matagorda County Beach Dune Committee and the Texas Adopt-A-Beach program serving as coordinator for Sargent Beach for over ten years. Tony encouraged his family to participate in the beach cleanups, and the twice a year cleanups became family gatherings with crawfish boils in the spring." For more information about the life of Tony Pustejovsky, please view his obituary at

Volunteers who would like to help in honor of Tony Pustejovsky can find locations online at or show up on-site to take part in a fun-filled day at the beach that makes a difference.

To learn more about the Adopt-A-Beach program, visit or contact the GLO at 1-877-TX COAST. Like us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @TXAdoptABeach.


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