Sports Betting Bill To Be Heard In State Affairs Committee

The House State Affairs Committee is taking public comment on Wednesday regarding legislation that would let voters decide whether to legalize sports betting in Texas. The usually controversial legislation has been  long opposed by religious groups, but once again the item is back up for discussion.  The ultimate discussion at hand is to determine if the matter should be put

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While Texas Infrastructure Continues To Degrade Federal Money Could Be On The Way To Help

by Matt Pierce Briscoe Many Texans can remember a time when the Texas infrastructure was among the best in the nation. Now if you look around it is among the worst. Roads and bridges are crumbling and access to basic modern systems and services are at an all-time low. On Monday, President Joe Biden announced his infrastructure report explaining the

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John Kelley: Council Report

March 30, 2021 City Council Report By John Kelley Mayor Guajardo had laryngitis and did not chair the meeting but attended on zoom. Roland Barrera Mayor pro tem acted as Chairman in her place. Public Comment All of the public comment revolved around the removal of Municipal Judge Burkett. Matt Manning former Asst. Prosecutor, Sandra Santana Municipal Judge Administrator, and

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Senate Bill 2186 Shows Port of Corpus Christi Instance To Further Their Developer Focused Legislative Agenda

Matt Pierce Port of Corpus Christi officials were able to gain a little more ground on their legislative agenda this week with a single late afternoon strategic bill filing in Austin.  Texas Senate bill 2186 was filed by State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa on Thursday. The bill specifically pertains to the powers and duties of the Port of Corpus Christi

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John Kelley’s Council Report

Public Comment1. Mark Escamilla President of Delmar College called into praise the joint venture on the new Police Academy on Delmar’s South campus.2. The head of a private gas company called in to make a pitch to buy the city gas company. City Managers Report1. La Bonte Park will be open for Easter at a reduced level because of Covid. There are 33% fewer sites, down to 62with only one RV being permitted per site.

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John Kelley: County/City Fight Continues

TIRZ#4 Meeting The meeting was chaired by new district 1 Councilman Billy Lerma. The City Council members are joined on the board by Tom Schmidt from the Texas State aquarium, Steve Banta from the Lexington Museum, Ken Berry the newly appointed citizen member, Carol Scott from Del Mar, and Vice Chair Barbara Canales County judge. A presentation was made on the economic projections by the Perryman Study for the full canal

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