Category Archives: Community

Would You Make This Trade? The City Might

John Kelley During the January 21 City Council meeting two seemingly unrelated items were brought up, the La Volla Creek drainage project and a City surplus land sale. The engineering contract for the drainage project was passed with much applause from the Council as an answer to the flooding of the Los Colonias, Los Encinos subdivisions and the La Molina

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Guest Column Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa: Texans Suffer the Consequences of a Decades-Long Push for Energy Deregulation

State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa Texas often prides itself on being a low-regulation state that puts the free market ahead of all else. While this approach does work in some situations, often on a short-term basis, it can also have dire consequences as demonstrated by millions of Texans left without power and/or water. To understand how the human-side of this

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Analysis: Ahuja Appointment To Port Commission Might Be A Good Thing. How It Came To Be Might Be Another Question

Corpus Christi City Council gave the nod to local businessman Ranjan Ahuja to serve as one of the appointed port commissioners for the city of Corpus Christi. In doing so they also gave the boot to incumbent commissioner Al Jones, who has served on the commission as a city appointee since last year when he replaced Wayne Squires, who resigned.

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South Texas was the topic of discussion at the regional Senate Committee Redistricting Hearing on Tuesday

The Texas Senate Redistricting Committee heard testimony on Tuesday about the census count and redistricting for the South Texas region. State Senators Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and Judith Zaffirini were both on hand to hear from State Demographer Dr. Lloyd Potter who set out assumptions and expectations from the United States Census Bureau, which is usually released to the states by

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Governor Sends Funds For Improvements At NASCC

On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the City of Corpus Christi has been awarded a $901,952 grant to replace the natural gas system at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. As Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee during the 2019 legislative session, Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa supported an appropriation of $30 million for the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance

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Corpus Christi’s COVID Crisis And A Public Relations Nightmare

Despite warnings from public health officials the attitude towards the ongoing coronavirus crisis has remained cavalier at best for many Corpus Christi area residents. As infection rates and hospitalizations rise health officials are keeping a close eye on things, but local behavior patterns are not helping win the fight against COVID-19. On Friday night it seemed as if there was

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Gulf Stream Marine’s Corpus Christi Terminal among five Texas terminals to earn Green Designation from LOGISTEC

LOGISTEC Corporation and its U.S. Gulf Coast affiliate, Gulf Stream Marine, Inc. (“GSM”), are proud to announce the addition of five terminals in Texas that will be certified as part of the Green Marine Environmental Certification Program. GSM’s Corpus Christi, Manchester, Brownsville, Care and Freeport terminals in Texas will be joining LOGISTEC’s 13 other Green Marine certified terminals in Canada

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What to expect from opening day of the Texas Lege

As lawmakers at the Texas capitol prepare to get to work on Tuesday they will do so with about a billion less dollars on hand for the biennial budget than they did last time around and that has some people on edge.  State Comptroller Glenn Heger announced hid Bieenial Budget Estimate on Monday which shows that lawmakers will have around

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Coronavirus variant discovered in Nueces County: Here’s What Know

A Nueces County resident is confirmed to have been infected with the COVID-19 B.1.1.7 variant, the second known case in the state of Texas. Local officials confirmed the diagnosis Sunday afternoon, saying the patient was an adult male in his 60s with a recent travel history to the United Kingdom. He is said to be in stable condition and isolated

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H-E-B says that they have asked for more doses of the coronavirus vaccine

Texas based retailer H-E-B says that they have requested another allocation of the coronavirus vaccine from the state of Texas.  The retailer says that their initial allocation has either already been distributed or is scheduled to be administered and that they are awaiting another allocation of vaccine from the state of Texas so that they can continue to vaccinate healthcare

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