Category Archives: Coronavirus

Analysis: Abbott’s State of the State revealed just how out of touch he really is—and Texas Democrats were not much better

Texas Governor Greg Abbott de;inverted his State of the State address on Monday evening from a small business in Central Texas. He used the thirty odd minute speech to lay out priorities and emergency items that he demanded were priorities for this legislative session. He used his time to promote special interest groups like law enforcement unions, and he catered

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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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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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Texas Preservation Board Lays Out How Public Can Access State Capitol For The Upcoming Legislative Session

The Texas State Capitol will re-open to the general public on Monday morning but there will be noticeably different changes in place due to COVID-19. The Texas State Preservation Board, which oversees the Capitol complex and public areas announced that the building will be open to the public between the hours of 9am and 6pm, Monday through Friday. Saturday and

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Officials confirm that COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in Corpus Christi on Tuesday

The first doses of the newly developed and long awaited COVID-19 vaccinations are expected to arrive here in Corpus Christi on Tuesday, state of Texas health officials confirmed on Monday. On Monday 19,500 doses began arriving in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. On Tuesday, another 75,0075 does will arrive at 19 other facilities across the state, including right here

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State and Federal agencies make more announcements on how COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed to long-term care residents and front-line workers

The State of Texas says the state will participate in a federal program to vaccinate residents and staff of long-term care facilities against COVID-19. The program is free of charge and sends staff and Pfizer vaccines from partnering Walgreens and CVS locations to these facilities. State officials say that over 1,200 skilled nursing facilities and over 2,000 other long-term care

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Local leaders react to recommendation to approve first COVID-19 vaccines

Independent medical professionals voted Thursday to recommend that the Food and Drug Administration allow  Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine to be shipped and administered as soon as early next week.  The formal recommendation from the group of independent advisors is the final step before FDA officials decide whether to issue an emergency approval of the vaccine. The decision to do that

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State says that Texas students will have to take the STARR test but districts and campuses will be exempted from the A-F grading system

Matt Pierce Briscoe State education officials announced on Thursday that Texas schools and districts will not be graded by the state this school year, but students are still going to have to take STAAR tests. The Texas Education Agency announced the decision Thursday afternoon, indicating that, in their view, testing data is necessary to show leaders just how the coronavirus

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