Category Archives: Coronavirus

Nueces County Confirms Sixth COVID-19 Related Death

Public health officials confirmed Friday morning that a sixth person has died related to COVID-19 from Nueces County. Officials identified the deceased as a male, aged 60-69 years old with co-morbidities that included coronary artery disease. Officials say that the man was hospitalized in late May and . This news comes as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise here in

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Analysis: The Politics Behind The Masks

Matt Pierce Briscoe Texas is setting records when it comes to COVID-19 and it seems like Texas is starting to finally feel the impacts that the rest of the world has been feeling for months. But then there is Governor Abbott and the face mask controversy. As confirmed cases continue to go up in the weeks following Gov. Abbott’s decision

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Commissioners Quarantine Following Possible Multiple Exposures To COVID-19; Courthouse To Remain Open

The entire Nueces County Court of Commissioners were reportedly in self-quarantine Wednesday morning following at least one COVID-19 exposure on Tuesday. The news came down very late on Tuesday, however, sources confirm that officials actually knew about the exposure hours earlier. It was not until shortly after the local television news had aired that officials and their communications staff decided

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Governor Abbott and others come out soft on current coronavirus status in Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott focused mostly on hospitals at a press conference on Tuesday as the state is starting to see an uptick in active and new coronavirus cases. Gov. Abbott took no measures to correct his course of trusting that Texans would do the right thing and avoid large crowds, wear face masks or take other social distancing precautions.

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No New Major Outbreaks Of COVID-19 At Texas Prisons

A recent report that has been circulating since last week that a new major outbreak had occurred at a TDCJ facility in Beeville is inaccurate. TDCJ spokesperson Jeremy Desel confirmed that contrary to some reports, the rumor is unfounded. ”There is no major new out break anywhere” Desel told the Southside Light News. ”We have had results of mass testing

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Special Report: Bordering A Potential Catastrophe

Matt Pierce Briscoe Hospitals in Mexico are being overwhelmed with coronavirus patients and in Juarez, they were recently reported to be at over 100% capacity. In Nuevo Laredo, the situation is much the same. Data from United States Customs and Border Protection tells an even more bleak story than what many Americans even realize and the worse part is that

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What does changing a couple of traffic lights near a popular beach mean these days? Apparently more than you might think.

Texas is open for business and and for recreation and people are taking full advantage of the opportunity to get out and play. That means that not only are they out and about spending their money and spreading the wealth, some debate that they are out spreading coronavirus, too. But another impact of everybody being out and about is traffic.

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Two South Side School Districts Announce Their Plans For The Upcoming School Year

Area school districts have begun to unveil their plans for what the upcoming school year might look like round our area. The Corpus Christi Independent School District announced on Monday that they would be transitioning to what they are calling a year-round schedule. Flour Bluff ISD also announced their plans, which largely reflect only slight changes. CCISD said that they

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COVID-19 may have actually helped the health of some people in and odd sort of way

It has been pretty decent weather around our area for the past few weeks, except for the stray shower here and there, which we all know is expected this time of year. There is little reason to stay locked up inside. In fact, many Corpus Christi residents have been taking advantage of the nice weather to do something that they

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