Category Archives: Corpus Christi Education

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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A Hot and Spicy Story With a Corny Inspirational Twist

Richard was a janitor making $4 per hour when walked into a Fortune 500 company boardroom. Shaking, he took a seat opposite the CEO. “So I had an idea…” he nervously began. Years later, that idea would become an iconic consumer brand and make him worth ~$20M. Here’s how that meeting went:  Richard Montañez grew up in Cucamonga Valley, California,

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New Report Shows Corpus Christi Home Flipping Market Might Not Be A Solid Investment Right Now

A new report issued this week details the third-quarter 2020 home flipping market and that data did not look very good for Corpus Christi.  The report by Attom Data Solutions shows that 57,155 single-family homes and condominiums in the United States were flipped in the third quarter of 2020. Those transactions represented 5.1 percent of all home sales in the

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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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Public officials tasked with logistical difficulties ahead of vaccine distribution

A vaccine is making its way to the Coastal Bend, but that doesn’t mean we have crossed the finish line. The fist doses are on the way and distribution is expected to begin within the month. Even though it isn’t an initial panacea for the virus, local public health officials around the region are working out the logistical nightmare of

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Top Story: Federal Agents Search Home Of CCISD School Board Trustee And A Local Construction Heavyweight

Federal agents on Tuesday searched the home of longtime Corpus Christi Independent School District Trustee John Longoria and the offices of Fulton Construction in what appeared to be a connected investigation.  Just before 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Federal authorities sent out a notice that they were at the locations conducting what they called “lawful” court action. As is typical with

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Gov. Abbott presents Blue Ribbon Designation To Two CCISD campuses

Corpus Christi, Texas— Texas Governor Greg Abbott visited Windsor Park Elementary in Corpus Christi on Thursday to present the Corpus Christi Independent School District with the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon designation. The national recognition is focused on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The award recognizes the hard work of

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Gov. Abbott to visit Corpus Christi on Thursday

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will be in Corpus Christi on Thursday as part of the blue ribbon presentation to Corpus Christi ISD. The Governor’s office confirmed that the event will be held at Windsor Park Elementary. Continue Reading Below Both Windsor Park Gifted and Talented Elementary School and the Early Childhood Development Center were chosen among 26 Texas public schools

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COVID-19 Claims Life Of Del Mar Board Member

Del Mar College Regent Gabe Rivas, III has died this evening from complications due to coronavirus. Mr. Rivas had been hospitalized in and out of intensive care for the past few weeks and family confirmed on Wednesday evening that Mr. Rivas had passed away in the hospital early Wednesday evening. Mr. Rivas served six years on Del Mar College Board

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