Category Archives: Corpus Christi News

Texas A&M-Kingsville Students Test Positive For COVID-19

Officials at Texas A&M University-Kingsville have confirmed that four students have recently tested positive for COVID-19. Two of the infected students were last on campus on June 18. The other two were last on campus on June 11. It is not known if all the cases were related. Officials said that the university has started the process of sanitizing the

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Judge Canales waiting to announce the “perfect” mask order for Nueces County; Nueces County personal activity is back to near normal as cases rise

Officials at today’s City/County coronavirus press briefing maintained a more somber than normal tone as they laid out the case for where Nueces County is heading. On Friday, the number daily number of confirmed positive cases rose to 548 cumulative cases. That number officials said is concerning and will continue to rise. Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales, who is still

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Alamo Drafthouse says that they will require face coverings once they reopen

The popular Alamo Drafthouse theater said on social media Friday that they were going to require those who are in their facilities to wear face masks unless they are eating or drinking. Alamo Drafthouse did not give an indication as to when they would reopen their locations, which includes one location here in Corpus Christi, but they did stress the

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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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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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Construction On Del Mar College South Campus Is On Track

The new Del Mar College Southside Campus is going up and officials with the college say that construction so far is going according schedule. Melinda Eddleman, Associate Director of Media Relations for Del Mar said that the project is on scheduled and that the anticipated opening in still scheduled for 2022. The site for the new $139 million dollar campus

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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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Flour Bluff residents will have to wait a little while longer for work to begin on Laguna Shores

Flour Bluff— Residents of the Flour Bluff area will have to wait a little bit longer before they see work begin on Laguna Shores. A spokesperson for the city said on Friday that the project is currently scheduled to be sent out for bid later this month. That process, the city says will last several months. The city anticipates the

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