Category Archives: COVID19

Special Blog Report: Live music and arts are suffering more than many people realize in Texas

More bad news for live music… The pandemic has effectively pulled the plug on live music events, dealing a heavy blow to the state that is home to the self-proclaimed live-music capital of the world. Two-thirds of venue owners across the state say that they expect to permanently close because of the crisis, according to the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

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Understanding The Coronavirus Testing Issue In South Texas

COVID-19 is a strange and complex disease. What is even stranger is the testing process and how it works. Local officials have mentioned that there are problems with being able to obtain tests and the associated items needed for testing. Over the past several weeks I have spent hours researching the processes behind testing and complex problems associated with just

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Plaintiff asks for recusal of judge in beach closure lawsuit

In a motion filed on Tuesday, the plaintiff in the local beach closure lawsuit is asking that the judge assigned to the case recuse herself because of her close ties to the local Democrat party. In the motion, William Rickertsen argues that it is impossible for Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales and the presiding judge in the case, The Honorable

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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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Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center Reports Another Coronavirus Related Death

The Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center has had yet another coronavirus related death taking the total number of deaths from that facility to at least 4. An undisclosed number of residents are still hospitalized while others are reportedly being returned to the campus and intermixed with among asymptomatic or non-infected residents. Nearly 3/4 of the resident population at the

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Athletics Seems To Have Had Heavy Influence Over Texas Return To School Guidelines

Officials suggest that the possibility of parents leaving public school sports for so-called “select leagues” heavily influenced TEA return to campus decision making during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Hanna Made Landfall On Saturday And The Biggest Problem Was The Welcome that She Received

Matt Pierce Briscoe Hurricane Hanna made landfall just south of Corpus Christi late Saturday afternoon and it brought more than just wind, rain and high tides. Hurricane Hanna was met curiosity seekers and wannabe Instagram sensations posing for photos and making quick pointless videos that were the meant to be nothing more than social media curiosity click-bait. Early in the

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Texas Attorney General Rules In Favor Of Open Government Saying That Names Nursing Homes With COVID-19 Outbreaks Must Be Released

The Texas Attorney General’s Office has rejected most arguments presented by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for concealing information on nursing home names and locations where COVID-19 outbreaks have occurred. The attorney general ruling on July 6 required release of the bulk of information requested earlier this year by numerous organizations and individuals. The non-profit Freedom of Information Foundation of

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