Category Archives: Flour Bluff

City program to help bring relief to citizens who might have trouble paying their water bill

On Friday, City of Corpus Christi officials announced a relief program developed for water customers impacted by last week’s extreme weather event. The city’s program is designed to offset costs due to unusually high-water charges related to dripping faucets, leaking pipes, and increased consumption as a result of housing additional guests due to power outages. The Water Utility Bill Relief

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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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Double Digit unemployment remains a problem across the Coastal Bend as businesses remain cautious about making new hires

A monthly report released by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi shows that Corpus Christi’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 stalled in November but the housing market remained solid.  The monthly report says that foot traffic and sales at local stores and restaurants stayed mostly flat during the month before Thanksgiving and that has created some workforce related issues as a strong

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Another Year In The Life of TWIA For Coastal Ratepayers Is In The Books

Dealing with the ever questionable Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) is almost a never ending battle for residents and businesses along the Texas Gulf Coast. For years the ratepayers have seen this group as a thorn in their side that promises to be by their side when they need them the most. But on Christmas Eve many Texans that call

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Swearing-In Ceremony For Newly Elected Mayor and Council Has Been Set

City Secretary Rebecca L. Huerta announces the following schedule of events on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, related to the swearing-in of the following newly elected members of the Corpus Christi City Council: Paulette Guajardo – Mayor Michael Hunter – At-Large John Martinez – At-Large Mike Pusley – At-Large Billy Lerma – District 1 Ben Molina – District 2 Roland Barrera – District

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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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Smith Secures His Seat After Surviving Runoff With A Political Newcomer In Paxson

Matt Pierce Briscoe Corpus Christi councilman Greg Smith was able to handily fend off his challenger, Kaylynn Paxson Tuesday in a runoff for the District 4 city council seat.  Smith, who was largely out campaigned, was able to rally his supporters by a hearty number on Tuesday to get to the polls in support of his efforts. Paxson, who fell

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Guajardo Defeats Incumbent McComb For Mayor of Corpus Christi

Matt Pierce Briscoe Corpus Christi residents have elected a new mayor, handing a defeat to incumbent Mayor Joe McComb in favor of his challenger, Paulette Guajardo, in a runoff race defined by accusations of corruption, coronavirus and dirty politics. McComb, who was mayor of the Coastal Texas city beginning back in May of 2018 after taking over from Dan McQueen

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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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TWIA filed for a rate increase on Tuesday as lawmakers waste no time firing back

Matt Pierce Briscoe The board of directors of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association voted on Tuesday to file a rate increase of 5% for residential and commercial policies with the Texas Department of Insurance. At the Association’s quarterly meeting, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association’s board directed staff to make the rate filing with the expectation that the change would go

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