Category Archives: Food

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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Local food bank continues to grapple with the possibility that demand will likely increase as the community awaits clear policy decisions

Matt Pierce Briscoe Published 12/16/20 14:28pm CST Maria Valencia, 33, never once imagined that she and her husband would have to rely on a food pantry to help feed their family of 5.  Before the pandemic the Valencia family, who lives in the Corpus Christi, Texas area, were making ends meet by combining their salaries, Maria caring for the elderly

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Abbott Announces Significant Changes To Reopening Of Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a new executive order Friday to close bars at 12 p.m. Friday. The order also limits restaurants to 50% capacity starting Monday in order to help prevent further spread of COVID-19. “As I said from the start, if the positivity rate rose above 10%, the State of Texas would take further action,” Gov. Abbott said

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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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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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Food and Culture: All In for Local Omelettes

Matt Pierce Briscoe The omelette. Ham and cheese, spinach and chicken, or whatever you want to throw in it, an omelette is just so freaking wonderful. But not just any omelet. No way. It has to be a real, honest to God creation of perfection of sorts. Forget those big breakfast chains like IHOP and Denny’s. They work pretty good

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Luby’s closing will leave a void for some in our community

Matt Pierce Over here on the city’s south side situated right on Saratoga sits what is left of a legendary Texas cafeteria chain. It has been empty since March 31, 2020, but it had been on soft footing for some time. On Wednesday, company officials with Houston based Luby’s said that it will sell its restaurants and assets to pay

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