Category Archives: Nueces County

American Bank Center Loss Of Power Leaves Cloud Of Doubt Over City Response To Last Week’s Emergency Situation

Last week when Texans were living through a historically cold winter weather event without power, safe drinking water, and many without food to eat, several Corpus Christi area residents sought shelter at the American Bank Center in downtown Corpus Christi. Local government officials had designated the site as the location where those needing a warm place to rest could find

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Council Points with John Kelley

Author’s Note: Matt Pierce Briscoe, Editor and Publisher of the “South Side Light News”, and I originally did this as a podcast last Thursday evening. Somewhere in the uploading process it got lost and is out there in cyberspace. So while this is late because of delays with household weather and other crises, it is still relevant because the City

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Coastal Bend Braces For Cold Temperatures This Weekend and Early Next Week

Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend are bracing for some of the coldest weather that the area has seen in years and it is expected to hit over the weekend into the early part of next week. Forecasters with the National Weather Service Office in Corpus Christi say that a strong cold front will move through South Texas tonight with

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Analysis: Abbott’s State of the State revealed just how out of touch he really is—and Texas Democrats were not much better

Texas Governor Greg Abbott de;inverted his State of the State address on Monday evening from a small business in Central Texas. He used the thirty odd minute speech to lay out priorities and emergency items that he demanded were priorities for this legislative session. He used his time to promote special interest groups like law enforcement unions, and he catered

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South Texas was the topic of discussion at the regional Senate Committee Redistricting Hearing on Tuesday

The Texas Senate Redistricting Committee heard testimony on Tuesday about the census count and redistricting for the South Texas region. State Senators Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and Judith Zaffirini were both on hand to hear from State Demographer Dr. Lloyd Potter who set out assumptions and expectations from the United States Census Bureau, which is usually released to the states by

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Governor Sends Funds For Improvements At NASCC

On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the City of Corpus Christi has been awarded a $901,952 grant to replace the natural gas system at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. As Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee during the 2019 legislative session, Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa supported an appropriation of $30 million for the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance

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Gulf Stream Marine’s Corpus Christi Terminal among five Texas terminals to earn Green Designation from LOGISTEC

LOGISTEC Corporation and its U.S. Gulf Coast affiliate, Gulf Stream Marine, Inc. (“GSM”), are proud to announce the addition of five terminals in Texas that will be certified as part of the Green Marine Environmental Certification Program. GSM’s Corpus Christi, Manchester, Brownsville, Care and Freeport terminals in Texas will be joining LOGISTEC’s 13 other Green Marine certified terminals in Canada

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Coronavirus variant discovered in Nueces County: Here’s What Know

A Nueces County resident is confirmed to have been infected with the COVID-19 B.1.1.7 variant, the second known case in the state of Texas. Local officials confirmed the diagnosis Sunday afternoon, saying the patient was an adult male in his 60s with a recent travel history to the United Kingdom. He is said to be in stable condition and isolated

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H-E-B says that they have asked for more doses of the coronavirus vaccine

Texas based retailer H-E-B says that they have requested another allocation of the coronavirus vaccine from the state of Texas.  The retailer says that their initial allocation has either already been distributed or is scheduled to be administered and that they are awaiting another allocation of vaccine from the state of Texas so that they can continue to vaccinate healthcare

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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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