Category Archives: Political Ethics

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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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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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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Coronavirus Blog: Updated

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 Public health officials in Nueces County announced 148 new cases of Coronavirus on Tuesday. They also announced 2 additional deaths, taking the death toll to 472. Local hospitalizations decreased to 132. That’s 7 less that Monday. The state numbers went through the roof on Tuesday. Department of State Health reported 13,998 new daily cases of COVID-19.That’s

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National Politics: Biden Wins As America Awaits A Fiery Exit

Under normal circumstances the transition from one American presidency to the next is a pretty unnoticed and recognized. The process of transition is a matter of formal and informal transfers where teams of officials peacefully hand over power. But this is American politics in 2020, the Trump-Biden transition will not be normal.  President-Elect Joe Biden has finally outright proclaimed victory

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Nueces County Commissioners To Consider The Ratification Of A Contract With A Communications Firm Using Money From Far-Left Wing Sources

Nueces County Commissioners are going to take an item on Wednesday that could show just how deep special interest money is in play in local politics. The question stems around the ratification of an agreement with Crosswind Media & Communications, LLC for promoting safe voting during the COVID-19 pandemic to increase voter confidence in the safety of the process. But

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Full-Time Mayor for Corpus Christi? The voters never approved such a thing and it isn’t even on the table

There has been a lot of talk from current Corpus Christi city council member and candidate for Mayor Paulette Guajardo about being a full-time mayor for the city. While some would agree that the concept might be a noble point-of-order, it is ultimately the voters that decide on that issue—and it isn’t in a mayoral race. By design, cities are

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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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Private Schools Face Uncertain Future In Light Of Public Health Orders And Nueces County May Now Be Involved In the Fight

On Thursday afternoon public health officials in Nueces County took action that would require public and charter schools within the boundaries of Nueces to hold no in-person classes until at least September 8, 2020 in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The order is not unique to Nueces County. The order mimicked similar decrees in El Paso and Laredo which

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If You Drive Padre Island Drive You Might See A New Billboard With A Recognizable Face

Last month former Nueces Country Sheriff and current Republican Party Chairman Jim Kaelin stirred up a firestorm when he shared a post that many people felt was blatantly racist. Even Gov. Greg Abbott took notice and called for Kaelin to resign. He survived a ”confidence vote” from his party and then rushed to hold a press conference where he maintained

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