Category Archives: Race Relations

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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On Point With MPB: Why Was Shelly Luther A Hero?

Shelly Luther was and is American hero—to some. She stood up against the government, bucked the system, ostensibly put people’s lives at risk and by her actions encouraged others to do the same. Shelly Luther raised money, took to the streets and demanded justice for herself and for business owners across the state. Shelly Luther fought for equality, justice and

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“COPS” Has Officially Been Sacked

The popular television show “COPS” has officially been canned by Paramount Networks. “‘Cops’ is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return,” a Paramount Network spokesperson said in a statement. The original decision to hold  “Cops” was spurred by nationwide protests against police brutality following the killing of George Floyd

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Navy Bans Public Display Of Confederate Flag

The Navy announced on Tuesday that it would prohibit the Confederate battle flag from all its military installations, following the lead of the Marine Corps which last week began implementing a ban on its troops displaying the flag in any form. The order came down after scrutiny within the U.S. government of racially insensitive or prejudiced behavior amid nationwide protests

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Matt Pierce Briscoe: On Point

I don’t directly know Nueces County Sheriff JC Hooper, but I do know of him. My limited interaction with him has been simply in passing at my son’s baseball or football games at school and the pleasant conversation that my wife and I had with his wife at a chilly early season Flour Bluff baseball this year over at Cabaniss

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