Category Archives: South Texas News

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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Guest Column Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa: Texans Suffer the Consequences of a Decades-Long Push for Energy Deregulation

State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa Texas often prides itself on being a low-regulation state that puts the free market ahead of all else. While this approach does work in some situations, often on a short-term basis, it can also have dire consequences as demonstrated by millions of Texans left without power and/or water. To understand how the human-side of this

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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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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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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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Texas Preservation Board Lays Out How Public Can Access State Capitol For The Upcoming Legislative Session

The Texas State Capitol will re-open to the general public on Monday morning but there will be noticeably different changes in place due to COVID-19. The Texas State Preservation Board, which oversees the Capitol complex and public areas announced that the building will be open to the public between the hours of 9am and 6pm, Monday through Friday. Saturday and

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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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