Category Archives: South Texas News

Man charged with attempting to smuggle 138 migrants through area checkpoint earlier this month

A Houston area  man was arrested at a border checkpoint with more than 135 undocumented immigrants in his 18-wheeler earlier this month, according to a federal grand jury indictment that was recently released.  Joseph Stovall, 40, was charged in federal court with conspiracy to transport 138 undocumented immigrants across the border. Stovall was taken into custody back on Dec. 4

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TWIA filed for a rate increase on Tuesday as lawmakers waste no time firing back

Matt Pierce Briscoe The board of directors of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association voted on Tuesday to file a rate increase of 5% for residential and commercial policies with the Texas Department of Insurance. At the Association’s quarterly meeting, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association’s board directed staff to make the rate filing with the expectation that the change would go

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Staff at Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center now face financial difficulties amid trying to keep residents and themselves safe

Staff at the Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center have gone through a lot this year amid the coronavirus pandemic and a breakout of the virus that crippled the facility during the summer. Now, several of those staff members are facing financial hardships after having their vehicles vandalized while on duty.  Staff members say that over the past few weeks

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OPEC+ Meeting Rescheduled After Talks Stall On Monday

A regularly scheduled OPEC+ meeting ended on Monday without an agreement among its members regarding the production cuts next year.. The cartel meeting ended with Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE taking different positions as to how to handle production rates over the next year. The meeting with OPEC+ cartel meeting was supposed to resume on Tuesday, but announcement came

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San Patricio County Game Wardens Arrest Illegal hunter On Private Property

San Patricio County Game Wardens arrested one individual Sunday evening for illegally hunting on private property.  Texas Game Wardens were alerted to the situation when the landowner contacted them Sunday evening with suspicions that somebody was hunting on their property. When they arrived they discovered the suspect had killed three-white tail deer.  The suspect was charged with multiple felonies and

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Local Mayors Send A Letter To The Port With Strong Objections Over A Certain Legislative Action Item

While Port of Corpus Christi officials spent much of last week on a type of localized goodwill tour a letter signed by ten Coastal Bend mayors seems to tell a little bit different of a story. The letter addresses their objections to a portion of the Port’s legislative agenda that would in essence strip the cities of their rights to

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Oil and Gas: Crude Oil Prices Continue To Drop On World Market As Demand Remains Questionable

Oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Friday as new lockdowns in Europe continued and world markets remained on edge over drawn-out vote counting in the United States presidential election.  West Texas Intermediate was down $1.06, or 2.7 percent, at $37.73 a barrel at 05:38 GMT, after dropping 0.9 percent on Thursday. Brent crude was off $1.05, or 2.6

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Calallen High School Graduate and South Texas Businessman Jim Wright Defeats Well-Funded Democratic Machine For Texas Railroad Commission Race

South Texas rancher and businessman Jim Wright will be the state’s next oil and gas regulator. Wright will serve on the three-member Railroad Commission, which regulates energy resources in the state.  Wright was able to score 53.2% of the vote, or over 800,000 more votes than the challenger Chrysta Castaneda.  In March, Wright defeated Republican incumbent Ryan Sitton in the

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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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What you need to know when you cast your ballot

The deadline to register to vote in Texas has come and gone. Now is the time to make sure that you really are registered. If you are unsure if you’re registered to vote in Texas you can check your status on the Texas Secretary of State website. The website will ask you to enter your Texas Driver’s License number, your

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