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Texas prepares for Hurricane Laura ahead of landfall later this week

As Marco continues to cling to life some residents along the Texas Gulf Coast are making preparations for what could be a major hurricane later in the week. The threat that Laura is posing to the Texas Gulf Coast has even caused some leaders to call for evacuation orders. The City of Galveston Mayor Pro Tem Craig Brown has issued

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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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Gov. Abbott confirms that federal resources are en route to Texas but the Comfort and Mercy are not listed among them

Governor Greg Abbott has announced that additional federal resources have been activated and will be sent to the Houston region to combat COVID-19. These resources include an Urban Area Medical Task Force from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) that will arrive in the region on Monday and a Disaster Medical Assistance Team from U.S. Health and Human Services that

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Lawmakers Send Request For Surge Team To Nueces County

State Representative Todd Hunter has sent an email to the Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas Department of Emergency Management asking for a surge to be sent to Nueces County to help with testing and comprehensive medical needs. Rep. Hunter sent the notice after conferring with State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and fellow State Rep. Abel Herrero, who

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Protecting The Vulnerable: The Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center Faces Scrutiny Over Potential Mishandling Of COVID-19

Matt Pierce Briscoe The first case of coronavirus at the Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center (CCSSLC) was reported back on June 24, 2020. From there, the situation spiraled out of control amid what current and recently departed staff members report as a severely mismanaged crisis. In an email sent out to staff members n June 24, Director Melissa Gongaware

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Educators, school districts, parents and teachers find themselves left with more questions than answers as a new school year draws closer

Matt Pierce Briscoe The Texas Education Agency has almost every parents, student, educator and school district in their own predicament as they have still yet to announce official guidance for the upcoming school year. While the agency and Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath have sent some messages to school officials around the state, the message that he is sending is

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Increased Concerns About The Situation At The Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center Cause Public Outrage

It was over a week ago when employees and family members began becoming concerned about the coronavirus situation at the Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center. As we first reported earlier in the week, there have been now as many as 50 confirmed cases of coronavirus among the estimated 182 resident population. As tragic as that is in itself, those

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Gov. Abbott issues harsh executive order as coronavirus continues to spread

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a statewide mask mandate in Texas and is allowing local authorities to limit groups of 10 or more. Abbott’s executive order will face blowback from some more conservative members of the Republican party in Texas who have said the governor needs to do more to support the economy. But Texas is setting daily records

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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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Are We Making A Big Mistake By Keeping The Beaches Open? Locals Will Go Regardless and Out-of-Towners Are Coming

Matt Pierce Briscoe It was pretty much made clear at a joint city of Corpus Christi/Nueces Country press conference on Monday that Nueces Country beaches would remain open for the upcoming holiday weekend despite the ongoing and increasingly concerning rise in COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, not far to our south, Cameron County announced Monday that effective at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June

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