Category Archives: Texas business

Nueces County Confirms Sixth COVID-19 Related Death

Public health officials confirmed Friday morning that a sixth person has died related to COVID-19 from Nueces County. Officials identified the deceased as a male, aged 60-69 years old with co-morbidities that included coronary artery disease. Officials say that the man was hospitalized in late May and . This news comes as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise here in

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Analysis: The Politics Behind The Masks

Matt Pierce Briscoe Texas is setting records when it comes to COVID-19 and it seems like Texas is starting to finally feel the impacts that the rest of the world has been feeling for months. But then there is Governor Abbott and the face mask controversy. As confirmed cases continue to go up in the weeks following Gov. Abbott’s decision

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Commissioners Quarantine Following Possible Multiple Exposures To COVID-19; Courthouse To Remain Open

The entire Nueces County Court of Commissioners were reportedly in self-quarantine Wednesday morning following at least one COVID-19 exposure on Tuesday. The news came down very late on Tuesday, however, sources confirm that officials actually knew about the exposure hours earlier. It was not until shortly after the local television news had aired that officials and their communications staff decided

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No New Major Outbreaks Of COVID-19 At Texas Prisons

A recent report that has been circulating since last week that a new major outbreak had occurred at a TDCJ facility in Beeville is inaccurate. TDCJ spokesperson Jeremy Desel confirmed that contrary to some reports, the rumor is unfounded. ”There is no major new out break anywhere” Desel told the Southside Light News. ”We have had results of mass testing

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Special Report: Bordering A Potential Catastrophe

Matt Pierce Briscoe Hospitals in Mexico are being overwhelmed with coronavirus patients and in Juarez, they were recently reported to be at over 100% capacity. In Nuevo Laredo, the situation is much the same. Data from United States Customs and Border Protection tells an even more bleak story than what many Americans even realize and the worse part is that

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What does changing a couple of traffic lights near a popular beach mean these days? Apparently more than you might think.

Texas is open for business and and for recreation and people are taking full advantage of the opportunity to get out and play. That means that not only are they out and about spending their money and spreading the wealth, some debate that they are out spreading coronavirus, too. But another impact of everybody being out and about is traffic.

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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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Democrats Flood Social Media In Texas Saturday Night

Texas Democrats went to work on Saturday evening trying to capitalize on the Republican spoof and gain ground that they may have lost due to COVID-19. The term and hashtag “Turn Texas Blue” was trending deeply Saturday as the Democrats took to the streets and to the worldwide web. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are locked

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Five Texas GOP county leaders share racist Facebook posts, including one juxtaposing an MLK quote with a banana

BY PATRICK SVITEK, Texas Tribune; Additional reporting by Matt Pierce, Southside Light News Republican leaders in five Texas counties shared racist Facebook posts, some of which also floated conspiracy theories, leading Gov. Greg Abbott to call for two of them to resign. Abbott and other top Texas Republicans called for the resignation of the GOP chairs in Bexar and Nueces counties after they shared on

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