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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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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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COVID-19 Issues Force Temporary Closure Of FAA Facility Over Busy Holiday Travel Period

A busy air traffic center in Texas was closed on Wednesday afternoon after staff at the facility tested positive for COVID-19. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed to the Southside Light News on Wednesday afternoon that the Fort Worth Center, which handles en route air traffic for ten commercial airports in Texas, 2 each in Louisiana and Oklahoma and 1

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Hidden Kitchens Are Showing Up Right Here In Corpus Christi, But Who Are They And What Do They Want?

They are called “ghost kitchens” and they only prepare food for delivery. They are booming all across the country during the pandemic and Corpus Christi is no exception.  You’ve likely never heard of “It’s Just Wings” or “Pasqually’s Pizza” in Corpus Christi, but they are real places to get food delivered from that are operated from real restaurants.  No, you

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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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Water restrictions could be coming to Corpus Christi as early as next week

 City of Corpus Christi officials say that they could make an  announcement about water restrictions in the next few days.  Corpus Christi City Manager Peter Zanoni told city council that the combined levels at Lake Corpus Christi and Choke Canyon are currently situated at 40.1-percent and that water restrictions seem to be likely to occur.  Corpus Christi faces this problem

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