Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Federal Government To Work With State To Build Vaccination Sites

On Wednesday the White House announced the Biden Administration will partner with the State of Texas to build three new major Community Vaccination Centers.  The centers will be at Fair Park in Dallas, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, and NRG Stadium in Houston.  According to the White House these locations will be capable of administering more than 10,000 vaccines per day. 

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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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Corpus Christi’s COVID Crisis And A Public Relations Nightmare

Despite warnings from public health officials the attitude towards the ongoing coronavirus crisis has remained cavalier at best for many Corpus Christi area residents. As infection rates and hospitalizations rise health officials are keeping a close eye on things, but local behavior patterns are not helping win the fight against COVID-19. On Friday night it seemed as if there was

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Local food bank continues to grapple with the possibility that demand will likely increase as the community awaits clear policy decisions

Matt Pierce Briscoe Published 12/16/20 14:28pm CST Maria Valencia, 33, never once imagined that she and her husband would have to rely on a food pantry to help feed their family of 5.  Before the pandemic the Valencia family, who lives in the Corpus Christi, Texas area, were making ends meet by combining their salaries, Maria caring for the elderly

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Officials confirm that COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in Corpus Christi on Tuesday

The first doses of the newly developed and long awaited COVID-19 vaccinations are expected to arrive here in Corpus Christi on Tuesday, state of Texas health officials confirmed on Monday. On Monday 19,500 doses began arriving in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. On Tuesday, another 75,0075 does will arrive at 19 other facilities across the state, including right here

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Coronavirus: New Cases Increase Across State On Saturday

State health officials reported another 7,677 new daily cases of COVID-19.  That number increased by 456 more than Friday.  The state also confirmed that there are 6,068 lab confirmed COVID-19 patients currently in Texas hospitals. That number remained close to Friday’s totals. The state also reported 111 more COVID-19 deaths on Saturday.  Locally in Nueces County the numbers remained fairly

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Mexican International Land/Bridge Crossings Remain Restricted As Coronavirus Concerns Continue

The Mexican  Ministry of Foreign Relations announced on Friday  that restrictions on land transit will be extended for non-essential travel on international bridges on the border between Mexico and the United States. Just across the bridge in Laredo, Texas, officials were already prepared for the opening of international bridges, with security protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19, however, the

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As Texas prepares to further open up for business COVID-19 counts slowly begin creeping back up

On Wednesday something will happen that hasn’t technically been allowed since late June, bars will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity if county judges allow. “Until now, only two types of businesses have not been open” since then, Abbott said in a Facebook video last week when he made the announcement. “One is river tubing operations and the other

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Abbott extends Disaster Declaration for COVID-19 response

Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday that he is issuing a proclamation that extends the disaster declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. The original disaster declaration was originally issued on March 13th and provides the state a variety of resources to serve Texans and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Gov. Abbott has hinted that he is likely to

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