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Bill Filed In Austin Could Help Texas Student Athletes

A bipartisan bill was filed in the Texas Legislature on Thursday that would allow Texas NCAA Student Athletes to earn compensation and benefit, if they choose, from their own names, images, and likenesses. State Senator Judith the Zaffirini introduced Senate Bill 660 and while State Rep. Jeff Leach filed the companion House Bill for that chamber on Thursday. Should the

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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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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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Is the North Beach Canal project dead?

It seems like the North Beach Canal project in Corpus Christi is dead for the moment and nobody is really certain as to what the future holds. While the threat of flooding still looms it seems that the money and overall interest in the entire project might have finally dried up instead.

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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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Coronavirus Blog: Updated

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 Public health officials in Nueces County announced 148 new cases of Coronavirus on Tuesday. They also announced 2 additional deaths, taking the death toll to 472. Local hospitalizations decreased to 132. That’s 7 less that Monday. The state numbers went through the roof on Tuesday. Department of State Health reported 13,998 new daily cases of COVID-19.That’s

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73 undocumented migrants were detained at a ranch in South Texas

Federal authorities discover 73 undocumented migrants on a South Texas ranch near Catarina.  Officials say that the ranch, located in the area of Highway 83 North and State Highway 44 is very close to federal checkpoints and is not a common location to apprehend migrants trying to get through.  The undocumented migrants were found hiding in a box truck that

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The Laguna Madre offers more than most people realize and a simple jot of the freeway is well worth your time.

Situated on the banks of Flour Bluff lies the Laguna Madre. It is known far and wide as a sportsman’s delight and ecologists use its hypersalinized features to study the various life forms that call the Laguna home. Researchers say that the Laguna Madre is a hypersaline lagoon is even saltier than most seawater. It remains a very unique feature

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Email Apparently From County Judge Endorsing Candidate For City Council Raises Eyebrows

It is a tricky situation and one that looks questionable from almost any standpoint. On Monday evening just hours before the start of early voting in Nueces County and across the state an email was sent showing that Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales was asking for votes on behalf of John Martinez who is running for Corpus Christi City Council

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