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Senate Bill 2186 Shows Port of Corpus Christi Instance To Further Their Developer Focused Legislative Agenda

Matt Pierce Port of Corpus Christi officials were able to gain a little more ground on their legislative agenda this week with a single late afternoon strategic bill filing in Austin.  Texas Senate bill 2186 was filed by State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa on Thursday. The bill specifically pertains to the powers and duties of the Port of Corpus Christi

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Despite February Freeze On Average It Was Warmer Than Usual This Winter, According To NOAA Researchers

It was only a few weeks ago that temperatures fell to historic lows in some parts of the country last month, including nearly all of Texas. An Arctic air mass gripped much of the nation, and Texans arguably felt some of the hardest impacts.   Despite that, NOAA said on Monday that winter ended being up warmer than normal.  NOAA researchers

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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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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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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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Analysis: District 4 Is A Big District And One Bedroom Community Seems To Feel That They Ought To Be Able To Control The Entire City—And It Looks Like They Have A Plan To Do It

I saw a post about the Island this week and it revolved around who they thought should be voted for in the D-4 council race. They claimed parts of the city see them as “island assholes.” Well, they do think that way and here’s why. The post that was emailed to me said that “Runoff elections are determined almost solely

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