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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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Hunter Introduces Bill Offering Protections That Could Benefit Musicians

State Rep. Todd Hunter filed legislation Thursday that aims to protect musicians’ work from piracy.  House Bill 3836 follows through on an initiative by Rep. Hunter to breathe life into the music industry in the Coastal Bend, and protect those who create it.  Hunter’s bill would require websites that disseminate music or videos to disclose their contact information on their

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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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Analysis: Ahuja Appointment To Port Commission Might Be A Good Thing. How It Came To Be Might Be Another Question

Corpus Christi City Council gave the nod to local businessman Ranjan Ahuja to serve as one of the appointed port commissioners for the city of Corpus Christi. In doing so they also gave the boot to incumbent commissioner Al Jones, who has served on the commission as a city appointee since last year when he replaced Wayne Squires, who resigned.

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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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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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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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