ODEM – When Odem’s C.J. Romero graduated high school in 2016, he didn’t leave football behind. He began at Texas Lutheran University that fall and got his bachelor’s in kinesiology and exercise science, all while playing wide receiver for the four years he attended.
GREGORY – When Michelle Garza spoke at a recent Portland City Council meeting about lissencephaly, it was the first time many had heard of the brain disorder.
INGLESIDE ON THE BAY – Kelley Burnett was looking for a change after 20 years as a teacher at Roy Miller High School in Corpus Christi.
TAFT – The mask issue has been sparking debate since early July when Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. As of Aug. 7, San Patricio County has 236…
PORTLAND – The fight to stop the proposed Corpus Christi desalination plants at Harbor Island in Port Aransas and La Quinta Channel in San Patricio County is far from over.
SOUTH TEXAS – Roaring winds, a wall of water and devastation accompanied Hurricane Celia as that raging storm pounded Portland, battered Bayside and wreaked havoc on the Coastal Bend 50 years ago during the summer of 1970.
ARANSAS PASS – The two movie theaters in the county, Movies, Inc. in Aransas Pass and Northshore 8 Cinmea in Portland are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic very differently.
SINTON – Drivers headed south on U.S. Highway 181 may have noticed a particularly unual sight. The road actually continues towards Corpus Christi and drivers don’t have to stop at a stop sign anymore.
TAFT – Usually when an item is donated or loaned to a museum, it is enough to know generalities about the item — what era, general purpose, etc. And then sometimes, an item will spark special interest.
SAN PATRICIO COUNTY – As restaurants across the state began reopening on May 22, some have shut down once again due to COVID-19 safety concerns. Because of the closures, the Reddit group, r/ViralTexas, was created from eight Subreddits that have come together to compile a list of Texas busin…
PORTLAND – A father and son project featuring an old swing set and some chickens resulted in an unexpected adventure during quarantine and a new book that tells the tale.
SINTON – They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes one will do. Think - “rare”. While enjoying lunch at a local restaurant, Irma Cantu, director of the Sinton Historical Museum, discovered a rare photograph on display. Well, not just one – but four. The photographs are tintypes…
CORPUS CHRISTI – Last week the American Red Cross received a much needed crucial disaster relief grant of $50,000 from Phillips 66 in response to severe flooding and wind damage caused by Hurricane Hanna which struck the coast on July 25.
CORPUS CHRISTI – San Patricio County is known for its farms and ranches as well as the financial impact those livelihoods bring into the county.
SINTON – As the construction of its new flat-roll mill marches along, Steel Dynamics, Inc. (SDI) has made it clear that it intends to help Sinton and the surrounding communities grow and prosper.
Last week the Harbor Bridge Project Gantry Crew reached a massive milestone as they completed the setting of the final segments of the available spans on the north approach section of the new Harbor Bridge. Over the next month, the huge crane will be dismantled and moved to the south side wh…
AMARILLO – Milton “Charles” Ring Jr., was recently recognized by the Texas County Agriculture Agents Association as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, District 11, Man of the Year in Texas Agriculture. Ring was on hand at the Association’s State meeting in Amarillo on July 14, to accept…
SAN PATRICIO COUNTY – When first discovering the story of ‘The Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894’, it was hard not to laugh and think it was a joke from some click bait website.